WPI Plans for Fall Opening Latest Information








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What You Need to Know Now

Updated 6/12/20

  • July 1 is the target date to share a firm decision on how and when to bring the WPI community back to campus.
  • Slow, measured approach: Three pathways (phases) to reopening based on need to prepare for fall in order to maintain the highest possible levels of health and safety.
  • As departments and divisions are identified to return to campus, they will need to submit a Department Reopening Plan (WPI login required). 
  • Many employees can continue to work remotely, and we will accommodate those who are not able to return to campus.
  • A "new normal": All members of the WPI community will be required to adhere to safety protocols, and training will be required for everyone. 

Steps to Returning  

  • All employees must first complete an online COVID-19 training and sign an acknowledgement that they have read and understand the Return to Campus Guidance. The training is available here (WPI login and VPN required).  
  • Planful and tailored: each department will have its own approved reopening plan.
  • On-campus office spaces will be limited to no more than 25% capacity. Employees who can effectively work remotely must continue to do so at this time. 

Employee Return to Campus Guide (PDF)


Health & Safety

  • Cloth face coverings are required on campus. 
  • Reconfigured workspaces, classrooms, offices, and common spaces will help facilitate 6 feet or more of physical social distancing on campus.
  • Employees will be expected to conduct a daily self-check of their symptoms prior to coming to campus.
  • Daily enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols will be in place.
  • Testing and contact tracing protocol will be in place.

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Well-being & Support

  • WPI encourages employees who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 to work remotely or arrange for an alternate work assignment.
  • IIf you have a disability or an underlying health condition, or live with someone with an underlying health condition, and you believe you are at risk coming to campus for work, please contact the Division of Talent & Inclusion.
  • Support is available through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for WPI employees. 

Talent & Inclusion