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Department of Mathematics COVID-19 Prevention Plan and Policies

This page is to detail the current, mandatory Department of Mathematics directives related to operations during COVID-19, in accordance with the Department of Mathematics COVID-19 Prevention Plan
Last updated: 7/8/2021

Current Washington Safe Start Plan phase: (completed).

You must continue to stay home if you are sick, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you test positive for COVID-19. Notify UW Environmental Health & Safety if you test positive for COVID-19 or have close contact with an individual who has tested positive. This requirement applies even if you’re fully vaccinated. Additional details and contact information are in the relevant FAQ.

As of July 7, per the updated UW COVID-19 Face Covering Policy, face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated individualsIndividuals who are NOT fully vaccinated must continue to wear a face covering indoors at all UW campuses and facilities. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should also consider wearing face coverings outdoors when in crowds or when distancing is not possible.

Department of Mathematics Specifics

  • Mathematics Main Office, Advising Office, and Computing: Currently closed. Mathematics staff are working remotely, with occasional on-site work for essential employees. Mail is still being received through campus mailing services, and is distributed to boxes roughly every 3 business days.
  • Faculty Offices & Grad Student Offices: As of July 7, the UW has lifted indoor distancing and COVID-19 capacity requirements, though distancing is still recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Copier Rooms & C-340 Computer Room: Copy machine screen must be wiped down by any user after each use with disinfectant, which will be provided on the copy room shelf. Social distancing is recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Math Mailroom and Lounge Kitchen: As of July 7, the UW has lifted indoor distancing and COVID-19 capacity requirements, though distancing is still recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
  • PDL C-038 classroom: Closed to regular usage. Will be used for drop boxes for drop off/pick up of teaching materials and computing equipment.
  • PDL C-401 classroom: As of July 7, the UW has lifted indoor distancing and COVID-19 capacity requirements, though distancing is still recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

This page will continue to be updated as policies change.

For broader information, see the UW's COVID-19 website, and UW Environmental Health & Safety's COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources page.

-Michael Munz, Department of Mathematics COVID-19 Site-supervisor

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