Employee Safety Requirements

Physical Distancing

  • RISD will support physical distancing by putting into place extensive physical distancing protocol including space configuration, visual cues and signage, and management of egress and flow patterns.
  • Employees must perform physical distancing (staying six feet or more apart)
  • Employees must hold meetings using videoconferencing technology wherever possible, and use physical meeting spaces that allow for physical distancing where videoconferencing is not possible.

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Meetings and Visitors

  • RISD employees should encourage all visitors to instructional spaces, offices, or residences to meet virtually wherever possible, unless there is an essential need for the visitor to visit campus.
  • RISD will limit unnecessary visits from outside the community to help reduce health risks while continuing daily operations.

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Employees must maintain clean personal workspaces by wiping down work areas, shared equipment and following other department-specific protocols.
  • Sanitizer stations have been placed around campus, and sanitizer wipe dispensers will be installed/available next to public workstations.
  • RISD Employees must practice safe hygiene, including hand washing, cleaning personal workspaces, cleaning common use equipment such as shared printers.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Employees must wear face coverings at all times indoors and outdoors, even when performing physical distancing.
  • Employees are empowered to respectfully speak out and correct other employees and visitors who violate these policies.
  • Employees should contact Public Safety if visitors refuse to wear face coverings or practice physical distancing after reminders.