August 19, 2020
Provost Richard M. Locke and Executive VP Barbara Chernow
Tags Faculty and Staff

To Brown Faculty and Staff: COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy and Campus Safety Phase Two Training


We hope that you and your loved ones are continuing to remain safe and healthy. As we move forward with Brown’s Plan for a Healthy and Safe 2020-21, each of us must take necessary steps to prioritize our health and safety and make decisions that prioritize the health and safety of our community members. To that end, we are announcing phase two of the safety policy and training requirements for all faculty, staff, and student workers.

In accordance with evolving health practices and as we approach the fall term, the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy (Phase One) has been updated and replaced by the University’s COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy (Phase Two):

COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy

This updated policy applies to all faculty, staff and students, and all members of the community are expected to become familiar and comply with it at all times. The purpose of the updated policy provides guidance to manage all teaching, research, learning, work and other activities that are authorized to take place on campus in a safe and orderly manner. It also directly addresses the broader set of activities, such as in-person classroom teaching, that were not taking place over the summer, but we anticipate for the fall.

All faculty and staff members whose positions were designated as essential onsite, special, and limited were previously asked to complete workplace safety training and to sign an acknowledgement form as prerequisites to return to campus or to remain working on campus. We are grateful to those who have completed those requirements.

We ask now that all faculty and staff complete the updated COVID-19 Campus Safety training. Based on feedback from Phase One, the new training module includes an acknowledgement to affirm employees’ understanding and acceptance of this policy.

The training is available in Workday. You will receive a separate email later today with information for accessing the training. We ask that you complete this module no later than September 2. Email reminders will be sent to you to ensure we achieve one hundred percent completion across the University.

Thank you for your continued commitment to protect the health and safety of all University community members. Questions and suggestions regarding COVID-19 Campus Safety training can be directed to [email protected].


Richard M. Locke, Provost
Barbara Chernow, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration