Since Brown’s shift to hybrid in-person and remote operations in March 2020, essential functions continue to be performed on campus on a daily basis. These operations include Public Safety, Dining Services, Residential Life, University Health Services, Facilities Management, and Environmental Health and Safety, and other administrative operations, as well as support for teaching and research. With students on campus for the 2020-21 academic year, additional departments have resumed work on campus.
To ensure the work of these essential staff is conducted in a safe manner in accordance with guidelines from the Rhode Island Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, members of the Brown community must comply with the COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy. The policy encompasses all teaching, research, learning, work and other activities that are authorized to take place on campus.
The policy continues to be updated to align with public health guidance, and it applies to all faculty, students, staff, visitors and guests. The policy is an important component of the University’s overall support for workplace safety, as it reflects the principles, practices and detailed policies in place to ensure the health of Brown’s community members.
See the Workplace Safety Training section of this website for more information about required training.