Although nearly all students left campus in mid-March and the University has been operating in large part remotely since that time, essential functions have continued to be performed on campus on a daily basis. These operations include Public Safety, Dining Services, Residential Life, University Health Services, Facilities Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and others.
To ensure the work of these essential staff is conducted in a safe manner in accordance with RIDOH and CDC guidelines, the University established the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy. It now has been expanded to the COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy, encompassing all teaching, research, learning, work and other activities that are authorized to take place on campus.
The policy will be updated as guidance and Brown’s knowledge of the virus change, and it applies to all faculty, students, staff, visitors and guests. The policy is an important component of the University’s overall plan as it demonstrates the principles, practices and detailed policies we are putting in place to ensure the health and safety of Brown’s community members.
See the Workplace Safety Training section of this website for more information about required training.