COVID-19 Planning and Information

September 10, 2020 - Access to Campus, Visitor Policy and Other Policy and Guideline Reminders

September 10, 2020 at 6:50 p.m.

In the interest of safety of our campus and the necessity of taking preventive steps to ensure everyone’s well-being, this message is to remind individuals of relevant policies and guidelines.

Access to Campus

Please remember that, in accordance with Duquesne’s safety protocols/de-densifying efforts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to campus is only available from Bluff Street and McAnulty Drive. Shingiss, Seitz and Magee Streets are closed. Public Safety is monitoring access at Bluff Street and McAnulty Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Who is Allowed on Campus

In addition, only Duquesne University faculty, staff and students, and authorized guests will be permitted to enter campus. Nonemployees and unauthorized visitors will be directed to exit campus. Employees must display a valid University parking hangtag or have their current Duquesne ID when entering campus.

Visitors Must be Registered

Visitors to campus have been limited. To request arrangements for guests, email parking@duq.edu no later than 4 p.m. the day before your guest’s arrival. Otherwise, guests will be denied entry to campus. Requests must include the guest's name, date of visit, a department or group name and contact information. Parking Services and Public Safety will monitor the Forbes Garage entrance for visitors, and only those who have had prior arrangements will be granted access.

Reminder: Members of the media are required to coordinate with the Division of Marketing and Communications in order to be on campus to report. In addition, media must be accompanied by a media relations staff member. During the pandemic, Marketing and Communications is limiting media presence on campus.

Zoom Meetings Encouraged

University departments and student organizations are encouraged to regularly utilize virtual formats for meetings to support safety and social-distancing practices. Zoom and virtual meetings are encouraged to support de-densifying campus as well as cleaning and maintenance protocols, and to maintain and promote health and safety.

If a virtual meeting isn’t possible, social-distancing protocols must be followed. Students and employees must wear masks in classrooms, lecture halls and meeting rooms, and be seated in a manner to allow for social distancing. Capacity will be limited to approximately 40% of full capacity.

Reminder: Off-Campus Programs, Social Gatherings Prohibited

There is a ban on all off-campus programs and social gatherings. This includes all off-campus residents living independently apart from their families. All social interaction in off-campus housing may only include housemates and family members. View the original campus email.

Stay Safe

These past few months have been challenging, and your cooperation and support in helping to keep all members of the Duquesne University community safe and healthy are appreciated. We are all in this together and together, we will persevere. Stay safe, mask up, social distance and thank you.

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For any additional questions or concerns about Duquesne's efforts related to COVID-19, please contact us.

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