Auburn updates operational modifications and policies

Published: September 22, 2020
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Following an ongoing evaluation of university operations, Auburn has modified its policies and processes in response to recent guidance from public health officials.

The operational adjustments are as follows:

  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, face coverings are required outdoors only if physical distancing is not possible. Previous guidance will continue to apply to indoor situations.

  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, events with up to 100 attendees are permitted. Events must have prior approval and comply with university protocols.

  • All units are expected to return to full on-site operations no later than Monday, Nov. 30. Supervisors should determine appropriate plans to transition all employees back to campus by this date. Employees who are vulnerable to COVID-19 or face particular challenges because of the pandemic should review the categories of leave available.

  • All university travel must continue to be approved by the executive vice president or provost.

Operational modifications were updated based on campus response to safety protocols and may be adjusted if scenarios change or new information becomes available. Continued cooperation and adherence are essential to sustain current positive health trends.

Employees with questions should consult their supervisor.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.