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Return to Campus

2020-2021 Academic Year

Guiding Principles for Unit/Department Return to Campus During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since January 2020, SDSU’s Emergency Management Team (EMT) has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and working to ensure the health and safety of SDSU’s students, employees and visitors. Operations have been altered with students completing the semester online and employees working remotely where possible.

On May 1, 2020, the South Dakota Board of Regents and the presidents of the six regental institutions announced they are committed to resuming on-campus operations for the fall 2020 semester to provide opportunities for teaching, learning and co-curricular activities in an appropriate manner. With that in mind, EMT and the JacksRBack task force have decided university functions will operate under the following guiding principles.


Workplace Expectations and Guidance

SDSU’s policies and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic are rooted in the safety and well-being of the employees, guests and public we interact with. Employees are expected to comply with policies, protocols and guidelines outlined in this document. Failure to do so may result in corrective action.

For information on symptom monitoring, telehealth services, high risk categories, phased staffing, personal safety practices, the different types of leaves available due to COVID-19 and guidance on individuals in close contact with those who have or are being tested for COVID-19 can be found on the workplace expectations and guidance website.


Facilities and Services Guidelines for Office Practices

Facilities and Services is working with units and areas to assist with alignment of facilities on campus to reduce physical proximity of individuals, cleaning and supplies that align with CDC and SD DOH guidance as applied at SDSU. Please contact Facilities and Services for assistance and abide by those guidance principles. Most generally, physical distancing, recommended use of cloth face covering and limitations on groups of people should be followed.

For information on private offices, open offices, large office meeting tables (e.g. Department Chair offices), break rooms, kitchenettes, training rooms, work rooms, copier rooms, conference rooms, office suites, receptions areas and other physical considerations, please review the facilities and services guidelines for office practices website.


Process for Checking out a Motor Pool Vehicle

Transportation Services employees are working remotely and will distribute vehicle keys on a case-by-case basis by appointment. Please email Jessica Rients with any vehicle requests.

Transportation Services is asking that you complete the following procedures in order to check out a motor pool vehicle.