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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Date: September 10, 2020

As we begin using the wonderful newly renovated Addison building this fall, the requirements for physically distancing mean that we have to adopt to some new protocols. These are intended to keep a one-way flow in the building as much as possible, especially in hallways that are narrower than 6 feet. 

 

Posted signs announce the one-way direction of traffic in the stairwells (either up or down) and in the hallways as well. If the arrow says that you are going the wrong way, just turn around, use the stairwell, and approach your destination from the other direction. For classes with two doors, please enter by the door closest to the middle of the building, and exit by the door closest to the stairwell. The stairwell by the Flamingo will be open for two-way traffic.

 

It is especially important that when you enter a classroom or conference room, you sit in the open seat furthest away from the entrance door. This minimizes the amount of passing-by that occurs within the room. Take this an opportunity to always sit (socially distanced) by someone new each class! Chairs and tables have been arranged so that people can remain 6 feet apart from each other. Rooms will be cleaned after each scheduled use, but sanitizing wipes are available in the hallways, so each student should sanitize their personal area before and after use as an additional sanitization measure.

 

Addison will be open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, Monday – Friday, and students are invited to use any room not currently used for a class as a place for study. I’m grateful to Rachel Holm for the design of the flow of the building, and for Jacqui Ballou and Vannessa McCormick for arranging the signage. Thanks to their excellent work, we can begin to use this beautiful space safely.  The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President

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