COVID-19: Return to Work Support

May 12, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

The F&S Health and Safety Response Team was recently established to help colleges, departments, and units minimize the potential for community spread of COVID-19 in university facilities and work areas. The cross-functional group consists of individuals from across the organization in maintenance, safety, engineering, and code compliance and fire safety. The team will utilize both in-person and virtual consultations to address immediate and ongoing distance and space concerns following the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mitigation guidance and input from public health professionals.

To assist the entire campus community, the team developed Social Distancing Considerations for COVID-19, which provides an overview on how to help limit the potential for exposure through proper space utilization and social distancing measures in different locations such as shared office spaces, entrances, break rooms, elevators, restrooms, and conference rooms. The document also details steps for the use of vehicles, as well as communication and signage best practices.

For questions or to inquire about a consultation, please contact

As the campus begins the transition back to on-site work in the future, our commitment to the safety and health of the entire campus community continues to be our top priority.


Dr. Mohamed Attalla, MBA, P.Eng.
Executive Director, Facilities & Services