Students are expected to follow the protocols for classroom safety as established by the university and as directed by their instructors. Failure to comply with the health and safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic may be referred to student conduct. If a student becomes belligerent or causes a disturbance, university police will be contacted.
Employees will also follow all safety and health guidelines set forth by the university during the pandemic, and may be subject to disciplinary action for non-compliance. Instructors and faculty members are responsible for maintaining the university defined protocols for safety in their classroom and interactions with students outside the classroom such as office hours or other instructional sessions.
The Role of Supervisors
Supervisors have a duty and responsibility to correct unsafe conditions, and have the authority to inspect and audit the workplace. It is the responsibility of supervisors to educate the employees in their area, and to enforce rules, laws, regulations, state of Arkansas standards, and university policies and procedures. Supervisors are expected to coach employees on correct safety behavior and act as a role model that leads by example.
Using Face Coverings on Campus
Students or employees at Arkansas State are required to use face coverings in all common interior spaces and when physical distancing is not possible. Per Academic Affairs guidelines, instructors in the classroom are required to use face shields or face coverings, and students in class are to wear face coverings. Lack of compliance is considered a violation of university health and safety guidelines.
Plan version issued: June 25, 2020