The campus will be implementing a Wellness Support Associate (WSA) program for buildings on campus where in-person instruction will take place during the fall semester of 2020. This list includes buildings where in-person instruction will be held as well as the door(s) that have been designated as WSA screening areas.
- WSAs will screen faculty, staff, and students entering the building to obtain their COVID-19 status. More information from campus will be forthcoming regarding the mechanism(s) used to screen individuals entering the building.
- WSAs will be designated by a blue t-shirt with a block “I” on the front and “COVID-19 WSA Staff” on the back. The number of WSAs at each screening area will vary depending on staffing and operational need. Current hours for WSA staff will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m., noting that hours may vary depending on the ability to staff locations listed.
- WSA’s screening areas will be established at one or two doors (depending on the size of the building) inside each building where in-person instruction will take place. Where possible, an ADA door (or two) has been chosen for each applicable building.
- Visitors (non-faculty, staff, students) who have business in the building where WSAs are present will need to be escorted into the building at the WSA screening area by the person (host) having business with the visitor. The host will be responsible for ensuring the visitor is wearing a face covering and is practicing proper social distancing while in the building.
- In an emergency situation, such as a tornado, when shelter in place is required, WSAs will direct anyone waiting in line into the building and follow appropriate safety measures.
- Contractors doing work in buildings where WSAs are present can either be escorted into the building by the facility manager or unit head or other designated person by the unit head. Contractors can be given access permissions into the building via an alternate entry point as long as the facility manager or unit head or other person designated by the unit head ensures they are wearing a face covering and practicing proper social distancing.
This is an ever-evolving process and your cooperation is appreciated as we work together to protect the safety and well-being of the Urbana campus during this unprecedented public health crisis. We will continue to keep you updated via email as changes to this process occurs.
Any questions regarding the designation of these doors should be directed to Sherry Wooten at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions must be submitted no later than 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12 for consideration.