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Will instructors be able to use their classrooms after Nov. 20 when the University moves to remote instruction?

At University Park, general purpose classrooms (GPCs) will be closed during the student Thanksgiving break period, from Nov. 21 to 29. GPCs in Thomas, Willard, Boucke, Osmond and Hammond buildings will be reopened for student study use on Nov. 30 through the end of finals week on Dec. 18. Instructors needing to use classrooms in other buildings, or to reserve a GPC in the five open buildings, should work with their unit scheduler. The unit scheduler will add the class in 25Live in order to ensure that the building and the specific classroom will be unlocked at the necessary times.

At the Commonwealth Campuses, GPCs will remain open to instructors for use after Nov. 20, but instructors should check with local campus officials regarding availability of specific facilities. 

If an instructor is alone in the classroom, then they do not need to wear a mask. Masks must be worn in the presence of others, and shared equipment such as microphones, keyboards and other items should be wiped down in accordance with Environmental Health and Safety’s “Guidelines’s for Cleaning Computer Products.”