January 13, 2021
To: Faculty, Staff, and Administrators, and Students — Redlands Campus
From: Donna Eddleman, University Dean of Student Affairs; Kathy Ogren, Provost; and Michelle Rogers, Vice President for Administration
Subject: Update on Redlands campus services, facilities access, and business operations
As we welcome some students back into residence at a reduced density on the Redlands campus this week and bring some work functions back on-site to support these students and others, we are providing this update to keep our students, faculty, and staff informed about current Redlands campus services, facilities, and business operations.
While San Bernardino County remains in Tier 1 COVID-19 status (Widespread/Purple; see https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy) and/or is subject to additional pandemic restrictions such as the Regional Stay-at-Home Order, buildings on the Redlands campus will remain locked.
Per California COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan restricts access to our campuses and buildings and requires an intensified cleaning regimen by our custodial team. Controlling access is a proactive prevention tactic that can (1) limit exposure, (2) facilitate contact tracing, and (3) minimize unnecessary additional work by our frontline cleaning staff.
Our Public Safety team is the steward of access to campus facilities. No other member of our community should open or grant access to a building, office, classroom, or other interior space for others unless doing so has been pre-approved by a Cabinet member or department head in support of teaching, learning, or work. If you need access to a building for teaching, learning, or work and are not in possession of a University-issued key, please contact Public Safety at 909-748-8888. You will need to show your University ID for entrance and keep the card visibly displayed at all times while on campus to help the University limit access to campus facilities.
You will notice various COVID-specific signage on exterior doors and interior spaces of all buildings. Please be sure to read the signage, as it is part of our ongoing training and safety efforts.
Buildings will be outfitted with hand sanitizer and departments can request disinfectant spray and paper towels from Facilities Management via a work request. You can submit a work request from the link titled “Facilities Work Request” on MyRedlands. You can also request a consultation on physical distancing and individual protective barriers by submitting a work request. Disinfecting wipes for copier/shared printer workstations are available at the Office Services window in North University Hall.
The UR Ready app that will be used to report weekly testing and complete the required daily health self-assessment will be launched by Friday. Please watch for a University-wide announcement that will include download instructions as well as a print and video tutorial.
Beginning Thursday, January 14, a COVID Resource Desk will be set up on the first floor of Hunsaker Center. The Resource Desk, which can be accessed using the doors located on the Hunsaker Plaza (southeast end of the building), will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To accommodate undergraduate student arrivals, the resource desk will be open this weekend (January 16 and 17) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The COVID Resource Desk is intended to be a one-stop-shop for COVID inquiries, where you can pick up requested ID cards and lanyards and ask COVID-related questions. While community members can continue to send COVID inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, some may prefer the opportunity to speak to someone in person—with face coverings and physical distancing, of course!
At this time, Harvest Table on-site venues will be open only to those who have a University meal plan. Online ordering from Harvest Table through GrubHub is available for everyone with outside pick-up at the south end of the Commons. Please see the attached PDF for hours of operation by date and venue. For up-to-date information, please visit https://dining.redlands.edu/covid-19-information/.
The bookstore is currently servicing all orders, including textbooks and merchandise, through its website. To accommodate the start of the spring term, receipt of textbooks will be handled as follows:
Beginning February 1, the retail store will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be limiting the number of customers inside at one time and cleaning frequently according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Please call 909-748-8951 with inquiries.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. To help manage COVID risks, please call ahead, 909-748-8021, before visiting the center.
Armacost Library faculty and staff will continue to provide access to both digital and physical resources and a full suite of virtual services throughout the spring 2021 semester. Ask a Librarian for help with research questions, articles, eBooks, and more. Curbside pickup service is available for checking out physical items in our collections. Use the Request feature in Primo to choose items to check out for curbside pickup.
The following collaborative learning spaces in Armacost Library will be available to reserve for all students, faculty, and staff: 99, 100, and 118. Access to reserving each of these locations is currently enabled. Spaces can be reserved here: https://sites.redlands.edu/its/acits/fletcher-jones-computing-center/collaborative-learning-spaces/
For faculty wishing to use a classroom lab for remote purposes, the following labs are available: 104 and 139. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
For general computing needs, computers are available and arranged according to social distancing standards. They can be found in the main hallway adjacent to 121 Fletcher Jones Foundation Computer Center near the Bulldog Cafe.
We are in the process of installing printers around campus to replace the Wepa Kiosks and intend to provide printing at no cost for students during the spring term.
Please note, thanks to a grant from the Fletcher Jones Foundation, construction is currently underway for our new state-of-the-art experiential learning center. Construction locations that will be unavailable for use this spring include 121 Fletcher Jones Foundation Computer Center, 151 library storage, and 112 computer lab.
The Registrar’s Office remains fully operational to support students’ needs. The staff will continue to handle all items virtually and can be reached via email at email@example.com. Phone support is available at 909-748-8019. If a staff member determines there is a need for in-person on-site support, arrangements will be made by the office.
To accommodate undergraduate student arrivals, the Student Mail Center will be open this weekend (January 16 and 17) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students will need to show a physical ID (i.e., driver’s license, passport, University ID) to receive their packages. A physical ID is required per federal United States Postal Service regulations.