Ball State released the full operation recovery plan for the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Monday, detailing how the Student Center and its amenities will operate during the summer and fall 2020 semesters.
Currently, the plan states building access at the Student Center is limited to the first floor and basement for the services provided in those areas. Access to the building is only through the North and South doors and building access will remain limited through July.
It states the Student Center will employ a phased reopening of the building as faculty, staff and students return to campus. The hours of operation reflect the phased approach to campus re-entry to campus with up-to-date operating hours provided on its website.
Face masks and shields will be required according to Ball State's guidelines, the plan states. Face masks will be required in the Student Center because it is an indoor space where physical distancing is not always practicable.
It will follow recommended guidelines for surface and electronic equipment disinfection procedures and post signs for physical distancing procedures and proper hand-washing procedures.
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The Student Center's reservations office will follow guidance set forth by the Event Management and Community Engagement Guidebook for holding events in the building, the plan states.
The center will accommodate reservations for groups according to physical distancing protocols, including room and space occupancy limits, it states. The amount of setup time between all events will increase to allow for proper cleaning and sanitization, with some spaces only able to accommodate one or two events per day.
Indoor spaces will be prioritized for events that are approved and cannot be hosted virtually or online. The plan encourages meetings to be held in a video conference or phone format whenever possible. It also encourages event organizers to reserve and use outside spaces as much as possible and as long as the weather allows.