Returning to campus guidelines

The following are guidelines to help Wayne State University employees determine whether, once stay-at-home orders are lifted, they should return to campus or continue working from home, as well as procedures created to maintain safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Remember: Whether you are working from home or responsibly returning to campus, you play an important role in keeping your colleagues, friends and fellow Warriors safe.

1. Continue working from home if possible.

Even when the stay-at-home order has been lifted, social distancing is still essential to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If it is possible for you to work effectively from home, please continue to do so.

2. Follow the steps for a safe return.

If your work cannot be accomplished effectively from home, Wayne State's public health experts have established a procedure to ensure that those who return to campus can do so in a way that maintains the health and safety of the Wayne State community.

Speak to your supervisor:  Before returning to campus, speak with your supervisor and obtain their approval.

Complete the training modules: Online training that provides information about COVID-19 and how to maintain safety on campus is available on Canvas. This online training will be available on this website the week of May 25.

Complete the daily health screening: Beginning two days (48 hours) before your return, fill out the Campus Daily Screener  — available on the Wayne State website and on the Wayne State mobile app — each day before coming to work.

If you have symptoms or have been exposed, stay home: If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (new cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, chills, loss of taste or smell) or have been exposed to someone confirmed to have the virus, stay home. For those who experience symptoms of COVID-19, the Campus Health Center will arrange testing for you.

3. Stay safe on campus

We all must do our part to keep ourselves and our fellow Warriors safe.  

Wear a face covering: Wear a cloth face covering in all public spaces on campus. If you do not have a face covering, one will be provided.

Wash your hands: Wash your hands frequently throughout the day for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching any surfaces, and avoid touching your face. Hand sanitizer dispensers have also been installed in every building.

Continue social distancing: Keep at least six feet between yourself and others. Follow guidelines posted in hallways, elevators, parking structures, restrooms and at entryways and exits. Conduct meetings virtually, even if all attendees are on campus.

Reduce or eliminate the use of shareables: Wherever possible, reduce or eliminate the use of things like shared pens, paper sign in sheets, common coffee makers, etc.