Campus Stand-Down: Personal Workspace Cleanliness

March 12, 2020
Campus Leadership

From: Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President, Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Professor of Engineering Sciences; Prabhat Hajela, Provost; Leslie Lawrence, M.D., Executive Director for Health and Wellness; Curtis Powell, Vice President for Human Resources; Claude Rounds, Vice President for Administration; Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life; Craig Cook, Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel; Graig Eastin, Vice President for Institute Advancement; Barbara Hough, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer; Robert Hull, Senior Associate Vice President for Research; Richie Hunter, Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations; John Kolb, Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer; Jonathan Wexler, Vice President for Enrollment Management; Jonathan Dordick, Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Research, Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering; Vadim Thomas, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Management

In an ongoing effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our community, on Friday, March 13, 2020, Rensselaer will implement a campus stand-down from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to allow faculty, staff, and students to deeply sanitize personal workspaces and common areas. During this time, we will focus as a community on one of the best strategies we currently have to help keep everyone safe and healthy: continually sanitizing our workspaces and maintaining the best personal safety hygiene.

The coronavirus situation remains fluid, and public health advisories and health precautions can change with little notice. We must keep our community safe by listening to public health experts, remaining calm, and doing all we can to protect the most vulnerable in our midst. Using common sense, following the best hygiene and cleanliness practices, and adhering to our values are our best strategies for keeping everyone safe and healthy. 


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