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Computing & Data Science Research Guidance

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Space Use Practices
Scheduling the Use of Space

 

General

This section applies to research involving computers and occurring in single occupancy office space or shared (open‐plan) office space and research occurring in computational laboratories. Such research occurs across many schools and units at the University.

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Space Use Practices

Workplace coordinator(s) will use the building floor plan schematic to determine a density-based occupancy model for the building that ensures the minimum distanced scenario between 30% normal floor occupancy and preferred 10 feet of physical distancing (see Figure 1, above, for an example). The plan may include:

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Scheduling the Use of Space

  • Decisions on who to allow back are made by the workplace coordinator consistent with the PI’s plan
  • Scheduling can be done by building, floor, and office/lab, ensuring that space constraints and social distancing are met and building and floor capacity does not exceed 30% of the normal occupancy to provide sufficient space in common areas (elevators, bathrooms, hallways, etc.).
  • Schedules are created and shared with the relevant users of the space and oversight authorities
  • Schedules account for reducing occupant density and congestion during peak periods.

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