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Sign of the Times. We’re Busy Keeping Our Campus Safe, with Social Distance

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Help slow the spread sign

Over the summer, University Facilities’ Capital Planning and Project Management group took on the task of preparing campus for a safe reopening through a comprehensive COVID-19 signage rollout. The program was developed as part of the Red Hawk Restart in accordance with Governor Murphy’s phased approach to reopening.

  • Sign types include wall-mounted signage, pedestal signage, sandwich boards, stickers to denote properly-distanced seating and furniture layouts, directional floor arrows, “hawk’s feet” floor decals for queuing, and restroom decals
  • Each sign type, message, and location was carefully considered with input from building tenants. Signage is designed to be visible, concise, and universal. Signs serve as general reminders as well as wayfinding guides that keep users safe with minimal disruption to traffic flow.
  • The team also managed and oversaw the campus-wide installation of plexiglass shield stands for classrooms, offices, and reception spaces
  • The team assessed all campus learning spaces and redesigned furniture layouts to allow for proper social distancing between students and faculty.
  • Each building floor and classroom space has a detailed set of signage reference plans noting proper locations of all signs, stickers, and shields across campus that we continue to keep up-to-date.
  • Team members continue to perform daily building audits to field verify signage plans, replace any missing signs or shields, and ensure the highest level of customer service to all end users.

Facilities Signage Team - group shot Classroom social distance planning Floor plan for socially distancing in classroom Measuring signage placement Measuring socially distant desk seating Employee measuring social distance for signage Employee posting sanitizer sign stairwell up sign Desk social distance sign