• Art buildings and labs will be open for limited hours for use by students enrolled in face-to-face classes during the fall semester. Weekend hours will be minimal. Studio hours for each lab will be posted.
  • Students must sign in and sign out of each lab, noting date and time, for any visit longer than 5 min. This is essential for contact tracing and required for labs to remain open.
  • Failure to sign in and sign out of each lab visited may result in loss of privileges for individuals or possibly the entire lab. Labs will be monitored.
  • Students must wear face coverings in buildings and labs at all times. Masks should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, covering the nose and mouth.
  • Students must wash their hands with soap and water for 20 sec. or use hand sanitizer for 30 sec. before and after using any equipment or station.
  • It is recommended that students carry a spare face covering, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Using their personal disinfectant wipes, the students should clean and disinfect any area they use prior to and after each use.
  • Eating and drinking are prohibited in any lab at any time. Please leave the buildings for food and water breaks.
  • When possible, working outdoors is encouraged. Face coverings are required outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash, and then wash or sanitize your hands immediately.
  • All students are required to practice social distancing (at least 6 ft. from others) while on campus.
  • Be aware of your personal health. Complete the daily COVID Self-Assessment using the EU Shield Safety App. Check your temperature regularly and be observant of any symptoms associated with COVID-19. If you are feeling unwell, contact STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES at (814) 732-2743 before returning to class. Follow the directions of your medical provider.

adopted by the Art Department’s Faculty Safety Committee
reviewed by Jim Dahle, Director of Safety and Risk Management & Kristen Brockett, Manager of Communications

Failure to Comply

  Should a student fail to comply with institutional safety rules, faculty and student workers are authorized to:

  • From a safe distance, advise the student of the university’s requirements and ask that they comply (1st attempt). Ensure that they document via email to the Department Chair the interaction, including the individual’s name.
  • If the student refuses to comply (2nd attempt), request again that they comply (without engaging them in an argument). 
  • If they still refuse to comply (3rd attempt), contact the University Police (814) 732-2921 to address the situation. The University Police will respond and educate the student on the requirements. Any further actions will be addressed by the University Police. University Police will notify Judicial Affairs when appropriate.

COVID-19 Information Center

Edinboro University’s Emergency Response Team continues to monitor the latest national data related to the COVID-19 pandemic while working tirelessly to minimize the spread of the virus and foster a safe living, learning and working environment. THIS PAGE serves as the University’s information center for COVID-19-related communications.

FALL 2020 Campus Planning

Edinboro University’s Emergency Response Team continues to monitor the latest national data related to the COVID-19 pandemic while working tirelessly to minimize the spread of the virus and foster a safe living, learning and working environment.  THIS PLAN addresses all aspects of the Edinboro experience – from academics to housing and dining – and outlines necessary modifications to campus operations.

EU SHIELD Safety App

  The latest version of the CAMPUS SAFETY APP includes COVID symptom tracking.


Given the fluid nature of current events, students and faculty alike are encouraged to be mindful of the registrar’s OFFICIAL SCHEDULE of events.

HOURS: Buildings, Offices, & Services

Because the number of in-person classes is limited and to protect the health of our faculty, staff and students, some campus buildings will be closed during the fall semester.  A list of buildings that will remain open and building hours of operation is available HERE.  Those who need to retrieve materials or equipment from a building that will be closed must do so by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.

In an effort to minimize the health risks to students, faculty and staff, some campus offices will be operating by appointment only and with adapted hours. An up-to-date list of office hours and procedural information is accessible HERE.

COVID Tracking

Edinboro University students or employees who are known to have tested positive for COVID-19 and who may have presented an exposure risk to other members of the University community are tracked on THIS PAGE.