Dear Colleagues,

Please note three important updates to our COVID-19 policies and protocols:

  1. Effective immediately, masks are now required in the first and second floor lobby areas of the Swope Center. These spaces can get congested, particularly in the summer months when our campus is at highest density. Masking can help to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread among our visitors and staff.
  2. Seating in Swope Main Dining has been altered to increase spacing between chairs. We ask that you please adhere to this spacing and remove your masks only while eating. As always, use of the tented outdoor dining spaces is encouraged.
  3. A new email account has been created and should be used to report positive cases or for any COVID-related messages. Please use instead of from this point forward. Messages sent to will be monitored by Human Resources staff.

Thank you for your attention to these changes as we work to mitigate new infections on our campus. You can find the latest information and view the COVID-19 Dashboard at

Paul Speer
Chief Operating Officer