The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to the way we learn, live, work, and interact in our community. This weekly newsletter, RIT Ready, is designed to help you plan and stay organized in this evolving environment by sharing the latest information you need to stay safe, healthy, productive, and engaged.
New procedures to assure a safe, physically distanced move-in
Move-in, which begins August 12 for new students and August 16 for returning students, will be by scheduled appointment with other restrictions to allow for physical distancing. Only one person other than the student may accompany them in the building to assist with the move-in process.
How employees can request a workplace accommodation
Faculty and staff who have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 infection, or who live with individuals at higher risk, may request an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job.
Take the pledge prior to arrival on campus: As RIT Tigers, we recognize that our actions impact others, and we all play a role in keeping our RIT community healthy and safe against the spread of COVID-19. This starts now. We are requiring all students for the two weeks prior to returning to campus to agree to protect, prevent, and prepare. Take the pledge! We are also urging students and families to keep in mind that travel restrictions have and can change rapidly with little notice. We are actively working with other universities and New York state to develop an effective plan for students arriving from high-risk areas. More specific parameters on that will be forthcoming. We believe that taking proactive steps will add to our safety and give us momentum as we start the semester.
Trustees review reopening plan: The university’s official reopening plan, “RIT Ready,” will be submitted to the Board of Trustees on Thursday, July 16. Our plans will meet and exceed the standards required by the state’s “New York Forward” guidelines. The plan will be shared with the campus community shortly after the Trustees meeting.
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