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To decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 spread on campus, reduce the number of people on campus, and avoid close contact with others, visitors will have additional guidelines for visits to campus. The definition of visitors includes, but is not limited to: family members of DePauw students and employees, prospective students and their families, alumni, academic visitors, contractors, visiting athletics teams and staff, athletics officials, and vendors conducting business with the University, including making deliveries to the University.  

At this time, visitors inside University-owned non-residential buildings are restricted to those conducting approved on-campus interactions. Approved interactions may include, but are not limited to, student support, admission events, move-in/move out, and business and education operations. 

To enhance the safety of all residents, there will be no visitors to University residence halls and living units, or Greek houses (other than staff, residents and members only); students may only be in their own residence hall, living unit or Greek house.  Student family members may be allowed to enter University-owned residences on designated dates like move-in and move-out; otherwise, student family members and friends are restricted from entering University residence halls and living units, or Greek houses. We will reconsider visitors/non-residents to University residence halls and living units, or Greek houses if our evaluation of COVID-19 on campus indicates that this will be a reasonable choice. 

Employee family members are restricted from entering other University-owned buildings. Certain buildings will be open to visitors who have a need for a visit to campus rather than a virtual or remote meeting. 

Individual supervisors are required to develop and communicate department-specific visitor guidelines in their return-to-work plan for their area, consistent with these requirements and recommendations. All visitors to offices are required to have an appointment with a DePauw employee who is authorized to be on-campus. Visitors will not be permitted in buildings outside of their appointment unless accompanied by their employee host.  

Visitors should follow up-to-date DePauw health practice guidelines, including recommendations for mask usage. Visitors should review their own symptoms immediately prior to arriving on campus for an in-person meeting. Visitors who do not feel well or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms should reschedule their meeting and must not come to campus.   

Visitors to outdoor spaces on the University campus may be asked to leave campus if exhibiting behaviors not in line with the Health Practice Recommendations and Requirements. 

These recommendations and requirements will be updated as new information about the virus develops and we monitor and evaluate data. (last updated 8.16.20)