Covid 19

Fall 2020 On-Campus Experience 

Faculty, staff and administrators in the College of Engineering are working diligently to create a healthy and safe environment for students, employees and visitors. With campuses on Lincoln and Omaha, we recognize the opportunities and challenges to ensure we are meeting everyone’s needs for a successful Fall transition.

The UNL and UNO Forward to Fall sites are updated regularly with information for the Fall 2020 Experience.

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If you think you've been exposed to the novel coronavirus or are feeling sick, check the UNL Health and Safety site for next steps and contact information.

Other resources include the Douglas County Health Department and the Lincoln Lancaster Health Department.

If you have additional questions, email engcomm@unl.edu and we will help you find the answers you need.



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Latest Updates

7-24-20
  • N-E RIDE – The shuttle buses will run beginning Monday, Aug. 24 using the same schedule as Fall 2019 (see N-E Ride); social distancing practices will be followed: buses will run at half capacity (approx. 16-17 riders) with staggered seating, face masks will be required, and other procedures may be implemented. The shuttle schedule may change without notice.
  • COLLEGE CARS – Until further notice, the college will not check out cars in Lincoln or Omaha, due to cleaning and safety procedures. Vehicles can be rented via University Fleet Management
  • PPE ORDERS – To order PPE (free) for instructional uses, go to the UNL Marketplace for wellness supplies
  • REMOTE WORKING – Employees are encouraged to continue working from home as possible until further notice; faculty (https://covid19.unl.edu/instructors-researchers#research-travel) and staff should work with their department heads/supervisors concerning any alternative work arrangements.
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Health & Safety

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – We are following proper population density practices, including in classrooms, labs, open spaces, elevators, stairwells, etc.
  • HAND SANITIZER – The Engineering Complex has large hand sanitizing stations for general use; follow signage in the restrooms concerning proper hand-washing; the facilities at PKI are still under evaluated
  • FACE COVERINGS – In all buildings on the campuses of UNL and UNO (including Scott Technology Center in Omaha), face coverings are required at all times, with some exceptions: university face covering policy.

Operations

  • COLLEGE CARS – College cars are not available for Fall Semester (vehicles can be rented via University Fleet Management). One-person-per-vehicle is the rule for university-sponsored travel.
  • N-E RIDE – The shuttle buses will run beginning Monday, Aug. 24 using the same schedule as Fall 2019 (see N-E Ride); social distancing practices will be followed: buses will run at half capacity (approx. 20 riders) with window seating only, face coverings will be required, and other procedures may be implemented. The shuttle schedule may change without notice.
  • CONFERENCE ROOMS – Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Dean’s Suite Conference Rooms in OTHM 114d and PKI 100 will not be available for reservations or gatherings.
  • ROOM CAPABILITIES – COE Room List: Seat count for Technology
  • ROOM RESERVATIONS: – Large public spaces (such as OTHM Lobby and OTHM 2nd floor atrium) will not be available for events or reservations.
  • TRAVEL – Nonessential travel should be at a minimum and all requests will be reviewed by the Dean. Anyone traveling out-of-state or internationally should self-quarantine for 14 days when they return per current CDC guidelines.
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Academics

  • ECEC – Visit the Engineering and Computing Education Core Fall 2020 Teaching Resources site for guidelines, information on classroom space and technology, professional development and more.
  • LEARNING/COLLABORATION SPACES – Information on using COE-supported rooms for local and remote teaching and collaboration is online at COE Learning and Collaboration Spaces
  • FALL 2020 – All Engineering Classes with Instructional Approach:
    Lincoln Omaha

Support

  • ADVISING – Undergraduate students can continue to schedule appointments with their advisor via MyPlan or MavTrack; you may choose either video or phone options for your meeting.
  • VIRTUAL EVENTS – Several virtual opportunities to connect and to ask and answer questions regarding Fall preparations are offered, including Office Hours with the Dean (for undergraduate students) and Coffee and Conversations (graduate students).

Research

  • RESEARCH PLANNING – The UNL Office of Research and Economic Development’s COVID-19 site offers details on health and safety, reopening plans and checklists, guidelines and FAQs.
  • LABS – Faculty may determine additional guidelines for their labs, in accordance with best practices. Any guidelines not typically offered by ORED or UNL (e.g., taking temperatures) may be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Research and College Dean prior to implementation.