L&S: 2020-21 covid room capacities

FP&M has assigned new covid room caps to General Assignment (GA) classroom space that allow for 6 ft of social distancing. For other department-controlled instructional spaces, departments should follow the advice below to estimate room capacity.

For rooms without much fixed furniture (including fixed seating) or equipment: New room capacity should be about 61sq ft per person. (Total sq ft of room / 61 sq ft = Room capacity)

For rooms that do have fixed furniture and room equipment: New room capacity should be about 75 sq ft per person (Total sq ft of room / 75 sq ft = Room capacity).

In addition to the guidelines above, departments should consider whether additional space is needed for students and instructors to be at a distance of at least 6 ft when they are at their seats or stations. There should also be appropriate space allowances if the course requires students to be moving around in a particular space.

You can find additional information room information on the Registrar's classroom scheduling page: https://registrar.wisc.edu/classroom-scheduling/

For additional questions about L&S department-controlled room capacity, please contact Chris Bruhn at chris.bruhn@wisc.edu

Keywords:covid, social distance, distanced, cap, space, building, room, 6, feet, GA, general assignment, department, schedule,   Doc ID:103125
Owner:Kimbrin C.Group:L&S Administrative Gateway
Created:2020-06-17 10:51 CDTUpdated:2021-06-16 08:21 CDT
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