DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > DePaul's approach to reopening campus
By University Marketing and Communications /
June 8, 2020 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
The university's plans are based on research and recommendations from the Restarting Campus Operations Task Force—a group of more than 30 DePaul administrators, staff and faculty who are applying best practices and guidance from medical and public health professionals to the complexities of restarting campus. Its members and many additional members of the task force's committees and sub-committees are listed below. Because planning is aligned with city and state rules on phased reopening, the details are subject to refinement as additional guidance from government officials is released and as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic develops.
Decisions will also be informed by input from employees through a survey that Human Resources will launch soon to gauge faculty and staff members' level of comfort for returning and to learn about their areas of concern. DePaul's leadership will continue to host town halls and to attend Faculty and Staff Council and Student Government Association meetings to share updates and answer questions. Questions that were not answered at the Leadership COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall in May that
can be answered will be posted on the COVID-19 website.
Task force committees are devoted to facilities, personnel, academics, student services and community health monitoring and treatment. Communications in the coming weeks will address each of these areas to the extent possible and follow-up information will be shared prior to the start of fall quarter. Next, the university community can expect to learn more about plans being implemented now and over the summer to prepare DePaul's facilities to safely accommodate a return to campus.
The Strategic Resource Allocation Committee is studying the university's finances. Expect updates on this topic later this month.
Restarting Campus Operations Task Force
Community Health Monitoring and Treatment Committee
Contact Tracing Sub-Committee
Facility Operations Committee
Student Services Committee
Student Support Sub-Committee
Student Engagement Sub-Committee
Housing & Food Services Sub-Committee