Numerous guidelines have been put into place to help ensure that our campus can sustain in-person classes for the spring semester and beyond.
Access to campus buildings will be restricted to students, faculty and staff with a valid Bronco Card. Guests, contractors and vendors who have been approved to be on campus will receive instructions for accessing campus buildings from their university contacts.
Any person in possession of a valid Bronco Card can access most academic buildings between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. All academic buildings will be open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and can be accessed without scanning a card. Between 6-10 p.m., academic buildings can be accessed using a card reader equipped entrance. Access to all buildings from 10 p.m.-7 a.m. will be restricted to users who have been authorized to enter specific buildings after normal business hours.
On Saturdays, academic buildings can only be accessed with a Bronco Card between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Most buildings will be closed on Sunday, with a few exceptions including the Student Union Building (SUB), Recreation Center and Albertsons Library.
Enhanced cleaning and preventative measures
Boise State will provide the following throughout campus facilities:
- Hand sanitizer, wipes and sprays in common areas, classrooms and offices so that faculty and staff can assist with disinfection of spaces throughout the day.
- Signage signaling handwashing facilities and hand hygiene products.
- Complimentary facial coverings and appropriate signage and training.
- Assistance arranging spaces to reduce occupancy and provide physical distancing.
- Physical barriers, plexiglass, floor markings or signage at high-traffic point-of-sale, service, reception or other locations where frequent in-person interaction must occur.
A full listing of considerations being made for facilities can be found on the campus operations website.
Specific facilities considerations
The following information outlines how the Albertsons Library, Children’s Center, Campus Recreation Center, and shuttles and parking aim to keep you safe this spring.
Albertsons Library will be open for the spring term, but it may limit access to members of the university community.
Additionally, the library may take one or more of the following infection mitigation steps:
- Reduce capacity of certain spaces, such as study and conference rooms, in the library to achieve appropriate physical distancing.
- Sanitize shared materials, computers and other equipment between use.
- Reconfigure or remove furniture to achieve appropriate social distancing.
The Children’s Center will follow the guidelines established by their accrediting body, codes and regulations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and the following:
- Advise staff and students in the center about the potential enhanced risk of providing care, as well as parents and guardians about the potential enhanced risk associated with receiving care.
- Stagger drop-off times to avoid crowding and give staff adequate time to assess each child’s health (temperature check and brief questionnaire) before the child is checked in for the day.
- Use best efforts to maintain physical distancing in classrooms by limiting the capacity of classrooms to allow children to spread out.
- Encourage outdoor activities to limit children’s time in enclosed spaces.
- Keep children in consistent groups, both indoors and out, with the same caregivers to minimize the possibility of cross-infection.
- Stagger pick-up times and walk children out when parents or guardians arrive to pick-up.
- The Children’s Center is evaluating when food service will resume. Additional information will be provided to families once it becomes available.
Gyms, pools and the Campus Recreation Center will comply with risk reduction strategies and local health department guidelines. These strategies include:
- Class sizes and equipment must be spaced to accommodate physical distancing of at least 10 feet between people and equipment.
- Occupancy will be capped below capacity and will be revisited as outbreak conditions change.
- Gyms, including the Recreation Center, will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times throughout the day, especially in high-touch areas.
- Users will be required to clean and disinfect equipment before and after each use with provided cleaners and disinfectants.
- Campus Recreation will offer virtual workout options, limited group exercise classes in the Recreation Center and outdoor exercise classes where possible for students and members.
- Athletic fields, volleyball and other courts are closed to any outside groups. The only activities allowed at these facilities are practices or events scheduled by athletics or campus recreation.
Shuttles and Parking
Parking and Transportation Services will use its best efforts to increase shuttle services on high-use routes to ensure appropriate physical distancing is possible.
- Shuttles will be disinfected frequently.
- Facial coverings will be required for drivers and passengers.
- Staff will attempt to disinfect parking kiosks and meters with regularity, but members of the campus community should assume that these surfaces have not been disinfected. Please wash or sanitize your hands promptly after use.