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COVID-19 Department Updates

COVID Testing and Working In-Person

Post-Break Presence On Campus

In an effort to ensure safety for all members of our campus community, Boise State is both limiting in-person activity and offering free COVID testing.

COVID Testing Center Website
Summer Break Travel

For immediate COVID-19 assistance:

Contact the Boise State Public Health Office by phone at (208) 426-2968 or email them at: They can answer questions, report infectious contact, and offer resources and testing. For additional updated COVID-19 information from the college, visit:

Building Access

The Communication Building will generally be open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This is standard operational hours, in conjunction with holiday and campus closures.

  • Select students will have card reader access (i.e. access to the building between 9:01 pm and 7:59 am) in connection with specific courses.
  • Social distancing practices encouraged during student access/visits to faculty offices. Student-faculty meetings are encouraged to occur via video conferencing or scheduled in advance in a designated and approved conference room, until further notice.
  • Student access to the building is no longer limited to attending class.
  • Masks are required at all time when in the building.
  • Social distancing practices encouraged whenever applicable.

Department Offices

In addition to the above protocols, the Department of Communication adjust their operations to ensure we serve various populations of faculty, staff, and students.

  • The Main Office will be physically open M-F, 9am – 5pm with visibly posted closures.
  • The Main Office hosts Virtual Office Hours on Zoom during times of lock down.
  • The Department of Communication Advising Center continues to function entirely in a remote modality. In addition:

Safety Protocols

In addition to these efforts, the Department of Communication will continue to adhere to following safety protocols:

  • Only one student will be allowed in the main office at a time.
  • Cleaning supplies and no-contact thermometers are provided for each classroom room in the building.
  • Masks are required at all time when in the building.
  • Social distancing practices encouraged whenever applicable.

Media Equipment Check Out Room

Return Hours

  • TBD

Checkout Hours

  • TBD

We are also open by appointment outside of normal hours.

Edit/Computer Lab

Sign up for an Editing lab. Open for students to use WITH APPOINTMENT ONLY. The lab hours:

Fridays, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturdays, 11:00 am – 5 pm

In order to schedule a spot in the lab students must use this link:

Contact: Skye McGehee, EQ room manager
Phone: (208) 721-3442