Important COVID-19 Information

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AUTM 2020 Term: Lincoln & Omaha Campus COVID-19

Dear Doane Students, Faculty and Staff:

We are excited for Doane University’s 2020 AUTM classes to begin but are also mindful of concerns regarding health and safety. Since the pandemic’s altering of our lives in mid-March, staff have been busy making decisions and preparing for the 2020 AUTM term. The information below outlines what to expect with buildings located on the Lincoln and Omaha campuses.

Students will receive two Doane face masks for campus use and faculty will receive one. Faculty members teaching ground courses will also receive a face shield. Classroom furniture and equipment is arranged to comply with social distancing requirements. Please do not rearrange any furniture or equipment. Signs and floor markings will be present on each campus and in all buildings denoting the expectations.

Lincoln Buildings

Administration (“5000”) Building

Fred Brown Center (FBC) Building

  • Doors will open for classes at 5:00 PM.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • Use the North stairwell (follow the arrows) to head upstairs to classes and the South stairwell (follow the arrows) to come down from classes.
  • Please limit the use of the elevator unless there are health concerns or physical limitations. Maximum occupancy is two people.
  • The lounge and vending area will be closed. Please plan accordingly.
  • The small computer lab by the lounge area will be closed.
  • Water fountains on the 2nd and 3rd floor will be shut off.
  • Georgia Thomas will reside in the Receptionist’s Office from 5:00 to 6:00 PM to answer phones and offer general support.
  • The copy machine will be open for instructor use only and cleaning supplies will be available to clean any touched surfaces.
  • The Academic Success Center and Writing Center staff are available by appointment only.
  • The Military and VA Services Center is available by appointment only.

MAC/Developing Leader Coaches Building

  • Doors will remain locked.
  • Schedule appointments for audio recorder pick-up/drop-off by contacting Georgia Thomas at georgia.thomas@doane.edu.
  • The MAC Office will be closed to students.

M.Ed.

  • Doors will remain locked and will open for classes at 5:00 PM.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • Schedule appointments by contacting Jessica Polt at jessica.polt@doane.edu or Olivia Wallroff at olivia.wallroff@doane.edu.
  • The copy machine will be open for instructor use only and cleaning supplies will be available to clean any touched surfaces.
  • All common area furniture will be taped off and should not be used, other than those pieces that allow for 6-foot social distancing.
  • The kitchenette area, refrigerator, and coffee machines will be closed for student use.

Omaha Campus

  • Doors will open at 5:00pm for classes.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • Schedule appointments by contacting Chris Brady at chris.brady@doane.edu.
  • Only staff and faculty will have copier and printing access until 5:30pm. After that, the workroom will be locked.
  • There are designated one way markers on the floor and walls of the Omaha campus.
  • The kitchen and vending area will be closed. Please plan accordingly.
  • There will be scheduled breaks for evenings when more than one class is on the campus.

On behalf of Doane University, the highest priority is to ensure everyone’s safety. Thank you for your understanding of these changes. Please feel free to forward this information to others.

Sincerely,

Dr. Lorie Cook-Benjamin, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs - Nonresidential Campus Operations and Dean of the College of Professional Studies