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Operations FAQ

Are visitors allowed on campus?

We are committed and intent on protecting the health of our community members, therefore, we are not allowing visitors (except those conducting approved College business) on campus at this time. This includes outside and inside spaces.

What has the College done to help ventilation on campus?

B&G exchanged filters in air handling equipment during the summer to MERV 13 air filter media material or MERV 13 pleated air filters campus-wide, per the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and CDC recommendations.

Ventilation equipment and system capabilities across the campus vary. Outside air exchange is enabled in all areas possible; these equipped systems include Leggett, Martin, Student Center, the MAC, Wright, the Smith Theatre, and Wimberly’s cooling system. The B&G HVAC technicians have inspected and repaired the local exhaust ventilation equipment in residence hall restrooms to ensure proper operation.

Additionally, B&G is installing bipolar ionizers in the dining hall ventilation system. Bipolar ionizers create ions in the air to react with airborne contaminants, including molds, mildew, dust, and viruses. However, peer-reviewed studies do not exist to establish the efficacy of bipolar ionizers, and they are considered an emerging technology.

Occupants can enhance these ventilation efforts by leaving doors to rooms and offices open and checking that air conditioning units or heaters are on. Please notify B&G by calling ext. 8109 or emailing bgwork if a campus location appears to have an issue.

If you choose to open windows when the weather permits, please remember to close them before leaving the space. Our rooms will have variable schedules, and we want to avoid heating and cooling issues due to opened windows.

If I am working remotely, can I continue to do so?

Faculty and staff members may choose to continue working remotely if their positions allow this.

If I prefer to work on campus, am I allowed to do so?

Faculty and staff who are currently working on campus may continue to do so. Those who have not resumed work on campus as part of the College’s phased return to work plan should remain working remotely. Exceptions to this policy will be made on a case-by-case basis.

What safety precautions are in place?

Randolph has worked hard over the past weeks and months to implement numerous enhancements and changes on campus, including enhanced cleaning, changes to accommodate physical distancing, the addition of hand sanitizer stations throughout campus, and more.

Do I have to wear a face covering?

Yes, everyone on campus must wear a face covering or a face shield unless they are alone in an office or outside and more than six feet apart from others.

Will the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College still be open to the public?

At this time, the Maier is open to the public, with proper physical distancing and cleaning procedures in place.

Can I bring my children to campus?

No, campus policy states that no employee or student children can be on campus.

More Questions?

Visit the Human Resources website for Policies and Information as well as FAQs for Employees.


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