Steidle Building COVID-19 Return to Research ProceduresAs of June 3, 2020
In an effort to provide guidance on our return to research, Steidle Building COVID-19 Return to Research Procedures: 6_3 provides procedures for entry, exit, use, and maintenance of Steidle building that reduce our risk of exposure to and transmission of the SARS-Cov-2 virus and the COVID-19 infection. The procedures are under continuous development by the MatSE Safety Committee under guidance from the College of Earth and Mineral Science and Penn State leadership teams. The recommendations will evolve in response to new information as it emerges.
The recommendations are intended for time periods when the Penn State is operating under conditions Red, Orange, Yellow-1, and Yellow-2. As defined in the university Covid-19 policies, all university business that can be conducted remotely should be, only activities that must be conducted in Steidle are allowed.
Recommendations are provided in 16 areas in the appendix listing our current status regarding preparations, communication with department members and leadership, the Code Orange transition, PPE, and a lab rapid shut-down plan.
Steidle Building COVID-19 Return to Research Procedures: 6_3 was prepared by the PSU MatSE Safety Committee: Scott Henninger, Elizabeth Kupp, Jon-Paul Maria, and Shana Wagner.
Steidle Building COVID-19 Return to Research Procedures: 6_3 applies to all individuals that use Steidle Labs, irrespective of your home department. If you are in MatSE, but work in another building, you will need to follow the guidelines and access plans for that building as each will have a unique structure.
New requirement for entering and exiting Steidle building
The Steidle Entrance and Exit form is used to track building occupancy. At this time, anyone who accesses the Steidle building is required to submit this form upon entering and exiting the building. Instruction for submitting the Steidle Entrance and Exit form.This page will be updated as new information becomes available.