Due to COVID-19, the following safety guidelines are required of all participants of in-person activities.
Effective August 10, 2020, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas plans to resume in person classes and activities. To protect the health and safety of our members, staff and community, the following guidelines and protocols are required of all participants. Those not complying with the safety guidelines will be asked to leave.
The list below is in addition to any policies or protocols the venue may already have in place.
Guidelines and protocols for all participants of in person activities:
• Participation will be limited to one-third the capacity of the room/venue. For instance, a space that has a capacity to hold 45 participants in a normal setting will be limited to a maximum capacity of 15.
• All participants, instructors and staff must observe social distancing of at least 6 ft. from others. Seating will be appropriately spaced to adhere to social distancing protocol.
• Face coverings are required by all participants in all venues and in any public environments where social distancing may be difficult to maintain.
• The institute expects the OLLI community to provide their own personal face coverings.
• Those not complying with use of face coverings will be asked to leave and return with a face covering.
• Only personal food and beverage items are allowed.
• Participants should use the provided sanitation stations.
• Classrooms and meeting spaces will be cleaned sanitized and disinfecting between activities and daily.
• The OLLI office will remain limited to visitors until further notice. If you must visit the OLLI office notify us in advance to ensure our availability and safety of all.
Who Should NOT attend in person classes and other activities:
• Anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness — if you are not feeling well, stay home and call your medical provider or Pat Walker Health Center.
• Anyone recently diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 14-days.*
• Anyone who has had contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and who has not received approval from ADH to return.
• Anyone arriving from an international destination or CDC/ADH-identified hot spot who has not contacted ADH and completed the mandated 14-day self-quarantine.
• Non-essential visitors and guests
All protocols are per the guidance of the CDC, AR Dept. of Health and the University of Arkansas.