Countdown to Reopening #1
Jennifer Johnson
Dean, Lewis & Clark Law School

P.S. Next week's countdown email: Life on Campus; coming August 10: Boley Law Library

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Dining options
The Café will be using an app for online ordering of food with online payment. Areas to pick up the food safely have been established. If Brewed Awakenings (our coffee stand) reopens, it will open when the cafeteria is closed to limit the numbers of people in the Legal Research Center (LRC) at any given time. Additional microwaves will be placed in LRC so that students can have safe access for heating food brought from home.
Classroom safety measures
Students, professors and staff are required to wear face coverings. The only exception is when they are alone in a private office.

The professor will teach behind plexiglass barriers, and will be at least 6 feet from students. The first row of student seating will not be used. Student seating is marked to ensure that students sit 6 feet or more from each other.
Protocols for entering and exiting classrooms
We have built a schedule that creates extended time between classes and will have clearly marked entrances and exits. We will provide clear instructions and signage on entering and exiting to ensure social distancing.
Options for taking class remotely
The faculty encourages our students to attend class in person. However, we recognize that some students may have an underlying health condition, live with someone with an underlying health condition, or have other COVID health concerns. Please email Associate Dean Libby Davis to request permission to attend classes remotely. Most classes will have remote capabilities via Zoom.
Options to change from remote status to attend in-person
This option is always available with this caveat: If the classroom is at ‘in person’ capacity given COVID restrictions, students who are attending via Zoom will not be able to attend in-person.

*Photo was taken pre-COVID-19. Beginning this fall, all professors will be wearing masks or behind plexiglass barriers when teaching.
Options to change from in-person to remote attendance
If at some point during the semester, a student determines that they need to attend classes remotely for COVID health concerns, they can request approval to do so by emailing Associate Dean Libby Davis.
Expectations of students attending remotely
Professors will expect students attending via Zoom to be actively engaged in the class sessions. They will call on Zoom students and respond to questions being posed by Zoom students as if they were in the classroom.
Technology support for students
We have an outstanding Computing Services Department that will provide detailed information to all students about computer requirements and accessing classes remotely. Last spring, when we transitioned to all remote classes, very few students had internet issues but any students who have problems with internet access or who face issues that could impact their ability to attend class via Zoom should contact Associate Dean Davis immediately.
Thanksgiving break and final exams
All in-person classes will conclude on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Professors will notify students, once classes start, whether post-Thanksgiving classes will be done remotely or made up prior to Thanksgiving. All final exams will be available remotely.