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Arizona Law "New Safe Return" Plan: 1.0 INTRODUCTION

Guidelines for the College of Law's new safe return to campus


Arizona Law has developed a preliminary Plan for reopening its campus as safely as possible. As a relatively insular subcommunity within the University, Arizona Law is in a unique position to employ interventions that may not be available in a more populated or physically porous setting. To make the most of this advantage, Arizona Law is open only to faculty, students, and staff of Arizona Law until further notice, subject to limited exceptions noted below.

Monitoring and mitigation of COVID-19 at Arizona Law, as recommended in this Plan, will provide public health benefits for the UArizona community as a whole. Detection of infection within Arizona Law will provide information about likely infection more broadly and enable a university-wide response.

The Plan integrates and comports with the guidelines and recommendations advanced by the UArizona Campus Re-entry Plan Working Groups and Teams; CDC guidelines; state and local guidelines; and best practice guidelines gleaned from around the United States. In drawing from these materials, the Plan addresses the unique circumstances of Arizona Law, including those related to community (faculty, staff, and students), physical plant, class schedules, clinics, the law library, workflow, and supplemental activities.

The Plan is adaptive and dynamic in nature. It incorporates an investigative research component to collect information about the efficacy of interventions, to actively enable feedback to refine best practices, and to provide contingency planning for foreseeable changes in circumstances. All data collected for research purposes will be obtained with appropriate IRB approval and supervision.

Implementation of this Plan shall comply with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and University policies regarding privacy, equality, and other rights. This Plan will be reviewed by the Provost or their designee and we will adjust this Plan accordingly. We will inform the Provost of any substantial changes to this Plan.