Pomerene Hall COVID-19 Policies


Important changes for reserving and using TDAI spaces for the 2021-22 academic year



Masks / facial coverings

As of August 2, 2021, students, faculty, staff and visitors to all Ohio State campuses and medical facilities are required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. Masks continue to be required outdoors for unvaccinated individuals when they cannot maintain physical distancing. Vaccinated people are not required to mask outdoors..

Additional guidance regarding alternative masks, cleaning cloth face coverings and respectful mask compliance can be found on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes Personal Protection and Hygiene page.

If you arrive to Pomerene without a mask, TDAI will have a very small supply of spare masks for staff and affiliates.


Physical distancing

Vaccinated persons no longer are required to physically distance. Non-vaccinated persons should maintain a distance of at least six feet from others in any indoor or outdoor space whenever possible. Furniture may be arranged or removed to support safe practices.


Sanitation and cleaning

Hands should be washed frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching common surfaces. If soap and water are not available, use 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Bottles of hand sanitizer are placed in each TDAI office, conference room and lab in residence. Please keep the sanitizer in each room for the safety and ease of everyone.

  • Common areas / bathrooms: At least twice a day, the university cleans bathrooms and disinfects high touch-point areas, including door handles, faucets, handrails and other commonly touched surfaces in high-traffic areas.
  • Individual offices and labs in residence: Individuals are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting their own workstations. Individuals should clean and disinfect shared workspaces before and after use.
  • Labs in Residence: Lab cleaning remains the responsibility of the lab occupants, although TDAI will provide cleaning supplies for each room. Individuals should clean and disinfect shared workspaces before and after use. Shared spaces and high-touch surfaces require more frequent disinfection and cleaning.
  • Kitchen areas: Kitchen users should wipe down surfaces after each use, including handles and buttons on water coolers, microwaves and refrigerators.


Office occupants should empty their desk-side trash and recycling bins into the large silver containers in the main hallways in order to limit foot traffic. Housekeeping will not empty individual trash cans.

Reserving TDAI meeting rooms

Please continue to use the regular room reservation process, located here. Most inquiries are handled the same day, but please allow up to two business days for a reservation confirmation.