Pomerene Hall COVID-19 Policies


2021-22 policies for using TDAI spaces


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 university guidance regarding masks, cleaning cloth face coverings, and respectful mask compliance.)

Physical distancing

Vaccinated persons are no longer 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.

Cleaning and sanitizing

Everyone should wash their hands 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 can be found in TDAI offices, conference rooms and labs in residence. For the safety and ease of everyone, please do not remove these bottles.

Common areas and bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected by the university at least twice a day, including door handles, faucets, handrails and other high-touch surfaces.

Users of workstations and offices are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting their own work areas, and should clean and disinfect shared workspaces before and after each use.

Lab in residence occupants are responsible for cleaning their lab, and can obtain cleaning supplies from TDAI. Occupants should clean and disinfect shared workspaces before and after use. Shared spaces and high-touch surfaces require more frequent disinfection and cleaning.

Kitchen area users should wipe down surfaces before and after each use, including handles and buttons on water coolers, microwaves and refrigerators.

Trash and recycling

Users of labs in residence, offices and workstations should empty any 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

Click here to request a TDAI space reservation.