Plans for the Language and ASL Labs during COVID-19

General Guidelines: 

All faculty, staff, and tutors that utilize either the Language Lab or the ASL Interpreting Lab will adhere to UVU’s COVID-19 policies throughout Fall 2020. This web page is subject to change in order to comply with those policies.  

Maintaining cleanliness:

All faculty, staff, and tutors that use the language lab’s facilities, including the computer lab and tutoring center are required to clean their station, including the keyboard, mouse, desktop, monitor and headset with disinfecting wipes, before and after use. They are also required to use hand sanitizer before and after use. The Language Lab Manager and Office Assistants will wipe down all surfaces and door handles at approximately 4:00pm. 

Language Lab: 

Plan for Students: 

No students will be allowed in either the computer lab or tutoring center portions of the language lab for Fall Semester. All tutoring will take place online for entire duration of the Fall 2020 Semester. 

Plan for Tutors: 

Tutors may use the computer lab for online tutoring unless those stations are full or choose to work remotely. The computer lab portion of the language lab will have six stations. Tutors are to use a mask unless they are the only person in the room. All stations will be six feet apart to comply with social distancing measures. Office Assistants are allowed to fill one of these slots in the tutoring center.  

Plan for Faculty: 

Prioritizing adjunct and lecturers that do not have access to adequate technology at home, the computer lab portion of the language lab will have six stations, allowing for a maximum of six faculty in the lab at once. Faculty are to use a mask unless they are the only person in the room. All stations will be six feet apart to comply with social distancing measures. 

Plan for Staff: 

The language lab manager will work at their desk in the office. This desk is six feet away from the front desk, where Office Assistants have the option of working.  

Hours of Operation:

The lab will be open from 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Online tutoring hours may be scheduled outside of this timeframe.

ASL Interpreting Lab: 

Plan for Students:  

Online students in upper division courses will be allowed into the ASL Lab. They will be required to work at one of 9 approved workstations. The lab COVID-19 social distancing measures account for another 2 people who are presumably using video production equipment, totaling a maximum of 11 students in the lab at once. Before and after using a work station, they are required to clean the desktop, keyboard, monitor, mouse, and headset with the provided cleaning supplies located in the bookshelf by the lab entrance. While not supervisered by staff, students are expected to keep all social distancing in place and not surpress the threshold of 11 students in the ASL lab at once. 

Plan for Tutors:  

ASL Tutors will either work from home or the Language Lab for online tutoring. No tutors are permitted into the ASL Lab. 

Plan for Faculty:  

ASL Faculty may use the ASL Interpreting lab to conduct livestreamed or online classes if they need to technology offered there. The ASL Lab is planned to be used primarily for students, and faculty may use that space knowing that students may be in the room with them. Faculty may choose not to wear a mask only if they are the only person in the room.  

Plan for Staff:  

No  staff will use the ASL Interpreting lab for the Fall 2020 Semester.  

Hours of Operation:

The lab will follow Fulton Library’s hours of operation.  Students are required to shut the door when they leave in order to maintain security of the lab.