SP 2022 Information for COVID-19 Operating Procedures for ACCAD Community and Spaces



Effective immediately, 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. Read more on the Personal Safety Practices page.  

The university has compiled additional guidance regarding alternative masks, cleaning cloth face coverings and respectful mask compliance on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes Personal Protection and Hygiene page. 

If you arrive at our space without a mask, ACCAD will have a very small supply of spare masks for faculty, students and staff. 



ACCAD access for students enrolled in ACCAD courses and graduate students doing their research at ACCAD is 24/7.   

  • The front lobby door (Sullivant 331) will be open for entry from 9:00am – 5:00pm 
  • Before 9am and after 5pm M-F, and all weekend hours will require anyone accessing ACCAD to use your BuckID for entry.   
  • DO NOT allow entry to anyone who does not have swipe card entry. 
  • Do not prop doors open.  Our doors are alarmed and a propped open door will set off an alarm. 
  • You must wear a mask at all times when in ACCAD and in Sullivant Hall. 



ACCAD does not plan to use a booking system for workstation use, unless it becomes necessary. If you are having trouble accessing resources, please let your instructor or advisor know and they can inform the director of ACCAD.



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, 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer should be used. Bottles of hand sanitizer will be placed in each ACCAD space, for your convenience. Please keep the sanitizer in each room for the safety and ease of others. 

Workstations in Labs:  Workstation cleaning will be the responsibility of each user, although cleaning supplies will be provided by ACCAD for each room. Individuals should clean and disinfect shared workspaces before and after use including wiping keyboards, mice, desktops and chairs before use. Shared spaces and high-touch surfaces will require more frequent disinfection and cleaning.

Kitchen Area:  The water cooler and refrigerator will not be available for use. The kitchen sink will serve as a hand washing station. ACCAD will provide soap and hand towels for hand washing. Individuals should thoroughly wash their hands before and after workstation use. 



You can always find the most up-to-date information about the university’s guidelines and requirements for returning to our campuses at  Safe and Healthy Buckeyes. Because this information changes frequently, you are encouraged to review it frequently.