COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan

Campus Access

Outdoor spaces on Reed campus are open to the public. Most indoor spaces are restricted to use by current students and employees, except as allowed for events or to access public-facing offices.. Any use of Reed campus property by external groups or organizations must be approved through Reed’s conference and events planning (CEP) office.

Visitors, Vendors & Contractors

Vendors, contractors, and individuals providing professional services to the college may access the campus and facilities as necessary to accomplish the requested or contracted services.

All vendors, contractors, and approved visitors to campus must follow relevant CDC, state, and Reed public health guidelines Visitors who do not comply with these guidelines will be required to leave campus.

If you are a faculty or staff member who would like to invite a vendor or a visitor to campus, you must provide them with a link to the online Daily Health Check and ask them to complete it on a daily basis before they arrive. Guests, vendors, and visitors are also required to comply with the college’s vaccination and face covering policies.

Residential buildings are controlled by ID/swipe card access all hours and days. Access is limited to current Reed students, their approved guests (current Reed students, staff, faculty, or contracted affiliates), and college staff in the performance of their official duties or approved activities. Guidelines for usage of residence hall common areas can be found on the Residence Life website.


Community Safety

Building Enter/Exit Controls

The college has implemented stringent enter and exit controls to campus buildings to limit access to facilities to primarily students, faculty, and staff. We summarize below the controls in place.

  • Nearly all buildings will require swipe card access, with limited exceptions.
  • Gray Campus Center (GCC) and Eliot Hall will be unlocked from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The GCC will have limited weekend hours of 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Some buildings with specific functions (e.g., the library during finals and GCC for late-night access to Homer's Hut) will have extended hours.
  • Residence halls will continue to require swipe card access 24/7.
  • Swipe card access for faculty and staff will remain 24/7 to authorized areas.
  • Student swipe card access to most buildings with shared indoor spaces (e.g., PAB and Vollum) will be from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily. Requests to provide individual students access to spaces not in the general plan should be directed to by the faculty, department, or administrator who oversees the program or space.
  • Requests for specific buildings to be unlocked for defined periods of time for programs and events will be managed by Conference & Events Planning (CEP) or college officials with direct responsibility for specific spaces.

Questions or concerns about the overall plan should be directed to Questions or concerns about specific types and areas of access should be sent to


Community Safety

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Campus Signage

The college developed campus signage that is posted around campus to promote essential public health practices. Customized signs can be ordered through public affairs by submitting a creative project intake form


Facilities Services