To:              UVM Community

From:         Gary Derr, Vice President for Operations and Public Safety

Date:          March 18, 2020

RE:            Updates: Building Access, Gatherings, and Deliveries

I am writing to provide several updates related to campus operations.

_*Building Access and Security*_

Effective immediately and until further notice, university buildings 
will be open only from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
and otherwise accessible only by key or CATcard.  There are some 
buildings that will be secured additional hours or completely; building 
occupants will be notified accordingly.  Requests to extend additional 
security protocols for particular buildings should be directed to Mark 
McKenna, Director of the CATcard Service Center ([log in to unmask]). All 
residence halls will be secured 24 hours per day, accessible only by 
CATcard and limited to students who have been approved by Residential 
Life to be in the halls.

Reminder, if you have an iPhone you can set up your CATcard on your 
Apple Wallet.  Information on how to activate this feature on your 
iPhone is available on the CATcard website 
*__*Group Gatherings*_

In an effort to further support social distancing practices designed to 
reduce the spread of COVID-19, all gatherings will be limited to 10 or 
fewer.  If you have an event scheduled with University Events Services 
(EMS), they will assist with canceling or helping to explore alternative 
means of hosting, such as video or teleconferencing. If your meeting is 
scheduled in a space not managed in EMS, it is your responsibility to 
cancel or update your meeting invitation and associated services such as 

_*FedEx and UPS Deliveries (for faculty and staff only)*_

Effective immediately and until further notice all packages ordered 
using FedEx or UPS will be delivered to UVM Print & Mail at the UVM 
Williston Mail facility. UVM Print & Mail staff will attempt to deliver 
the package to the specific office/department by emailing or calling in 
advance to confirm that someone is present to receive the delivery or 
UVM Print and Mail receives an email or phone communication from the 
office/department stating that someone will be in their office to accept 
the delivery. You can opt to pick up your packages at the UVM Williston 
Mail facility (223 Avenue D, Suite 20, Williston, VT), from 10:00 a.m. 
to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday if you are not on campus.

Given current circumstances, FedEx and UPS frequently have found no one 
present to accept packages they have attempted to deliver to individual 
offices on campus. FedEx and UPS both asked that UVM take these steps in 
order to ensure that packages get to the appropriate individuals, 
otherwise, if undeliverable, the carriers will return the package to the 

If you have time sensitive packages please contact us at 
[log in to unmask] or call 656-4313 to let UVM Print and Mail know 
when you are available on campus for the package to be delivered to your 

I appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this difficult 
and challenging time.  All our efforts are implemented with the intent 
of protecting the health and well-being of all members of our community.

Gary L. Derr
Vice President for Operations and Public Safety

University of Vermont
347 Waterman Building
Burlington, Vermont 05405

(802) 656-8937 (Office)

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