Reopening update

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Governor Raimondo has extended Phase 1 of the “Reopening RI” plan through at least June 5, 2020. Bryant University will continue to follow guidance from the State of Rhode Island, and as we are still in Phase 1 we expect that all staff who can work from home will continue to work from home for the remainder of Phase 1 in keeping with that guidance.   

We are considering how best to configure our on-campus staffing arrangements for after we enter Phase 2.  That information will be provided at a later date when we know more. In the meantime, please note:

  • If you must come onto campus, it is our expectation that you will adhere to CDC social distancing and face-covering guidelines. Face masks or face coverings must be worn by all staff/faculty working on campus when in the presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., common work spaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, hallways, breakrooms, etc.).
  • If you must work on campus and are in need of a face mask, please contact Andy DeMelia, AVP of Facilities Operations, at
  •  Plexiglass is being installed in high-traffic areas. Please do not post anything on the plexiglass.

When our government officials and public health experts indicate that Rhode Island is prepared to transition to the next phase of reopening, we will continue to keep the health and safety of our community as our foremost consideration as the University considers strategies for future work arrangements. In the weeks ahead we will continue to communicate about the COVID-19 pandemic and a phased campus reopening in alignment with State of Rhode Island guidelines and health recommendations from the CDC. For these updates, we will continue to utilize a three-point communication model wherein email updates are also posted here, as a centralized repository and information hub, and shared on the University social media accounts.  Please be sure to check back for the most up-to-date information about Bryant University’s response to this evolving situation.