If you’re part of an organization planning to host in-person events this semester, you’ll need to consider the impact of COVID-19 protective behaviors on your activities. Any event with 50 or more attendees will continue to require additional university approvals. This process aims to help organizers ensure the health and safety of the university community.
During the approval process, you’ll need to complete a written form explaining what activities will take place and complete a risk assessment. A few new requirements for events this semester include:
- Attendees at events, both inside and outside, must wear face coverings.
- All events must have a university employee or advisor present.
- The Safer Community app must be used as part of the event check-in process.
- Events must be approved 7 days prior to the event taking place. (The approval process takes 7-10 days and organizers are responsible for responding to any questions from the respective approvers.)
As part of the event process, organizers must acknowledge and agree to follow Directed Health Measures (DHMs) at the time of the event, recognizing that they may change. To help organizers keep up on the latest DHMs, Student Affairs is hosting a weekly webinar on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. TJ McDowell, assistant vice chancellor for student life and leadership, will review current restrictions in Lincoln, discuss the university’s event approval process and answer questions about how to safely plan events during the pandemic. This webinar is available at go.unl.edu/eventplanning.