The following messages contain important information about access to the Law Center campus. Please review the information carefully and note that any changes to the current procedures will be emailed to faculty and updated here.
Occasional Visitor Registration Process (August 19, 2020)
Message from David Mao, AVP & Law Center COO
Re: Protocol for Accessing Campus for Faculty Working Remotely
August 19, 2020
Dear Law Center Faculty:
I’m following up with instructions on campus access for faculty who have not yet been approved to be on campus regularly. The University has created a protocol using a visitor management system called Traction Guest.
Building Access for Faculty and Staff Working Remotely
Law Center access through the Traction Guest system will be available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. only. All faculty and staff visiting campus for a limited amount of time to retrieve items from their offices must come during these hours and enter through either the McDonough Hall 2nd street entrance or the Hotung/Eleanor Holmes Norton Green entrance.
If you need to come to campus, please complete this request form at least 48 hours before you plan to visit to request access to campus buildings. After your request is processed, you will receive an email invitation from Traction Guest with instructions on how to secure access to campus buildings.
On the day of your visit, you will receive a second email with instructions to complete a COVID-19 Health Attestation questionnaire and sign the Georgetown University Visitor Agreement before you arrive on campus. If you successfully complete the COVID-19 Health Attestation, you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code, which you can print out or display on your mobile device. Please bring your GOCard with you to campus.
Upon arrival to campus, you will be required to show your GOCard and the QR code to the DPS officer at the building entrance. If your QR code is valid and you are wearing a face covering over your mouth and nose, you will be allowed to enter the building.
If there is no officer at the building entrance, please call DPS at (202) 662-9325. An officer will then meet you at the entrance of the building to check your GOCard and scan your QR code.
If you plan to drive to campus, you may park only in the McDonough garage and will be screened at the Parking Booth. You must have a valid QR code to access the parking garage. If not, you will need to park on the street and go to either the McDonough or Hotung walk-in entrance to obtain a QR code to access the garage.
Everyone on campus is required to follow all University health and safety measures.
Thank you for following these building access procedures as we work together to protect the health and safety of each other and our students. We are deeply grateful for your care for and commitment to the Georgetown Law community.
Registration for Regular Campus Access (August 15, 2020)
Message from Greg Klass, Associate Dean for Research & Academic Programs
August 15, 2020
The Dean’s Office is working to put a system into place to allow limited, regular access to those faculty members who wish it. In the first phase, access would be provided only for teaching or research in an office or classroom. In later phases, we hope to add access to meet outdoors with small groups of students and perhaps for other purposes. Faculty who request and are granted access will then be invited to complete the attestation process (registering with One Medical, testing, daily check-ins, etc).
To be clear, we have not yet received approval from the University of the District of Columbia for such access. In order to be prepared if/when we do receive such approval, it will be helpful to have a list of faculty who want such access. If you would like to be permitted regular access to campus for (a) teaching from your office, (b) teaching from a classroom, or (c) using your office for research and the like during the period of remote teaching, please register using this link:
You should register only if you wish regular access to campus for one of the above purposes during this period. If you do not plan to visit campus during this period, or plan to come only sporadically, you do not need to register with this form. Occasional visits — such as to pick up something from your office office — will be possible using a separate visitor procedure, which will not require completing the full attestation process.
Campus Closure Announcement (August 14, 2020)
Message from David Mao, AVP & Law Center COO
Re: Important Information about Campus Building Access Procedures
August 14, 2020
As Greg noted in his message to you on Monday, campus building access will be restricted starting Monday, August 17. At that time GOCard building access will be deactivated for everyone unless they are approved to be on campus. For this initial phase, only staff members designated as essential to operations are approved to be on campus. There is no need to install the GOCard-replacement Transact EAccounts app that you learned about yesterday. We are answering a few questions about this app and will let you know when the app is ready to be installed. If you installed the app already, you should feel free to delete it.
We know that some members of the faculty are interested in working from their offices or classrooms on campus. We are developing plans to allow more in-person activities. Once we have approval for those plans we will begin to invite more people to participate. Until that time, access to campus buildings will be restricted.
The University is also finalizing a protocol for visitors (i.e., anyone not yet approved to be on campus who needs to make a brief visit to their office). I will notify you once I receive the detailed procedures for visitor access.
Please remember that designated staff are available and ready to provide services so that you do not need to come to campus.
Retrieving Items from Office and Printing Assistance
Faculty support is providing services that can substitute for a visit to campus. If you need something from your office and it is easy to identify and retrieve, they will dispatch a designated staff member to do so. If you need printing assistance, they will print materials for you. These items/material will then be mailed to you. Please contact your faculty assistant with any such requests. Materials will be sent through the Mail Room twice a week (on Monday and Thursday).
If you need library materials, please email your liaison, or if you don’t have one, email Library Research Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library will have a limited number of staff on campus each week. They will pull materials you need and send them to you through the Mail Room.
Thank you for your compliance with these building access procedures as we work together to protect the health and safety of each other – our faculty and staff, and our students. I am grateful for your care for and commitment to our community.