August 21, 2020

Approval necessary for all large campus events

Gatherings required to follow public health protocols

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

Craig Chandler | University Communication

Due to COVID-19, all on-campus events projected to include 50 (or more) participants are required to go through an approval process and must follow all public health protocols.

Approval of these events must be granted by the vice chancellor associated with the organizing campus group or unit. An event risk assessment must also be filed with the vice chancellor for business and finance prior to the date of the event.

The point-of-contact for each event must be onsite for the duration and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all directed health measures.

All on-campus events follow best practices as recommended by local, state and national health officials. Those include hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizers; social distancing of at least six feet; requiring the use of facial coverings at all times when indoors (except when seated while eating/drinking) and whenever possible outdoors; reducing venue capacities; and using remote options for larger gatherings.

Any university event may be canceled without notice at any time, even if previously approved.

Athletic events are governed by Nebraska Athletics, the Big Ten Conference and NCAA guidelines. Programs held at specific campus venues — including the Lied Center for Performing Arts, Carson Theatre and Sheldon Museum of Art — are expected to follow pre-approved venue policies and protocols.

The campus event approval policy went into effect Aug. 1. Request forms are available here.