On October 5, the University of Richmond transitioned to the Orange Phase as part of our protocol to maintain safe and productive study and work environments. Here in the Richmond Law Library, we are using this phase to expand some of our student services. Beginning on Monday, October 12, we will allow law students to reserve all study rooms for up to two people.
On the same day that we expand study room policies, we begin our seventh of thirteen weeks of classes for Fall 2020. We thank all law students and the entire Richmond Law community for supporting all health guidelines, while cooperating with each other to remain safe and help us sustain a productive study environment.
Right now, none of the other library policies or seating capacity has changed. Already during the Red Phase, we were able to provide nearly 50% capacity for study spaces, even with a closed computer lab and many chairs placed in storage. We’ll keep all existing study spaces during this current phase, while maintaining six feet of distance wherever possible.
The entire University of Richmond still follows the Physical Distancing Framework, in the law library, this means that we’re only open to our law school community, and we still require physical distancing as well as masks at all times. As long as the university remains in this Orange Phase, we’ll maintain this expanded policy.
Good luck to all law students as we finish out the term.