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Steward/Astronomy Specific Guidelines for Responding/Adapting to COVID-19 Pandemic

May 11: The Steward  guidelines linked below are outdated. If you have questions, especially about furloughs and return-to-work, please start by contacting your supervisor. Much information has arrived recently, and new guidelines will appear as soon as we can write them. The links to things such as the University COVID-19 pages, the College of Science papers, the UA Health Alerts, and the CDC pages are automatically the latest versions.


April 6: the policy document (linked in bold below) has been updated.

March 19, 4pm: Here is Zoom information behind NetID including the zoom-channel schedules. (We have added phone numbers).


Here are the Steward guidelines/information of 8am on April 6. They supercede and extend previous guidelines.


Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy are adopting policies that will minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 while allowing us to continue to support our educational, outreach, and research missions. Our policies are intended to be consistent with those of the University of Arizona and the College of Science. We refer you to their web pages at these links:



NOTE: You can contact Buell Jannuzi or Dennis Zaritsky  or Xiaohui Fan or Mark Buglewicz as appropriate. 


Other useful links:

- UArizona Health Alert site is HERE.

- CDC guidelines are HERE.

- WHO guidelines are HERE.

HERE is why you should wash with soap and water for 20 seconds.