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Indoor and Outdoor Spaces: COVID Signage

Posted by on Thursday, June 11, 2020 in .

Vanderbilt students practice healthy behaviors as they mask up and social distance themselves between classes around campus.

Campus buildings and exterior spaces will include signage that should be followed by community members at all times. This includes directional and physical distancing signage signifying flow and where people should stand, as well as informational signage regarding protocols in the Return to Campus Plan.

Examples of the signage community members will see on campus are outlined below.

Accessible Route Signage


Accessible route signage

Accessible Route: Sidewalk stickers that signify accessible routes around campus




Left turn arrow

Left turn:
Sidewalk stickers showing when you should turn left.



Right turn arrow

Right turn:
Sidewalk stickers showing when you should turn right.





Sidewalk stickers showing when you should walk counterclockwise to maintain physical distancing.


Exterior Signage


Dismount and walk your bike signage

Dismount & Walk:
Sandwich boards and yard signs showing when you should dismount and walk your bike or scooter


General etiquette and protocols


General Etiquette:
Sandwich boards and yard signs showing general etiquette and safety protocols



Lawn etiquette and protocols

Lawn Etiquette:
Sandwich boards and yard signs showing lawn etiquette and safety protocols


6 foot distance signage

6” Distance:
Sidewalk stickers marking 6” distance between two points



One way signage

One Way Only:
Sidewalk stickers and sandwich boards showing one way routes


Entry/Exit Building Signage


Entrance only signage

Entrance Only:
Building signs showing entrances to buildings


Exit only signage

Exit Only:
Building signs showing exits to buildings



 No entry sign

No Entry:
Building signs showing areas where you should NOT enter


Yield to others sign

Sandwich boards and building signs reminding individuals to yield and maintain 6’ distance from others


General Signage


General break space protocols

Break Space Guidelines:
Posters outlining main break space protocols


Disinfection Guidelines:
Posters outlining disinfection protocols for both public and private spaces



Elevator Guidelines:
Posters outlining elevator protocols that will be placed outside and inside elevators


Face mask/covering protocols

Face Mask/Covering Guidelines:
Posters outlining protocols for face masks/coverings



Meeting and conference room protocols

Meeting/Conference Room Guidelines:
Posters outlining meeting and conference room protocols


General guidelines to slow COVID-19 spread

Help Slow the Spread:
Posters reminding the general public how to slow the spread



Restroom guidelines

Restroom Guidelines:
Posters outlining restroom protocols that will be placed near restrooms.



Signage specific for research spaces on campus can be found on the Research at VU website.