With the campus covered in snow and troubles plaguing commuters, Yale Dining has been taking measures to ensure that enough staff can be on campus to keep all the Dining Halls open — including having staff sleep over in the residential colleges. While many staff members were not able to make it in today, all the Dining Halls were open and fully operational, Head of Residential Dining Regenia Phillips said.

She said that when big storms are anticipated arrangements are made to have many of the dining hall workers stay on campus or close to campus. She said some employees will stay with friends or relatives who live closer to campus, while others will stay in guest suites in the residential colleges.

She said they do not yet know how many employees were able to make it to work today.

Students in Silliman were asked to use paper plates and utensils today due to staff shortages.

Correction: January 28, 2011

An earlier version of this post misspelled Regenia Phillips’ surname.