Definitely not vital this very moment (and might be put to better use doing research to better understand what is happening and to guide students with achievable tasks...I am not sure I am succeeding on the latter - difficult to tell what is achievable.) https://www.scienceguide.nl/2020/03/academics-are-not-a-vital-profession/
Diseases have impacted a lot on our urban built environment. On my solitary run today I assessed in how far different benches are #NLCoronaProof (offer enough space to be 1.5 meters apart). Some are, others less so.