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Policies and Procedures for Campus Reopening

体育足球比分This page contains the policies and procedures applicable to the College's reopening.

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Campus-wide Policies | Employee Policies


Campus-wide Policies

Face Covering Policy (updated)

Face Covering Policy, Fall 2020 (updated)

体育足球比分For the purpose of this policy, a face covering means a fabric covering/mask or disposable mask that covers the wearer’s mouth and nose.

  • Everyone on campus will be required to wear a face covering at all times, with the following exceptions:
    • When a person is outside and 6 feet of social distance can be maintained between individuals.
    • When a person is alone in an office or breakroom with the door closed.
    • When a student is alone or with their assigned roommate in their residence hall room.
    • When eating and drinking in designated areas: Social distancing must be observed and face coverings may be removed while seated for eating and drinking. Face coverings must be immediately put back on after eating/drinking.
  • Face masks with valves are prohibited. (While masks with valves are effective at protecting the wearer from pathogens, they do not protect others as large respiratory droplets can be released through the valve and potentially spread viral particles to others.)
  • Each student, faculty, and staff member will be provided with 2 fabric face masks, and can choose to wear other face coverings and masks that comply with this policy.
  • Disposable masks will be provided by the Office of Safety and Security when a fabric mask is forgotten.
  • Alternative face coverings may be provided or required in specific classes (i.e. labs, ASL classes) based on their requirements.

体育足球比分Students are required to follow this policy as part of their commitment to the Student Code of Conduct. Faculty and Staff are required to follow this policy per the Employee Handbook.

Using a face covering properly:

  • Your face covering must cover your nose and mouth.
  • Remove your mask by the elastic or tie bands and do not touch the front of the mask.
  • After removing your face covering, be careful not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water or use a sanitizing liquid to clean your hands.
  • Once removed, put your fabric face covering into a plastic bag until it can be washed. Paper masks should be disposed of immediately after use.
  • Carry a backup mask in case your mask gets wet or soiled.
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体育足球比分 Cleaning a fabric face covering:

  • Masks should be washed daily, if worn.
  • Hand-wash your mask in a sink, blot with a towel, and allow to air dry.
  • Use hot water and soap. Bleach is not recommended.
Classroom Protocols

Classroom Protocols, Fall 2020

As leaders in the classroom, it is imperative that instructors support compliance with these requirements clearly and unambiguously. Students are required to follow these protocols as part of their commitment to the Student Code of Conduct.

体育足球比分To ensure proper social distancing and minimize other risks of virus transmission during face-to-face classroom sessions, the protocols below must be observed by everyone using this classroom until further notice.

Reminder - Before coming on campus:

  • Complete your daily tracker/app/health check with clearance to attend.
  • Make sure you have your face covering.
  • Use proper hand washing and hygiene.

While in the classroom:

  • Each individual is required to clean their desk/workspace touchpoints before use. Cleaning supplies are provided in each classroom and used supplies must be disposed of in the marked container. If more supplies are needed, contact Facilities Services at (585) 385-8256.
  • Everyone in the classroom is required to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth while in the classroom.
  • Social distance (6 feet apart) must be maintained; occupants must remain spaced apart.
  • If furniture is moved it must remain 6 feet apart and be returned to its original position before leaving the room.
  • Do not bring extra furniture into the room. If you have a question about room occupancy, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (585) 385-8015.
  • Any equipment or materials that are shared during class must be cleaned before each individual uses them.
  • Eating food in classrooms is prohibited.
  • Beverages may be consumed if they are covered.
  • All occupants must practice respiratory etiquette (cover cough, cough or sneeze into elbow).

When leaving the classroom:

  • Individual work stations and any equipment used are required to be cleaned before exiting.
  • All items brought into the room must be taken out of the room, including any trash generated during the class period.
Communal Food Policy

Communal Food Policy During COVID-19 Period

Until further notice体育足球比分, the College is adopting the following precautions when food is provided at any events, meetings, and in offices. The goal is to minimize contact and cross contamination on food and food-serving surfaces. This policy applies to all foods and beverages regardless of vendor.

  • All catering must consist of individually packaged/portioned items or include a catering attendant for serving.
  • Buffet style service (anything you serve yourself) is prohibited, including common practices of providing doughnuts, pizza, cookies, etc.
  • “Bulk” food items may not be served at any campus event (i.e. bowls of chips, scoop your own ice cream).
  • Any food brought in from off-campus must be individually wrapped.
  • All “make your own” food events are prohibited (i.e. stuff your own taco, decorate a cupcake).
  • Communal snacks in bowls in public spaces, including candy, mints, etc., are prohibited.
  • Beverages should be in single-serve containers.

We also expect good health and safety practices such as providing hand sanitizer at events, as well as cleaning tables before and after with disinfecting cleaners.

As a reminder, food is not allowed in any classroom.

体育足球比分If you have questions about food for your event, please contact Fisher Dining Catering at (585) 385-8285.

Campus Access and Visitors Policy (updated)

Campus Access and Visitors Policy (updated)

While on campus, currently enrolled students, and currently employed faculty and staff must:

  • successfully complete the health check prior to coming to campus;
  • wear their Fisher ID card at all times while on campus;
  • wear a face covering at all times while on campus when social distance of six (6) feet or more cannot be maintained.
Restrictions to Access to Campus

Visitors are restricted from campus for the fall semester. For the purpose of this policy, the term “visitor” refers to anyone who is not currently enrolled at or employed by St. John Fisher College. This includes family members or personal associates of students, faculty, and staff.

Understanding that campus business is often conducted with off campus partners, if virtual meetings are not possible, the following groups are considered to be Essential Guests and are allowed on campus under the following circumstances.

Essential Guests permitted access to buildings

Who:

  • Academic guests and presenters
  • Designated vendors, contractors, and service operators with essential campus business

Process:

  • Host must alert the Office of Safety and Security that the guest is coming (date and time).
  • Essential guests who are invited to campus must first check in at the Office of Safety and Security. The host is responsible for the guest’s compliance with this requirement.
  • Essential guests will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Essential guests who pass the screening will be allowed to be on campus and required to wear a visitor sticker and a face covering at all times while on campus.
  • Essential guests who do not pass the screening will be required to exit campus.

Essential Guests in the residence halls

  • No outside visitors, guests, care-givers, or family members are allowed in the Residence Halls. This includes commuter students.
  • Resident students may have two family members help them with scheduled move-in and move-out provided they are following the move-in and move-out processes established by the Office of Residential Life.
  • PLEASE NOTE: For at least the first 2 weeks of the semester, fellow residents from outside of your assigned building will not be permitted. Students may only visit each other within the individual residence hall to which they are assigned.

Pick-up and drop-off (no building access)

  • Ride-hailing and food delivery drivers
  • Pick-ups or drop-offs for students, faculty, and staff
Prospective Student Visits

All prospective student visits must be coordinated through the Office of Admissions, following the prospective student visit protocols.

Exception Requests

Requests for access to campus by any other population will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by divisional vice presidents and deans. Information related to approved essential guests should be sent to the Office of Safety and Security at least 24 hours prior to the desired visit. Urgent requests may be communicated by phone to Dave DiCaro, director of safety and security.

NYS Travel Advisory/Self-Quarantine

NYS Travel Advisory/Self-Quarantine

NYS Travel Advisory

Effective immediately and for as long as the New York state travel advisory is in place, any students or employees traveling to/from any - defined as those with a significant current community spread of COVID-19 - are required to self-quarantine in New York State for two weeks before returning to St. John Fisher College.

CDC Travel Guidance

Additionally, per the most recent , any students or employees traveling internationally are required to self-quarantine in New York State for two weeks before returning to St. John Fisher College.

In the interest of the health and safety of the Fisher community as well as the greater Rochester community and the communities in which we all live, and in cooperation with the Governor’s mandate, employees are strongly advised to avoid unneccesary international travel and out of state travel.  If an employee decides to pursue unnecessary travel to a or internationally without prior supervisor approval, the quarantine period will be unpaid. 

体育足球比分Employees considering travel to a or due to extraordinary circumstances should have a discussion with their supervisor or department chair prior to departure to determine if they would be able to use paid absence, vacation time, or work remotely for their quarantine period.  

Self-quarantine means: individuals must not be public and remain home or in a hotel room for 14 days, .

体育足球比分Self-quarantine for resident students who travel to restricted areas or internationally for personal travel will be expected to self-quarantine off campus at their own expense. 

 

College-Sponsored and Supported Travel

College-Sponsored and Supported Travel

体育足球比分This policy is to guide student, faculty, and staff travel during the fall semester. Student teaching and clinical experiences are covered under their School's guidelines and agreements with host sites.

International Travel

College-sponsored or supported international travel remains suspended. This includes international club or class trips and professional conferences.

Domestic Travel

College-sponsored or supported travel to any identified by New York state is prohibited.

Faculty and Staff

Travel for Conferences and Professional Development

Faculty and staff who believe they have an essential need for domestic travel for College-sponsored or supported business should notify their supervisor or department chair/dean who will work with the divisional vice president or provost to determine if travel should proceed as planned.

Travel for Classes and Coursework

体育足球比分Faculty and staff who wish to request for students to travel off-campus as part of an academic or scholarship experience should notify their dean, chair, or program director who will review the request with the provost for approval.

Students

体育足球比分Students who wish to request travel off-campus for any College-sponsored events, conferences, or trips should make their request to their club advisor or program director who will notify the director of student engagement and inclusion and review the request with the vice president for student affairs.

Process for Approved Travel

If travel is approved and transportation and/or lodging is required, arrangements must be made through one of the College's travel partners to ensure flexibility for payments, cancellations, refunds, and credits during this uncertain time.

For all travel including air, rail, car rental, and hotel accommodations:

For questions about approved travel please contact Susan Wisniewski at swisniewski@uesawacm.com.

Employee Policies

College Business Meeting Policy

College Business Meeting Policy

All College business meetings should be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Break Room and Break Area Guidelines

Break Room and Break Area Guidelines

体育足球比分Recognizing several areas around campus have communal break rooms, in light of COVID-19, the College has established the following guidelines for campus break rooms/areas.

  • Offices/departments will manage their own break rooms/areas, including monitoring them for cleanliness and approved occupancy.
  • Cleaning
    • Each employee is responsible for cleaning up their area after eating, including food eaten in communal break rooms/areas or at individual workstations.
    • Employees are to clean anything they touch in the break room/area before and after each use. (tables, seats, surfaces, appliances)
    • All dishware and utensils should be brought by the employee and taken home each day for cleaning.
    • Sinks should always remain empty after use.
  • Occupancy
    • All social distancing guidelines (6 feet apart) apply to break rooms/areas.
    • Remove chairs to accommodate social distancing.
    • Offices/Departments are encouraged to schedule specific dining periods for employee use to avoid overcrowding.
  • Appliances
    • In break rooms/areas the following appliances are allowed: refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and/or microwave. Any other appliances should be removed from the area.
    • No appliance may be used by more than one employee at a time and the employee using the appliance shall clean it, paying attention to touchpoints, after its use.
  • Communal Food
    • Employees may not bring any communal meals or food to share with other employees, unless items are individually wrapped.

体育足球比分Departments maintaining a break room/area should continually monitor its use for compliance and implement stricter protocols where necessary or appropriate. All employees also are reminded of their obligation to work together for the safety of all.