Policies and Procedures for Campus Reopening
沙巴体育滚球This page contains the policies and procedures applicable to the College's reopening.
Face Covering Policy, Fall 2020
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.
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.
沙巴体育滚球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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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, 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.
沙巴体育滚球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).
沙巴体育滚球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 During COVID-19 Period
Until further notice, 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.
沙巴体育滚球If you have questions about food for your event, please contact Fisher Dining Catering at (585) 385-8285.
Campus Access and Visitors Policy
沙巴体育滚球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
沙巴体育滚球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.
沙巴体育滚球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
- Academic guests and presenters
- Designated vendors, contractors, and service operators with essential campus business
- 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: Students may only visit each other within the individual residence hall to which they are assigned. If a change is made to this policy, it will be communicated through the College’s monitoring team (view all past Campus Communication).
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沙巴体育滚球, following the prospective student visit protocols.
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
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.
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.
沙巴体育滚球Self-quarantine means: individuals must not be public and remain home or in a hotel room for 14 days, .
沙巴体育滚球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.
沙巴体育滚球Students are cautioned to make travel plans with great consideration to their academic programs. A student’s ability to participate in classes by Zoom during the self-quarantine period is only with the approval of the instructor and if the course allows for such instruction. If participating through Zoom is not approved by the instructor, or the course does not allow for it, the student will be considered absent.
College-Sponsored and Supported Travel
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.
沙巴体育滚球College-sponsored or supported international travel remains suspended. This includes international club or class trips and professional conferences.
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
沙巴体育滚球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.
沙巴体育滚球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
沙巴体育滚球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.
沙巴体育滚球For all travel including air, rail, car rental, and hotel accommodations:
- Van Zile Travel agency to arrange all travel including air, rail, car rental, and hotel accommodations.
- Vehicle rentals can also be booked directly through Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental.
For questions about approved travel please contact Susan Wisniewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quarantine and Isolation
There are several reasons an individual may be asked to quarantine or isolate.
沙巴体育滚球The College will coordinate with Monroe County Department of Health concerning the issue of Mandatory Quarantine or Isolation Health Orders for students, faculty, and staff who meet the quarantine or isolation criteria regarding positive COVID tests and/or exposure to positive COVID patients.
沙巴体育滚球Students, faculty, and staff who travel to any are required to self-quarantine in New York State for 14 days before returning to St. John Fisher College.
沙巴体育滚球The College may request a student quarantine or isolate depending on the results of their saliva screening, what symptoms they may report, or if they have been exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19. Additionally, the College may direct students whose behavior puts themselves or the community at risk for exposure to COVID-19 to complete a 14 day self-quarantine.
See Quarantine and Isolation page for more information.Quarantine and Isolation
沙巴体育滚球The College will conduct wastewater surveillance for COVID-19 in our residential areas. We completed baseline sampling before students’ return to campus and will continue to conduct surveillance weekly, throughout the fall semester.
Based on the results, operational responses may include increased cleaning protocols, restricting non-students from the residence halls, and/or further investigation with saliva surveillance with or without requiring residents to remain in their residence hall while saliva surveillance of the area in question is completed. If the surveillance indicates a possible case, the student will be required to quarantine and be tested for COVID-19 with an FDA-approved, diagnostic test.
Saliva surveillance on campus will be led by the Wegmans School of Pharmacy in collaboration with other health sciences faculty.
沙巴体育滚球If students are asked to remain in their residence hall during saliva surveillance and it is during a mealtime, meals will be delivered to the building. If it is during class time, students will participate in the classes remotely.
Athletics Facilities Protocols
The College is using the requirements released by the Governor’s office for gyms and fitness centers which include capacity, access, PPE, distancing, hygiene/cleaning, classes, amenities, and air handling systems as a guide for all of the athletics facilities operations.
沙巴体育滚球In reviewing all of our facilities and the need to monitor usage we will keep student recreation on the North side of campus and consider the athletics facilities on the South campus closed for general use. The North side of campus includes the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center, Growney Stadium, Polisseni Track and Field, and the grass practice field adjacent to the Athletic Center and also provides a large number of recreation spaces for the campus community.
沙巴体育滚球To keep the North campus facilities contained and capacity controlled, the perimeter gates accessing outdoor fields are closed and locked. Access to all venues will be directed through the main entrance of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center. Each person entering is required to swipe in using their Fisher ID, present their "GO" Daily Pass, wear a mask properly, and have their temperature checked upon arrival.
Occupancy and Tracking:
沙巴体育滚球Reservations are required to enter the building and for use of any of the athletic facilities. The reservation system will inform the College regarding individual use and day/time for contact tracing purposes. QR codes have been posted on all athletics facilities and students are asked to scan the QR code to track their location.
Reservations are on the hour and are 45 minutes in duration. Users will be checked in and informed when the reservation has expired. Users will be reminded to clean their areas, return equipment, gather their belongings, and exit the facility through the main entrance area.
Face Covering Policy:
All indoor and outdoor facility users will be required to wear a face covering at all times prior to, during, and after workouts.
沙巴体育滚球To ensure that we are following the College policies with regard to social distancing, our staff and student employees will monitor the facilities.
Amenities and Hygiene:
沙巴体育滚球Every user is required to bring their own personal water bottle. The facility has three bottle filler stations for use.
Bathroom facilities are available at 50% capacity. The lobby bathrooms have signage noting the capacity for each room (max capacity 2). The Polisseni Track and Field bathrooms are open for use and capacity is posted on the entry doors.
All team locker rooms are locked and currently offline. Residential students are asked to come to the building dressed and ready for their workout and depart after their workout is completed. A public locker room for each gender is available near the fitness room for commuter students, faculty, and staff for their changing needs and bathroom facilities. Lockers are not accessible and showers are not available.
All HVAC systems on campus, including all athletics building units, were evaluated by an engineering firm to ensure we meet the MERV 13 air handling quality rating. Gyms are required to operate at a MERV 13 or greater.
Outdoor Recreational Spaces and Protocols
沙巴体育滚球Outdoor recreational space is available on Growney Stadium Field, Polisseni Track and Field Complex, the grass practice field adjacent to the Athletic Center, as well as four portable basketball hoops.
沙巴体育滚球Access will flow from the athletics facility main entrance where the user will swipe in, show their Green "GO" Daily Pass, have their temperature scanned, and confirm their reservation. An athletics staff member will greet the user at the Growney Stadium doorway, check-in the reservation, and direct them to the space reserved in the system.
沙巴体育滚球Based on field size, each venue has spaces created that are available by reservation:
- Growney Stadium Field capacity has been set at 24. Reservations for each grid space can be made individually or for a group (max of four per group).
- Polisseni Track and Field capacity has been set at 24. Reservations for each grid space can be made individually or for a group (max of four per group). To ensure social distancing, only lanes 1, 4 and, 8 will be available for reservation.
- Grass practice field (adjacent to the Athletic Center) will have 4 grids for reservation. Reservations for each grid space can be made individually or for a group (max of four per group).
- Outdoor basketball hoops will be placed in the paved corridor between Growney and Polisseni for shooting purposes only (no pickup games, no contact). Maximum of two shooters per hoop.
Campus community members can borrow sports equipment (football, soccer ball, basketball, volleyball, etc.) by providing their College ID to the equipment room employee and their ID will be returned upon return of the equipment. All College-owned equipment will be cleaned by the equipment room staff after each use. Lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer goals will be in the venue to move for use.
Social Distancing and Monitoring:
沙巴体育滚球Each recreational space has a reduced maximum occupancy and is set in the reservation system. The athletics employee will monitor for proper social distancing as well as safety of activities and setup.
Indoor Recreational Spaces and Protocols
沙巴体育滚球Indoor recreational space is available in the field house and varsity gym.
Access will flow from the athletics facility main entrance where the user will swipe in, show their Green "GO" Daily Pass, have their temperature scanned, and confirm their reservation. An athletics employee will greet the user at the fieldhouse doorway, check-in the reservation and direct them to the space reserved in the system. The fitness room annex employee will check-in and monitor both the fitness annex reservations and the varsity gym court reservations.
Based on field size, each venue has spaces created that are available by reservation:
- Fieldhouse has a maximum capacity of 16 people. There are four courts in the fieldhouse and each court will have two reservation spaces with a maximum of two people per reservation.
- Varsity gym has two reservation spaces at two people per reservation, for a maximum of four people on the court. Note: the varsity gym balcony and lobby in the fitness room expansion area are also active with a max of 17 reservations for the fitness equipment.
沙巴体育滚球Campus community members can borrow sports equipment (football, soccer ball, basketball, volleyball, etc.) by providing their College ID to the equipment room employee and their ID will be returned upon return of the equipment. All College-owned equipment will be cleaned by the equipment room staff after each use. Only basketball and volleyballs are allowed in the varsity gym to protect the floor and equipment.
Social Distancing and Monitoring:
Each recreational space has a reduced maximum occupancy and is set in the reservation system. The athletics employee will monitor for proper social distancing as well as safety of activities and setup.
College Business Meeting Policy
沙巴体育滚球All College business meetings should be conducted virtually via Zoom.
Break Room and Break Area Guidelines
沙巴体育滚球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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.