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Mitigation Strategies

Mitigation Strategies to Maintain for Fall 2021 and Beyond

Environmental Strategies

Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Develop a schedule for routine cleaning and disinfection as appropriate with current CDC guidance.
  • Cleaning kits, which include hand sanitizer, surface cleaner and a tabletop paper towel dispenser, will be available throughout campus.
  • Encourage students, faculty and staff to keep their personal items (e.g., cell phones, other electronics) and personal work and living spaces clean.
  • Encourage students, faculty and staff to use disinfectant wipes to wipe down shared desks, lab equipment and other shared objects and surfaces before use.

Ventilation

Increase outdoor air ventilation.

  • When weather conditions allow, open windows and doors to increase fresh outdoor air. Do not open windows and doors if doing so poses a safety or health risk (e.g., risk of falling, triggering asthma symptoms) to people using the facility.
  • Increase total airflow supply to occupied spaces, when possible
  • For large events, consider running the HVAC system at maximum outside airflow for two hours before and after the building is occupied.

Food Service

  • If possible, install touchless payment methods (pay without touching money, a card, or a keypad). Provide hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol near places where people pay so that they can use it right after handling money, cards or keypads.
  • Have hand sanitizer available at any self-service food or drink options, such as hot and cold food bars, salad or condiment bars, and drink stations.

Operations Strategies

Designated COVID-19 Point of Contact

  • Maintain EMT Chair as designated COVID-19 point of contact.

Communication Systems

  • Maintain communication systems in place for:
    • Students and employees to report to quarantine or isolation (if applicable under local public health guidance): Case notification form.
    • Students and employees to ask COVID-19 related questions, and to disseminate COVID-19 related information: CRT email.
    • Hosting and providing COVID-related information: JRB and CRT webpages

Student Health

  • Maintain Point of Care (POC) testing availability.
  • Have vaccine available for administration to nonvaccinated students.
  • Telehealth services will remain an option upon student request for both mental and physical health appointments.

Academics

  • Encourage students to stay home if they are ill.

Human Resources

  • Encourage employees to monitor symptoms and stay home if they are ill.
  • Departments will maintain staggered work shifts and other continuity planning measures if applicable to job duties and schedule.

Student Life

  • The programmatic model will return to an in-person model, though Zoom opportunities will continue to be available for programming to expand access. Zoom live captioning will be utilized for programs using Zoom for accessibility.
  • Individual meetings will return to in-person however, Zoom will continue to be an option upon student/guest request.
  • Drop-n-go will become a standard part of our move-in process for students.
  • Stop/Go discs will continue to be used at dining tables in our dining locations to note cleaning being complete.
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant will continue to be available in spaces with heavy traffic and high touchpoints for individual use.
  • Campus visit experiences will continue to encourage rescheduling if individuals are feeling ill.

Technology Systems

  • Ensure network wireless connectivity is ubiquitous and reliable throughout the university.
  • Maintain classroom technologies, including cameras and audio systems, for delivery of courses in a hybrid environment.

Events

  • Large event plans will continue to be reviewed by CRT when in applicable color code.
  • Outdoor spaces will continue to have recommended capacities.

Athletics

  • Maintain surveillance testing protocols as applicable per NCAA guidelines.