General Guidelines for Environmental Safety

Sanitation

  • Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to clean and sanitize surfaces and equipment in their own work space, classroom, or lab, as appropriate, throughout the day.
  • Shared tools and equipment should be sanitized by the user before and after each use with supplied disinfectant and paper towels, or with Vray high intensity portable UV-C Sanitizers for computer equipment.
  • Cleaning of Common Areas will be assigned to contract cleaning services with the use of electrostatic disinfectant sprayers.
  • Cleaning of Classrooms
    • Between classes - schedules for classes will be provided to contract cleaning services who will be responsible for disinfection of hard surfaces with the use of electrostatic sprayers between classes.
      • During class rotations - students and faculty will be required to use provided disinfectant spray and paper towels to clean hard surfaces.
    • Protocols for deep cleaning will be followed should someone in the campus community test positive for COVID-19.

Facilities

  • In areas outside of classrooms where close interaction between individuals may occur, the use of shielding (such as Plexiglas) is in place to protect faculty, staff and students.
  • If unvaccinated and facial coverings are an impediment to academic content delivery, consider the use of clear facial shields or other physical barriers (such as Plexiglas).

Classroom Environment

  • Social / physical distancing - Maximum occupancy rates for each classroom have been re-established to current fire code. SSCC strongly encourages following the masking as set for vaccination status guidelines.
    • When students and staff are in proximity (less than 6 feet):
      • the proper use of face coverings is encouraged and especially important for the unvaccinated person, as is
      • frequent handwashing and wearing gloves when it is necessary to work on equipment together, and
      • the avoidance of touching the face.
  • Clean High Touch Surfaces - Sanitize high touch areas of work stations (door knobs, faucet handles, keyboards, computer mice, seat tops, etc.) between each class utilizing appropriate disinfectant, electrostatic sprayers, or UV-C sanitizer devices.
  • Assigned Seats - Assigned seats will be established and recorded by faculty in all classroom settings. This is a key part of allowing the health department to limit the number of people placed in quarantine should a case occur.

General Office Environments

  • For employees, working remotely from home will be a considered option for all who can effectively carry out their duties from home as determined by their supervisor in consultation with Human Resources to meet departmental needs.
  • Rotating work schedules and staggering hours of operation continue to be a consideration to decrease concurrent on-campus presence.

Campus Visitors

  • Sign-In - All campus visitors must sign-in and out at the information desk in the main lobby. Health Ambassador stations are equipped on all campuses with masks, hand sanitizers, and other supplies as needed.

Non-compliance

Students, faculty or staff who are posing a threat to the health and safety of others on campus by flagrantly ignoring the COVID-19 Recovery Guidelines are subject to the consequences as outlined in their respective rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.