June 5, 2020
Ursuline College is gradually re-opening its campus starting Monday, June 8, with approximately half of employees working on campus on any given day for the month of June. The College is following all Ohio Department of Health and CDC guidelines.
Before returning to campus, employees are required to sign a form acknowledging that they have read a detailed Return to Campus handbook on safety protocols in place at the College. In addition, employees are required to conduct a health assessment, including temperature check, each day before coming to campus.
With a few exceptions, most summer courses are being taught online.
Beginning June 8, visitors, including prospective students and their families, are welcome on campus only by an advance appointment. Those who make regularly scheduled deliveries do not require appointments. All visitors must register their presence in a visitor log when they arrive on campus. They are subject to the same guidelines as students and employees:
- Visitors who are ill or exhibit the COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted on campus
- Visitors who have been exposed directly in the previous 14 days to someone confirmed with COVID-19 or someone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 may not come to campus
- Visitors must wear face coverings at all times (disposable masks are available at reception areas)
- Visitors must practice social distancing while on campus, staying 6 feet apart from others
- Visitors must adhere to hand washing, hand sanitizing and hygiene protocols
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, new loss of taste or smell.
In preparation for this gradual re-opening, the College has:
- Worked with Cleveland Clinic's “COVID-19: Creating a Safe Workplace” program to develop the re-opening plan
- Installed signage reminding employees and visitors of basic protection practices
- Increased its professional cleaning regimen, with additional attention to high-touch surfaces
- Stocked up on hand sanitizer, disposable masks and cleaning products
- Installed clear plastic shields at contact zones
- Moved furniture to accommodate social distancing
- Established maximum occupancy for rooms
For details of the College's plans for resuming face-to-face instruction in the fall, click here.