REOPENING PLAN: LEVEL II

SLU has established a Reopening Planning Committee led by the Associate Deans of Administration and Operations and by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and composed of faculty, staff from all SLU units, and student representatives. The Committee’s goals continue to be to create a Reopening Plan that the campus community supports, develop processes and procedures to ensure the safety of the campus community, and develop a budget that supports the current condition and the transition to reopen the campus.

The Reopening Planning Committee Members are:

  • Burt Sacks, Associate Dean of Administration and Operations
  • Gladys Palma de Schrynemakers, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Antoinette Isable-Jones, Chief Marketing and Communication Officer
  • Cherise Mullings, Enrollment Specialist
  • David Unger, Program Coordinator
  • Dorothy Benson, Director of Administration and Finance
  • Irene Garcia-Mathes, Senior Academic Program Advisor
  • Jeff Rickman, Chief Information Technology Officer
  • Jiajing Xu, International Enrollment Specialist
  • John Conway, Human Resource Manager
  • Julman Tolentino, Program Coordinator
  • Kevin Simmons, Academic Program Specialist
  • Laurie Grimes, Director of Registrar
  • Lidia Sanchez, Interim Human Resource
  • Maureen LaMar, Academic Program Manager
  • Michael Giliberti, Director of Bursar
  • Michael Rymer, Academic Skills Specialist
  • Nana Ama Ampah, Executive Assistant to Dean
  • Nelly Benavides, Deputy to Associate Dean of Administration and Operations
  • Orson Barzola, Enrollment Services Coordinator
  • Padraig O’Donoghue, Student Support & Retention Manager
  • Paula Finn, Director of Public Engagement
  • Penny Lewis, Associate Professor, SLU Academic Governing Council Chair, PSC Vice President of Senior Colleges
  • Rob Callaghan, Enrollment Specialist
  • Rochel Pinder-Cuffie, Director of Student and Community Affairs
  • Ruth Milkman, Professor
  • Samina Shahidi, Senior Academic Program Advisor, PSC HEO Delegate
  • Stephen Greenfeld, Academic Program Manager
  • Maryam (Sara) Esfarayeni, Director of Workforce Development
  • Sharon Hardy, Director of Enrollment
  • Steven London, Associate Professor, PSC University-wide Officer
  • Glen Guild, SLU Student Union Representative

SLU’s Health and Safety: Risk Prevention and Control measures detailed below have been updated to ensure we adhere to the latest CDC, NYS, and CUNY guidelines, and SLU’s space capacity as SLU maintains a 50-60% capacity at all times.

These measures will remain in place during the Level II plan, and adjust accordingly based on the latest information we receive from CDC, NYS and CUNY.

Per NYS guidelines and the Chancellor’s letter on May 10, 2021, CUNY will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all students attending in-person classes starting this fall 2021 term.  Proof of vaccination status can be provided through paper form, digital application, or the State’s Excelsior Pass.

Individuals are encouraged to stay home if they are sick.

Employees are also encouraged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to coming to campus.

SLU will strongly encourage its community to get vaccinated through the Employee Newsletter/News Alert, Student Newsletter/News Alert, the COVID-19 webpage, and through a message from the Dean sent via email and posted on the SLU website.

SLU will continue requiring all SLU employees, students and guests to be up-to-date on the health and safety measures CDC and NYS require for the campus, and maintain the health and safety measures and Reporting Structures indicated in this Reopening Plan (see Appendix A, Figure 1, pgs. i-iv). For the latest information on CUNY’s vaccination policy, everyone is encouraged to visit the CUNY Coronavirus website.

SLU will also follow NYS and CUNY’s testing protocols. Students, employees, and staff are encouraged to utilize CUNY’S COVID-19 testing sites. For more information, visit NYS’ website: COVID-19 Testing – Coronavirus (nyc.gov). SLU has also partnered with the Graduate Center’s Testing site to provide employees and students a free COVID-19 test.  Please visit CUNY Coronavirus website for more information regarding CUNY testing sites.  Per CUNY guidelines, negative COVID-19 test results are only valid for 7 days. Individuals wishing to visit the campus that have not been vaccinated are required to present proof of a valid negative test result at all times.

During the screening process to access the campus, everyone will need to follow campus protocols by showing proof of vaccination or a valid negative-test result for COVID-19. Registered students will also need to present proof of registration. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to participate in CUNY’s weekly testing program, more information will follow and must continue to wear face masks. Also, all visitors to the campus (students not enrolled in in-person classes, employees visiting, and vendors) must also show proof of confirmed appointments to visit the campus and unvaccinated individuals will need to continue to wear a mask at all times.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Per NYS guidelines, any time individuals, who do not reside with one another, come within 6 ft. of each other, individuals must wear a face mask and be ready to don on a face mask.

SLU will continue requiring all SLU employees, students and guests to be up-to-date on the health and safety measures CDC, NYS, and CUNY require for the campus, and maintain the health and safety measures and Reporting Structures indicated in this Reopening Plan.

Individuals are encouraged to stay home if they are sick.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Currently, NYS requirement states that any time individuals, who do not reside with one another, come within 6 ft. of each other, individuals should be ready to don on a face mask.

Prior to visiting the campus, employees, students, and guests will need to follow CUNY and SLU’ health screening Reporting to Campus protocols (see Appendix A, Figure 2, pg. ii; CUNY pdf, pg. 53).  Everyone will need to show proof of vaccination or a valid negative-test result for COVID-19. Registered students will also need to present proof of registration. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to participate in CUNY’s weekly testing program, and must continue to wear face masks, more information will follow.

Students attending in-person classes starting fall 2021, per NYS requirements and the Chancellor’s letter on May 10, 2021, will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  Proof of vaccination status can be provided through paper form or the State’s Excelsior Pass.

Employees are also strongly encouraged to get vaccinated for COVID-19.  For the latest information on CUNY’s vaccination policy, everyone is encouraged to visit the CUNY Coronavirus website.

SLU will also follow NYS and CUNY’s testing protocols. SLU has also partnered with the Graduate Center’s Testing site to provide employees and students free COVID-19 test. Please visit CUNY Coronavirus website for more information regarding CUNY testing sites.  Per CUNY guidelines, negative COVID-19 test results are only valid for 7 days. Individuals wishing to visit the campus that have not been vaccinated are required to present proof of a valid negative test result at all times.

Individuals are encouraged to stay home if they are sick.

Employees will also need to adhere to their approved Remote Work Agreement work schedule.

Upon arrival on campus, everyone must visit the Health Screening Station before accessing their designated meeting area.  During the health screening process, everyone will need to follow CUNY and campus protocols by showing proof of vaccination or a valid negative-test result for COVID-19. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to participate in CUNY’s weekly testing program and continue wearing a face mask, more information will follow. Registered students will also need to present proof of registration. Visitors to the campus will also need to show proof of confirmed appointments.

Employees, students, and guest on campus will be required to follow additional campus health screening protocols of using disinfecting wipes to clean the work areas used, cleaning their hands for 20 seconds per CDC guidelines, maintaining social distancing at all times, and following the Reporting Structures if they fall sick “when on campus” and “when off campus” articulated in the Reporting Structures (see Appendix A, Figure 1, pgs. i-iv).

Employees and students will also need to adhere to CUNY’s domestic and international travel guidelines prior to accessing the SLU campus.  Below are some highlights:

  • Student and employee domestic and international travel should be postponed until further notice. Although waivers should remain exceptional, information about the petition process is available here.
  • Travel under non-CUNY auspices is not subject to CUNY policy, but remains subject to NYS law, including the quarantine requirements for most travel out of state and abroad.

The City University of New York takes the well-being and safety of our students, faculty and staff very seriously. During the pandemic, we all have an obligation to behave in a responsible manner per the guidance approved in your campus’ re-opening plan to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Responsible behavior extends to your off-campus and personal lives, which can affect your ability to transmit the virus on campus, including at a minimum:

  • always wearing a face mask when on campus and when gathering with other individuals
  • maintaining physical distance of at least six feet on campus and when gathering with individuals outside the classrooms and other areas
  • limiting the size of on campus gatherings;
  • minimizing and limiting the size of events gatherings with other students (all events at SLU will be held remotely under this Level 1 Reopening Plan)

Article XV of the CUNY bylaws requires that each student obey policies, regulations, and orders of the University/College.  Students are reminded that the Rules and Regulations for the Maintenance of Public order pursuant to article 129a of the education law (“Henderson Rules”) prohibits:

  • behaviors that recklessly or intentionally endangers the health of others
  • behavior that interferes with the institution’s educational processes
  • failure to comply with the direction of a University official

The University is committed to adhering fully to current and future directives about social encounters from the federal, state and local public health officials.  Any student found in violation of these directives may be subject to discipline under article XV of the CUNY bylaws.

The health and safety of our campus community continues to be our priority.  SLU continues protecting the health and safety of the campus by providing PPEs for staff working on campus, and placing HEPA air purifiers, and HEPA air purifiers with UV bulbs throughout the campus.  Campus Facilities also continues to perform routine cleaning and disinfecting of the campus, and the Coronavirus Coordinator continuous working with outside vendors to reduce campus visits of non-essential staff.

Individuals are encouraged to stay home if they are sick.

Protecting our SLU Community (updated):

The campus will continue maintaining hand sanitizing stations, cleaning and disinfecting the campus, and the Campus Coordinator will continue working with CUNY, building management, and various vendors to ensure the campus maintains an adequate supply of PPEs available for at least three months.

The campus has also installed polycarbonate sneeze guards in various open workstations, setup belt barriers and floor signage to monitor foot traffic at the social distancing measures required, posted CDC signs throughout the campus, and maintains first aid kits at the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor IT helpdesk, the 10th floor pantry in room 1005, and at the conference area in room 1008.

Cleaning and Disinfecting (updated):

Campus facilities will continue to perform routine cleaning and disinfecting of the campus and use the Daily Cleaning and Disinfecting Log, the Special Cleaning and Disinfecting When Someone is Sick Checklist, maintain the Paper Cleaning and Disinfecting Log in the common areas, and follow the Reporting Structures and CUNY guidelines (see Appendix A, Figure 1, pgs. i-iv, Figure 5, pg. v, Appendix B, pg. xvi). COVID-19 signage will also continue to be posted at the designated areas highlighted in the Level I Plan (see Appendix H, pg. xxxii).

The cleaning and disinfecting procedures will adhere to the CDC and NYS latest protocols, which requires cleaning spaces before using disinfectants, using green cleaning products, disinfecting spaces using SARS-CoV-2 virus fighting products, and following product label instructions.

Custodial staff are required to wear appropriate PPEs to perform cleaning and disinfecting of spaces, open windows to increase ventilation, dispose properly any used gloves in a bag that can be tied closed before disposing them in the trash, and washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds immediately after removing PPEs. If soap and water are not available, they are required to use hand sanitizers.

Under Level II, routine cleaning and disinfecting will take place Mondays through Fridays, when the college is open.   Special deep cleaning and disinfecting will take place as needed.

HVAC/Air cooling and Water cooler filters (updated):

Building Management has maintained the building’s HVAC system, replaced all filters with MERV 13 rated filters, coils have been disinfected, and operating schedules have been adjusted based on the current NYS regulations.  Building Management has continued exercising the building’s water system daily, tested the water by the Department of Health, and water tanks were inspected, cleaned and disinfected (see Appendix B, pg. xvii). 

In addition, SLU is adhering to CDC, ASHRAE, and CUNY guidelines in increasing air ventilation by opening windows and placing HEPA air purifiers and HEPA air purifiers with UV bulbs for the classrooms and common areas. In addition, SLU continues replacing all the water cooler filters on the campus, and CUNY has completed the installation of HVAC unit in the server rooms.

The Coronavirus Coordinator will continue meeting with Building Management to ensure the state requirements are met and HVAC/Air cooling systems are cleaned and serviced as needed, and work with Campus Facilities to ensure water cooler filters are changed more frequently.

Common areas: Social Distancing (updated):

The campus will continue the use of floor signage, CDC and NYS COVID signage, closing off seating per social distancing guidelines, and help navigate traffic with tractable belt barriers in place (see Appendix D, pgs. xxvi-xxix, and Appendix H, pg. xxxi).

Based on the latest social distancing guidelines we receive from CDC, NYS, and CUNY, SLU will make immediate changes to the campus floorplan to ensure the campus adheres to the latest radium measurements required.

SLU prohibits the sharing of food and beverages on campus.

The campus will follow the campus Reporting to Campus guidelines established previously and follow CUNY’s Human Resources Remote Work Agreements to ensure all departments provide in-person support under Level II (see Appendix A, Figures 2b, 2c, 2d, 3 and 4 pgs iii-iv; CUNY guidelines pdf pg. 31-33).

Reporting to Campus (Screening) (updated):

The process of reporting prior to arrival (screening) previously established will adhere to the updated CUNY and campus guidelines.  All employees, students and guests will need to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols prior to and upon arrival to campus.

Prior to arriving on campus, SLU strongly encourages employees, students, and guests to:

  • Individuals are encouraged to stay home if they are sick.
  • get a COVID-19 vaccination or receive a negative COVID test result (registered students taking in-person classes are required to show proof of COVID vaccination to access the campus per NYS and CUNY),
  • unvaccinated individuals are required to participate in CUNY’s weekly testing program and continue to wear a face mask, more information will be provided in CUNY’s Coronavirus website; individuals can get a COVID-19 test by visiting the Graduate Center’s Testing Site or any CUNY test site
  • Visitors to the campus will also need to show proof of confirmed appointments.
  • follow CUNY protocols
  • follow the Reporting to Campus protocols (see Figure 2 below).

Upon arrival, everyone must visit the Health Screening Stations and:

  • wear a mask while on campus,
  • show proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test results (Students taking in-person classes are required to show proof of vaccination to access the campus),
  • unvaccinated individuals will be required to participate in CUNY’s weekly testing program, and must continue to wear face masks, more information will follow,
  • registered students will also need to present proof of registration,
  • visitors to the campus (students not enrolled in in-person classes, employees, and vendors) must show proof of confirmed appointments to visit the campus, and
  • follow the Reporting to Campus protocols (see Figure 2 below).

SLU will also follow NYS and CUNY’s testing protocols. SLU has partnered with the Graduate Center’s Testing site to provide SLU employees and students a free COVID-19 test. Students, employees, and staff are encouraged to utilize CUNY Coronavirus website for more information regarding CUNY testing sites.  Per CUNY guidelines, negative COVID-19 test results are only valid for 7 days. Individuals wishing to visit the campus that have not been vaccinated are required to present proof of a valid negative test result at all times.

Also, beginning August 2, 2021, per CUNY’s Human Resource department, all SLU employees will be reporting to campus based on their Remote Work Agreement which will have been approved by their supervisor (see Figure 2 below, see Appendix A, Figure 2 pg. ii).  Supervisors are required to report work schedules to the Deputy and Associate Dean of Administration and Operations. Based on the staggered work schedules received, the Assoc. Dean and his Deputy will work with department supervisors to adjust any schedules to ensure the campus is at 50-60% capacity at all times.

Any employee requesting to visit the campus on their ‘remote’ work day will need to email the Deputy and Associate Dean of Administration and Operations at least two weeks in advance and follow the new protocols established (see Figure 2 below, see Appendix A, Figure 2, pg. ii).

Students seeking in-person support will need to continue to follow campus protocols by setting up appointments prior to visiting the campus and following campus health screening protocols (see Figure 2 below, see Appendix A, Figure 2 pg. ii). Per NYS requirements, all students attending in-person classes must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination either by paper form, digital form, or via NYS’ Excelsior Pass to gain access to the campus.  Registered students taking in-person classes will need to show proof of registration upon arrival.

Individuals are encouraged to stay home if they are sick.

Employees are also encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccination prior to accessing the campus.

Guests visiting the campus will need to follow the new Reporting to Campus protocols (see Figure 2 below, see Appendix A, Figure 2 pg. ii).

SLU will also partner with NYC Department of Health’s Contact Tracing Program. To assist with the contact tracing, the Coronavirus Coordinator will also use the Report of Sickness on Campus Contact Tracking Survey form.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Per NYS guidelines, any time individuals, who do not reside with one another, come within 6 ft. of each other, individuals must wear a face mask and be ready to don on a face mask.

SLU will also add Screeners and Back-up Screeners, both of which will continue to submit daily reports to the Coronavirus Liaison listing the individuals that have been screened, and indicating if the person was given access to the campus or sent home (see Appendix A, Figure 1, Level II (New), pg. i).  These reports will be secured and provided to SVC per CUNY’s guidelines.

This screening process will be modified per the latest NYS and CUNY guidelines.

Figure 1: Coronavirus Team’s Reporting Structure

Level II:

 

 

Figure 2. Reporting to Campus (updated):

 

Guide for Employees: Tools and Rules for Teleworking.

 

The established Reporting Structures set in the Level I Reopening Plan will continue to be implemented when someone feels sick or reports a possible COVID-19 case (see Appendix A, Figures 1-6, pgs. i-v). All reports will need to be sent to the Coronavirus Liaison at CoronavirusLiaison@slu.cuny.edu, and in turn the Coronavirus Liaison will follow the Reporting Structures previously established of having the individual sent home, and if they cannot leave the premises immediately, they will be able to use one of our isolation rooms classrooms 1804 and 19A.

Also, the Coronavirus Coordinator will continue working with CUNY to review the matter and decide the partial or full closure of the campus, using the updated Color Health Monitor Triggers, while also working with Building Management and Campus Facilities to ensure the areas the sick person visited/worked from receive deep cleaning and disinfecting (see Appendix A, Figure 7, pg. v, Table 2, pg. vi).

The Coronavirus Coordinator will work with the Campus Reporting team to ensure the color health monitors are used if any partial or school-wide closure is determined and ensure the SLU community receives relevant information.

This Level II Reopening Plan will be communicated to the SLU community via the Employee Newsletter, Student Newsletter, the SLU website, and via email.  Any changes to the status of the campus’ open status will be communicated to the community via CUNY Alert, on the website, via newsletters and via email.  The campus will maintain the Reporting Structures previously established and adhere to the updated color health monitors and triggers illustrated in Table 2 (see below; Appendix A, Figures 1-7, pg. i-v, and Table 1-2, pg. vi).

Communication will continue being managed by the Campus Reporting team and will follow the Reporting Structures previously set (see Appendix A, Figures 1-6, pgs. i-v).   The Coronavirus Coordinator will ensure updates to the Plans are communicated to the SLU Community via the Campus Reporting Structures previously set (see below; Appendix A, Figures 1-6, pgs. i-v). 

SLU will also strongly encourage its community to get vaccinated through the Employee Newsletter/News Alert, Student Newsletter/News Alert, the COVID-19 webpage, and through a message from the Dean sent via email and posted on the SLU website.

In addition, we have updated the color health monitors (green, yellow, red) previously established to reflect the updated NYS and CUNY guidelines for reopening the campus (see Table 2 below, and Appendix A, Table 2, pg. vi). Per NYS updates, a new trigger for possible campus partial or full closure will occur whenever the lesser of 100 individuals or 5% of the total on-campus population test positive for COVID-19 within a rolling 14-day period (see Table 2 below, and Appendix A, Table 2, pg. vi).  If this takes place, the two action plans are:

  • Transition all in-person learning to remote format(s) and limit on-campus activities for a period of 14 days.
  • Provided campus tests an average of at least 25% of its total on-campus population for COVID-19 each week as part of an ongoing policy of surveillance, testing shall not be required to transition to remote learning or to limit on-campus activities unless the greater of 100 individuals or 5% of the total population test positive using a 14-day rolling average.

 

Figure 3. Reporting a Case While on Campus:

Person showed no signs upon entering the campus and began feeling sick while on campus:

Figure 4. Reporting a Case While OFF Campus:

Diagnosed with COVID-19/has been sick because of COVID-19/ Travelled within last 14 days/ Exposed to possible COVID-19 case(s):

Figure 5. Cleaning and Disinfecting Reporting:

Figure 6: Reporting to SLU Community:

Figure 6: Reporting to SLU Community:

SLU continues requiring all SLU employees, students and guests to be up-to-date on the health and safety measures CDC and NYS require for the campus, and maintain the health and safety measures and Reporting Structures indicated in this Level II Reopening Plan (see Appendix A, Figures 1-6, pgs. i-vii).

All employees, students and guests are required to comply with CUNY and SLU health screening protocols prior and upon arrival to the SLU campus. Per NYS requirements and the Chancellor’s letter on May 10, 2021, CUNY will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all students attending in-person classes starting this fall 2021 term.  Proof of vaccination status can be provided through paper form, digital application, or the State’s Excelsior Pass. Students taking remote classes will need to show proof of confirmed appointments to access the campus.

Employees are also encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccination prior to accessing the campus. For the latest information on CUNY’s vaccination policy, everyone is encouraged to visit the CUNY Coronavirus website.

SLU will also strongly encourage its community to get vaccinated through the Employee Newsletter/News Alert, Student Newsletter/News Alert, the COVID-19 webpage, and through a message from the Dean sent via email and posted on the SLU website.

SLU will also follow NYS and CUNY’s testing protocols. SLU employees and students are encouraged to get a free COVID-19 test at CUNY’s testing sites.  Please visit CUNY Coronavirus website for more information regarding CUNY testing sites.  Per CUNY guidelines, negative COVID-19 test results are only valid for 7 days. Individuals wishing to visit the campus that have not been vaccinated are required to present proof of a valid negative test result at all times.

Prior to arriving on campus, SLU strong encourages employees, students, and guests to:

  • Individuals are encouraged to stay home if they are sick.
  • get a COVID-19 vaccination or receive a negative COVID test result (students taking in-person classes are required to be vaccinated per NYS and CUNY)
  • unvaccinated individuals are required to participate in CUNY’s weekly testing program and 0continue to wear a face mask, more information will be provided in CUNY’s Coronavirus website; individuals can get a COVID-19 test by visiting the Graduate Center’s Testing Site or any CUNY testing site
  • Visitors to the campus will also need to show proof of confirmed appointments.
  • follow CUNY protocols
  • follow the Reporting to Campus protocols (see Figure 2 below).

Upon arrival, everyone must visit the Health Screening Stations and:

  • wear a mask
  • show proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test results (Students taking in-person classes are required to show proof of vaccination to access the campus),
  • unvaccinated individuals will be required to participate in CUNY’s weekly testing program, and must continue to wear face masks, more information will follow,
  • registered students will also need to present proof of registration,
  • visitors to the campus (students not enrolled in in-person classes, employees, and vendors) must show proof of confirmed appointments to visit the campus. and
  • follow the Reporting to Campus protocols (see Figure 2 below).

Screeners will continue to submit daily reports to the Coronavirus Liaison listing the individuals that have been screened, and indicating if they were given access to the campus or were sent home (see Figure 1, Level II below, see Appendix A, Figure 1, pg. i). These records will be secured and provided to SVC for Institutional Affairs per CUNY guidelines.

 

Figure 1: Coronavirus Team’s Reporting Structure:

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Per NYS guidelines, any time individuals, who do not reside with one another, come within 6 ft. of each other, individuals must wear a face mask and be ready to don on a face mask.

SLU will also partner with NYC Department of Health’s Contact Tracing Program. To assist with the contact tracing, the Coronavirus Coordinator will also use the Report of Sickness on Campus Contact Tracking Survey form.

SLU will also add additional Screeners and back-up Screeners to better facilitate the flow of incoming employees, students, and guests coming on campus. Screeners will receive adequate supply of PPEs to conducing the screening process of everyone accessing the campus.

This screening process will be modified per the latest NYS and CUNY guidelines.

Cleaning and Disinfecting of Spaces:

The Coronavirus Coordinator will continue working with CUNY, Building Management, and Campus Facilities to ensure the cleaning and disinfecting of the campus per updated NYS, CDC, and CUNY guidelines. Paper signage of the dates and times common areas are cleaned and disinfected will continue to be posted and maintained in the pantries, restrooms, classrooms, and offices.  The previously established Cleaning and Disinfecting Reporting Structure will continue to be used when cases of possible COVID-19 cases are reported (see Appendix A, Figure 5, pg. v).

COVID-19 signage will also continue to be posted at the designated areas highlighted in the Level I Plan (see Appendix H, pg. xxxii). In addition, the campus will continue maintaining the hand sanitizing station and working with various vendors to ensure the campus maintains an adequate supply of PPEs available for at least three months.

SLU will also be hiring additional custodial staff to assist with the reopening of the campus.

Though the new guidelines eliminate the space capacity for fully vaccinated individuals, and CUNY requires students to be fully vaccinated, pending full FDA approval of the vaccines, under this Space Capacity Reduction section of this Level II Plan, we have included the 6 Feet Plans.  In order to develop these additional plans, we measured out the useable space in 6 feet social distancing, modified the in-person student services, adjusted the in-person class offerings, and the Coronavirus Liaisons met with Building Management to review the Building Management’s approach to the common/ public spaces of SLU’s vertical campus (see Appendix D, E, F, G, pgs. xxvi-xxxi).  In addition, the Reopening Committee also conducted a faculty, staff, and student survey from May 3, 2021 to June 3, 2021 to learn of the various concerns our campus community has regarding the reopening of the campus (see variables impacting reopening F and G, pgs. xxx-xxxi, and survey questions Appendix K and L, pgs. lvi-lxxiii; complete survey results will be available upon request).  We will continue surveying our community throughout the Level II Plan, but below are some preliminary findings the surveys have yielded:

6 Feet Plan

The 6 Feet Plan under Level II will follow the Health and Safety measures previously stated, adhere to CDC and NYS space capacity reduction measures, and adhere to SLU’s capacity limits to maintain a 50-60% capacity. Under this plan, SLU will provide remote and in-person classes, remote and in-person support services, and in-person student services—access to the 19th floor student computer lab and printing services.  Employees will follow flexible and staggered work schedules and SLU public events will continue to be held remotely.  Departments will also have representation once a week, when the college is open, or as needed.

To ensure everyone on campus adheres to the 6 feet social distancing, we have also placed floor signage and green seating signs at 6 ft. distance, and provided total room capacity limits by the entrance doors to each of the classrooms and common areas.  However, based on the 6 ft. measurements taken across SLU’s vertical campus, we have found that at 6 feet distance, we are very limited with the number of people that can occupy the campus (see Appendix A, Table 8, pg. xiii).  For instance, if we add the following items:

  • the total occupancy of the classrooms, including the conference room and excluding 2 isolation rooms, we get a total of 44 students and faculty for the entire SLU campus (25 on the 19th floor, and 19 on 18th floor),
  • and if we add the total occupancy of the common areas, including hallways, elevator banks, lobby, pantry areas, and student computer lab (excluding the rest rooms), we get a total of 101 for the entire SLU campus  ( 47 on the 19th floor, 45 on 18th floor, 13 on the 10th floor pantry)

Therefore, under the 6 Feet Plan, the SLU campus would only be able to hold at any given time about 145 individuals in the common areas and classrooms (including the conference room, and not including the 27 open workstations and two isolation rooms) (see Appendix A, Table 8, pg. xiii). To ensure we adhere to this limited capacity of the common areas and classrooms, employees will follow staggered, flexible work schedules and public events will continue being held remotely, thus increasing the ability for more students to come to campus.

SLU also strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned. Essential personnel and high-risk employees will also be required to wear eye protective gear when interacting with individuals within 6ft. distance. Face shields have been provided to essential staff for this purpose and they are required to clean their face shields prior to each use.

Additional PPEs will be required to be used, per CUNY guidelines, when individuals come within 6ft. distance from another person.  Though social distancing guidelines may change, SLU employees interacting with individuals within the social distance guidelines will be required to wear additional PPEs.

Adequate supplies of PPEs will be maintained on campus, hand sanitizing stations will be added in the meeting rooms, and additional face masks and gloves will be available for employees and students by the 19th Floor reception desk, the IT helpdesk on the 18th floor, and in room 1005 and room 1008 (see Appendix D, pg. xxvi).

The Coronavirus Coordinators will also ensure the campus maintains an adequate supply of PPEs (masks, gloves, gowns, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizers) for at least three months by continuously working with CUNY, Building Management and various vendors.

Should anyone need to replace their PPE supplies, PPEs will be available at the 19th floor reception desk, the 18th floor IT helpdesk, and rooms 1005 and 1008

To reduce the space capacity of our campus and adhere to social distancing of 6 ft., SLU will work with Supervisors and employees to offer flexible work schedules that meet the needs of SLU students and help keep our employees safe.  Under this 6 Feet Plan, all departments will have a department representative available for in-person services at least once a week or as needed, and use the Remote Work Agreement approved work schedules for all employees (see Appendix, Table 5, pg. xi).  Below are sample staggered work schedules and flexible work arrangements that CUNY’s Human Resource highlighted in the Remote Work Agreement that has been distributed to all employees (see Appendix Table 3, pg. viii).

SLU Sample Flexible/Staggered Work Schedules from CUNY HR’s office:

Possible Work schedules:

Framework for Flexible Work Arrangements (day shift.):

  • Schedule start times must be between 7am-11am
  • Schedule end times must be between 3pm-7pm
  • Condensed work week (35-hour week over a minimum of 4 days, with varying day off)

Establishment of minimum on premise staffing requirement by department/area

Currently, we have a total of 27 open workstations along hallways and in open areas across the SLU campus (see Appendix A, Table 9, pg. xiv).

To ensure the safety of our employees working from open workstations, we have installed polycarbonate sneeze guards, setup air purifiers by their work areas, and reduced the foot traffic with floor signage.  In addition, should employees not feel safe working from their open workstations, the Coronavirus Liaisons will work with Campus Facilities to have the individual work from an unoccupied office/classroom. Employees working in open workstations that prefer to work from an office will need to email Roomreservation@slu.cuny.edu to reserve an office space at least two weeks before coming to campus.

SLU also strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Adequate supplies of PPEs will be maintained on campus, hand sanitizing stations will be added in the meeting rooms, and additional face masks and gloves will be available for employees and students by the 19th Floor reception desk, the IT helpdesk on the 18th floor, and in room 1005 and room 1008 (see Appendix D, pg. xxvi).

Offices

Employees working in private offices would continue working in their spaces as long as they maintain 6ft. social distancing from any visitors to their spaces. Meetings in private offices are discouraged and to reserve a meeting room, employees will need to email Roomreservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Employees working in shared offices, where two or more workstations exist, will need to adhere to their approved flexible work schedules per the Remote Work Agreement to ensure the room capacity does not exceed 50-60%.  If various department staff work in shared offices, the department supervisors will work in ensuring the room capacity does not exceed 50-60%.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Adequate supplies of PPEs will be maintained on campus, hand sanitizing stations will be added in the meeting rooms, and additional face masks and gloves will be available for employees and students by the 19th Floor reception desk, the IT helpdesk on the 18th floor, and in room 1005 and room 1008 (see Appendix D, pg. xxvi).

Meetings cannot be held in offices, by open workstations, or in common areas. Meetings will be held remotely and in-person meetings will require confirmed appointments and room reservations.  The 19th floor conference room, and the 19th floor classroom 19D will be reserved for in-person meetings.  The designated classroom meeting spaces will also be cleaned and disinfected prior to the start of classes. Employees will follow the  Report to Campus processes and will need to email  RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance to reserve a room for meeting space (see Appendix A, Figures 1-6, pgs. i-v).

Visitors coming onto the campus for in-person meetings will be required to follow Report to Campus processes and adhere to CUNY and SLU health screening procedures (see Appendix A, Figure 2, pg. ii).

Staff using the classroom meeting spaces will be required to wipe the desk and door handles with disinfecting wipes before and after a meeting takes place to ensure the space is clean at all times.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Adequate supplies of PPEs will be maintained on campus, hand sanitizing stations will be added in the meeting rooms, and additional face masks and gloves will be available for employees and students by the 19th Floor reception desk, the IT helpdesk on the 18th floor, and in room 1005 and room 1008 (see Appendix D, pg. xx).

Lobby Areas

Seating in the lobby areas on the 19th and 18th floor will be limited to the 6ft. social distancing and additional seating will be closed off to ensure social distancing. Under the 6 Feet Plan, the seating capacity is 6 for the 19th floor lobby and 1 for the 18th floor lobby adjacent to the pantry area.

Students will be able to use 19th floor classroom 1923 as a study area prior to the start of classes. The room capacity for room 1923 under the 6ft plan is 4 (see Appendix A, Table 8).

To use the study classroom, students will need to reserve their seat by emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Students using the lobby or classroom study space will be required to wipe the desk and door handles they use with disinfecting wipes before and after using the space to ensure the space is clean at all times.

Pantry & Restrooms (see Appendix A, Table 8, pg. xiii)

The space capacity of the pantry areas on campus under the 6 Feet Plan are limited to:

  • 2 people, 10th floor 1005
  • 2 people, 18th floor pantry
  • 1 people, 19th floor pantry

The space capacity for the restrooms on the 19th and 18th floors are 1 person under the 6 ft. plan. SLU also prohibits the sharing of food and beverages on campus.

Because of these limits, we will be Space Capacity signs on the entrance doors to ensure everyone adheres to these space limitations (see Appendix D, pg. xxvi-xxix).

Student Computer Lab, room 1918

Under the Level II students will now gain access to the Student Computer Lab, room 1918 and be able to print.  Each computer station and work station within the lab has been equipped with polycarbonate protective sneeze guards and additional chairs will be closed off to ensure social distancing.  Within this 6 Feet Plan, only 2 students fit into the 19th floor student computer lab, however, students will continue to be able to borrow SLU laptops through the SLU Laptop Loaner Program and use them at home and while on the campus (see Appendix A, Table 8, pg. xiii).

The IT team will also be cleaning and disinfecting the computers on a regular basis and Campus Facilities will be cleaning and disinfecting the area per NYS, CDC, and CUNY guidelines before each use.  In addition, a hand sanitizing station will be placed inside by the entrance area of the student computer lab.

The use of the Student Computer Lab will also require a reservation a reservation prior to each use.  Students can reserve a computer station emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Adequate supplies of PPEs will be maintained on campus, hand sanitizing stations will be added in the meeting rooms, and additional face masks and gloves will be available for employees and students by the 19th Floor reception desk, the IT helpdesk on the 18th floor, and in room 1005 and room 1008 (see Appendix D, pg. xx).

In-person instructions are being prioritized over public events given the space capacity concerns, and classes will be held remotely and in-person per the 6 feet social distancing space capacity to ensure SLU remains at the 50-60% capacity. Being that the social distancing measures may increase come the fall term, we are adjusting the in-person and remote class offerings, but under the 6ft social distancing plan we would convert the 18th floor classrooms to two large rooms, and convert two classrooms on the 19th floor to provide an additional large room.  Below is a sample of the number of classes that would comply with the 6 Feet social distance and the 50-60% capacity:

Table 7. In-person Classes* – 6 Feet Plan SAMPLE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4

(18th Fl: 2 large classes; 19th Fl: 1 large class, 1 small class)

4

(18th Fl: 2 large classes; 19th Fl: 1 large class, 1 small class)

4

(18th Fl: 2 large classes; 19th Fl: 1 large class, 1 small class)

4

(18th Fl: 2 large classes; 19th Fl: 1 large class, 1 small class)

0

*In-person learning (within allowed capacity limits) will occur if the area has fewer than 50 new weekly cases per 100,000 people and a seven-day positivity rate of less than 8%

Faculty is also encouraged to work with each student to ensure that students at high-risk because of their health can participate remotely for the duration of the term. SLU will also provide faculty with a faculty kit for their in-person classes and they will continue receiving IT support as needed.  The faculty kits will include a set of dry eraser markers, and two board erasers for them to use for their classes.

Each classroom will also be equipped with hand sanitizers and air purifiers.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Adequate supplies of PPEs will be maintained on campus, hand sanitizing stations will be added in the meeting rooms, and additional face masks and gloves will be available for employees and students by the 19th Floor reception desk, the IT helpdesk on the 18th floor, and in room 1005 and room 1008 (see Appendix D, pg. xx).

Classrooms

Based on the 6 Feet Plan our classroom capacity will be dramatically reduced.  Per Table 8, if we were to use all of our classrooms on both floors for in-person classes with 6ft social distancing, we would only be able to hold a total of 44 students and faculty Monday through Friday at any given time (24 on the 19th floor, 22 on the 18th floor (see Appendix A, Table 8).

However, classrooms will be used, per the room capacity of each room, during the day as meeting space, employee work space, student study room space, and per our Guttmann partnership classrooms in the day will be used for  Guttmann classes as well. Two classrooms will remain reserved as isolation/quarantine rooms under this Level II Plan.  The following classrooms have been reserved as follows:

  • Quiet Student Study Room: 19th floor classroom 1923, prior to the start of classes,
  • Isolation Rooms: 18th floor classroom 1804, 19th floor classroom 19A, throughout the hours of operation
  • In-person Meeting rooms: 19th floor conference room, 19th floor room 19D, prior to the start of classes
  • Guttmann Partnership: 18th floor classrooms 18A-18D, during daytime hours

Reservation requests for these classrooms need to be emailed to RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Each classroom will be equipped with wall mounted hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes for faculty/staff/students to use.  Student chairs will hold green “sit here” signs every 6ft. to ensure social distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting prior to the start of class will be conducted by our Campus Facilities per NYS, CDC, and CUNY guidelines (see below and Appendix D).

Under the Level II Reopening Plan- 6 Feet Plan, the Academic Affairs unit will hold classes through distance learning and in-person based on space capacity. All Friday classes will be held through distance learning.  Faculty and Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) will develop class schedule that best fit our students’ needs and space allocations.

OAA employees will follow their flexible work schedules per the Remote Work Agreement, which will include a combination of remote and in-person workdays.  A representative from the department will be available on Tuesdays for in-person support and as needed. Meetings will be held remotely and on campus. All in-person meetings will be managed by appointment only in accordance with guidelines that preserve social distancing practices.

When scheduling an in-person meeting, all employees will need to reserve a meeting room by emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Department Supervisors will be responsible in communicating their staff’s staggered work schedules to the Assoc. Dean of Administration and Operations and his Deputy. The Assoc. Dean/Deputy will work with the Department Supervisors to adjust work schedules to ensure the campus remains at 50-60% capacity at all times.

The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SLU loaner laptops, and they will also continue to be able to remote into their campus computers.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their workstations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.

CUNY Protocol on Recording of Remote Classes:

Faculty offering classes through web conferencing digital technology like Zoom must not record a student in a class session without the student’s consent.  Similarly, consistent with CUNY policy, students may not record the class sessions unless such recording is part of a reasonable accommodation under law.  To obtain consent, faculty who wish to record their class sessions must provide the following announcement, in emails, and/or class syllabus, to enrolled students and verbally at the opening of the first class session:

Students who participate in this class with their camera on or use a profile image are agreeing to have their video or image recorded solely for the purpose of creating a record for students enrolled in the class to refer to, including those enrolled students who are unable to attend live.  If you are unwilling to consent to have your profile or video image recorded, be sure to keep your camera off and do not use a profile image. Likewise, students who un-mute during class and participate orally are agreeing to have their voices recorded.  If you are not willing to consent to have your voice recorded during class, you will need to keep your mute button activated and communicate exclusively using the “chat” feature, which allows students to type questions and comments live.

As mentioned in the announcement, recording of classes is for the benefit of students.  Faculty shall not use class recordings as a means of determining class attendance, and are reminded that CUNY is classified by the U.S. Department of Education as a non-attendance taking institution.  Doubts faculty may have regarding the identity of participants should be alleviated if faculty offer their classes through applications and resources that have been licensed by CUNY Central or their college and require a CUNY/College ID for login, thereby giving reasonable assurance that participants are CUNY students.

For the avoidance of doubt, the prohibition on recording without consent does not apply to audio or video lectures of the faculty member only and that do not include a student participation component.

Student Affairs employees will follow their flexible work schedules per the Remote Work Agreement, which will include a combination of remote and in-person work days.  A representative from the department will be available on Wednesdays for in-person support and as needed. Meetings will be held remotely and on campus. All in-person meetings will be managed by appointment only in accordance with guidelines that preserve social distancing practices.

When scheduling an in-person meeting, all employees will need to reserve a meeting room by emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Department Supervisors will be responsible in communicating their staff’s staggered work schedules to the Assoc. Dean of Administration and Operations and his Deputy. The Assoc. Dean/Deputy will work with the Department Supervisors to adjust work schedules to ensure the campus remains at 50-60% capacity at all times.

 The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SLU loaner laptops, and they will also continue to be able to remote into their campus computers.

SLU will continue providing remote student services and in-person student services on Wednesdays, or as needed. Students will continue receiving remote counseling and tutoring.  Per a Writing Center preliminary report, for the academic year 2020-2021, the Center has serviced 134 students and held 569 one-to-one sessions, 318 workshops/group visits, and the Center has had a 59% rate of return visits (see Appendix M, pg. xc). In addition, students will continue to be able to borrow SLU laptops through the SLU Laptop Loaner Program and use them at home and while on the campus (see Appendix, Table 8, pg. xiii).

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their workstations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.

Enrollment

Public events will continue being held remotely until further notice.

Enrollment Management employees will follow their flexible work schedules per the Remote Work Agreement, which will include a combination of remote and in-person work days.  A representative from the department will be available on Thursdays for in-person support and as needed. Meetings will be held remotely and on campus. All in-person meetings will be managed by appointment only in accordance with guidelines that preserve social distancing practices.

When scheduling an in-person meeting, all employees will need to reserve a meeting room by emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Department Supervisors will be responsible in communicating their staff’s staggered work schedules to the Assoc. Dean of Administration and Operations and his Deputy. The Assoc. Dean/Deputy will work with the Department Supervisors to adjust work schedules to ensure the campus remains at 50-60% capacity at all times.

 The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SLU loaner laptops, and they will also continue to be able to remote into their campus computers.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their workstations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.

Bursar

Bursar employees will follow their flexible work schedules per the Remote Work Agreement, which will include a combination of remote and in-person work days.  A representative from the department will be available on Mondays for in-person support and as needed. Meetings will be held remotely and on campus. All in-person meetings will be managed by appointment only in accordance with guidelines that preserve social distancing practices.

When scheduling an in-person meeting, all employees will need to reserve a meeting room by emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Department Supervisors will be responsible in communicating their staff’s staggered work schedules to the Assoc. Dean of Administration and Operations and his Deputy. The Assoc. Dean/Deputy will work with the Department Supervisors to adjust work schedules to ensure the campus remains at 50-60% capacity at all times.

The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SLU loaner laptops, and they will also continue to be able to remote in to their campus computers.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their work stations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.

Registrar

Registrar employees will follow their flexible work schedules per the Remote Work Agreement, which will include a combination of remote and in-person work days.  A representative from the department will be available on Tuesdays for in-person support and as needed. Meetings will be held remotely and on campus. All in-person meetings will be managed by appointment only in accordance with guidelines that preserve social distancing practices.

When scheduling an in-person meeting, all employees will need to reserve a meeting room by emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Department Supervisors will be responsible in communicating their staff’s staggered work schedules to the Assoc. Dean of Administration and Operations and his Deputy. The Assoc. Dean/Deputy will work with the Department Supervisors to adjust work schedules to ensure the campus remains at 50-60% capacity at all times.

The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SLU loaner laptops, and they will also continue to be able to remote into their campus computers

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their workstations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.

Facilities

Custodial employees have been identified as essential staff and thus will be present full-time on campus throughout Level II. Other Facilities employees will follow their flexible work schedules per the Remote Work Agreement, which will include a combination of remote and in-person workdays.

Routine cleaning and disinfecting of the campus will continue, per CDC and NYS guidelines. Upon reports of COVID-19 cases, special cleaning and disinfecting of all affected areas will take place per NYS, CDC, and CUNY guidelines.  Also, Building Management cleaning employees will continue cleaning the campus during the evenings Monday through Fridays.

SLU Custodial employees will be provided with PPEs and cleaning and disinfecting supplies. Also, Campus Facilities will continue implementing the routine start-of-term cleaning and disinfecting of the campus prior to the start of the term.  In addition, Custodial employees will continue using the Daily Cleaning and Disinfecting Log, the Special Cleaning and Disinfecting when Someone is Sick Checklist, and the paper log will be maintained (see Appendix A, Figure 5, pg. v, Appendix B, pg. xvi).  Custodial employees will also continue to monitor cleaning PPE supplies on campus and report any shortages to our Facilities Manager at Facilities@slu.cuny.edu. Custodial employees will attend any necessary trainings relevant to the work and will continue to be up-to-date with CDC, NYS and CUNY’s Coronavirus guidelines.

Campus Facilities will also ensure social distancing and COVID-19 signs continue to be posted at the designated areas highlighted in our floor plans (see Appendix D, pgs. xxvi-xxix). In addition, Campus Facilities will continue maintaining sneeze guards where needed, replenishing hand sanitizing stations, and place paper towels in restrooms.  The Campus Facilities unit will also implement any changes per the latest guidelines received from NYS and CUNY.

In addition, the Coronavirus Coordinator will work with CUNY, Building Management, and Campus Facilities to ensure the campus is cleaned and disinfected daily and will proceed with special cleaning and disinfecting when possible COVID-19 cases are reported. Also, the Coronavirus Coordinator will work with CUNY, Building management, and various vendors to ensure the campus maintains an adequate supply of PPEs (masks, gloves, gowns, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, and disinfecting cleaning supplies) available for at least three months.  The campus will also maintain first aid kits at the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor IT helpdesk, the 10th floor pantry in room 1005, and at the conference area in room 1008 (see Appendix D, pg. xxvi-xxviii).

Security is currently provided through Building Management and SLU will continue to work with building security to maintain the safety of our spaces from 10am to 10pm on the days Monday through Thursday, and 10am-5pm on Fridays, when the college is open.   In addition, CUNY is also working on installing a security system at SLU that will ensure the safety of the campus.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their workstations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.

Department Supervisors will be responsible in communicating their staff’s work schedules to the Assoc. Dean of Administration and Operations and his Deputy. The Assoc. Dean/Deputy will work with the Department Supervisors to adjust work schedules to ensure the campus is cleaned and disinfected Monday through Friday.

The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SLU loaner laptops, and they will also continue to be able to remote into their campus computers.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Information Technology (IT)

Information Technology employees have been identified as essential staff and under the 6 Feet Plan they will provide in-person support Monday through Thursday.  IT employees will follow their flexible work schedules for Fridays per the Remote Work Agreement.  Meetings will be held remotely and on campus. All in-person meetings will be managed by appointment only in accordance with guidelines that preserve social distancing practices.

When scheduling an in-person meeting, all employees will need to reserve a meeting room by emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Department Supervisors will be responsible in communicating their staff’s work schedules to the Assoc. Dean of Administration and Operations and his Deputy. The Assoc. Dean/Deputy will work with the Department Supervisors to adjust work schedules to ensure the campus provides in-person support Monday through Thursday and remote support on Fridays during the hours of operation.

IT will also be responsible to manage the SLU Laptop Loaner Program by issuing and maintaining a log of borrowed SLU equipment. IT will also be cleaning and disinfecting borrowed/returned SLU technology equipment, cleaning and disinfecting student lab computers, and instructor computers in classrooms.  They will wear PPEs when cleaning and disinfecting tech equipment. Employees will also be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their workstations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.

The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SLU loaner laptops, and they will also continue to be able to remote into their campus computers.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Business Office

Business Office employees will follow their flexible work schedules per the Remote Work Agreement, which will include a combination of remote and in-person work days.  A representative from the department will be available on Thursdays for in-person support and as needed. Meetings will be held remotely and on campus. All in-person meetings will be managed by appointment only in accordance with guidelines that preserve social distancing practices.

When scheduling an in-person meeting, all employees will need to reserve a meeting room by emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Department Supervisors will be responsible in communicating their staff’s staggered work schedules to the Assoc. Dean of Administration and Operations and his Deputy. The Assoc. Dean/Deputy will work with the Department Supervisors to adjust work schedules to ensure the campus remains at 50-60% capacity at all times.

The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SLU loaner laptops, and they will also continue to be able to remote into their campus computers.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their workstations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.

Marketing & Communication

Marketing and Communication employees will follow their flexible work schedules per the Remote Work Agreement, which will include a combination of remote and in-person work days.  A representative from the department will be available for in-person support as needed. Meetings will be held remotely and on campus. All in-person meetings will be managed by appointment only in accordance with guidelines that preserve social distancing practices.

When scheduling an in-person meeting, all employees will need to reserve a meeting room by emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Department Supervisors will be responsible in communicating their staff’s staggered work schedules to the Assoc. Dean of Administration and Operations and his Deputy. The Assoc. Dean/Deputy will work with the Department Supervisors to adjust work schedules to ensure the campus remains at 50-60% capacity at all times.

The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SLU loaner laptops, and they will also continue to be able to remote into their campus computers.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their workstations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.

Human Resources

Human Resource support services will continue to be provided remotely and meetings will be held remotely.

The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and SLU loaner laptops.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their workstations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk

All public events will be held remotely until further notice. The Murphy Institute Worker Education unit will hold all workshops and information sessions remotely.

Murphy Institute employees located at the main SLU campus will follow their flexible work schedules per the Remote Work Agreement, which will include a combination of remote and in-person work days.  A representative from the department will be available for in-person support as needed. Meetings will be held remotely and on campus. All in-person meetings will be managed by appointment only in accordance with guidelines that preserve social distancing practices.

When scheduling an in-person meeting, all employees will need to reserve a meeting room by emailing RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Department Supervisors will be responsible in communicating their staff’s staggered work schedules to the Assoc. Dean of Administration and Operations and his Deputy. The Assoc. Dean/Deputy will work with the Department Supervisors to adjust work schedules to ensure the campus remains at 50-60% capacity at all times.

 Worker Education employees working at satellite locations will work with their Supervisors in creating flexible work schedule, per the Remote Work Agreement, that adheres to the satellite campus’ Reopening Plans.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their workstations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.

The remote tools employees will continue using are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SLU loaner laptops, and they will also continue to be able to remote into their campus computers.

SLU strongly encourages everyone to wear a face mask at all times while on campus throughout the implementation of this Level II Reopening Plan. Employees, students, and guests are required to follow CUNY and SLU health screening protocols to access the campus, adhere to social distancing, and keep their areas cleaned.

Employees will be responsible to use disinfecting wipes at their work stations or in any areas where they work. Disinfecting wipes will be made available in pantry areas, offices, the 19th floor reception desk, 18th floor helpdesk.