Students, faculty, and staff must wear face coverings when inside buildings and when outside in situations when physical distancing is not an option. This expectation will not apply when eating in dining areas and when employees are working alone in their offices.
- Prevention Practices
Face shields will be provided to every student, staff, and faculty member and can be used as an alternative to face masks for people who cannot wear masks due to medical or other conditions.
Stav Hall and other Buntrock dining spaces will have direction of flow indicators on the floor. Floors will be marked to indicate safe distancing while waiting to be served. Guidelines for movement through the servery will be made clear, and all are expected to follow. Trays will not be available for general use. Anyone having circumstances that would require use of a tray may request one from Bon Appetit staff. Almost all food will be served by the Bon Appetit staff. Drinks will remain self-served. Desserts will remain self-served.
Stav Hall and any other spaces used for dining purposes will observe the physical distancing guidelines as recommended by CDC and Minnesota Department of Health. Bon Appetit staff will be following safe food preparation and handling guidelines as recommended by their regulatory bodies and the CDC and MDH.
Desks and chairs will be marked to indicate where students may and may not sit. Indicators meet the guidance for personal distancing recommended by the CDC and MDH.
- Chairs, desks, and tables must not be moved without specific approval by the professor
- Students must wear a face covering and/or face shield to class. Anyone who forgets will be asked to leave the classroom and get a face covering before returning.
- Hand sanitizer will be available so everyone can “sanitize-in” and “sanitize out” of classrooms.
In residence hall and honor house rooms it is important that beds be on walls opposite one another (six feet apart). Students must wear face coverings in all public areas of the residence halls. This expectation includes hall lobbies, lounges, restrooms, computer areas, and hallways. In residence hall bathrooms, students will only use sinks that have not been closed off in an effort to assist students in keeping appropriate distance. Face coverings may be removed in residence hall bathrooms to shower, shave, apply make-up, and brush teeth.
Gatherings of more than ten (10) people indoors are not considered protective and, as such, will not be allowed.
- Maximum occupancy of a residence room is double the number of residents. For example, a double occupancy room may have up to four (4) people in it at one time, and a quad room may have up to eight (8) people in it at one time.
- The common area in a pod may have the same number as occupants of the pod. In most cases this is ten (10).
- When students are socializing, whether outside or sitting in chairs and on couches within buildings, appropriate physical distancing is expected.
Bathroom: The Facilities staff is evaluating where plexiglass will need to be installed to allow students to use sinks. In some bathrooms sinks will be taken offline.
Laundry: Students will be allowed in laundry rooms at one student per washing machine.
Kitchens in Residence Halls: Closed for the fall. MDH recommends closing all common kitchens. Students have a refrigerator and microwave provided by the college in their room.
Stairwells: All residence hall stairwells have been designated up or down to allow for physical distancing
Custodial: Cleaning/disinfecting will take place twice daily in the high touch areas, including weekends. Best practice from CDC and MDH are cleaning common areas twice daily as well.
Students, faculty, and staff will be required to observe six (6) feet of physical distance from other people. This expectation exists in all buildings with common area spaces such as the library, chapel, lunchrooms, lounges, etc. For those higher concentration areas such as Buntrock Commons there will be directional signage provided to encourage physical distancing protection.
Based on the priority of providing food and safety for students, the Cage, Kings’ Room, and Stav Hall will be closed to faculty, staff, and visitors. The Pause is exploring the feasibility of offering a take-out menu option that would be available to faculty and staff. Faculty and staff will not not have access to workout equipment in Skoglund/Tostrud. Students will have access, but they will need to follow the protocols outlined in the Community Standards.
Yes. Please refer to the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for On-Campus Work.