Shelter in Place

Should metrics and other factors indicate, the College will institute a shelter-in-place order as a response mechanism to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Should such an order be issued, it will include the following changes to current operational procedures and policies, per this plan.

In spring 2021, as part of the arrival protocols for residential students for those students who do not arrive with a negative test result, section H of this section will be in place until the student receives a negative test result.

A. All instruction will be remote, with no in-class meetings for the duration of the shelter-in-place.
B. Offices and departments will be closed to in-person visitors, and will provide all services online.
C. Staff, with the exception of essential workers, should telework unless it is necessary to be on campus to fulfill their job responsibilities.
D. Faculty should teach and fulfill other aspects of their job responsibilities remotely unless access to classrooms, labs, and/or technology is necessary to teach their classes.
E. Whitaker will be closed, including the Blazer and the Bookstore.
F. Commuters should not come to campus.
G. Yard signage will be posted around the inner perimeter of campus/entry points stating the campus is closed to visitors.
H. For residential students:

  1. Outdoor exercises, with masks and appropriately socially distanced, is permitted.
  2. Students may utilize facilities in their residence halls (laundry rooms, computer labs, study spaces, etc.).
  3. All dining will be done as pick-up only, with students retrieving food from Coblentz during established hours.
  4. Students should not leave campus unless absolutely necessary, and only with permission of a residence life assistant director.
  5. All health services, including counseling services, remain in place for students.