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SUNY Implements Comprehensive COVID-19 Plan for Spring Semester to Include Mandatory COVID-19 Test for Returning Students at All Campuses, Moving the Spring Semester In-Person Start Date to February 1st, and No Spring Break
Continues to Require Frequent Surveillance Testing for COVID-19 at Every Campus During Semester
Face Coverings Will Be Required on Campus at All Times, Including in Classrooms
Campuses to Provide “What Students Should Know” Plain Language Information Detailing What Students Should Expect for Spring Semester So They Can Make Informed Decisions
Plan Subject to Any Changes in Federal and State Guidance
Complete Guidance Found Here
As New York State and the nation continue to grapple with the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras has outlined a sweeping, system-wide plan that will allow campuses to safely return to in-person instruction for the spring semester, subject to any changes in federal or New York State guidance. Developed in consultation with public health experts within the university system, as well as campus, faculty, student, and union leadership, the plan combines a series of new protocols with proven strategies already being employed across SUNY’s colleges and universities.
Main components of the comprehensive plan include:
- All students to be tested for COVID-19 upon return.
- Pushing the start date of the spring semester for in-person instruction until February 1, 2021.
- The cancellation of spring break in 2021.
- All returning students must complete a seven-day precautionary quarantine prior to their arrival on campus.
- Mandatory mask wearing at all times, even with social distancing.
- A “What Students Should Know” plain language information to be sent to all students so they know what to expect this spring at individual campuses, such as how many courses will be online, hybrid, or in person.
“With COVID-19 surging nationwide, and with increased cases in New York, SUNY has devised a comprehensive plan to keep this virus at bay throughout the flu season and through the spring semester,” said Chancellor Malatras. “We’ve demonstrated this past fall that by implementing an aggressive strategy to manage COVID, students can safely return to campus. These additional efforts—testing all students upon return, ongoing testing throughout the semester, pushing out the start of the spring semester, and mandatory masks at all times, coupled with uniform enforcement and compliance—illustrates that SUNY is setting a nationwide standard for controlling COVID-19 in the weeks and months to come. I have talked with countless students since August who have made tremendous sacrifices so that they can stay on campus and learn. Our students have done a remarkable job given the circumstances. This aggressive strategy gives us the best chance to return our students once again to classrooms in early 2021. But as we know, this is a fluid situation so we will continue to adapt and be flexible as issues emerge.”
Mandatory Testing of All Students Upon Return to Campus & Continued Surveillance Testing Throughout the Semester
Any student planning to live, work, or take classes on campus, or utilize campus facilities such as the library, gym, or dining hall must test for COVID-19 when they return for the winter and/or spring semester. Students must first confirm that they have completed a seven-day precautionary quarantine prior to returning to campus. They must then either present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to their return, or submit to a campus-administered upon arrival—but no later than five days after their return to campus. Students who present documentation of a positive diagnostic test within the prior three months are exempt from the return test.
In addition to mandatory pre-testing, all students must complete a seven-day precautionary quarantine prior to returning to campus.
SUNY has the capacity to process approximately 200,000 COVID-19 tests per week, thanks in large part to the cutting-edge, FDA-approved saliva test developed by SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Pursuant to SUNY’s mandatory surveillance testing program announced back in September, colleges will resume regular surveillance testing for students, faculty, and staff as on-campus services resume. Since August, SUNY has conducted 371,701 COVID-19 tests with an overall positivity rate of 0.48 percent.
Push the Start of In-Person Instruction for the Spring Semester Until February 1
To reduce additional risks associated with flu season, winter term instruction will be fully remote, and spring term instruction must remain remote until February 1. During this timeframe, exceptions will be granted for clinical practicums, specialized research, and applied learning experiences that require students to be physically present. Campuses must notify SUNY System Administration of any courses that require in-person instruction. Pooled surveillance testing will remain available for students engaged in this type of hands-on coursework during this timeframe.
SUNY Community Colleges, that are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), have continued collaborative efforts to assess and plan for what we hope will be the safe resumption of spring sports, including traditional fall sports that have been moved to spring, per NJCAA 2021 Sports Guidelines.
Campuses will have the option to either cancel intercollegiate athletics, sponsor Return to Play/Practice (RTP) or Return to Competition (RTC) Plans. RTP Plans offer the option to hold on-campus workouts and training with student-athletes, in a structured and monitored environment, without engaging in competition. Detailed, sport specific RTC Guides have been developed, and while there will be autonomy on each campus for health and safety policies, SUNY CCs will adopt RTC requirements that each member institution will be expected to follow in order to compete. RTC Guides were informed by governing athletic associations, and made to be consistent with CDC, NYS Guidelines, SUNY and local DOH, and institutional recommendations and protocols.
Each institution’s RTP and/or RTC Plans are dependent on local COVID-19 data, being able to safely resume operations and being approved by their respective local DOH. NJCAA SUNY Community College decisions will continue to be guided by best practice and cautious adherence to health and safety protocols intended to safeguard the well-being of our student-athletes, staff, campuses, and communities. We commit to ongoing collaborative efforts in support of our student-athletes.
At this time, SUNY Sullivan is committed to working to find a safe path to return to competition in the traditional Spring sports of Baseball, Men’s & Women’s Track and Men’s & Women’s Golf. It is our hope that we will be able to provide opportunities to our dedicated student/athletes that have worked hard to put themselves in a position to compete for our nationally recognized Athletic Program. We realize that our stance is fluid and contingent upon standards and guidelines set by SUNY, NYS and Sullivan County. All of our plans will continue to be developed and refined in accordance with SUNY Sullivan’s COVID Re-Opening Plan, the NJCAA Guidelines on return to Competition and our local Health Department recommendations. If it is safe and possible, we will provide an environment for our Generals to once again return to competition. Go Generals!
Spring Break Cancelled to Limit Potential Spread of the Virus
Given the risks associated with COVID-19 spread and travel, spring break and other holiday break periods are cancelled for all SUNY campuses. Campuses are allowed to build in single-day, midweek reading days throughout the semester as an alternative instructional pause. If colleges opt to do so, students will be highly discouraged from leaving campus. Any on-campus services in support of religious observances must follow normal density, face-covering, and quarantine/isolation protocols.
Masks at All Times
Face coverings will now be required in classrooms, conference rooms, and all other public spaces where students are not by themselves, even when six feet of social distancing is possible. Students eating in dining halls must be seated and remain socially distanced.
Data Transparency Continues
Just as they have this fall, colleges will report positive cases daily via SUNY’s easily accessible COVID-19 Case Tracker. The database tallies tests and active cases by campus and provides trends and positivity rates in rolling three-, seven-, and 14-day intervals, allowing people to understand the trajectory of the virus at any given time.
Also mirroring the fall semester and in accordance with New York State of Department of Health guidance, colleges that eclipse either 100 active cases or an on-campus positivity rate above five percent within prescribed two-week windows must pause in-person learning and activities for two weeks. All campus dining and food service options must also be converted to take out and delivery. In these scenarios, residential facilities remain open and students stay on campus.
Students with Special Circumstances
To protect students’ families and hometown communities and prevent community spread, SUNY is requiring testing for approximately 140,000 students prior to their departure from campus for Thanksgiving break. From that point on, the majority of students will complete their fall coursework remotely off-campus.
However, students with special circumstances or facing unique challenges can request permission to remain on campus between Thanksgiving and the start of the spring semester. Those granted permission will be routinely tested for COVID-19. These students will have access to meals. Trained staff will remain on campus and attendant to students’ needs, and can connect students who feel isolated or lonely to mental health and wellness services.
In October, recognizing the nationwide uptick in mental health and wellness needs due to the impact of COVID-19, SUNY expanded access to mental health services to every student. The expansion included a new partnership with Thriving Campus, an app that more effectively connects students to a network of more than 6,000 licensed mental health services providers in their geographic vicinity. It also expanded both tele-counseling and peer-to-peer assistance services.
Campuses will continue to assist students with access to devices and internet connectivity in order for students to be successful with remote instruction.
Uniform Enforcement Standards
Chancellor Malatras’ uniform emergency disciplinary standards will be extended through the spring semester so that every effort can be made to ensure compliance with the necessary COVID-19 safety protocols. The uniform policy was drafted in consultation with campuses across the system. The vast majority of students are complying. Students who violate COVID-19 safety protocols face immediate academic and housing suspension, as well as possible dismissal, and student organizations in non-compliance face a permanent campus ban.
CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLAN FOR A STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY INVOLVING A COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
To ensure the continuation of services provided by the State of New York and the health and safety of the public sector workforce, each New York State agency and authority must prepare a plan for the continuation of operations in the event that the Governor declares a state disaster emergency involving a communicable disease.
Applicable agencies and authorities must post finalized plans by April 1, 2021 in (1) a clear and conspicuous location (e.g., bulletin boards or other similar location where employees normally view information posted by the employer), (2) in their employee handbook if they have one, and (3) on either their intranet or internet website.
Continuity of Operations Plan for a Disaster Emergency Involving a Communicable Disease
Individual(s) Responsible for Maintaining this Plan:
Director of Human Resources/Safety Monitor
845-434-5750 ext. 4311
College Nurse/Safety Monitor
845-434-5770 ext. 4419
Date of Posting:
April 1, 2021
Statutory Elements of the Plan:
- A list and description of the types of positions considered essential in the event of a state-ordered reduction of in-person workforce.
Effective February 1, 2021, the College considers the following to be “essential” employees.
- Essential shall refer to a designation made that a public employee is required to be physically present at a worksite to perform his or her job. Such designation may be changed at any time in the sole discretion of the employer.
- A description of protocols the employer will follow for non-essential employees to telecommute including, but not limited to, facilitating or requesting the procurement, distribution, downloading and installation of any needed technology, including software, data, and the transferring of office phone lines to work or personal cell phones as practicable or applicable to the workplace, and any devices.
- Non-essential shall refer to a designation made that a public employee is not required to be physically present at a work site to perform his or her job. Such designation may be changed at any time in the sole discretion of the employer.
- A description of how the employer will, to the extent possible, stagger work shifts of essential employees in order to reduce overcrowding on public transportation systems and at worksites.
- A description of the protocol that the employer will implement in order to procure the appropriate personal protective equipment for essential employees, based upon the various tasks and needs of such employees, in a quantity sufficient to provide personal protective equipment to each essential employee during any given work shift. Such description shall also include a plan for storage of such equipment to prevent degradation and permit immediate access in the event of an emergency declaration.
- A description of the protocol in the event an employee is exposed to a known case of the communicable disease that is the subject of the state disaster emergency, exhibits symptoms of such disease, or tests positive for such disease in order to prevent the spread or contraction of such disease in the workplace. Such protocol shall also detail actions to be taken to immediately and thoroughly disinfect the work area of any employee known or suspected to be infected with the communicable disease as well as any common area surface and shared equipment such employee may have touched, and the employer policy on available leave in the event of the need of an employee to receive testing, treatment, isolation, or quarantine. Such protocol shall not involve any action that would violate any existing federal, state, or local law, including regarding sick leave or health information privacy.
- A protocol for documenting hours and work locations, including off-site visits, for essential employees. Such protocol shall be designed only to aid in tracking of the disease and to identify the population of exposed employees in order to facilitate the provision of any benefits which may be available to certain employees on that basis.
- A protocol for how the public employer will work with such employer’s locality to identify sites for emergency housing for essential employees in order to further contain the spread of the communicable disease that is the subject of the declared emergency, to the extent applicable to the needs of the workplace.
Any other public health requirements determined by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) that are designed to reduce transmission of infectious diseases, such as face coverings, contract tracing, diagnostic testing, social distancing, hand and respiratory hygiene, and cleaning and disinfection protocols.
- Essential Personnel
Essential shall refer to a designation made that a public employee is required to be physically present at a worksite to perform his or her job. Such designation may be changed at any time in the sole discretion of the employer.
SUNY Sullivan President will be responsible for final determinations as to which functions or employees are essential based on how the crisis is developing or present on campus. Employees determined to be essential will be notified by management in writing. In addition to campus leadership such as the Campus President, essential functions at the campus level also include functions required to support the well-being of individuals who remain on campus as well as the maintenance of SUNY Sullivan properties and resources. Below is a list of positions/functions at the campus level that may be essential in responding to a disaster emergency involving a communicable disease:
|Mission Essential Position||Description|
|Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs||Executive Leadership|
|Dean of Communications & Admissions||Executive Leadership|
|Director of Executive Operations & Administrative Assistant to the Board of Trustees||Executive Leadership|
|Associate VP Planning, Facilities, and Human Resources||Executive Leadership|
|Director of Finance||Executive Leadership|
|Assistant Controller||Office of Finance|
|Principal Account Clerk||Office of Finance|
|Senior Account Clerk||Office of Finance|
|Bursar||Office of Finance|
|Coordinator of Purchasing||Office of Finance|
|College Affiliate Accountant||Office of Finance|
|Director of Human Resources||Office of Human Resources|
|Assistant Director of Human Resources||Office of Human Resources|
|Administrative Associate for Human Resources/Administrative Services||Office of Human Resources|
|Director of Public Safety||Office of Public Safety|
|Assistant Director of Public Safety||Office of Public Safety|
|Building & Ground Maintenance Director||Building Operations and Management|
|Building & Ground Maintenance Supervisor||Building Operations and Management|
|Building & Grounds Maintenance Worker II||Building Operations and Management|
|Special Electrician||Building Operations and Management|
|Facilities Support Technician||Building Operations and Management|
|Maintenance Worker||Building Operations and Management|
|Director of IT||Office of Information Technology|
|Coordinator of Network Services||Office of Information Technology|
|Assistant Coordinator of Network Services||Office of Information Technology|
|Coordinator of Info Tech Operator||Office of Information Technology|
|Dean of Student Development Services||Office of Student Development Services|
|Director of Recruiting and Admissions||Office of Admissions|
|Dean of Student Success and Workforce Development||Office of Admissions|
|Senior Administrative Associate||Office of the Vice President|
|Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Health Sciences||Division of Liberal Arts & Sciences & Health Sciences|
|Director of the Catskill Hospitality Institute||Faculty|
|Administrative Associate to the Dean of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Health Sciences||Division of Liberal Arts & Sciences & Health Sciences|
|Director of Registration Services||Office of Registration Services|
|Registration Services||Office of Registration Services|
|Database Specialist||Office of Registration Services|
|Director of Financial Aid||Office of Financial Aid|
|Financial Aid Officer||Office of Financial Aid|
|Counselor I||Office of One Stop|
|Director of the Liberty Partnership Program||Office of LPP|
|Office Manager for Learning Center/Commons||Office of One-Stop|
|Admin Assoc to Dean of Student Development Services||Office of Student Development Services|
|Associate Dean of Student Engagement||Office of Student Development Services|
|College Nurse||Office of Health Services|
|Instructional Assistant Health Sciences||Division of Health Sciences|
|Technical Assistant Theater||Theater|
|Technical Assistant I-Science Labs||Division of Science|
The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) has the authority to establish a Statewide, uniform, telecommuting program which outlines how agencies/authorities manage telecommuting. In the event of a future state disaster emergency involving a communicable disease, SUNY Sullivan will receive direction from GOER on the rules and guidelines applicable to telecommuting and will take the necessary steps in order to implement and operationalize any official telecommuting program, where applicable, for SUNY Sullivan, including:
- Protocol for procurement, distribution, downloading and installation of needed technology:
There are a variety of technological tools available to support a remote workforce. In addition to software tools, we may provide access to desktops and lab computers, and loaner laptops, Chromebooks, tablets and other technological resources.
- Protocol for phone coverage and transfer of office phone lines to work or personal cell phones:
SUNY Sullivan employees have access to check their voicemail remotely. Employees should check with the Help Desk to see what is available. Additionally, cell phone use is prevalent, and many employees choose to use their cell phones as their primary contact.
SUNY Sullivan will periodically assess its technology needs for telecommuting and work with IT to ensure that appropriate information technology resources are available.
In the absence of a Statewide telecommuting program, SUNY Sullivan will work within the confines of current labor management structures to determine the appropriateness of employee presence on campus, to include the possibility of assigning alternate work locations. Until a decision is made by the College about the nature and extent of the emergency, or a closure by the Governor, all employees
should report to work as usual. Thereafter, management will determine and communicate which functions are essential and if any essential personnel will be excused from reporting to work and/or a physical work location.
C. Work Shifts/Schedules
SUNY Sullivan will ensure that essential employees can continue to fulfill their work responsibilities within the confines of what is advisable by the WHO, CDC and/or required by NYS or its DOH. In a future communicable disease event, current procedures and guidelines for workplace safety protocols will be adjusted to fit the specific threat and be distributed to all employees. Considerations will be made, within the confines of collective bargaining agreements and civil service laws, rules or regulations, to modify working hours, shifts, and schedules in such a way that social distancing and other workplace safety protocols can be enforced. We will ensure that appropriate physical and social distancing is followed for those physically present at work. These guidance documents include the following key elements:
- Employees required to physically report to the office may work with their supervisor on an individualized work schedule that will meet specific operating requirements and their personal needs. Subject to operating needs, an individualized work schedule can include:
- Permitting essential employees to flex their schedules around available childcare, working some or all of their hours on evening and/or weekend shifts when alternate care options are available, dependent on operational needs.
- Adjusting building access (hours and security) to support flex schedules.
- Office Social Distancing:
- During the current emergency, SUNY Sullivan evaluated and adjusted its individual and community office space to comply with social distancing requirements. These measurements will be kept and will be available during the next contagious disease emergency, in accordance with the threat.
- Supervisors will monitor work schedules and limit occupancy in any enclosed space to no more than 50% and maintain a 6-foot distance between individuals.
- Physical partitions or other barriers may be installed where 6-foot distancing between staff is not possible.
D. Personal Protective Equipment
SUNY Sullivan follows Infection Control Procedures in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and the New York State Department of Health in the development of all internal protocols and guidance relative to responding to communicable disease.
During a response to a communicable disease outbreak, procuring, distributing and inventory control will be centralized and prioritized. The Offices of Health Services and Building and Grounds will coordinate these activities and supplies will be procured via OGS or from well-established New York State suppliers.
Health services, the campus safety monitors and building and grounds will be responsible to ensure that there are adequate medical (general medical supplies, medications and PPE) and nonmedical (for implementation of CDC recommended infection control and biosafety measures; cleaning and disinfecting) supplies to cover a public health emergency. SUNY Sullivan’s PPE supply is stored pursuant to PPE storage requirements and is overseen and distributed by the Office of Buildings and Grounds.
PPE needs will be determined by our population. There is a minimum kept on hand based on what our needs are determined to be.
The health services office in coordination with the campus safety monitors will ensure employees are provided training on the proper donning, doffing, cleaning (as appropriate) and disposal of PPE.
E. Exposure Protocol
SUNY Sullivan has created a series of procedures to ensure that all employees physically reporting to work are screened for infectious disease and that the results of the screenings are collected and instantly reviewed. These protocols follow all screening, testing, and tracing procedures as outlined in the applicable NYS DOH guidance, including instructions to employees on when to return home and when to return to work. Protocols are updated as circumstances change.
SUNY System Administration has worked with the SUNY hospital network to develop tests in the current pandemic and requires weekly testing of all employees physically present at SUNY campuses. Testing protocols can be modified to support other testing needs. SUNY Sullivan has implemented the following COVID-19 Testing Plan and will utilize future protocols as needed in future situations.
Based on the total on-campus population of SUNY Sullivan, we will be utilizing a Saliva Pooled Testing approach and 100% of the on-campus student population will be tested every week. Persons being tested will be assorted into pools based on class schedules and office duties and schedules. The pooled testing technique allows a lab to mix several samples together in a “batch” or pooled sample and then test the pooled sample with a diagnostic test. If the pooled sample is negative, it can be deuced that all individuals are negative. If the pooled sample comes back positive, then each sample will be tested individually to find out which was positive. For all persons in a positive pool, care must be taken to confidentially handle the resultant health-related information in an appropriately discrete manner. Our safety monitors will be monitoring the pooled testing results in order to take proactive actions and will be working closely with county health officials on isolation/quarantine protocols for any positive test results. All individuals who test positive through our pooled testing, will be advised to isolate, per the guidance given from county health officials, and the county health department will be notified for contact tracing.
Employees who are physically reporting to work must complete the Daily COVID-19 Screening prior to accessing campus. This includes employee’s coming into the building only for a brief period.
Procedures have been developed to comply with directives from the Director of State Operations and Infrastructure memorandum, entitled, “Employee Testing and Evaluation Protocols for COVID-19,” which includes cleaning and disinfecting protocols, as well as notification to health officials as required. SUNY Sullivan also works with Constable, a 3rd party cleaning company, to thoroughly disinfect any work area of any in person employee as well as any common area surface and shared equipment such employee may have touched including:
- Building and elevator lobbies.
- Restrooms & drinking fountains.
- Hallway light switches, turnstiles, and waste receptacles.
- Building entrances, stairwell doors and handrails.
While the amount and types of leave available to an employee will be dependent on the particular communicable disease emergency that has been declared and any provisions of law that provide for leave under such circumstances, during a communicable disease emergency an employee’s leave options include GOER quarantine leave, other applicable State policy leave, leave provided under a Federal Act and an employee’s own leave accruals. Collective Bargaining Agreements may also be applicable. Policy on available leaves will be established by the Department of Civil Service and/or GOER who shall provide guidance to the agencies/authorities on how to instruct employees about available leaves.
F. Protocol for Documenting Work Hours/Locations
SUNY Sullivan is responsible for tracking the population of exposed employees in order to facilitate the provision of any benefits which may be available to certain employees on that basis. Employees entering SUNY Sullivan worksites must undergo a health screening which is recorded as described in Section E (above). Logs from that application are saved daily and are accessible by key personnel including the College Nurse and Human Resources Office who will use the information for the purposes of disease tracking, identifying potential exposures, and contact tracing.
G. Protocol for Identifying Emergency Housing for Essential Employees
SUNY Sullivan is responsible for contacting county officials, hotels and college and university officials to develop information about the availability of emergency housing for essential employees. Emergency housing opportunities, once developed, will be communicated to employees who may need such housing.
H. Other Requirements Determined by the NYS DOH
- Current DOH guidelines for COVID-19 are as follows and will be modified depending on the particular emergency declared.
- Ensure a distance of at least 6 feet is maintained among employees at all times, unless safety of the core activity requires a shorter distance (e.g., moving and lifting equipment). Any time an employee must come within 6 feet of another person, the employee and person should wear acceptable face coverings.
- When distancing is not feasible between workstations or areas, provide and require the use of face coverings or erect physical barriers, such as plastic shielding walls, in lieu of face coverings in areas where they would not affect air flow, heating, cooling, or ventilation.
- Tightly confined spaces should be occupied by only one individual at a time, unless all occupants are wearing face coverings. If occupied by more than one person, occupancy will be kept under 50% of maximum capacity.
- Social distancing markers should be posted around the workplace using tape or signs that indicate 6 feet of spacing in commonly used areas and any areas in which lines are commonly formed or people may congregate (e.g., clock in/out stations, health screening stations, break rooms, water coolers, etc.). Further, bi-directional foot traffic should be reduced by using tape or signs with arrows in narrow aisles, hallways or spaces.
- Post signs, consistent with the DOH COVID-19 signage, to remind employees about social distancing, hand hygiene, PPE, and cleaning guidelines.
- Limit employee travel for work to only essential travel.
- Hygiene and sanitation requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and DOH must be followed, and cleaning logs that that include the date, time, and scope of cleaning must be maintained.
- Hand hygiene stations, including handwashing with soap, water, and disposable paper towels, as well as NYS Clean hand sanitizer or a hand sanitizer containing 60% or more alcohol for areas where handwashing facilities may not be available or practical, must be provided and maintained for personnel.
- Appropriate cleaning/disinfection supplies for shared and frequently touched surfaces must be provided, and employees must use these supplies before and after use of these surfaces, followed by hand hygiene.
- Regular cleaning and disinfection of the office location must be undertaken. More frequent cleaning and disinfection must be undertaken for high risk areas used by many individuals and for frequently touched surfaces, at least after each shift, daily, or more frequently as needed, and align with DOH’s “Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Public and Private Facilities for COVID-19”.
- Exposed areas must be cleaned and disinfected in the event of an employee testing positive for COVID-19. Such cleaning should include, at a minimum, all heavy transit areas and high-touch surfaces (e.g., vending machines, handrails, bathrooms, doorknobs, etc.).
- CDC guidelines on “Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility” should be complied with if someone in your facility is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.
- Agencies/authorities must have internally identified key points of contact including but not limited to site safety monitors, individuals responsible for monitoring compliance with this plan and central points of contact who will coordinate efforts to notify appropriate health authorities of positive cases and assist with required contact tracing.
- SUNY Sullivan will also comply with all executive orders and emergency regulations related to the state disaster emergency.