SUNY Delhi's Guiding Principles
We have implemented the necessary protocols to maintain safe social-distancing practices on our campus in accordance with Department of Health (DOH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and SUNY guidelines. Although our campus is located in a region that has met the criteria to begin the reopening process, the overall campus remains closed to the public until further notice.
Please note that these guidelines are subject to change based upon future guidance and mandates from SUNY, New York State, or the CDC.
In order to maintain a safe environment, our custodial staff have returned to work on campus and have received training in cleaning, disinfecting, social distancing, and personal safety protocols. All employees and students are to follow the preventative actions to reduce the risk of viruses.
Workplace Re-entry Guidelines:
SUNY Delhi continues to assess on-campus staffing based on operational needs of the campus, phasing in a physical return to campus. The college employees will continue phasing in over time to ensure appropriate social distancing and other safety protocols are in place. Employees are to coordinate with their supervisor to determine when they will physically return to work. When directed to return to campus by their supervisor, employees are expected to be available to work. Employees who are not available, or who are not willing to work as required, may request to use their leave accrual balances with supervisory approval.
Physical Workplace Requirements:
Employees must be free of any symptom potentially related to COVID-19, or must have had an evaluation and been cleared by their primary care provider, attending physician, or the DOH to be eligible to report to work on campus. The Daily Health Screening Tool MUST be used DAILY, within 1 hour before reporting to work.
Check the CDC website regularly for a list of updated symptoms.
When an employee comes to work, a face covering or face mask must be worn in the presence of others at all times when social distancing of six feet or greater cannot be maintained, and when in any public space (such as restrooms or break rooms).
Face Covering Procedures and Guidelines: Donning – Doffing - Storing
The purpose of wearing a face covering is to prevent droplets from your respiratory track from becoming airborne to protect the people you work with. Co-workers must don (wear) a face covering to protect others. Face coverings must be worn in a SUNY Delhi space (including buildings, grounds, shared or common areas, conference rooms, hallways, restrooms, elevators, stairwells, etc.) except when alone in a private room, office, vehicle, or private cubicle when appropriate social distancing can be maintained, or when walking or exercising in more isolated areas where social distancing can be maintained.
Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth, and can be a surgical mask, dust mask, cloth mask, or bandana.
- Donning Procedures: First, wash and dry hands. Then, place the face covering over nose and mouth and loop around ears. Make sure to position the face covering over your nose and mouth.
- Doffing Procedures: First, wash and dry hands. Then, remove one loop from one ear and then the other. Next, carefully fold the face covering in half so the outside of the mask is folded together. Throw disposable masks away in an appropriate garbage receptacle as they are not reusable. Wash reusable cloth masks after each use.
- Storage and Washing Procedures: Place a used cloth face covering in a paper or plastic bag until you can launder it. Wash your hands after removing the face covering. Cloth face coverings must only be worn for one day and must be properly laundered before using again. Having a week's supply of cloth face coverings can help reduce the need for daily laundering. Tips on the use and care of face coverings are provided by the CDC.
All employees are encouraged to provide their own face covering when at work. Any employee in need of a face covering must notify their immediate supervisor, as early as possible, prior to returning to work. The supervisor, University Police, and the employee will make appropriate arrangements to secure a face covering.
Social Distancing & Interactions:
Keeping space between you and others is one of the best methods to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus and slowing its spread. Since people can spread the virus before they feel sick, it is important to stay away from others whenever possible, even if you have no symptoms. Social distancing is important for everyone, especially to help protect people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. Staff at work on campus must follow these social-distancing practices:
- Stay at least six feet from other people at all times.
- Restrict movement between offices and buildings as much as possible.
- All meetings, regardless of the number of participants, are to be held virtually.
- Breaks and lunch periods must be taken individually and in a space that is not occupied by others (for example, only one person in each break room at a time or sitting at an outdoor table unaccompanied).
- Always wear a mask when not in your private office, or when unable to social distance.
- All offices will remain closed to visitors until further notice.
Note: Employees who are not complying with the requirements established by the college regarding the use of face coverings and social distancing may be subject to disciplinary action. Concerns should be brought to the employee’s supervisor, with continued concerns being reported to the Office of Human Resources.