SUNY Delhi's Guiding Principles
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, while pursuing the educational mission of the college, remain SUNY Delhi’s top priority. To minimize the risk to public health while working on campus, all faculty and staff are expected to fully comply with the state, county, and college policies, protocols, and guidelines. Failure to do so may result in the matter being referred to the Office of Human Resources for action.
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. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change based upon future guidance and mandates.
In order to maintain a safe environment, our custodial staff 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.
SUNY Delhi continues to assess on-campus staffing based on operational needs of the campus. 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.
Masks are one of the safest ways to protect yourself and others. Anyone may wear their mask at any time, regardless of the protocols established below. Many people wear their mask even when vaccinated to protect themselves and others who are vulnerable.
Mask are required in all indoor spaces and may be removed only in personal residence rooms, private offices when alone, and when seated and eating or drinking and maintaining social distance from others.
Social distancing is not mandatory with the required mask mandate.
Vaccinated individuals do not have to wear their mask outdoors.
Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks outdoors when not alone.
When an employee comes to work, a face covering or face mask must be worn in the presence of others in all buildings 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 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: 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. The supervisor, University Police, and the employee will make appropriate arrangements to secure a face covering.
Social Distancing & Interactions:
Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home.
- To practice social or physical distancing , stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people, do not gather in groups, stay out of crowded places, and avoid mass gatherings. It has been proven that keeping a minimum of 6 feet apart significantly reduces your chances of spreading COVID-19 to others, or contracting the disease.
- When 6 feet cannot be maintained due to the type of task assigned, a face covering must be worn. A face covering can include a surgical mask, cloth mask, or bandana, provided it covers your nose and mouth.
Note: At this time, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to be socially distanced and unvaccinated/unknown vaccination status individuals need to maintain six feet of social distance, in accordance with federal CDC guidelines. In lieu of six feet of social distance, appropriate physical barriers may be used so long as they do not present a health or safety hazard.
Reminder: 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.