Visiting Campus

Welcome back, but first...

New entrance procedures with health and safety checks are in place to protect everyone coming to campus. Please note that if you are an employee, there will be additional steps.  

Coming to Campus

Now when anyone enters campus or OCC buildings, we all have to follow new procedures as well as continuing to practice social distancing. Health screenings are conducted by campus safety, who are trained in accordance to OSHA, CDC, and DOH protocols and will have PPE. Everyone who comes to campus is required to have a face mask.

Students & Visitors

  • There is one open entrance to the college and a separate exit. The Coyne Hall entrance and Route 173 entrance are closed. When you enter, campus safety are conducting health screenings evaluating 4 key criteria.
    • Symptoms - have you had a fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, muscle pain, headache or sore throat?
    • Exposure - have you been exposed to anyone with the virus within the past 14 days? If so, you will be asked to leave.
    • Testing Positive for COVID-19 - if you have tested positive for the disease within the past 14 days, you will be asked to leave.
    • Have you traveled outside of New York State recently?
  • If you pass, you will be given a wrist-band that is specifically color-coded for that day.
  • You may proceed with your business, as long as you continue to practice 6 ft. social distancing measures and wear a mask. 

Employees

  • There is one open entrance to the college and a separate exit. The Coyne Hall entrance and Route 173 entrance are closed. When you enter, campus safety will be conducting health screenings evaluating temperature and other symptoms.
    • If you work in Mulroy Hall, you must go through the campus assessment and receive the appropriate wristband at W. Seneca Turnpike before going to your office.
  • You will be asked about the following:
    • Symptoms - have you had a fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, muscle pain, headache or sore throat?
    • Exposure - have you been exposed to anyone with the virus within the past 14 days? 
    • Testing Positive for COVID-19 - have you tested positive for the disease within the past 14 days?
    • Have you traveled outside of New York State recently?
  • If you pass, you will be given a wristband color-coded for that specific day. Your supervisor will take note of this in order to report the location and status of the employees in the department. 
  • Please note that there may be staggered schedules or other measures in place decided by the department and college. 

If you present any COVID-19 symptoms, you will be sent home and not allowed on campus. You will be asked to contact a healthcare provider and be tested. If you test positive, you will not be allowed to return until completing a 14-day quarantine.  Please contact Elaine Buza in HR as well.  

Coronavirus Procedures & Signage

Keeping Clean

Our maintenance and sanitation crews have being doing wonderful work keeping our campus clean and healthy. Some additional actions taken during these times include:

  •  Increased cleanings of shared spaces such as bathrooms and "high-touch" spaces
  •  Cleaning logs with date, time, and scope of cleaning will be maintained
  • Departments will be provided with additional cleaning supplies to disinfect as needed. 
  • Full cleaning and disinfecting procedures

Employees and visitors must wash their hands in accordance to the CDC guidelines after sneezing or coughing, before preparing food, after using the bathroom, and after interacting with something considered "high-touch" or garbage. Here's helpful resources:

What you need to know about handwashing

How to wash your hands

All employees and visitors are required to have a face covering that is deemed acceptable by New York State. If you have a cloth mask, here is the official CDC guide:

Use & Cleaning of Cloth Mask

Around Campus

There are more changes on campus in addition to the new entry and exit procedures. They include:

  • Each building has designated entrances and exits to help control and track the flow of people as well as assist in sanitation and social distancing. In case of an emergency such as a fire, this distinction isn't required (please take the nearest exit to you).
  • More signage has been posted advising personal hygiene techniques that everyone should follow to keep the spread of the virus low. 
  • Additional cleaning products and hand sanitizer have been made available. Please contact the maintenance staff if these products are empty or are running low. 
  • If an in-person meeting must be held, it will be in a larger room that will provide adequate space for social distancing. 
  • Everyone should have a mask on hand for their use when on campus.

 

Social Distancing

 Here are the social distancing guidelines being used. 

  • Please wear your mask whenever you are unable to maintain 6 feet apart or when you are in an area with likely traffic such as bathrooms, elevators, kitchens, etc. Elevators and vehicles are confined to 50% capacity.
  • Large gatherings are prohibited. Areas like the cafeteria are closed for loitering. Computer labs will have limited occupancy.
  • High-traffic areas like Student Central have clear plastic barriers installed. The amount of in-person service desks is limited to obey social distancing measures.

If you've got questions, please email us at occinfo@sunyocc.edu