Update: August 18, 2020
Coronavirus/Covid-19 update as of August 18, 2020
Official Return to Campus Plan
Students, Faculty, and Staff,
It is our hope that you and your families are all doing well. While we prepare our facilities for your return to campus, we want to extend our deepest thoughts and prayers to those who have been impacted by the pandemic in our schools, workplaces and in our communities. The purpose of this message is to share with you the steps that have been taken and the steps that we will take together to stop the spread of COVID-19.
As we continue to evolve to a new normal, you should know that the changes we are implementing are the result of hours of collaboration and discussions with our System office, Human Resources, Faculty, Facilities, Security, Purchasing, the Unions, and many other groups. We want to thank the organizations who have worked collaboratively to create a “Playbook” which provides an awareness of new health and wellbeing protocols, readiness for our workforce and steps to ensure that our facilities are ready to our return to campus.
Your health and safety are important as we prepare for a return to campus. We believe we can return to campus and be as safe as possible. The Return to Campus Playbook is based upon the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
THIS RETURN TO CAMPUS PLAYBOOK COVERS SUCH TOPICS AS:
- Cleaning and disinfecting of workstations
- Cleaning and disinfecting of common areas outside of workstations
- Guidelines supporting methods for and increased frequency of hand washing
- Placement strategy for hand sanitizer stations
- Guidelines for physical distancing
- Guidelines for appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment
- Plan for daily and continued cleaning
- Use of Contact Tracing tools: students, employees, guests, vendors, delivery personnel
- Social and Emotional well-being
- Group Gatherings
- Travel and Transportation
Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by COVID-19. During this challenging time, we encourage the members of our CMCC Family and their families to continue their efforts at school, work and home to control the spread of COVID-19 through mask wearing, frequent hand washing and physical distancing. We are inspired daily by your innovations and ask that you continue working together as we discover new ways to accomplish our mission. It is critical we ensure the health and safety of all CM students, faculty and staff. To that end we will continue to monitor all that we do to ensure safety.
Please take care of yourselves and your families and together we will move through this.
Stay Safe and Be Well,
President Scott Knapp, Ed.D.
Vice President Betsy Libby, Ed.D.