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Information for employees

REMINDER: Masks to be worn at all times in buildings and outside across the academic and residential areas of campus

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State guidance on out-of-state travel  Surveillance testing information
Surveillance testing FAQ Self-screening tool
Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols Meeting expectations
Academic information Telecommuting information

 


 

Self-screening tool

All employees returning to work will need to submit a health screen daily. Fredonia has developed a website requiring employees to answer a series of screening questions. A response will be generated based on answers, directing the employee to come to work or stay home. Human Resources and supervisors are automatically notified if an employee is directed to stay at home.

In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our workforce, the state requires employees to complete a daily mandatory wellness questionnaire within the first 30 minutes of reporting to work. Employees are encouraged to complete the online form from home, if possible. If employees are experiencing any symptoms, they are directed to not come into the office; instead, they should call their supervisor. All faculty and staff will continue to complete a daily health screening. Employee data from the daily screenings is collected and monitored by Human Resources.
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Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols

Custodial staff are assigned to provide additional cleaning services when possible.  High touch areas continue to be a primary focus along with routine daily cleaning for restrooms, student residence hall bathrooms, common areas, lounges, classrooms, computer labs, meeting rooms, elevators, stairwell railings, etc.  

Disinfection of Frequently Touched Surfaces 

Frequently touched surfaces in common use areas of occupied buildings are cleaned and disinfected daily by the custodial department using products found on the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) list of products registered in New York State and identified by the EPA as effective against COVID-19. When such products are temporarily not available, disinfectants labeled for effectiveness against Human Coronaviruses must be used. 

Examples of frequently touched surfaces include:

  • Restrooms

  • Student bathrooms and lounge spaces

  • Break rooms

  • Kitchen areas

  • Door handles, push plates and push bars

  • Stair handrails

  • Light switches

  • Handles on equipment 

  • Buttons on vending machines and elevators

  • Water fountains and hydration stations

  • Public seating

  • Classroom furniture

  • Theatre seating

Building occupants should use disinfectant wipes or spray provided by Custodial Services to frequently disinfect high touch surfaces in their own work space or shared spaces such as:

  • Shared telephones

  • Shared desktops

  • Shared computer keyboards and mice

  • Service counters

  • Light switches

  • Break area refrigerator and microwave handles

  • Vending machine buttons

  • Door handles and push bars

  • Copy machine controls (verify with manufacturer)

  • Shared tools and equipment 

Academic Spaces

Instructors and students should use disinfecting supplies provided in all learning spaces to disinfect their own learning spaces and high touch surfaces in the room before and after using the space:

  • Desks

  • Chairs

  • Instructor console

  • Computer keyboards and mice

  • Light switches

  • Door knobs and handles

  • Shared tools and equipment 

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Meeting expectations

SUNY Fredonia encourages Zoom meetings to the fullest extent possible.  In the event that a meeting needs to be in person, ensure that the meeting room accommodates social distancing.

The in-person meeting host is responsible for ensuring the participants follow social distancing and mask guidelines. In addition, participants must wipe down surfaces before and after use.

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Academics

Approximately 72% of the courses in Fredonia’s Spring 2021 course schedule have some face-to-face component (i.e., fully face-to-face, hybrid, or A/B), and 28% of courses are remote or online. For information on the teaching modality of specific courses, students can search individual courses on YourConnection

Density in classrooms will be reduced by limiting essentially all classrooms to 50 or fewer in-person students, fully utilizing all instructional slots from throughout the day, and assigning classes to classrooms normally utilized for larger classes. Classroom spaces across campus have been "taped" to clarify physical distancing and "instructor zones." Classes will be separated by 20 minutes rather than the usual 10 minutes to decrease congestion in hallways, accommodate teaching and room assignments, and give faculty time to set up classroom technology.

Modality Definitions

  • Face-to-Face: Students will meet in a classroom as scheduled for every class meeting, as advertised in YourConnection. OnCourse may be used for digital interactions and any digitally provided materials. Physical materials, including textbooks, may still be required.
     
  • Remote: Students will join remotely (no in-person meetings) at the times identified in the course schedule, as advertised in YourConnection.  OnCourse is the home base for all interactions and any digitally provided materials. Physical materials, including textbooks, may still be required.
  • A/B or A/B/C Model: Students will be assigned cohorts, by the instructor, and cohorts will meet on an alternating schedule. While one cohort meets in-person, during the scheduled time, as advertised in YourConnection, the other cohort(s) will meet remotely or complete assigned tasks. OnCourse is the home base for all digital interactions and any digitally provided materials. Physical materials, including textbooks, may still be required.
  • Hybrid: Students will meet, with the entire class, in-person a minimum of 50% of the scheduled course dates and times, as advertised in YourConnection. The instructor will identify, in advance, the in-person meeting dates. On days the class does not meet face-to-face, course work (not remote meetings) will be planned. OnCourse is the home base for all digital interactions and any digitally provided materials. Physical materials, including textbooks, may still be required.
  • Online: Students will not have any required face-to-face or remote meeting times. Online courses will use OnCourse as the home base for all interactions and any digitally provided materials. Physical materials, including textbooks, may still be required. The instructor will set deadlines for completing course material. 

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