Opening Rinker Campus to In-Person Instruction – Crean College Plan

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Note: For information related to the general Rinker plan, please refer to Opening Rinker Campus to In-Person Instruction – Rinker Plan.

October 5, 2020 marks another step forward to open Rinker Health Science campus for in-person instruction. The opening will not mean a return to campus life as it was fall 2019. We remain in the midst of a global pandemic; we must remain vigilant and practice physical distancing, wear PPE, wash/disinfect hands, and limit the number of faculty, staff, and students on-campus and within any enclosed space. We continue to update our protocols using the most current information on the best ways to mitigate COVID-19. You will find changes in some of our current protocols based on the most up-to-date best practices.

This communication contains critical information for you to come to campus beginning October 5. Please read this carefully and keep it handy for reference. 

Faculty, staff, and students must complete the following steps to be approved to be on campus. If you have not completed these steps and intend to be on campus, please begin today. 

  1. Complete the COVID-19 training modules. You can access these canvas.chapman.edu.
  2. Complete a COVID-19 test. This test is free-of-charge and must be ordered through wellconnectplus.com.
  3. Complete a daily COVID-19 health screening. You will be automatically enrolled once both “1 and 2” above are completed.
  4. Students only – you must have health insurance and you must be immunized. Submit proof of immunization here. If you do not have insurance, you will be billed for CU health insurance. If you have insurance, submit proof here.

To achieve mandated reductions in the number of people allowed on campus, in buildings, and in classroom/lab/conference rooms, Crean and Pharmacy will not be on campus simultaneously. Crean days are Monday (7:30am to noon), Wednesday and Friday (7:30am to 5:30pm), and weekends (only if a lab, class, or faculty-led tutorial, remediation, or review sessions are scheduled. Full-time faculty must be present during all weekend sessions). Communication Sciences and Disorders, because it teaches mostly in the evening, will adhere to the access schedule provided by Dr. Kennedy, Department Chair. Finally, research and vivarium faculty, staff, and students are likely to be on-campus throughout the week and on weekends at any time between 7:00am and 11:00pm.

Not all courses will be taught in person after October 5. Some will remain online. Department chairs will notify their students what classes, in addition to labs already being taught in-person, will be taught at Rinker, days and times, building and classrooms. This notification will occur no later than October 1.

Personal Protective Gear:

Face masks here refer to a face mask/covering that covers the nose and mouth.

Required in all indoor and outdoor areas of the Rinker campus unless a lab or classroom requires more extensive PPE. Face masks may be removed when eating and drinking. Face shields are required PPE for faculty, staff, and students in all Crean teaching labs unless the lab protocol specifies safety goggles in lieu of face shields. Face shields are also required when people are within 6 feet of each other. This 6 foot rule applies to all areas of Rinker Campus, indoor, outdoor, classrooms, labs, and other gathering spaces.

Face masks and shields are provided free of charge. Crean students, faculty and staff obtain these from their academic department.

Refer to the campus return guidelines for characteristics of effective face coverings, and instructions for putting on and taking off face coverings.

Identification:

Student, faculty, and staff identification cards must always be visible.

Physical Distancing:

Maintaining 6 feet between you and others is required unless research and instructional labs establish safety protocols for working near others. If the 6 foot rule is violated, a face shield is required. Six-foot intervals are identified by a Peter the Panther paw. Refer to the campus return guidelines.

Hand Washing/Disinfecting:

Refer to the campus return guidelines for hand washing and disinfecting guidelines. 

Teaching spaces (classrooms, labs, conference rooms) and offices are deep-cleaned twice daily, before 7:30am and after the last scheduled class. Throughout the day, students and faculty are expected to wipe down their areas with CU-supplied disinfecting wipes before and after class. Facilities will provide disinfecting wipes to teaching spaces.

Meetings, Events, Advising, Gatherings:

Rinker campus is open only for teaching and research. Advising, club meetings and activities, departmental and college meetings, events will remain online.

Campus, Building, and Room Access:

Campus

Research and vivarium faculty, staff, and students are likely to be on campus throughout the week and weekend. research and vivarium faculty, staff, and students are likely to be on-campus throughout the week and on weekends at any time between 7:00am and 11:00pm. These personnel are authorized through individual, research lab-specific plans and their access. 

Crean College faculty, staff and students are on campus Monday morning until noon, all day Wednesdays and Fridays, and weekends. Campus access on weekends is limited to those teaching or taking classes and labs or to faculty-directed remediation, review, and practice. Crean college should not be on campus Monday after 12:30pm, and all-day Tuesdays and Thursdays. Once again, Communication Sciences and Disorders has an amended access plan.

Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students are on campus Monday after 12pm, all day Tuesdays and Thursdays, and weekends. Campus access on weekends is limited to those teaching or taking classes and labs or to faculty-directed remediation, review, and practice. CUSP should not be on campus Monday before noon and all-day Wednesdays and Fridays except for PhD and MS students and the staff and faculty supporting them. They will be in the CUSP research facility.

Buildings

Faculty and staff will have card key access to 9401 and/or 9501 as determined by the appropriate dean and approved by the Provost (faculty) or VP HR (staff) Graduate health professional students in CUSP and Crean will not have card key access to 9401 and 9501 external doors and to internal doors in both buildings. CUSP PhD and MS students will have card key access to 9501 and the CUSP research facility if access is required for research, thesis, or dissertation courses and projects.

9401 Jeronimo entry doors will automatically unlock Monday through Friday at 7:30am and lock at 5:30pm. During “open door” times, faculty, staff, and students will scan the Q-code and the building receptionist or other faculty and staff and students will confirm admission to the building by checking the “Clear COVID Daily Health Screen”. During “locked door” times, only faculty and staff with key card access will enter the building and will scan the Q-code.

9401 Jeronimo exits will be any side door. During off-hours and on the weekend, faculty, staff, and students will scan the Q-code prior to exiting.

9501 Jeronimo entry doors will remain locked 24/7 and will require key card access or access as part of a class cohort. All faculty, staff, and students in Crean and Pharmacy will enter the building through the front, main doors (excluding anatomy students who will enter the building through the wet-dry lab external doors). Faculty and staff will scan the Q-code and card key to enter 9501. They may be required to show the “Clear COVID Daily Health Screen”. Students will enter with their class cohort, show the “Clear COVID Daily Health Screen” to the appropriate staff and/or faculty.

9501 Jeronimo exits will be any side door. Prior to exiting 9501, faculty, staff, and students will scan the Q-code. Anatomy lab students will exit directly from the anatomy lab.

Classrooms, Teaching Labs, Staff/Faculty Lounge, Conference Rooms, Study Rooms, Vivarium

9401 main entrances to the atrium and Health Science Library will automatically unlock Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm; otherwise, doors will be locked and accessible only to faculty and staff with card key access.

9401 classrooms, conference rooms, study rooms, and staff/faculty lounge are locked. Only approved faculty and staff will have card key access to classrooms and conference rooms. Staff/faculty lounge and study rooms are locked.

9401 Vivarium requires card key access. Access is approved by the Dean of Pharmacy.

9501 teaching labs, classroom, conference rooms, and research suites will be locked and accessible only by card key to those approved by the VP for Research, Dean of Pharmacy, Dean of Crean College, or Provost. 

Student Spaces

Studying and Eating

Some students will need to be on campus for full days. Their schedules may include a mix of in-person and online lectures and labs or time gaps between one or more in-person classes. These students will need a place to study and eat. Designated areas include the outdoor tented area between 9401 Jeronimo and the Alton building, 9401 atrium, and selected carrels and tables in the Health Science Library. These areas are open 7:30am to 5:30pm and available to Pharmacy students Monday (noon to 5:30pm) and Tuesday and Thursday all day and Crean students Monday (7:30am to noon) and Wednesday and Friday all day. These areas are not open for use on the weekends, before 7:30am or after 5:30pm Monday through Friday. 

In the designated study and eating areas students are expected to practice physical distancing and to wear PPE except when eating. Students are expected to wipe down the table and chair surfaces before and after use with available disinfectant wipes.

Microwaves, Refrigerators, and Water Dispensers

Students will not have access to the water dispensers, microwaves and refrigerators. Students are encouraged to bring bottled water and non-perishable meals and snacks.

Coffee service with limited snack selections is available from 7am to 2pm, Monday through Friday, in the 9501 “Grab-and-Go” service area. 

Prayer and Meditation

9501 Room 214 access is limited for a maximum of 4 people at a given time for prayer and meditation. Continuous wearing of face masks is required, and 6 feet distancing is required during worship/meditation. Prayer rugs must not be shared. Each prayer rug must be stored in its own plastic bag.

Lactation

The lactation room in 9401 is locked but will be made available to students who request card key access. Pharmacy students request access from Holly Wilson and Crean students from San White. The room is single occupancy only. Users should sanitize the chair, refrigerator door, and table surfaces before and after use.

Moving Through Buildings

Movement patterns throughout buildings should be clockwise. Upon entering a building or exiting a staircase, elevator, or room, move clockwise until you reach your next destination.  

 

Your efforts to practice behaviors shown to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have been instrumental in opening Rinker to more people. With continued diligence, we are hoping to offer more in-person instruction spring trimester. With lack of diligence, we may be asked to return to a more restrictive environment at Rinker.