Update: In response to changing COVID-19 health and safety conditions and guidance, fall classes will be held primarily online. Plans to bring students back to campus have been suspended. Read the latest campus messages from the President and SCU’s leadership team.
To reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we will be putting in place a number of actions as recommended by our health experts and medical authorities in our country and state. All these actions will be part of the ‘Community of Care’ pact, our commitment to each other to all do our part in stopping the spread of the virus. All students, faculty, and staff will be expected to:
- Report positive COVID-19 test results at 408-554-5100, regardless of location.
- Complete daily symptom screenings using an online form
- Not come to campus if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms
- Participate in SCU’s COVID-19 and contact tracing program
- Wear face coverings at all times on campus—indoors and outdoors
- Note: Face coverings do not eliminate the need to follow social-distancing practices—face coverings and social distancing complement each other
- Practice social distancing (6-feet minimum) at all times—indoors and outdoors
- Wash or sanitize hands frequently throughout the day
- Practice good cough and sneeze hygiene
- Adhere to SCU's phased campus return strategy
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Campus Health and Safety Protocols
|ENVIRONMENT||MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY||PHYSICAL DISTANCING||USE OF SPACE||CLEANING|
|Classrooms||Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet at all times||Reconfigure all rooms to achieve 6 foot separation between desks or workstations||Remove or block desks and/or chairs if necessary to maintain physical distancing.||Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols (using EPA approved products for COVID-19)|
|Student Common Areas||Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet at all times||Reconfigure common areas to maintain 6 feet between seating or workstations||Restrict available seating in lobbies and lounges to reinforce social distancing. Remove pens, magazines, newspapers, and other commonly touched materials in lobbies and waiting areas.||Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols (using EPA approved products for COVID-19)|
|Research Labs||Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet at all times||One laboratory occupant per 250 sq. ft of lab space; 10 feet of bench space between occupants; Rotating shift schedules||Tape or signs to mark out separation space between workstations; Access logs track lab traffic||Cleaning and disinfecting of lab surfaces conducted between each lab shift|
|Elevators||1-2 occupants only per elevator car with both cloth face covering||Post signage in elevator cars outlining one or two person limit, cloth face coverings required.||Signs on elevators to indicate max occupancy (1 or 2)||Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols (using EPA approved products for COVID-19)|
|Customer Service and Reception Desks||Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing for each staff position when there are multiple staff present||Provide floor markings and signage where visitors should stand||Install “sneeze” guards/barriers at reception and transaction desks where close-contact interactions occur||Disinfectant wipes to clean any material being exchanged|
|Office individual||One person per office||Office should only be occupied by one person||Break rooms used for food storage and preparation rather than as communal eating spaces||Routine cleaning daily; high-touch surfaces and horizontal work surfaces daily; provide disinfection wipes (if available)|
|Office shared||Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet at all times||Reconfigure to achieve 6 feet of separation between workstations||Restrict visitors and guests into work areas; Continue remote meetings even when on-campus||Rotating work schedules and/or staggered shifts to reduce work area densities and minimize in-person interactions to the extent feasible. Rotating employee break schedules to maintain physical separation and reduce break room density|