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Safe on the Summit Plan

Across campus, a proactive approach to limiting the spread of COVID-19 is apparent. Partitions, floor markers and limited entrances/exits to facilitate smooth flow of traffic are some items that are in place. Specific information for various buildings and services are listed below.

University Offices
  • Partitions have been installed in places with high interaction where physical distancing of at least six feet is not possible.
  • Floor markers in select areas mark six-foot physical distancing guidelines.
  • Appointments may be encouraged to take place remotely instead of typical in-person interaction.
Recreation Center

CSU’s Recreation Center is not currently open to the public. The Recreation Center is open to students, staff and faculty with reduced occupancy. Hand sanitizer is available, and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing will take place regularly.

Underground Café

The Café will be open during posted hours. A limited number of people will be permitted to enter at one time to comply with physical distancing requirements.

Murphy Memorial Library

The physical library will be open for students, faculty and staff, with safety protocols in place, and online resources are always available. Community members may email the library to arrange curbside pickup.

Mail Services

Students, employees and on-campus residents can visit the mail center with a face covering and practicing physical distancing of at least six feet when the mail center is open (times will be posted).

Defender Athletic Contests

CSU participates in NCAA Division III Colonial States Athletic Conference, and we will be following NCAA and CSAC guidelines regarding athletic contests. The conference has suspended all intercollegiate competition for the Fall 2020 season. A final decision on the possibility of future intercollegiate competition for fall sports, including the possibility of conducting fall intercollegiate competition in Spring 2021, as well as a plan for intercollegiate competition for winter sports, will be made by the end of September. Find the full announcement at GoCSUDefenders.com.

Daily Health Check for Employees

CSU will utilize Healthy Roster for health checks of all students, employees and residents. Find more details for students on the “Students” page.

The Healthy Roster survey works through a smart phone, computer, laptop or tablet. Each day, Healthy Roster will send a text message or email to users prompting them to engage in the survey to report potential COVID-19 exposure, presence of COVID-19 symptoms and body temperature.

  • A satisfactory survey will result in a “green screen” indicating approval to access campus buildings.
  • An unsatisfactory survey will result in a “red screen” indicating disapproval to access campus buildings.
Off-Campus Employees

Off-campus employees (faculty and staff) must respond to the questions presented by Healthy Roster daily (Sunday to Saturday) prior to the start of work regardless of their work location for the day.

If the off-campus employee does not receive Healthy Roster approval (indicated by a “red screen”) that employee must:

  • Refrain from coming to campus.
  • Contact his or her direct supervisor.
  • Consult with their medical care provider to discuss options for testing and treatment.
Residential Employees

Residential employees (faculty and staff, including resident directors) must respond to the questions presented by Healthy Roster daily (Sunday to Saturday) prior to the start of work regardless of their work location for the day.

If the residential employee does not receive Healthy Roster approval (indicated by a “red screen”) that employee must:

  • Contact their direct supervisor.
  • Refrain from entering campus buildings other than their own residence (including the mailroom).
  • Refrain from all institutional-sponsored activities and events.
  • Inform the Office for Student Development.
  • Consult with their medical care provider to discuss options for testing and treatment.
  • Begin self-quarantine.
Residential Non-Employees

Residential non-employees who are 18 and older (including any non-CSU-student living on campus who is not employed by CSU) must respond to the questions presented by Healthy Roster daily (Sunday to Saturday). If they do not receive Healthy Roster approval (indicated by a “red screen)’ that person must:

  • Refrain from entering campus buildings other than their own residence (including the mailroom).
  • Refrain from all institutional-sponsored activities and events.
  • Inform the Office for Student Development.
  • Consult with their medical care provider to discuss options for testing and treatment.
  • Begin self-quarantine.

Communication and Action Plan for Employees

(in the event of a Covid-19 confirmed student case)

Please find more abut student responsibilities if COVID-19 symptomatic or confirmed on the “Student Information” page.

Resident Directors will:
  • Communicate with the respective associate dean.
  • Provide oversight care of the student while in quarantine within the residence hall’s quarantine suite or the quarantine suite in Shaffer Hall or Commons Hall. Oversight responsibilities include:
    • Organizing the delivery of meals to quarantined students. Meals may be delivered and placed outside the suite door. Delivery persons should not enter the suite.
    • Checking on the overall well-being of students (by phone, text, messaging or FaceTime) daily.
    • Communicate with the COVID-19 administrator if there is a need for transportation to a health professional’s location.
    • Facilitate parent communication by encouraging the sick student to communicate with a parent or offer to communicate with a parent with student permission.
    • Assure that the student has supplies and prescriptions as needed. The supplies and prescriptions should be placed outside of the suite door. Delivery persons should not enter the suite.
    • Communicate to the residents of the suite in which the COVID-19 symptomatic or positive person lived in accordance with privacy standards.
Associate Deans will:
  • Communicate the case to the office coordinator for Student Development. The office coordinator for Student Development will inform the following:
    • Vice president for student services
    • Vice president for academics and the academics executive assistant
    • COVID-19 administrator
    • Athletics director (if applicable)
  • Arrange for the provision of meals with Aladdin Food Services.
  • Assure responsibilities for care are being met.
COVID-19 Administrator will:
  • Contact any student who receives a “red screen” indicating disapproval from Healthy Roster to access buildings.
  • Discuss institutional expectations and health care options with the student.
  • Conduct contact tracing of others who may have been in close contact with the sick student within the previous two days.
  • Contact those who have been determined to have been in close contact with the sick student within the previous two days.
  • Check-in with any quarantined or isolated students at regular intervals throughout each day.
  • Report COVID-19 positive cases to CSU Communications Department.
  • Communicate COVID-19 positive cases to the local DOH or equivalent.
  • Arrange for transportation of the sick student to health professional locations.
  • Communicate with the resident director of the sick student regarding needs the student may have.
  • Facilitate quarantine suite usage in each residence hall.
    • Arrange for relocation to quarantine suite.
    • Arrange for cleaning and sanitizing of the sick student’s room.
    • Arrange for cleaning and sanitizing of the quarantine suite.