Cleveland State Community College has announced requirements for students and staff returning to campus this fall, including daily screenings and face coverings.
Shut down in March due to COVID-19, Cleveland State is reopening for summer classes Tuesday, May 26. The community college said the campus will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through July 8, for those who “prefer to conduct in-person business.” Remote learning options will still be available.
Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, CSCC released a series of new policies put in place during the pandemic for those returning to campus.
While on campus, all employees, students and visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering “until further notice.”
“We ask that you bring your own to be worn at all times while on campus,” the CSCC information page states.
Anyone entering campus will also be screened using a questionnaire of yes-or-no questions before entering the buildings, and those in the buildings will be asked to practice social distancing by being at least six feet apart while “sitting, standing, meeting, talking, etc. in all settings while on campus.”
To help with this, CSCC has rearranged or removed furniture across campus.
Traffic has also been limited to one campus entrance. The college will establish a series of table checkpoints where “the attendee will confirm you have a face covering and will ask to see your COVID Screening questionnaire confirmation of completion.”
Campus parking will also be limited to guide traffic to one entrance. The humanities building lot, art studio lot, parallel parking behind the science building, parking behind the student center, and the parallel parking behind the Career Education Building are all closed.
“We encourage everyone to park in the lots in front of buildings, as this will be the main entrance to enter the buildings,” the CSCC site states.
Signs indicating proper hand-washing techniques and social-distancing guidelines will be posted throughout campus.
Restrooms will be cleaned twice daily and frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day.
“We do ask that employees, students and visitors actively participate in the cleanliness process by washing hands regularly, using the supplies provided in classroom and meeting spaces for cleaning as needed, and utilizing hand sanitizer where available,” CSCC policies explain.