PROCESS TO REOPEN

The College will employ a three-phase matrix to determine when the college will close, limit, or open for campus business.

RED PHASE

The red phase has the purpose of minimizing the spread of COVID-19 through strict social distancing, college campus closures, and building safety protocols.

Campus Restrictions

  • 100% online instructions
  • All In-person instructions prohibited and Child Care Facility Closed
  • Campus locations closed. Essential traffic on campus only

Social Restrictions

  • Stay at Home Orders in Place
  • Teleworking practices employed
  • Large gatherings, meetings, etc. prohibited
  • Masks Are Required When Entering a Building on campus
  • Reiterate and reinforce safety guidance for all employees and students, update if necessary
  • Monitor public health indicators, adjust orders and restrictions as necessary

YELLOW PHASE

Campus Restrictions

  • 100% Online Continue where feasible
  • Campus locations open Follow Business and Building Safety Orders
  • Child Care Facility Open Complying with CDC and TCSG Guidance
  • Limited access to Library facility
  • Provide in-person instruction only in accordance with approved TCSG limited lab plan
  • Pre-Screening for all faculty, staff students, and visitors Pennsylvania Department of Education guidance

Social Restrictions

  • Stay at Home Order Lifted
  • Staggered Work Schedules
  • Teleworking continues
  • Gatherings of more than 10 Prohibited
  • Live patients for labs prohibited
  • Masks Are Required When Entering common areas in buildings.
  • Follow CDC and public health department guidance for social distancing and cleaning
  • Monitor public health indicators, adjust orders and restrictions as necessary

GREEN PHASE

Campus Restrictions

  • 100% online and web-enhanced course offerings
  • In-Person instructions allowed for lab component courses. Must follow the approved lab plan.
  • Library facility open Mon.-Friday at 50% capacity
  • All non-instructional business operating by scheduled appointment
  • Child Care Facility Open Complying with CDC and TCSG Guidance

Social Restrictions

  • Gatherings of More than 25 Prohibited
  • Masks Are Required When Entering common areas on campus
  • Classroom/computer labs open at 50% Occupancy · Follow CDC and public health department guidance for social distancing and cleaning
  • Monitor public health indicators, adjust orders and restrictions as necessary

 CAMPUS OPERATIONS

Albany Technical College will follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for ways in which Institutions of Higher Education can help protect students and employees (e.g., faculty, staff, and administrators) and slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

It will be required for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors of Albany Technical College to wear a protective face mask while inside any building on the main campus and off-site locations where social distancing cannot be effectively practiced. Implementation of such guidelines will be feasible, practical, acceptable, and customized to meet the needs of our community.

All faculty, staff, students, visitors, and vendors will be subject to pre-screening for COVID-19 related symptoms before entry is allowed into any ATC facility. Faculty and staff will stagger beginning work times (i.e. 7:45 am, 8:00 am, 8:15 am and 8:30 am) to avoid traffic congestion at the pre-screening area. Faculty and staff will follow an approved staggered work schedule. The college will limit nonessential visitors, volunteers, and activities involving external groups or organizations on campus. These efforts, along with the flexible educational model — delivering many classes remotely or online, or both and limited in-person labs— will allow the College to lower classroom population density, facilitate social distancing and meet both its educational and safety goals. Modifications, including installing plexiglass shields in some areas with high potential for person-to-person contact and one-way traffic directions in high-density areas, were made to indoor spaces, where deemed necessary, to minimize opportunities for the spread of the virus.

When possible, virtual group events, gatherings, or meetings will be held instead of in-person gatherings. If in-person meetings are held, social-distancing of at least 6 feet between people will be enforced and group size will be limited to 10 or fewer people per gathering.

The College has identified an area in each building on campus to isolate and quarantine individuals, who are displaying COVID-19 symptoms that lack transportation to leave the campus immediately.


 COLLEGE CALENDAR

The fall 2020 semester will begin on Thursday, Aug. 20, but campus-based instructions will end Tuesday, Nov. 24, with the remainder of the semester — including final examinations — being delivered remotely and online when classes resume after Thanksgiving break on Nov. 30. Courses that have lab component requirements will conduct limited lab plans for students up to the Thanksgiving Break (Nov.24, 2020). With the exception of Commercial Truck Driving and Healthcare students in clinical rotations, all courses will convert to 100% online from 11/30-12/14/2020. The last day for class for fall semester will end December 14th, following final exams on Dec. 15th.

Campus operation hours will be extended in order to avoid congestion on campus and effectively practice social distancing among faculty, staff, and students. This may include class start times beginning at 7:00 am and end times at 10:30 pm (Monday- Friday). In addition, some weekends may be used for instructional time (i.e. Nursing, CDL, etc.). Faculty are to provide ATC security at least a week written (i.e. email) notice of planned instructional time on weekends.


 COURSE DELIVERY METHODS

Delivery of the curriculum will occur through a highly flexible mix of in-person, remote and online instruction throughout the semester, with all classes delivered 100% online and web-enhanced format.

All course offerings will be 100% online or Web-Enhanced.

100% online- all coursework and instructions will be delivered and assessed virtually through the Blackboard Learning Management System platform.

Web-enhanced- A combination of in-person and virtual instructions will be used with this mode of delivery. Students will report to campus by appointment to complete lab component requirements and assessments for the course. All lectures, assignments, quizzes and exams will be completed via Blackboard.

Academic units will determine how to deliver smaller classes, following administration guidance. Faculty are expected to be flexible in their interpretation and management of class attendance so that sick students can stay home, and the College will work with at-risk students to develop appropriate accommodations. For students who are unable to return to campus this fall, there are flexible options so that they can continue to make progress toward their degrees.


 OFF-SITE LOCATIONS

Each off-site location will follow the safety and health guidelines of its assigned school district and/or Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). Adult education off-site locations will follow the safety and health guidelines as employed on ATC’s main campus.


ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Library services will be open Monday- Friday for students to access the facility at 50% capacity. An embedded tab in Blackboard (Ask the Librarian) has been added to allow virtual students access to the expertise and advice of Library staff.

Academic Achievement Center- Virtual services of Tutor.com will be utilized to provide tutorial services for students and students may schedule appointments with full-time faculty for tutorial services on campus.

Help Desk- Students can receive technical assistance from Help Desk staff from a distance via telephone, email or web ex.

Academic Advisement Center- Success Coaches are available to assist online students with registration, course advisement, and course navigation 24/7.


CAMPUS SIGNAGE

Campus signage will be in place to advise faculty, staff and students the appropriate area for pre-screening, practice social distancing, wear a protective mask in common areas, follow CDC guidelines regarding COVID 19, clean or dirty areas, and capacity for occupancy in an area. Signs will be posted in highly visible locations (e.g., building entrances, restrooms, student center) that promote everyday protective measures and describe how to stop the spread of germs (such as by properly washing hands and properly wearing a cloth face covering).


 COMMUNICATIONS

The College will use its main web page, social media outlets and email to keep faculty, staff, students and the general public abreast of changes in campus operation. The College will maintain bi-lateral communication will local and state officials regarding health and safety concerns within the region.


 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Travel for non-essential event(s) will be prohibited during the Fall 2020 semester. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in conference(s) and/or staff development activities via webinar and other virtual platforms.


 MAINTAINING HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS

Cleaning & Disinfection

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (e.g., door handles, sink handles, grab bars, hand railings, bathroom stalls, breakroom tables) within the college at least daily or between use as much as possible. Use of shared objects (e.g., lab equipment, computer equipment, desks) will be limited when possible or cleaned between use.
  • If transport vehicles (e.g., bus or, van, car) are used by faculty or staff, drivers will practice all safety actions and protocols as indicated for other staff (e.g., hand hygiene, cloth face coverings).
  • Develop a schedule for increased, routine cleaning, and disinfection.
  • Ensure safe and correct use and storage of cleaners and disinfectants, including storing products securely.
  • Encourage students, faculty, and staff to keep their personal items (e.g., cell phones, other electronics) and personal work and living spaces clean. Encourage students, faculty, and staff to use disinfectant wipes to wipe down shared desks, lab equipment, and other shared objects and surfaces before use.
  • Ensure there is adequate ventilation when using cleaning products to prevent students or staff from inhaling toxic fumes.

Shared Objects

  • Discourage the sharing of items that are difficult to clean or disinfect.
  • Avoid sharing electronic devices, books, pens, and other learning aids.
  • Water foundations located in the building hallway will be covered with plastic to discourage usage.

Modified Layouts

  • Space seating/desks at least 6 feet apart when feasible. For large lecture rooms, taping off seats and rows to ensure the six-foot distance between seats.
  • Offer distance learning in addition to in-person classes to help reduce the number of in-person attendees.
  • Provide adequate distance between individuals engaged in experiential learning opportunities (e.g., labs, technical skills training activities).
  • Create distance between students in-state vehicles (e.g., skipping rows) when possible.
  • In communal spaces, stagger use and restrict the number of people allowed in at one time to ensure everyone can stay at least 6 feet apart, and clean and disinfect between use.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

The College will continue to communicate the importance of personal responsibility in mitigating the spread of the virus in order to help keep the local communities surrounding the campus healthy as well as the campus community. Members of the college community should continue to wear personal protective equipment such as face masks when in common areas, inside buildings, maintain social and physical distancing of at least six feet from other individuals, and wash your hands frequently with soap and water.


 ADULT EDUCATION

Locations:

  • Main Campus – 1704 S Slappey Blvd.
  • Calhoun County Adult Education Center
  • Lee County Adult Education Center
  • Randolph County Adult Education Center
  • Terrell County Adult Learning Center
  • Clay County Adult Learning Center*
  • Baker County Adult Learning Center*
  • Goodwill*
  • The Hope Center*
  • Dougherty County Jail*
  • Terrell County Corrections*
  • Greater 2nd Mt. Olive*

Class schedules – Main campus and all learning centers/sites except those indicated by asterisk – M-F (Day: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM; evening: - M-Th 5:30-8:30 PM)

Sites designated by asterisk schedule vary by day and time.

Orientation – All sites – Virtual – by appointments.

In-person · Main Campus Tuesday-Wednesday- 9:00-12:00 PM - Day

Evening Orientation – By appointment and every third week of the month

M-Th -5:30 PM-8:30 PM

This plan allows for Adult Education students to have face to face access to adult basic literacy classes, GED/high school equivalency, English language acquisition, civics, and IET career pathway options.


Adult Education classes are needed to prepare students for a successful transition into the college and workforce. Some students in our service area do not have the technology and/or quality internet access; the technology barrier has limited participation for some adult education students in remote classes.

Seating/Computer Stations:

Desk/tables will be spaced six feet apart and we will limit class size to 10 or less. Within the classroom, materials such as dry-erase markers will be dedicated to individual instructors. Podiums and equipment that cannot be designated will be cleaned frequently and sanitizing wipes will be available in the classrooms. Desks will be facing the same direction to reduce the transmission of droplets and the dismissal of classes will be staggered by row to prevent people from gathering at the door and entering the hallways at the same time. Designated doorways will be utilized for building entry. Tape will be applied to direct the flow within the hallways and to promote six feet of separation in common spaces.

In order to accommodate the reduced classroom size, classes will be divided up into two-hour shifts. 10 students can participate in the first two hours and 10 other students can rotate and attend at the end of that allotted class time. Classes will be divided up by educational functioning level. The program will also provide hybrid options for students to continue working remotely and/or supplement face to face instruction.

Promoting social distance outside of the classroom:

Certain common areas on campus will be roped off and signs will be placed so that students will not congregate in these areas. Computer labs and testing lab stations will be separated by adequate distances and numbers limited by square footage following guidelines. Computer lab cleaning practices will be enhanced and wiped down to keep surfaces clean. Keyboard covers have also been purchased to be utilized.

Our formalized plan will also include the following:

  • All lab areas and classrooms are cleaned and disinfected between usage
  • Students sign a waiver before entering that include required medical certification questions
  • Appropriate PPE is worn in common areas and inside buildings- following the recommended guidelines

 STUDENT SERVICES & STUDENT ACTIVITIES

The Student Affairs “One-Stop” center is located in the George Kirkland Building on the main campus. The following departments are housed in the “One Stop” center: Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar’s Office, Advisement, Testing and Student Account needs. The estimated start date for the fall semester is August 20, 2020. This plan would allow for students to access face-to-face assistance via Walk- INS and by appointment with the admissions, financial aid, registration, advisement, testing, and student account needs. Students, prospective students and guests are still encouraged to conduct business with the college by phone or email, with departments listed on the college website.

Building Access:

Administration Building (Kirkland)

  • Students will have several points of entry to the building itself, but students will only be allowed to gain entry to the One-Stop area through the front door of the Administration Building (Kirkland).
  • Students will exit the One-Stop area through the rear doors on the opposite side of Administration Building (Kirkland leading to the courtyard area)
  • This entry/exit point will be monitored to prevent too many people from coming in at one time. As students leave the area, another student will be allowed to enter.
  • Due to the square footage, no more than 18 occupants will be allowed to be in the One-stop areas at a time.
    Admissions – Four occupants,
    Testing Lab – Eight occupants,
    Financial Aid – Four occupants,
    Advisement/Registration – Two occupants,
  • Students will be encouraged to exit the area after meeting with the representative.
  • Receptionist/Admissions Assistant will accept appointments and record who was entering the building with contact information for what department.

Logistics Education Building Titan Café & Student Life

  • Students will have several points of entry/exit to the building itself, but the entry/exit point will be monitored to prevent too many people from coming in at one time.
  • Student Life Titan Café will be open to serve customers Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
  • Titan Café will have a new procedure for serving customers a ticket numbering system will be used when customers place their order and when the food is ready for pick up the order number will be displayed on an electronic number board.
  • Student Life will have a new procedure for issuing Student ID’s by department.
  • The Titan Café area seating area will be rearranged to adhere to Social Distancing guidelines.

Signage:

  • Signs are posted notifying students of entry and exit points.
  • Directional floor tape is installed to let people see the flow of traffic inside the One Stop area.
  • Signs will be posted outside of individual departments directing students to proceed to the Information Counter for assistance.
  • Signs are currently posted in the Student Center notifying students that the area is temporarily closed.

Seating:

  • The lobby, student center, and career development center signage will be clearly posted for seating areas so that students would continue to practice social distancing in these areas.

Computers:

  • Kiosk computers in the Kirkland will be moved to the “Start Right Desk” and the Kiosk in Logistics Education Center will be moved to the Receptionist desk and service tickets will be issued by Student Affairs staff.
  • The admissions office will have two computers available for students to use in order to complete the application process.
  • Limited availability of the computers will be provided to students for registration purposes. The computers are spaced at least six feet apart and will be cleaned regularly by Student Affairs staff. Currently, we have two labs available for financial aid with eight computers available in each lab for student use.

Services:

  • All students will conduct business at a designated space at the registration counter (Admissions, Registration and Financial Aid). Students can ask questions, drop off documents, or receive communication information for specific staff members at the counter.
  • If a walk-in student requires a face-to-face meeting with a staff member, Admissions, Financial Aid, Registration and Advisement, the counter representative will establish an appointment. If staff from the department is available, the student will be allowed to meet once the staff member is notified by a representative. However, if the allowed number of students are in the department students will be given an appointment to wait in the car or lobby and will be called when the staff is available. If the customer is not able to wait for an appointment for a later time will be scheduled. A representative from the desired department will be in contact with the student no later than one business day.
  • Career Development Center training classroom will serve as a backup lab for students to complete their financial aid. The room will be set up to accommodate two individual staff members and 6 students (8 people total). The room will be equipped with hand sanitize, disinfectant and mask. Each station will be sanitized after each appointment.

Staff (will wear masks):

  • One to two staff members will rotate at the main desk monitoring traffic coming in and out of the building.
  • Student affairs staff will rotate in shifts at the information counter. There should be two representatives there at all times.
  • Remaining student affairs staff will be working in their offices to serve student needs via email, text messages, by appointment and phone.

Hours:

  • Administration Building K would be open from 8 am to 7pm Monday through Thursday and Friday’s from 8am to 4pm.

Student Support Services:

  • Students will be directed to the Kirkland Building One Stop Area for Student Support Services (disability services, retention, special populations, career services). These departments will use their office space for appointments.

 CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CAREER SERVICES)

The CDC services will prepare students for employment, improve life skills, emphasize work ethics, and promote personal growth. The services will include, but are not limited to, professional career portfolio development, resume and cover letter writing and critiquing and career readiness workshops.

  • Students /Visitors will have one entry and exit point at the building.
  • Albany Tech’s Career Development Center (CDC) will continue to offer career development assistance to ATC students and graduates daily. Service will be rendered by appointment and/or walk-ins from 8 AM-5 PM, unless an evening event is scheduled to be held.
  • All CDC visitors will be required to gel in and out, wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Visitors will also be required to sign in and provide their telephone numbers.
  • The majority of CDC workshops will be conducted via WebEx however when requested by faculty members group workshops may be conducted face to face with no more the twenty participants at time. Group workshops will be conducted in the CDC lab and all participants will be required to stay six feet apart.
  • The CDC lab and computers will be sanitized after each use.
  • The CDC staff members will maintain current job postings on the CDC’s electronic job board called “Online Job Finder available to students 24/7.
  • The CDC will continue its strong collaborations with employers.
  • Onsite recruitment events will be conducted with applicants scheduled to participate/interview by appointment only.
  • Participants will be scheduled at least 20 minutes apart and will be required to get their temperature checked and answer screening questions prior to entering the campus.
  • All areas utilized will be sanitized after each participant departs.
  • Employers utilizing the CDC will be required to wear gloves, face masks, gel in and out and practice social distancing.

 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Business Office

  • Cashier Window
    • Students are encouraged to continue to submit payments online in efforts to reduce the amount of cash being handled. This is working very well. Online payment will also help reduce the traffic and lines at the Cashier Window that typically occur at the beginning of a semester.
    • Fuel cards will continue to be handled by the Cashier at the window by signing out the cards on the user’s behalf to reduce person-to-person contact.
    • Continue current practices of pre-ordering coffee supplies with the Cashier and their order being placed outside the Business Office door for pickup once notified it is ready and they are on the way.
    • Continue to minimize multiple persons working the Cashier Window during the day to minimize cross-contamination.
  • Accounts Payable - following the social distance requirements until remediation of the current open office environment is implemented. No change in service provided.
  • Accounts Receivable – Effective the week of July 20th, Amy Lovelace will be relocating to an office in Carlton# 113 to allow the social distancing requirements until remediation of the current open office environment is completed.
  • Property Accountant – This position has been temporarily relocated to the vacant office in the Bookstore. This will continue until the current open office environment is remedied in the Business Office area.
  • Payroll – following the social distance requirements until remediation of an open office environment is completed. No change in service provided
  • Purchasing- Effective the week of July 20th, Marchelle Bentley will be relocating to an office in Carlton# 105 to allow the social distancing requirements until remediation of the current open office environment is completed.
  • Student Financial Aid- Continue alternating in office/teleworking schedule in following the social distance requirements…No change in service provided.

Bookstore

  •  Bookstore Rush- Students will place their orders for books, supplies, laptops, etc. online (as with the summer semester) Pickup will be available through the Titan Express window, keeping with the student temperature checks and other guidance per ATC policies. Bookstore rush will be August 20-26, September 10-11, and October 19-21, Monday-Friday. The hours will be 12:00pm-6:00pm (allows for orders to be pulled and prepared)
  • New Normal operation- Bookstore staff will be available Monday-Friday and purchases outside of the Rush period can be coordinated with bookstore staff.

Shipping/Receiving

  • During Red Phase, we work with UPS and FedEx drivers and partners to request a phone call on the mornings that ATC has deliveries on the truck. These carriers have been given both the Shipping/Receiving Clerk’s and the Director of Accounting’s personal cell phone numbers to contact. Once notified that a delivery will need to be made, Shipping/Receiving contacts Chief Hill with ATC Campus Police to inform him of the delivery. The Chief arranges for the gate to be opened for the delivery and Shipping/Receiving will meet them to receive delivery.
  • During the Yellow Phase and Green Phases, Shipping/Receiving will operate normally and handle deliveries as they come without prior notification from the carriers.

Campus Police

  • Officers will mainly patrol the campus and frequently walk through buildings
  • Officers will utilize the Artisan Hall office
  • Officers can be contacted through Albany State dispatch (229-430-4711). After hours and weekends, Dynamic Security (229-809-6545)
  • Officers will mainly respond to call for service (less as possible to unlocking doors and vehicles)
  • Officers will continue to monitor temperature checkpoints and campus entries

 Information Technology

RED PHASE:

  • All IT Agents have responsibilities that allow each to work remotely to support the college.
  • ALL IT Service requests must be initiated and communicated via the IT Support Desk email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Requests sent via email, phone calls, etc. will not necessarily be resolved.
  • Physical maintenance for campus hardware will be scheduled appropriately.
  • The Kirkland Building Mail Room will serve as the pickup/drop-off location for any remotely used technology devices. This includes providing physical maintenance. Please contact ATC security for access.

YELLOW PHASE

  • IT will work a staggered schedule with the intent to have two IT agents on campus during regular work hours.
  • All IT Agents have responsibilities that allow each to work remotely to support the college.
  • Regular coordination with our users to provide onsite hardware support while exercising social distancing.
  • Remote IT Staff will give priority to Tier I IT requests.
  • The Kirkland Building Mail Room will serve as the pickup/drop-off location for any remotely used technology devices. This includes providing physical maintenance. Must coordinate with IT for hardware maintenance.
  • ALL IT Service requests must be initiated and communicated via the IT Support Desk email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Requests sent via email, phone calls, etc. will not necessarily be resolved.

GREEN PHASE

  • IT Staff will resume regular operations
  • ALL IT Service requests should be initiated and communicated via the IT Support Desk email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Requests sent via email, phone calls, etc. are not encouraged but will be honored.

 BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

The Center for Business Solutions will provide training for companies and businesses at the individual company locations in limited numbers and follow all safety and social distancing guidance provided by the company. In addition, following guidance of approved limited lab plans, the Center of Business Solution staff began to provide training to companies on June 1, 2020 at the main campus. All limited lab guidance is being followed and will continue to be followed into Fall 2020 semester.


 LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

The Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library Media Center will follow the below procedure to ensure limited lab usage for the technological needs of ATC students only, allowing no more than 20 students (starting with 8 initially) in the library at a time. Throughout all interactions, a mandatory 6-foot social distancing requirement will be in place. This plan would allow students with technology or internet challenges to reserve an appointment and have access; and thus, assist in overcoming the hardship of lack of technology and internet access in our service area.

  • The front door to access the library will remain locked with a posted note to students that provides the library phone numbers to request access to the Center.
  • No more than 20 students (8 initially) will be permitted in the library simultaneously.
  • Patron will be required to show their Student IDs, Medical Certification and proof of ATC health screening before being allowed to enter the library.
  • Reference and circulation personnel will wear protective masks and gloves when serving patrons. Only one library personnel will be allowed to assist one patron at a time with a mandated 6-feet social distances.
  • Student will be required to sit at designated computers meeting 6 feet distances requirements. Only one student per study room is permitted.
  • Students doing research must sit at separate designated tables.
  • If students are waiting to use the facility a 1-hour time limit will be imposed.
  • Student who are requesting assistance must adhere to 6 feet social distances from other patrons and library staff.
  • Book returns should place in book-drop only and placed in holding area for 24 hours.
  • All collections will be closed stacks. Only staff will be allowed to retrieve books for patron. Curve side service will be available.
  • All areas will be sanitized before and after usage.

Seating:

Patrons will sit at seating areas 6 ft apart including computer workstations (we can accommodate 20 given the space) we will start with 8 students (1 librarians or library worker) in order to monitor and sanitize after use. Specified safe seating areas would be distinguished with bright color tape and signage.

Social Distancing Capacity:

  • (We would limit the number of students to 8 initially, not all these areas would be used but this gives an idea of the capacity).
  • 10 sofa chairs – 1 person at each positioned six feet apart.
  • 12 tables – 1 person at each.
  • Study Rooms: Keep locked, allow 1 person at a time = 5
  • Special Needs Room: 1 person allowed.

Computers:

  • Desktop occupancy: 8 persons can use tables – 1 on each table positioned so not directly across from each other. Remove keyboards from the computers not being used. Computers will be used with keyboard covers (disposable preferred) and the mouse and monitors would be wiped down after each use.

Supply Needs:

  • Taped to mark entrance Enter and Exit and promote counterclockwise flow and one-way paths down book aisles (Would prefer to completely rope off bookstacks because will not know what book, magazine, newspaper etc. would be contaminated). Staff can retrieve any items requested.
  • Taped to mark spacing on floors at library entrance, at reference, Circulation desk, at Printers.
  • Sneeze guards needed at Circulation Desk and Reference Desk.
  • Gloves for staff and patrons.
  • Masks for patrons if needed.
  • Spray Bottles of Disinfectant.
  • Sanitizing Wipes.
  • Paper towels.

Facility installations that have occurred:

  • Hand sanitizer dispenser installed between restrooms. 1 occupant at a time in the restroom.

Services:

  • Library staff will provide curbside service.
  • Library staff will provide assistance via phone, email, chat, text, WebEx, and face to face following social distancing guidelines.

Physical Resources:

  • Patrons must ask at the desk for books, videos, newspapers and magazines.
  • After use, the item would be placed in a quarantine area for 48 hours.
  • Items left in the outside book drop will be placed in a quarantine area for 48 hours.

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 3:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 – 12:00 noon.
  • In-person library service (inside the library would be by appointment only). We would clean after lunch and after closing.
  • There would always need to be at least 1 full-time staff or librarians present.

This procedure remains in effect until further notice, effective June 1, 2020.


 EARLY CHILDHOOD DEMONSTRATION CENTER

Guidelines below are listed for parents to follow in order to ensure the safety of children at the center:

  1. Please keep children with signs of illness at home.
  2. There will be a new DAILY HEALTH CHECK forms
    • Questions related to symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked at each Daily Health Check. For example, if the child has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • A temperature check with a touchless thermometer will be conducted and the teacher will do an observation for a dry cough and shortness of breath.
      - If either of the two are noted, your child will not be received until their temperature is 100.3 and below.
  3. Every parent will update their emergency contact information with Mrs. Carter.
  4. If a child becomes ill throughout the day, they will be moved to the isolation room and parent have to come get the child within the hour. In not, the next emergency contact will be called.
  5. Parents will have to have 3 changes of clothes on hand at the center.
  6. All families will have to inform our Center immediately if anyone in your family has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  7. There will be no outside visitors in the Labs.
  8. We will receive children under the breezeway in two lanes. At this time, we will complete the health checks and temperatures check. After the screening, another teacher will escort the child to their Labs.
  9. The teachers will be responsible for washing your child’s hands until further notice.
  10.  Any child over the age of 2 years old may wear a mask or face shield if they so choose.
  11. 11. Teachers and staff will wear PPE throughout the day.
  12. During dismissal, each parent will be given a card that identifies their child and the Lab. The afternoon person will radio the Lab, the teacher will make sure that the child is ready to be dismissed. The child will then be escorted to their vehicle where the afternoon teacher will complete their evening health check and the parent will sign the child out for the day.
  13. We strongly encourage all parents to make their payment online through our SmartCare App or during arrival, they can give a money order to the teacher receiving the child so the payment can be keyed by the Administrative Coordinator, Mrs. Windom.
  14. Effective July 6, 2020, operational hours will be 8 am from 5 pm, Monday-Friday; and effective Fall 2020 semester (Aug. 20th) we will resume normal operation hours (7 am-6 pm Monday-Friday).