COVID-19 Plan and Information

Fall COVID Update

The College is open Monday-Friday with limited staffing. More information will be added as decisions are made, so please check this page often for updates.

Positive COVID Cases Reported for students/faculty/staff

Please follow these guidelines as set forth by the College.

UPDATE as of 10/7/21: Sussex REQUIRES that students, faculty, staff, and visitors wear a mask in all buildings, offices, classrooms, and common areas. Masks are recommended outdoors but not required.

COVID Information

UPDATE 10/7/21

Sussex strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated.

Sussex REQUIRES that students, faculty, staff, and visitors wear a mask in all buildings, offices, classrooms, and common areas. Masks are recommended outdoors but not required.

Masks will be provided for those individuals who do not have one.

Masks are not required:
• When outdoors.
• When seated in a private office occupied by one person. Masks are not required indoors when seated at a workstation, provided there is separation from other seated people.
• When an individual is engaged in an activity that cannot be performed while wearing a mask, such as eating and drinking or playing an instrument that would be obstructed by the face covering.
• When student-athletes are participating in physical activities in a well-ventilated location.
• When a person cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of a disability or condition as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) and is granted a reasonable accommodation. Employees requesting an accommodation should contact Human Resources. Students requesting an accommodation should email Pamela Cavanagh, Student Accessibility Services Coordinator and Counselor at 973-300-2153 or email pcavanagh@sussex.edu.

Facilities at the College will continue to routinely clean and disinfect areas of the campus to keep the campus safe.

  • Offices and classrooms will be sanitized with UV lighting and air filtration units.
    • Classroom configurations have been adjusted depending on the building, UV lighting, and air filtration units in these classrooms. Students who do not comply will be asked to leave.
    • UVC lighting and air filtration units are installed in each classroom.
    • Professors will be required to take a break after 45-60 min of instruction. The UVC lighting will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the cleaning cycle for each space. Please do not gather in the hallway during the class break.
    • Each Student Services Office will ensure that students remain safe. After a number of students visit, we will clear the office and turn on the UVC lighting for the recommended time to sanitize the space.
  • Hand sanitizers are available throughout campus. Disposable wipes will be available in offices, classrooms, and other shared facilities for use in wiping down surfaces.
  • Good hand hygiene (frequent hand washing with soap/water or alcohol-based sanitizer) is strongly encouraged after the use of shared equipment and common areas.
  • In places such as the Library and open computer labs, where surfaces including computers and printers are handled by multiple users, it is strongly encouraged of each user to clean keyboards, mice, work surfaces, and any other equipment (printers, copiers) before and after each use. Disinfectant wipes will be available to wipe down shared surfaces.
  • Equipment has been cleaned and serviced including replacement of the air filters campus-wide.
  • Proper ventilation rates, termed in cubic feet per minute (CFMs) were verified.
  • The air handling equipment was upgraded with ultraviolet (UV) lighting which sanitizes bacteria and viruses.

The health and safety of our students, staff and faculty is important.

While in the Library, please adhere to the following guidelines:

• Please practice social distancing
• Masks must be worn while in the Library
• Please limit 1 person per table, unless a “residential group”

The Library occupancy is limited to 30 people.

The library will close for sanitation/cleaning as needed, based on occupancy and duration.

If you test positive for COVID:

  • If an individual is found to be positive for the virus, the College is confident the classroom environment is safe, with UVC lighting, wearing masks, and breaks. The individual who tests positive, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, will isolate away from the College for two weeks.

COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild to severe. Individuals with these symptoms may have COVID-19 and should stay home.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For a complete list, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Image of several spaces on campus that students can use for their remote classes.Students who have both on campus and remote classes in the same day can use these areas to take their Remote Class. We will be updating the spaces as the semester gets underway.

 

 

A graphic campus map with WiFi areas indicated.

 

The College has installed access points throughout the campus so students can roam freely without experiencing network interruptions. As an individual moves freely throughout campus there is a seamless shift from one access point to the next.

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