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Health & Safety Protocols

The following safety protocols are in place for all members of the Antioch community
  • Social distancing
  • Wearing of masks or face coverings
  • Daily monitoring and assessment of symptoms
  • Requiring regular handwashing and having access to hand sanitizer.
  • Frequent, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols following CDC guidelines.
  • Disposable wipes will be made available so that commonly used surfaces and objects can be wiped down before use.
  • Community agreement signed by all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Consequences for those who don’t adhere to all safety protocols.

See more detailed information from Campus Nurse Pan Reich below.

Academics
  • Smaller class sizes and maximum occupancy using social distancing measures for all campus spaces.
  • Faculty and staff will be available to meet with students in person and/or virtually, which will vary by department.
Hallways & Stairs

Individuals in hallways and stairs must follow physical distancing by standing six feet away from each other. Please allow others to pass at a safe distance by walking to the right and standing aside on a landing as needed.

Elevators

Please take building stairs when possible. Elevator capacity has been adjusted to a maximum of 2 people per elevator with the exception of the Olive Kettering Library elevator which has a maximum capacity of 1 person. Elevator occupants must ensure physical distancing by standing six feet away at a diagonal from each other and wearing a face covering. Use an object to push the elevator button, and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately after departing the elevator. Facilities will continue to wipe down elevator buttons.

Restrooms

Individuals using campus restrooms should:

  • Wear a face mask/covering.
  • If needed, wait outside the restroom in a physically distanced line until physical distancing inside the restroom can be achieved.
  • Avoid touching your face after touching door handles.
  • Wash with soap or sanitize your hands after using the restroom.
Employees

Employees who can do their work remotely will continue to do so in order to limit the number of people coming and going from campus.

See more information for employees here.

Other Operations & Changes

Please see additional specific details regarding locations and services which will be significantly different for Fall 2020.

  • Olive Kettering Library
  • Antioch Kitchens/Student Dining
  • Student Health Services Plan

Antioch Health & Safety During the 2020 Pandemic

By J. Pan Reich RN, EMT-P, LMT; Campus Nurse

Adapted from the Antioch Health “Care Plan” for Students.

Students, please see Student Health Services for more specific information related to living on campus.

Prevention

Members of the community will be encouraged to practice these protocols on and off campus.

All members of the community must wear masks while on campus or traveling on Antioch business.

Exceptions:

  • While alone inside one’s own office or on-campus residence.
  • While working alone in an office or lab with the door closed.
  • While eating meals if maintaining at least 6 feet distance from others.
  • While alone outside (not on a sidewalk simultaneously being used by others) and at least 20 feet distance from others.

All community members should maintain at least 6 feet distance from others, except when momentarily passing by someone in the classroom, hall or sidewalks.

All community members should practice exceptionally comprehensive hand hygiene.  This includes washing with soap/water and friction for at least 20 seconds (turn faucets off with a dry towel) or the use of alcohol based hand sanitizer of at least 70% before and after touching one’s face, upon entering one’s office or residence hall room or any classroom and before and after meals or utilizing the toilet and before and after removing one’s face mask. Highly recommend constantly carrying a personal sized bottle of sanitizer.

Coughing and sneezing should be done into either a tissue or into the crook of one’s elbow, not into the air or onto one’s hand; followed immediately by hand washing or sanitizing.

Community members must self-monitor for symptoms of illness. This includes:

  • Monitoring their temperature twice a day, at least 10 hours apart.
  • Any respiratory symptoms, including but not limited to new onset of coughing, sore throat, sinus congestion, shortness of breath.
  • Any new gastrointestinal symptoms, including two consecutive diarrhea stools or nausea or vomiting.
  • Fatigue, chills, body aches, headache or the loss of the sense of smell or taste.

Any community member who experiences any of these symptoms or a temperature above 100.4 must take immediate action to isolate. Employees should contact their personal physician, and students should contact the Campus Nurse (more details for students here).

Testing

  • All students returning to campus including new students will be encouraged to get a COVID-19 test 48-72 hours before traveling to campus.
  • All students will receive a rapid COVID-19 test prior to moving into their assigned Residence Hall.
  • Faculty and staff who plan to work on campus will receive a rapid COVID-19 test.
  • Greene County Health Department will come to campus to conduct a COVID-19 test (not rapid) for symptomatic students.

Any member of the community who test positive must shelter-in-place according to the CDC standard of care which is 72 hours of having no fever above 100.4, is not taking antipyretic medications and have a resolution of their symptoms, AND at least 10 days since the first presentation of symptoms has passed. Employees should consult their physician, and students should contact the Campus Nurse (more details for students here).