Re-entry & Resiliency Plan (updated 7/24/21)
This page was last updated 01/25/2020
Question: Is the campus open for operations?
Answer: Yes. While only essential workers are physically on campus, all offices are working and responsive.
Question: How is virus management being handled on campus?
Answer: Facilities has regular cleaning schedules for the entire campus and is using a cleaning agent that, according to the EPA, kills all strains of SARS-CoV-2. Genetic changes to the virus do not impact the efficacy of the disinfectant.
Question: When on campus, are students, faculty and staff required to clean and disinfect spaces after use?
Answer: Yes. Self-service disinfection stations are located throughout campus, and everyone is required to disinfect a shared or common space after use by utilizing the readily available disinfectant spray bottles located throughout campus. They can be found in bathrooms, hallways, outside of offices and common spaces. Additionally, faculty and staff should clean their personal desks/areas after every use.
Question: Is the University bookstore open?
Answer: Yes, but with limited hours. Everyone is encouraged to visit carlow.bncollege.com for days and hours of operation.
Question: Are the library and study areas open in University Commons?
Answer: Yes. All visitors must social distance and wear masks at all times while in the library and study areas, with the exception of while in a study room behind a closed door. Study room capacity is limited to two people (while masked and social distancing.) In-person reference sessions are limited to 15 minutes or less at the Circulation Desk. Virtual reference sessions can be scheduled through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring library hours
Sunday: 2-9 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Question: Does the University have COVID-related instructional signage in place on campus?
Answer: Yes. Signs are posted throughout campus and on the digital TV screens that indicate walking patterns, hygiene protocol and social distancing instructions.
Question: Is St. Joe’s Fitness Center open for students?
Answer: Yes, utilizing the American College of Sports Medicine, National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania best practice guidelines. Only students have access to this facility, and hours have been reduced to allow for daily deep cleaning protocols. There are a limited number of people permitted in the building at any given time, and the facility is marked for social distancing. Locker rooms and showers are accessible per recommended guidelines.
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