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Safety Precautions

 

Learn About How You are the Center of Our Reopening Plan

Our number one priority is to protect and support the health, wellness, safety and welfare of our students, faculty, staff and Mercy community.

We have taken extra measures across all our campuses to make sure everyone will be as safe as possible including: face coverings, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, single points of entry, evaluation of HVAC systems and daily self-screenings. 

Our wellness guidelines will be continuously evaluated and updated. To make sure everyone understands these guidelines and how best to protect themselves, students, faculty and staff are required to take a training module before coming to campus.

Please take a look through additional safety guidelines below and continue to check back for additional information. 

Our Safety Procedures

Face Coverings

Students, faculty and staff are required to wear face coverings while on campus, including face masks and shields as needed.  

Classrooms

The College has issued recommended cleaning protocols for classrooms, staggering classrooms in use and identifying any additional cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for specialized classrooms including computer labs, science labs and production studios. 

More extensive cleaning measures are in place as well, including increased frequency in sanitizing high touch areas. Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the campus and cleaning supplies will be available to faculty to make sure everyone is able to access Mercy College safely.

Finally, single points of entry for buildings will allow for checking successful completion of the Mavericks Safe screening app and for monitoring flow and building capacity.

More information on classrooms can be found on our Academics, Technology & Classrooms page. 

Community Spaces

Explore more information on safety measures on campus at our Community Spaces page. 

Contact Tracing

If we learn that a member of our community has a confirmed case of coronavirus, we have a trained team of Mercy contact tracers who will contact anyone who we learn was in close contact (ex. the same class) with the affected person. 

We will be working with local and county health authorities to track any confirmed cases. 

Confidentiality will be maintained.

Employee Requirements

The College has taken steps to reduce density in areas where staff work in close proximity. Additional alternative work arrangements should be discussed with supervisors. Those who require accommodations should communicate their requirements with Human Resources.

Employees will be required to complete a safety training module prior to returning to campus. 

Employees will be expected to complete a self-screening questionnaire app each morning using the Mavericks Safe app. 

Planning

To make sure everyone is able to access Mercy College safely, Mercy College’s task force workgroups created detailed plans that provide recommendations for how to reopen our campuses safely while continuing to adhere to recommended social distancing guidelines.

These workgroups will continue to follow state and local safety recommendations and adapt accordingly.