Reopening Plans

Name of Institution: Tunxis Community College
COVID-19 Coordinator (Name and Title): Chuck Cleary, Dean of Student Affairs
Email address: ccleary@tunxis.edu

Fall start date for classes starting on campus: August 26, 2021
Expected number of students on campus: 3,500-4,000 estimated credit and non-credit on both campuses between Monday – Saturday.
Expected number of faculty and staff on campus: faculty, 166; staff, 76 full-time and 33 part-time

Please note: The summer and fall reopening plans are contingent upon the status of the pandemic and guidance from the CDC and DPH. In addition, the numbers of Tunxis Community College faculty, staff, and students provided in this document include both our main campus in Farmington and Tunxis@Bristol site and are estimates (averages) based on the current data, planning and department reporting and are subject to change.

Note: Office and classroom spaces should be planned with 3 feet of social distancing (or less when/if public health guidance allows) and mask wearing in all public spaces.  Fall plans should assume 100% occupancy for offices given that at this time we do not have a telework policy for bargaining unit members.  

PART 1 – Teaching Plans

  • Classrooms
    • Total number of classes offered: 641*
    • Class modality: on-ground *24%; hyflex *.5%, hybrid *17%, online *58%
    • Number of full time: 29* and part time: 105*; faculty teaching on campus: *46.4% of faculty workforce. *As of April 30, 2021.

PART 2—Student Services Plans 

  • Student services offices
    • General description of operations: In August, student services offices will be fully open on campus, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm. In-person services will be provided and virtual appointments may also be an option. Employees are encouraged to manage the total number of employees and visitors in their departments and workspaces so they are able to maintain social distance.
    • Number of full time: 76 and part time: 33 staff working on campus
    • Number of full time: 0 and part time: 0 staff working remotely

These numbers include both Tunxis campuses.

PART 3—Campus Services Plans 

  • Food services
    • General description of operations: BESB provides food service on campus. Pre-COVID there were two food service locations – the full cafeteria in the 100 Building and Page’s Café in the 700 Building. Conversations and planning will take place this spring/summer with BESB to determine which location will provide food based on campus population & hours this fall. Food service will be done in accordance with state guidelines. Beverage & snack vending machines are available in several campus buildings.
    • Number of full time: 2 and part time: 1 staff working on campus (estimated, Fall only)
  • Libraries
    • General description of operations: The library will be physically open from 8am to 6:30 pm, Monday – Thursday and 8am to 4pm on Fridays in the fall. This will include access to the stacks, entertainment/educational videos, and children books. Students will have access to reserve items and use of computers; social distancing will continue to be enforced throughout the library. In the fall, we will open the library classroom or small study rooms up more broadly.
    • Number of full time: 8 and part time: 2 staff working on campus
    • Number of full time: 0 and part time: 0 staff working remotely
  • Childcare Centers
    • General description of operations : The Childcare Center will reopen in late August for Fall ’21.
    • Number of full time: 4 and part time: 1 staff working on campus
    • Number of full time: 0 and part time: 0 staff working remotely
    • Number of children served: Up to 20 children, morning cohort and up to 20 children, afternoon cohort.
  • Food pantries
    • General description of operations: During COVID the pantry created an online shopping form. On-ground staff completed orders for curbside pick-up within 24 hours. For fall, the pantry will transition to a hybrid model with the online shopping form remaining active, and working with staff & students to provide on-ground hours.
    • Number of full time: 1 and part time:____ staff working on campus
    • Number of full time: ___ and part time: ____ staff working remotely
    • Pantry duties shared by FT employees who work in the pantry as needed
  • Veteran Oasis Centers
    • General description of operations: Pre-COVID the OASIS operated as hybrid, with the Veterans’ advisor providing both on-ground & virtual support. We look forward to having more Veterans on ground to provide a supportive community. Staff adjust hours as needed based on Veterans’ schedules.
    • Number of full time: N/A and part time: 1 staff working on campus
    • Number of full time: N/A and part time: 1 staff working remotely*
      *One person working remote & on campus as needed, same as pre-COVID.
  • Welcome Centers
    • General description of operations: The Welcome Center is staffed from 9:00am – 7:00pm Monday- Thursday, and 9:00am – 5:00pm Friday. Welcome Center staff answer the college’s main phone line & greet visitors to the college, answer questions, direct them to appropriate services, and alert security and management to any concerns.
    • Number of full time: 0 and part time: 1 staff working on campus
    • Number of full time: 0 and part time: 1 staff working remotely
      *One FT employee splits time between IT & Welcome Center; student workers compose the other shifts.
  • Other congregate spaces (general description of operations for all that apply)
    • Student Lounge/Game Rooms/SGA/PTK Office, etc. The Student Lounge will reopen for fall, hours: TBD. The college has had limited club & student activities during the spring semester, and we welcome the opportunity to provide students safe, socially distanced space to socialize, study and meet.
    • 1 full-time employee in student lounge doing advising; the student lounge will be open in limited capacity during fall.
    • Furniture in Hallways/study pods: N/A
    • Rental Spaces: N/A

PART 4—Technology/Facilities Planning

  • Document plans to re-establish technology resources on campus for faculty, staff and students which may have been redeployed for remote work (if not complete in summer plan)
  • Outline new technology resources that will be used/needed to support innovations in teaching and student services
  • Document plans to re-establish fully operational offices and classrooms (if not complete in summer plan)
  • Provide general description of campus transportation (if applicable)

The computer classrooms and labs will transition to 3’ social distancing for fall, as will the Faculty and Administrative areas. All barriers, signage, and sanitizer stations will be adjusted and updated to reflect these changes.

IT is planning to provide laptops with a set of two docking stations (monitor, keyboard, mouse), one for their campus office and the other for home to all staff and faculty. We have purchased webcams for video conferencing, to provide to those faculty and staff that are staying with a desktop until the laptop is provided. In addition, we have ordered additional headphones to provide to faculty, staff and students that may request them. We are also in the process of procuring an additional 150 laptops to loan to students. An additional 10 hotspots will be purchased and made available for loan to students that do not have internet access at their home. Campus Wi-Fi will be extended to the parking lot, again giving students internet access.

There is currently one Hyflex classroom at Tunxis. Plans are under ways to create three additional Hyflex classrooms. Depending on equipment and vendor install availability, this may not be completed by fall. Hyflex: We were planning on using the Open Lab (room 3-314) and the library computer classroom for students who are taking TRAD classes back-to-back with LRON classes and need to have a place to meet with their LRON class. These students would be provided headphones with a mic.

PART 5—Virus Mitigation Strategies/Rules to Contain Exposure

  • Plans to address PPE and social distance requirements (when social distance can’t be maintained at all times such as in labs or hands on training, use of face shields is recommended as additional layer of protection) 
  • Schedule for disinfection of bathrooms, classrooms, etc.
  • Plans for allowing visitor access to campus (library, special events, etc.)
  • Document travel restrictions for professional development, student trips, etc. (if applicable)

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) AND SOCIAL DISTANCING:

The college will continue to adhere to all CDC and DPH guidelines. Communication highlighting the requirement to wear face masks/face covering while on campus/es has been sent to college employees and students. The main entrance and exterior doors on campus feature face mask related signage to remind faculty, staff, students and the general public to wear a required face mask/ face covering while on campus and in classrooms. Security and college employees will monitor these efforts.

Each department has been given a supply of face masks, hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, and latex gloves. These supplies will be managed/distributed/restocked as needed by the department supervisor. If staff need additional PPE supplies, including face shields, they must contact their direct supervisor. Additional face masks are available for visitors upon request at the 100 Building security desk. Currently, the college’s PPE and back up face mask inventory is located in the 100 Building; requests for additional PPE supplies are made through the director of facilities, John Lodovico. Nancy Eschenbrenner, director of finance and administrative services, to assist with inquiries and questions related to procuring PPE; John Lodovico, director of facilities, will assist with requests to secure, locate, and transport PPE items to departments on campus.


All staff and campus visitors will be required to wear a face mask/face covering while on campus. The main entrance/exterior doors of campus, and throughout the entire campus, feature face mask and social distance related signage to remind faculty, staff, and students to wear a required face mask while on campus and in classrooms. Security and employees will monitor these efforts.

CLEANING/DISINFECTING PRACTICES:

Per the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health recommendations for cleaning and disinfection procedures in college and university settings for the summer and fall, routine cleaning and spot disinfection of bathrooms and high touch areas will be conducted at least twice a day.

  1. A thorough cleaning of all high touch surfaces and door knobs in high traffic areas, including shared bathrooms, will be conducted daily by custodial personnel using approved disinfectants, per CDC guidelines, and as staffing allows.
  2. Classrooms will be cleaned by custodial personnel each weekday between
    10:00pm – 2:00am using approved CDC protocols.
  3. Hand sanitizer will be made available in common areas of buildings to the extent possible.
  4. A cleaning log has also been posted in all bathrooms to demonstrate bathroom cleaning has been completed throughout the day & is initialed by custodial personnel after each cleaning.
  5. Employees are also responsible for cleaning their workspace/s.

Out of an abundance of caution, water fountains on campus have been disabled due to the inability to turn off the bubbler head while using the bottle filler.  Employees and students have received related communication. Water is available to purchase via vending machines on campus.

VENTILATION:
Tunxis Community College has a robust preventive maintenance program, including the servicing of over 3,000 MERV air filters approximately four (4) times a year. HVAC filters installed have been verified to be MERV 8 or better. Details regarding the maintenance cycle are on file at the college in the director of facilities office.

DISINFECTION:
Hand sanitizer stations remain available in common areas of campus buildings to the extent possible, including: near shared facilities and other frequently touched surfaces and commonly utilized machines (e.g. copy machines, printers, etc.).

Shared areas and equipment are included in a cleaning and disinfection plan.  Good hand hygiene (frequent hand washing with soap/water or alcohol-based sanitizer) is encouraged after use of shared equipment and common areas via signage.

The college has also scheduled a day-time custodian; this custodian cleans the bathrooms 2-3 times during the day and also cleans numerous contact surfaces during their shift. A cleaning log has also been posted in all bathrooms to demonstrate bathroom cleaning has been completed throughout the day.

VISITORS ACCESSING CAMPUS:
Tunxis opened up more broadly to the general public on June 14, 2021. All students, employees and visitors must adhere to the following requirements when accessing campus:

  • STAFF IDs:
    All employees and students are strongly encouraged to wear a college issued ID while on campus.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING:
    All employees, students, and visitors must practice social (or physical) distancing – maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other people – while on campus. Social distancing signage has been placed around campus to encourage social distancing.
  • ENTERING CAMPUS:
    All employees, students, and visitors must enter through the 100 Building (“flagpole”) or 700 building (“library”) entrance at the main campus.
  • SIGNING-IN:
    All employees, students, and visitors must sign-in each time they access campus from the 100 or 700 building entrances.  The college will be transitioning to PeopleTrack over the summer. Employees & students will sign in using their respective ID’s.  Information submitted and collected will remain confidential and will be reviewed daily.
  • A special sign-in for summer and fall motorcycle classes has also been created:
    https://www.tunxis.edu/moto/
  • EXITING CAMPUS:
    All employees, students, and visitors must exit through either the 100 or 700 Buildings.

 

TRAVEL AND RESTRICTIONS:
College employees have been encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel. If public health conditions allow in fall 2021, Tunxis will review requests for student sponsored events, included student trips.

PART 6—Communications

  • Outline communications strategies for students, employees and the general public about reopening plans

The Campus CEO has shared reopening plans and repopulating the campus via emails to the campus, announcements at various college wide meetings and virtual forums, and provided additional information in reports sent to the college. Cabinet members, including the college’s Covid Coordinator, have also announced related reopening plans and information to their staff.

The college’s reopening team has worked with marketing and public relations staff to plan and post related information on the college’s website and social media platforms this spring and summer, as well as carry out a news release, to reach students and the general public. In addition, the marketing/PR staff will communicate reopening plans to students using other platforms, including Constant Contact (via email). The COVID webpage on the college’s website has also been utilized, promoted and updated as needed throughout the pandemic.

The college’s reopening team will work with marketing and public relations staff to continue to post related information on the college’s website and social media platforms to reach students and the general public. In addition, the marketing/PR staff will communicate reopening plans to students using other platforms, including Constant Contact (via email).

Summer 2021 Reopening Plans
Name of Institution: Tunxis Community College
COVID-19 Coordinator: Chuck Cleary, Dean of Student Affairs, ccleary@tunxis.edu

Summer start date for classes starting on campus: June 2, 2021

Expected number of students on campus: 400
Expected number of faculty/staff on campus (note: given transition during summer, report averages rather than hard numbers of staff on campus): 16 Faculty; 55 Staff  

Please note: The summer and fall reopening plans are contingent upon the status of the pandemic and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). In addition, the numbers of Tunxis Community College faculty, staff, and students provided in this document include both our main campus in Farmington and Tunxis@Bristol site and are estimates (averages) based on the current data, planning and department reporting and are subject to change.

Notes: Increasing staffing over the summer will allow employees to acclimate back to campus. CEOs should schedule employees for remote and on-ground work to ease the transition and should maintain 50% capacity except in key need areas which can be prioritized up to 100% repopulation (with suggested pods to allow for quarantine of subgroups if needed).  Office and classroom spaces should be planned with 6 feet of social distancing (or less when/if public health guidance allows) and mask wearing in all public spaces.  

PART 1 – Teaching Plans

  • Classrooms
    • Total number of classes offered: 176
    • Class modality: on-ground 1.7%; hyflex 0%; hybrid 18.5%; online 80%
    • Number of full time: 4 and part time: 19 faculty teaching on campus;
      1% of faculty workforce
    • Credit-free: 10 instructors and 100 students; instructors will only be on-campus for the lab portion of class/es.

 

PART 2—Student Services Plans 

  • Student services offices
    • General description of operations: Beginning June 1, student services offices will open on Tunxis campuses Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm. Appointments and in-person services will be provided in limited scope until the college opens more broadly to the general public starting on June 14, 2021. Employees are encouraged to manage the total number of employees and visitors in their departments and workspaces so they are able to maintain social distance. Virtual appointments will also be made available when necessary or required.
    • Number of full time: 70 and part time: 10 staff working on campus
      *increase to 23 in July
    • Number of full time: 8 and part time: 2 staff working remotely

These numbers include both Tunxis campuses.

PART 3—Campus Services Plans  (where applicable)

  • Food services
    • General description of operations: BESB provides food service on the main campus.
      Pre-COVID there were two food service locations – the full cafeteria in the 100 Building and Page’s Café in the 700 Building. Conversations and planning will take place with BESB to determine which location will provide food based on campus population & hours. Food service will be done in accordance with state guidelines. Beverage & snack vending machines are available in several campus buildings.
    • Number of full time: 0 and part time: 0 staff working on campus – all food services will be closed during the summer.
  • Libraries
    • General description of operations: The library will be physically open from 8am to 4pm, Monday – Friday. We will offer full library services beginning June 14, 2021. These services will include: access to the stacks, entertainment/educational videos, and children books. Students have access to reserve items and use computers; mask covering and social distancing will be enforced within the library. In the summer, we will limit the use of the library classroom and small study rooms.
    • Number of full time: 7 (June); 6 (July/Aug) and part time: 2 staff working on campus
    • Number of full time: 0 and part time: 0 staff working remotely
  • Childcare Centers
    • General description of operations: At the end of May the Childcare Center will close for the summer and reopen in late August for Fall ’21.
    • Number of full time: 1 and part time: 0 staff working on campus
    • Number of full time: 0 and part time: 0 staff working remotely
    • Number of children served: 0
  • Food pantries
    • General description of operations: During COVID the pantry created an online shopping form. On-ground staff completed orders for curbside pick-up within 24 hours. For fall, the pantry will transition to a hybrid model with the online shopping form remaining active, and working with staff & students to provide on-ground hours.
    • Number of full time: N/A and part time: 1 staff working on campus*
      *Pantry duties shared by full-time employees who work in the pantry as needed.
  • Veteran Oasis Centers
    • General description of operations: Pre-COVID the OASIS operated as hybrid, with the Veterans’ advisor providing both on-ground & virtual support. We look forward to having more Veterans on ground to provide a supportive community. Staff adjust hours as needed based on Veterans’ schedules.
    • Number of full time: N/A and part time: 1 staff working on campus
    • Number of full time: N/A and part time: 1 staff working remotely*
      *One person working remote & on-campus as needed, same as pre-COVID.
  • Welcome Centers
    • General description of operations: The Welcome Center is staffed from 9:00am – 7:00pm Monday-Thursday and 9:00am – 5:00pm on Fridays. Welcome Center staff answer the college’s main phone line & greet visitors to the college, answer questions, direct them to appropriate services, and alert security and management to any concerns.
    • Number of full time: N/A and part time: 1 staff working on campus
    • Number of full time: N/A and part time: 1 staff working remotely*
      *One FT employee splits time between IT & Welcome Center; student workers compose the other shifts.
  • Other congregate spaces (general description of operations for all that apply)
    • Student Lounge/Game Rooms/SGA/PTK Office, etc.: The Student Lounge will reopen for fall, exact hours TBD. The college has had limited club & student activities during the spring 2021 semester, and we welcome the opportunity to provide students a safe, socially distanced space to socialize, study, and meet.
    • 1 full-time employee in student lounge doing advising; otherwise, the student lounge will be closed during the summer.
    • Furniture in Hallways/study pods: N/A
    • Rental Spaces: N/A

PART 4—Technology/Facilities Planning

  • Document plans to re-establish technology resources on campus for faculty, staff and students which may have been redeployed for remote work
  • Outline new technology resources that will be used/needed to support innovations in teaching and student services
  • Document plans to re-establish fully operational offices and classrooms
  • Provide general description of campus transportation (if applicable)

The Tunxis IT Department was able to provide loaner PCs and laptops that did not come from classrooms or offices. The computer classrooms and labs will maintain 6’ social distancing for summer. The Faculty and Administrative areas will also maintain 6’ social distancing. All barriers, signage, and sanitizer stations will remain in place and be updated as needed.

IT is planning to provide laptops with a set of two docking stations (monitor, keyboard, mouse), one for their campus office and the other for home to all staff and faculty. We have purchased webcams for video conferencing to provide to those faculty and staff that are staying with a desktop until the laptop is provided. In addition, we have ordered additional headphones to provide to faculty, staff and students that may request them. We are also in the process of procuring an additional 150 laptops to loan to students. An additional 10 hotspots will be purchased and made available for loan to students that do not have internet access at their home. Campus WiFi will be extended to the parking lot, again giving students internet access.

There is currently one Hyflex classroom at Tunxis. Plans are under ways to create three additional Hyflex classrooms. Depending on equipment and vendor install availability, this may not be completed by fall.

PART 5—Virus Mitigation Strategies/Rules to Contain Exposure

  • Plans to address PPE and social distance requirements (when social distance can’t be maintained at all times such as in labs or hands on training, use of face shields is recommended as additional layer of protection)
  • Schedule for disinfection of bathrooms, classrooms, etc.
  • Plans for allowing visitor access to campus (library, special events, etc.)
  • Document travel restrictions for professional development, student trips, etc. (if applicable)

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) AND SOCIAL DISTANCING:

The college will adhere to all CDC and DPH guidelines. Communication highlighting the requirement to wear face masks/face covering while on campus/es has been sent to college employees and students. The main entrance and exterior doors on campus feature face mask related signage to remind faculty, staff, students and the general public to wear a required face mask/ face covering while on campus and in classrooms. Security and college employees will monitor these efforts.

Each department has been given a supply of face masks, hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, and latex gloves. These supplies will be managed/distributed/restocked as needed by the department supervisor. If staff need additional PPE supplies, including face shields, they must contact their direct supervisor. Additional face masks are available for visitors upon request at the 100 Building security desk. Currently, the college’s PPE and back up face mask inventory is located in the 100 Building; requests for additional PPE supplies are made through the director of facilities, John Lodovico. Nancy Eschenbrenner, director of finance and administrative services, to assist with inquiries and questions related to procuring PPE; John Lodovico, director of facilities, will assist with requests to secure, locate, and transport PPE items to departments on campus.

All staff and campus visitors will be required to wear a face mask/face covering while on campus. The main entrance/exterior doors of campus, and throughout the entire campus, feature face mask and social distance related signage to remind faculty, staff, and students to wear a required face mask while on campus and in classrooms. Security and employees will monitor these efforts.

CLEANING/DISINFECTING PRACTICES:

Per the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health recommendations for cleaning and disinfection procedures in college and university settings for the summer and fall, routine cleaning and spot disinfection of bathrooms and high touch areas will be conducted at least twice a day.

  1. A thorough cleaning of all high touch surfaces and door knobs in high traffic areas, including shared bathrooms, will be conducted daily by custodial personnel using approved disinfectants, per CDC guidelines, and as staffing allows.
  2. Classrooms will be cleaned by custodial personnel each weekday between
    10:00pm – 2:00am using approved CDC protocols.
  3. Hand sanitizer will be made available in common areas of buildings to the extent possible.
  4. A cleaning log has also been posted in all bathrooms to demonstrate bathroom cleaning has been completed throughout the day & is initialed by custodial personnel after each cleaning.
  5. Employees are also responsible for cleaning their workspace/s.

Out of an abundance of caution, water fountains on campus have been disabled due to the inability to turn off the bubbler head while using the bottle filler.  Employees and students have received related communication. Water is available to purchase via vending machines on campus.

VENTILATION:

Tunxis Community College has a robust preventive maintenance program, including the servicing of over 3,000 MERV air filters approximately four (4) times a year. HVAC filters installed have been verified to be MERV 8 or better. Details regarding the maintenance cycle are on file at the college in the director of facilities office.

DISINFECTION:

Hand sanitizer stations remain available in common areas of campus buildings to the extent possible, including: near shared facilities and other frequently touched surfaces and commonly utilized machines (e.g. copy machines, printers, etc.).

Shared areas and equipment are included in a cleaning and disinfection plan.  Good hand hygiene (frequent hand washing with soap/water or alcohol-based sanitizer) is encouraged after use of shared equipment and common areas via signage.

The college has also scheduled a day-time custodian; this custodian cleans the bathrooms 2-3 times during the day and also cleans numerous contact surfaces during their shift. A cleaning log has also been posted in all bathrooms to demonstrate bathroom cleaning has been completed throughout the day.

VISITORS ACCESSING CAMPUS/ES:
This spring the college has started to repopulate the campus with additional employees. Starting
June 1, 2021 Tunxis will achieve 50% capacity of most offices and on June 14, 2021 the college will open more broadly to the general public. As more students and employees populate the campuses, they must adhere to the following requirements when accessing campus:

  • STAFF IDs:
    All employees and students are strongly encouraged to wear a college issued ID while on campus.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING:
    All employees, students, and visitors must practice social (or physical) distancing – maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other people – while on campus. Social distancing signage has been placed throughout our campuses to encourage social distancing.
  • ENTERING CAMPUS:
    All employees, students, and visitors must enter through the 100 Building (“flagpole”) or 700 building (“library”) entrance at the main campus.
  • SIGNING-IN:
    All employees, students, and visitors must sign-in each time they access campus. Employees can sign-in by utilizing one of the laptops located on tables in the 100 Building (“flagpole”) or 700 building lobby, located near the security desk or sign-in by completing the remote sign-in link https://www.tunxis.edu/campus-sign-in/ using their mobile device and showing their proof of signing-in, via their mobile device screen, to a security guard.  Information submitted and collected will remain confidential and will be reviewed daily.
  • A special sign-in for summer and fall motorcycle classes has also been created: https://www.tunxis.edu/moto/
  • EXITING CAMPUS:
    All employees, students, and visitors must exit through either the 100 or 700 Buildings.
  • CONTACT TRACING:

All employees, students, and visitors must complete a “Contact Information Sheet” each time they are on campus OR sign out electronically at:  https://www.tunxis.edu/campus-sign-out/; the online form contains contact information.

Visitors can submit a paper “contact information” form, available at security. All completed forms are left with security.

Information submitted and collected will remain confidential and will be reviewed on a regular basis.

TRAVEL AND RESTRICTIONS:

College employees have been encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel. In addition, Tunxis will not offer and/or sponsor any student trips for summer 2021.

PART 6—Communications

  • Outline communications strategies for students, employees and the general public about reopening plans

The Campus CEO has shared reopening plans and repopulating the campus via emails to the campus, announcements at various college wide meetings and virtual forums, and provided additional information in reports sent to the college. Cabinet members, including the college’s Covid Coordinator, have also announced related reopening plans and information to their staff.

The college’s reopening team has worked with marketing and public relations staff to plan and post related information on the college’s website and social media platforms this spring, as well as carry out a news release, to reach students and the general public. In addition, the marketing/PR staff will communicate reopening plans to students using other platforms, including Constant Contact (via email). The COVID webpage on the college’s website has also been utilized, promoted and updated as needed throughout the pandemic.

The college’s reopening team will work with marketing and public relations staff to continue to post related information on the college’s website and social media platforms to reach students and the general public. In addition, the marketing/PR staff will communicate reopening plans to students using other platforms, including Constant Contact (via email).