Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines
13 12 Safety Provisions & Protocols for NSU Facilities, Spaces & Grounds Expectations for Using NSU Facilities All students, faculty, and staff are required to comply with these guidelines, which apply to all NSU campuses and locations. The university expects that everyone will take responsibility for doing their part. It all starts with everyone’s commitment to self-monitoring for temperature and other symptoms before leaving home. Don’t come to campus if you are exhibiting symptoms, and follow the guidelines on page 8. In the event that students or employees violate these guidelines, they will be counseled by the Division of Student Affairs (DOSA), their college’s student affairs office, or their supervisor regarding the importance of compliance. Repeated violations may result in immediate revocation of building access privileges and possible disciplinary action under the NSU Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility or Employee Handbook. If you observe an individual not complying with NSU required protocols, it’s an opportunity to help protect the Shark family. Let the person know that you are following NSU safety protocols and you wish they would, too – for their own sake and for yours. After all, you do have some control over the safety of yourself, your friends and your environment. If you and those around you do all we can to contain the spread of the coronavirus, we will enhance the safety of our own community. Public health officials confirm, when determining quarantine conditions, a person who has been wearing a face covering and practicing physical distancing regularly is less likely to be put into self- quarantine. Your whole semester is about choice, and your choices will help to determine how your semester will go. If it is not feasible or comfortable for you to address the person yourself, please promptly advise Michelle Manley at (954) 262-7482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please report the setting, time, and date of the noncompliant behavior. We do not want students or employees to get into confrontational situations, but it is important that we share observations so that corrective outreach can be done. This is a community effort and each person’s choices do have an impact on everyone else. General Safety Practices • Wear a face covering, it’s required. • Maintain physical distancing. • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. • Stay home if you are sick, have a fever, or flu-like symptoms. • Get a flu shot. • Clean and disinfect everyday items and surfaces. • Feeling sick? Fever? Symptoms? Contact the COVID-19 case manager at email@example.com . For general information, please call the COVID-19 hotline at (954) 262-2021 . Use of Face Coverings In the best interest of the health and safety of our community, and based on recommendations from the CDC and local ordinances, all NSU individuals— students, faculty, staff, visitors, and clinic patients—are required to wear a face covering while on campus or using any NSU facilities or grounds, in order to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. Because of shared community responsibilities and recommendations from current governmental agencies, we recommend you wear a face mask while off-campus, as well. NSU will provide each student, faculty, and staff member with two, complimentary, washable cloth face coverings for routine, daily use. You are also welcome to wear your own face mask or face covering. Appropriate use of face coverings is critical in minimizing the risks to others near you. You could inadvertently spread the coronavirus (which causes COVID-19) to others, even if you do not feel sick or have visible symptoms. nova.edu/cv19 | SharksReturn@nova.edu Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines Type and Intended Use of Face Coverings/Masks Type Cloth Face Covering Disposable Mask Medical-Grade Surgical Mask N95 Respirator Description Home-made or commercially manufactured face coverings that are washable and help contain wearer’s respiratory emissions. Commercially manufactured masks that help contain wearer’s respiratory emissions. FDA-approved masks to protect the wearer from large droplets and splashes; helps contains wearer’s respiratory emissions. Provide effective respiratory protection from airborne particles and aerosols; helps contain wearer’s respiratory emissions. Intended use These masks are reserved for healthcare workers and other approved areas with task-specific hazards determined by EHS. Required for campus community use in non- healthcare settings (office spaces, general research/work settings, shops, community areas where 6’ physical distancing cannot be consistently maintained. Must be replaced daily. (While likely necessary for ingress and egress, not required when working alone in an office). WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN YOU ARE ON CAMPUS. COMBINED WITH PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND HAND WASHING/ SANITIZER, IT’S CRITICAL TO MINIMIZE RISKS TO THE COMMUNITY.