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Spring 2022 Re-Entry Plan

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I.     PEOPLE  - This section contains the following information. Visit here for details
Physical Distancing                            

  • Distancing and Masks                                
  • Limit Occupancy and Congestion                        
  • Reconfigure Floorplans                                
  • Selected Diagrams for Reconfiguring Spaces                    
  • Signage                                        

Gatherings in Enclosed Spaces                            

  • General Guidance for Enclosed Spaces                        
  • Cafeterias/Dining Halls                                
  • Computer Labs                                    
  • Conference Rooms                                
  • Dorms/Housing (for residential campuses)                    
  • Elevators                                    
  • Exterior Campus Grounds                            
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers, Including Pools                    
  • Hallways and Stairwells                                    
  • Lecture/Classrooms                                
  • Lobby and Common Areas                            
  • Office Space                                    
  • Restrooms                                    

Operational Activity                                

  • Operational Considerations Involving Staff Scheduling and HR            
  • Operational Considerations for Grading Policies and Academic Support        
  • Operational Considerations Involving Course Scheduling                
  • Operational Considerations Involving Individuals on Campus            
  • Operational Considerations for Vulnerable Populations                    
  • Operational Considerations for Mental Health and Welfare            
  • Operational Considerations for Student Life                    
  • Operational Considerations for Technology                        
  • Operational Considerations for License Use of Campus Facilities            
  • Operational Considerations for Reclosing in the Event of an Outbreak                

Campus Deliveries and Drop-Off

PLACES: This section contains the following information. Visit here for details                               

  • Protective Equipment                                
  • Hygiene, Cleaning and Disinfection                        
  • Staged Reopening                                
  • Communications Plan

PROCESSES: This section contains the following information. Visit here for details      

Screening and Testing

  • Screening
  • External Rentals                            
  • Returning to Campus


Tracing and Tracking

  • Tracing
  • Isolate and Transport Those Who are Sick
  • Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts
  • Tracing and Enhanced Cleaning
  • Student Protocols
  • Employee Protocols

1.    ACE: American Council on Education, “Recovery 2020: Key Questions and Principles for
Campus Leaders,” May 15, 2020.
2.    ACHA: American College Health Association, “Considerations for Reopening Institutions
of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era,” May 7, 2020.
3.    AECOM: AECOM, “Return to Service: Higher Education.”
4.    AFT: American Federation of Teachers, “A Plan to Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities.”
5.    AIHA: American Industrial Hygiene Association, “Reopening: Guidance for General Office Settings,” May 26, 2020.
6.    AZ DOE: Arizona Department of Education, “Roadmap for Reopening Schools,” June
7.    Back to BU: Boston University, “Back2BU: Phase I Re-entry.”
8.    Best Practices for Fall Sports: Best Practices for Fall Sports, CUNY Working Draft.
9.    CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Considerations for Institutes of
Higher Education,” May 30, 2020.
10.    CDC Workplace: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Workplaces During the
COVID-19 Pandemic.”
11.    CICU Report: The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York, “Creating Safe and Resilient Campuses: Suggestions for Reopening and Reimagining Colleges and Universities in New York.”
12.    CT Higher Ed: Connecticut, “Report of the Higher Education Subcommittee Reopen Connecticut,” May 8, 2020.
13.    CT Roadmap: Connecticut, “Roadmap for Reopening Connecticut from Governor
Lamont,” May 26, 2020.
14.    CUNY Areas: CUNY, “Areas Requiring CUNY Guidelines for Reopening,” June 2, 2020.
15.    CUNY NYS DOC: CUNY’s response to NYS State Agencies and Authorities Safety Plan
Template: Procedures by Operation, May 15, 2020.
16.    CUNY Task Force Recommendations: CUNY Task Force, “Coronavirus Recommendations,” May 25, 2020.
17.    CUNY Task Force Worksheet: CUNY Task Force, “COVID-19 Response Guidance Task
Force Worksheet,” May 2020.
18.    CUNY’s Coronavirus Planning Task Force: Open Campus Task Force, “CUNY COVID-19 Reentry Task Force Draft Report,” June 1, 2020.
19.    DOH Executive Order: NYS Department of Health, “Interim Guidance on Executive Order
202.16 Requiring Face Coverings for Public and Private Employees Interacting with the Public During the COVID-19 Outbreak,” April 14, 2020.
20.    EAB: EAB, “Support Your Campus Through the Coronavirus Crisis,”
21.    Gartner Guide: Gartner, “Tool: Guide to Preparing Your Office for the Return of
Employees After COVID-19.”
22.    Gartner Playbook: Gartner, “How to Build a Reopening the Workplace Playbook.”
23.    JLL: JLL, “Reopen: A Guide for Planning and Preparing Your Campus.”
24.    Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, “Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors,” April 17, 2020.
25.    McKinsey: McKinsey, “10 Considerations for Higher Education Reopening,” May 2020.
26.    NY Forward: NY Forward, “A Guide to Reopening New York and Building Back Better,”
May 2020.
27.    NYS Safety Plan Template: New York State Department of Health, “NY Forward Safety Plan Template.”
28.    NYS Interim Guide: New York State, “Interim Guidance for State Agencies and
Authorities During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency,” May 15, 2020.
29.    NYSED: New York State Education Department, “Distance Education Flexibility Fall 2020 Semester,” May 20, 2020.
30.    NYSED FAQ: New York State Education Department, “Frequently Asked Questions: NYS Colleges and Universities Impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency,” May 12, 2020.
31.    NYU: New York University, “NYU Research Reconstitution Plan,” June 1, 2020.
32.    OSHA: US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
“Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.”
33.    Perkins + Will: Perkins & Will, “Road Map for Return: Guidance for a return to the office
during COVID-19.”
34.    Princeton: Princeton University, “Plan for Phased Resumption of On-Campus Research,”
May 28, 2020.
35.    Steelcase: Steelcase, “Social Distancing in Education,” April 17, 2020.
36.    Tiger Team Report: George Mason University, “Patriot Tiger Team Report on Fall 2020 Options,” May 8, 2020.
37.    TN Pledge: Tennessee Pledge, “Higher Education.”
38.    UHLS: Upper Hudson Library System, “UHLS Coordinated Reopening Committee Recommendations,” May 15, 2020.
39.    USC: University of Southern California, “Guiding Principles for the Restart of On-Campus Classroom Instruction.”
40.    WHO: World Health Organization, “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report – 46,” March 6, 2020.
41.    NYS Interim Guidance - Higher Ed: NYSDOH, “Interim Guidance for Higher Education
During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency,” June 20, 2020.
42.    Reopening New York - Office: NYS, “Reopening New York: Office-Based Work guidelines
for Employers and Employees.”
43.    CUNY NYS DOC V2: Version 2 of CUNY’s response to NYS State Agencies and Authorities
Safety Plan Template: Procedures by Operation.
44.    NYS Summary Guidance - Higher Ed: NYS, “Reopening New York: Higher Education Guidelines.”
45.    NYS Checklist - Higher Ed: NYS, “Reopening New York: Checklist for Higher Education Institution Reopening Plans.”