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Phases to Re-Opening

Phases to Re-Opening Mission College's Campus

The return to campus will be gradual and occur in incremental stages without a predefined timeline. The stages below specify characteristics, requirements, instruction and services while minimizing risk.

MISSION COLLEGE IS CURRENTLY IN STAGE 1A

The stages represent a continuum with the possibility of additional incremental stages (e.g. Stage 1A) or the blending of stages with characteristics or requirements of one stage combined with another. There is no set duration for each stage, and the College will progress (or revert back) through the stages on this continuum based on safety, changing conditions, and the ability to meet specified requirements.

Requirements When on Campus

In order to maintain a safe and healthy environment on campus all employees who are on campus must do the following:

  • Wear a face covering that covers both the nose and mouth.
  • Maintain 6 feet distance from others.
  • Avoid unnecessary touching of others.
  • Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds minimally.
  • Do not come to work if you are feeling ill.
 
Phase 1 (planning)

The campus is closed to the public

The college is operating under the most current Santa Clara County shelter-in-place order and social distancing protocol. The focus on essential operations needed to deliver educational services online and maintain core campus operations. Connects with WVM Continuity of Operations plan – phase 1 (planning. All personnel who can carry out duties from home must continue to do so.

Activities

Nursing lab classes, pharmacy technician lab classes required to meet program/board requirements.

Drive-thru distributions, technology pickup.

Managers on site to supervise campus activities or prepare campus for re-opening.

Requirements

Adhere to SCC health order and social distancing protocol.

All activities need to be essential and pre-authorized.

What This Looks Like

Only employees performing essential duties are working on campus; all other employees continue to work remotely.

The focus is on critical task need to maintain essential college operations and services.

All learning and classes are offered remotely with exceptions made for limited hands-on instruction as required by regulation and administered with authorized health and safety protocols.

No visitors are allowed except by appointment for issuance of instructional supplies, technology.

No gatherings allowed.

Phase 1A

Additional employees return to campus in waves based on work function and as specified in approved departmental plans to prepare for campus reopening.

Activities

Managers survey spaces and make modifications and other preparations

Requirements

All personnel must complete COVID-19 related training, adhere to social distancing protocols (including self-screening and monitoring), and be approved by supervisor to work on campus.

Phase 2 (campus open, but online)

The campus is open and limited to students and visitors for official business by appointment only.

The college is operating under the most current SCC shelter-in-place order and social distancing protocol and/or other local/state/ federal guidelines as required. The focus is on the limited return of critical student services and operations, and providing students and employees essential access to on-campus technology, specialized facilities, and resources. Aligns with WVM Continuity of Operations Plan – Phase 2 (Campus Open). All personnel who can carry out duties from home must continue to do so.

Activities

Pre-approved in-person class meetings (as noted in the class schedule) requiring hands-on activities or access to specialized equipment (e.g. Sciences, Health Occupations, Fire Technology).

Computer lab, library, student health services.

Requirements

College units must have approved plan and meet all requirements.

Employees must meet training, screening requirements and have their work schedule, work area, job duties, etc. assessed and discussed prior to returning to campus.

All those on campus must abide by the protocols outlined in the RTC plan (e.g., symptom monitoring, face masks/coverings, physical distancing, etc.).

Entry points and access throughout the campus are monitored and facilities modifications, cleaning schedule, signage and markers are in place.

COVID-19 emergency plan, exposure event protocol, and campus shutdown plans are in place.

What This Looks Like

Only students requiring essential in-person class meetings or services are allowed on campus.

Groups of students receive in-person instruction and critical services according to RTC guidelines and under strict safety protocols.

Additional employees return to campus as specified in approved unit plans to perform essential duties and provide critical instruction and student services.

Building monitors and supervisors closely monitor students and staff and activities on campus to ensure social distancing and limit access and circulation through buildings.

No gatherings of any kind are allowed including college sponsored activities (e.g. fieldtrips) on or off-campus. Athletic competitions are suspended.

Phase 3 (open by appointment)

The campus is partially open to students and visitors by appointment or specific service hours.

The college is operating under the most current local/state/federal orders and guidelines.

The focus is on priority services and operations, and providing students and employees essential access to on-campus technology, specialized facilities, and resources. All personnel who can carry out duties from home should continue to do so.

Activities

In-person class sessions or small group activities as required to complete learning objectives.

Community Education classes, bookstore, Café.

Requirements

All campus events, activities, and class sessions must be carefully assessed, planned, and pre-authorized.

All those on campus must abide by the protocols outlined in the RTC plan (e.g., symptom monitoring, face masks/ coverings, physical distancing, etc.).

Facilities modifications, space layouts, cleaning schedule, signage and markers to accommodate additional activities.

COVID-19 emergency plans are in place.

What This Looks Like

The majority of classes, learning, and services are online.

Remote work continues as part of each unit’s plan to meet the College’s needs and comply with county and state guidelines.

Employees are providing services and performing work that cannot be effective done remotely, and continue to use remote technologies on campus (Zoom, MS Teams, Docusign) to minimize direct interactions.

Support services are offered with limited service hours or appointment windows while minimizing walk- in traffic.

Additional class meetings and learning activities are scheduled and administered under protocol.

Phase 4 (campus open to public)

The campus is open to all students and visitors to access services and conduct business in adherence with county and state guidelines.

Some campus facilities remain restricted and business hours are limited. The College is operating under required protocols and/ or applicable guidelines and best practices.

Activities

Reintroduction of Athletics and campus events and activities under college guidelines.

Meetings and gatherings limited to a set number of people still to be determined.

Requirements

Evaluate and adjust facilities modifications, space layouts, cleaning schedule, signage/ markers to accommodate expanded activities.

COVID-19 emergency plans are in place.

What This Looks Like

Most standard employee operations have resumed. Vulnerable employees continue to work with HR to request accommodations.

Limited resumption of most non-instructional/services programs and services

The college is close to normal operational levels with prohibition of certain activities, events based on guidelines.

Synchronous online classes are scheduling some in-person class meetings to accommodate learning needs.