The statement below is in regards to Students Living in the Dorms:
To ensure the safety of all students, employees and our campus community, the following rules are effective immediately for all residence halls through April 17, 2020.
Students Not On Campus
- Shelter in Place: Students not currently on campus are not allowed to return to campus at this time.
- Requesting Items from your Dorm: If you need personal items from your room, contact Kim Coy at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
- Access Cards: All access cards for students not currently on campus will be deactivated.
Students Currently On Campus
Rules for living on campus:
- Visitors: No visitors are allowed.
- Curfew: Students must be in their rooms by 10 p.m. Badge access will be turned off each day from 10 p.m. – 8 a.m.
- Identification: Students must have a student ID visible at all times
- Sanitation: Students will be provided with the resources to clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- Violations : A violation of any of these rules is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and may result in disciplinary action.
A committee will be reviewing each the situation of each student who is currently living on campus to make a determination if staying on campus is in their best interest. Students that do not have alternate housing will be provided with accommodations.
You will be notified by Friday, March 20th if you are not eligible to remain on campus at this time.
Quarantine Procedure:To protect those around you, if at any point you are experiencing some/all of the following symptoms, you will be isolated per CDC Guidelines for 14 days or until you have no symptoms and you have not been on any medication (including over the counter) for 48 hours - whichever is longer. Those symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Difficulty breathing
Isolation includes, but is not limited to:
- Visitors: Student must stay in your room and may not have any visitors.
- Maintenance: Maintenance will only be performed for emergencies.
- Laundry: You will be provided with laundry detergent and drying racks so you can hand wash clothes in your room.
- Meals: Meals will be left outside your door at 10 a.m. each day. You will be required to eat all meals in your rooms.
This is a very fluid situation and constantly changing, in order for us to make the best decision possible based on all of the facts, we will be making all financial determinations at the end of the semester. We will send information and process at that time.
We encourage you to practice social distancing and other prevention protocol per CDC Guidelines which include:
1. Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
2. Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
3. Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
4. Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
5. Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
6. Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Click here for additional details, please visit the CDC's website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
Hocking College is dedicated to promoting the health, safety and well-being of our student and employee populations. In support of that goal, we are releasing this information bulletin to inform you of the actions we are taking to assess, prevent, protect and respond to the coronavirus.
Thank you all for your flexibility and cooperation while we work together as a community to create a safe environment in response to this rapidly changing matter.