SCC Return to Campus - Facuilty and Staff

Please know that your safety is a top priority at SCC. When campus opens, you can be confident that all buildings will be disinfected on a regular basis and sanitizing supplies will consistently be used by all college departments. Additionally, social distancing reminders will be placed around campus. To ensure your safety and the safety of others, please review the guidelines below.

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Procedures for Arriving and Leaving Campus

To ensure the safety of you, SCC employees and the community, please follow the procedures listed below:


  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early.
  • Park to ensure SIX FEET of separation between you and other individuals
  • Check in with the DPS officer or designee in the identified entryway of the building.
    • Ensure mask is properly worn (when medically able)
    • Have your temperature taken
    • Sign in
  • Use hand sanitizing station once inside the building.
  • Please go directly to your desired location.
  • Please exercise six feet of social distancing at all times.


  • Please use cleaning wipes available to disinfect your area.
  • Use hand sanitizer after leaving the building.
  • Please exercise six feet of social distancing at all times.
  • Go directly to parking lot.

Faculty, staff and students are required to wear a mask when in common areas and shared spaces (when medically able). Mask-wearing is in addition to practicing social distancing, in accordance to CDC recommendations for institutions of higher education.

Students who choose not to wear a mask when in need of services are invited to work with our teams remotely.

General Requirements and Guidelines

COVID-19 has caused SCC to pivot quickly to reimagine how we continue to deliver the high-quality higher education for which we are well-known. As we prepare to resume campus operations, we plan for a phased-in approach. We will each have responsibility for ensuring a safe environment and will be relied upon to wear masks (when medically able), observe social distancing, and more. Training videos must be completed by faculty and staff on or before the first day of returning to campus work.

Social Distancing

Please keep six feet of social distancing between you and fellow employees, students, and the community on campus at all times.


Please sanitize your work areas throughout the day. Housekeeping staff will maintain high frequency cleaning of high-traffic areas throughout the day.


Each day you will have your temperature taken prior to entering the building. An employee who experiences fever at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or who is experiencing coughing or shortness of breath cannot be at work.


Face masks or face coverings are required for all faculty and staff in common areas and shared spaces (when medically able). Disposable masks may be provided as available. Cloth face coverings should be laundered every day.


Elevators will have one person occupancy, except in cases where an individual requires assistance from a caregiver. Avoid using elevators when possible.


Please follow occupancy limits posted at each bathroom and stand six feet apart while waiting or wait outside the restroom.

Break Rooms

Break rooms will be available for faculty and staff to store food and drinks, wash utensils, etc. Surface areas and appliances should be wiped down before and after each use. Cleaning and sanitizing supplies will be maintained in each break room. Please allow only one person in the break room at a time. Meals should be eaten at individual work spaces or other private areas that conform to social distancing requirements.


Please use videoconferencing or teleconferencing when possible for internal, work-related meetings and gatherings. When videoconferencing or teleconferencing is not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces continuing to maintain a distance of six feet apart and wear face masks (when medically able). Meetings with external parties will be held remotely until further notice.


All mail arriving on campus will be handled by staff on a delay. Interoffice mail should be avoided if at all possible. Please contact your relevant vice president regarding any priority mail.

Use of College Vehicles

Only one person per college vehicle. All collegeowned vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before being used by another individual.


Deliveries will be directed to the Campus Services Building. The Purchasing Manager will coordinate the receiving and distribution of delivered items. Items that are critical to students, faculty, business operations or the cleaning and maintenance of the campus will be the highest priority. Please contact the Purchasing Manager with further questions about deliveries.

Best Practices and Employee Responsibilities

The Centers for Disease Control guidance states faculty and staff should be educated on steps to take to protect themselves at work or at home by doing the following:

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care, and learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Inform your supervisor if an individual living within the home is sick with COVID-19 and learn what to do if someone at home is sick.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of elbow. Throw used tissues into no-touch trash cans and immediately wash hands.
  • Practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects. To disinfect, use cleaning supplies provided by Facilities.
  • Avoid using other faculty and staff phones, desks, offices, other work tools and equipment.
  • When at all possible, use electronic passing and sharing of documents to mitigate transmission of paper.
  • Practice social distancing of at least six feet.
  • Wear a face mask or face covering in common areas and shared spaces (when medically able).

Additional Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable guidance and directives in area.
  • Eliminate shared utensils and either replace with single use items or allow faculty and staff to supply their own.
  • Refer to the HR Department for any special accommodation requests.
  • Remove high-touch items such as magazines or shared pens.
  • Maintain adequate disinfecting supplies needed for department.
  • Managers and supervisors will monitor and manage the number of people in any work space by:
    • Creating flexible work schedules
    • Alternating days in the workplace with days of remote work
    • Allowing the continuance of remote work
    • Staggering start and end times to limit number of faculty and staff arriving or departing at the same time
    • Prohibiting outside personal visitors

College-Sponsored Travel

  • All travel for professional development is suspended through Dec. 31, 2020, and will be revisited for subsequent academic terms depending on the current outbreak status.
  • Only one person per college vehicle.
  • All college-owned vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before being used by another individual.

Personal Travel

Faculty and staff taking part in personal travel should adhere to CDC and local health department guidelines regarding isolation after travel.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center will be closed until further notice.

Modification of Return to Campus Plan

These guidelines and procedures may change as necessary to meet CDC guidelines, state or county restrictions, and the needs of SCC, its students, and faculty/staff.

For more information: coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/collegesuniversities/considerations.html

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