Student Housing COVID-19 Preparedness
With the evolving knowledge surrounding COVID-19 and in preparation for the Fall semester we have made some changes to our structure in housing and our practices within. We hope this web page will answer some of your questions regarding housing and move-in.
To ensure the health and safety of all, we need your help. Please make a commitment to:
- Wear a mask in all indoor commons areas
- Read and understand all communications
- Self-screen your health daily
- Follow guidelines for social distancing
- Clean and disinfect your suite regularly
- Wash and/or sanitize your hands frequently
- Practice proper respiratory etiquette
- Focus on your health and the health of others
- If you experience any symptoms, stay home.
Quarantine and Testing Guidelines
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department (CDC).View the Quarantine and Testing Guidelines
We are staggering move-ins across multiple days. Move-in days and times will be sent out approximately 2 weeks in advance. When you arrive to move-in, only students will be permitted into the Jets Hangar and residence halls. Parents and guests are able to help the student unload their items but are expected to remain outside of buildings. We appreciate your patience as we limit building entrance.
Students living in housing are asked to do the following in the before arriving to campus for move-in
- Wear a mask anytime you are around others who do not live in your home
- Maintain safe social distancing of at least 6 feet from others
- Substantially shelter at home and avoid large gatherings in the two weeks prior to move-in
- By August 21, 2020 every incoming Housing resident must complete the Online Housing Orientation. This can be located on your JetNet. Our staff is here and happy to help if you have any questions.
Housing has reduced the number of students that will be assigned on campus and spaced out our assignments to better support social distancing.
- Campus View 1 & Campus View 2 will have a reduced capacity in the building with 4 students assigned to each suite. Each student will have their own bedroom and may share a bathroom with one other person.
- Campus View 3 will operate with a reduced capacity and will make assignments where each student has their own bedroom and individual bathroom.
During this time no guests are permitted in housing. Students living in housing will only be permitted in the building they are assigned to and cannot visit other residence halls.
What the College has done to promote safety
To ensure you return to a safe campus environment, we have implemented the following:
- Cleaned and disinfected all campus buildings, including classrooms, common areas, restrooms and more
- Instituted daily and weekly cleaning procedures
- Sanitation stations, including hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and other items will be placed throughout buildings
- JetNet Training courses that include videos and documentation to be completed
- Specific protocols to control access when entering and exiting campus buildings
- Designated campus entry and building entry points established
Health Screening and Temperature Check
If you have symptoms, please stay home or in your room on campus. Jackson College is requiring all students residing on campus to complete a health screening each day before being able to move about campus. Students will also need to receive a temperature check each day. If they are found to have an elevated temperature at a checkpoint, they will be referred to the health clinic on campus for further screening. Those who pass the screening will be given a badge for the day indicating they are approved to be on campus.
All individuals on campus are expected to practice physical distancing. Physical distancing areas include (but is not limited to) classrooms, labs, cafeteria, cafés, common areas, entrance/exit areas of buildings, breakout rooms and offices. Plexiglass barriers will be provided at the front desk of each residence hall. Keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to and spreading viruses.
Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs. The CDC recommends washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout buildings and individuals are encouraged to sanitize and throughout the day, including when entering and exiting buildings.
The Potter Center Dining Commons is open with minimal seating to encourage physical distancing. Students living in housing will be assigned times to visit the Dining Commons based on housing assignments. The Dining Commons will be the only food service open on campus during the Fall term.
Showing Symptoms on Campus
If individuals display symptoms on campus:
- Establish and maintain at least a 6-foot distance between symptomatic person and all other personnel
- Arrange for the affected person to be isolated in the area they are currently in
- Notify Campus Security immediately of the situation
- Campus security will evaluate and screen the person
- Those who are asked self-isolate in their room will be referred to the Jackson College Health Clinic for evaluation.
For the safety and continuation of our operation all students are expected to do their part. Students are made aware of expectations in their contracts, housing communications, virtual orientation, and RA meetings. To uphold these behavior expectations we have implemented a multi-step progression of accountability measures for all students.
- Signed housing contract- Student acknowledges the COVID-19 rules.
- Initial Violation – Student receives a verbal warning and the occurrence is documented.
- Secondary Violation – Student receives a $50 fine.
- Third Violation – Student is removed from housing.