Health and Safety Guidelines
As the health and welfare of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority, all members of the Stonehill community share responsibility in creating a safe environment. With this in mind, all members will be required to complete a COVID-19 learning module over the summer and are expected to adhere to the following safety guidelines:
- Wear a mask/face covering
- Practice physical distancing at all times
- Wash your hands often
- Monitor your own health and conduct a daily health check
- Seek medical advice if experiencing symptoms
- Avoid unnecessary travel
General public health strategies may not be sufficient for everyone, especially those at higher risk for developing adverse outcomes associated with COVID-19. Those individuals are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resources (faculty and staff) or the Office of Health Services (students) for additional assistance.
In addition, as soon as flu vaccines are available, all students and employees are required to receive one unless medically contraindicated. Dates for the multiple on-campus flu vaccine clinics to be announced.
COVID-19 Self-Checker for Students and Employees
Stonehill will require all community members to utilize a daily and intentional self-assessment tool, based on answering questions in order to promote one’s own health and safeguard that of the community.
The purpose of the COVID-19 Self-Checker is to help an individual make decisions about attendance at work or class and about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of diseases, including COVID-19.
Self-assessment is an expectation for all members of the Stonehill community, starting from the first day of return to campus and continuing until further notice, in order to identify symptomatic individuals before they leave their homes or residence halls at the start of every day.
Individuals experiencing symptoms will be required to stay home or go home to self-isolate and work or learn remotely.
COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols
- Stonehill facilities are appropriately maintained for living, working, and learning, and protocols have been established for the cleaning and maintenance of classrooms, laboratories, offices, housing, chapels, dining halls, restrooms, and common spaces.
- To further enhance cleaning efforts, common touch points like doorknobs, phones, keyboards and elevator buttons will receive special attention.
- Cleaning and disinfecting will occur in all high touch surfaces in public areas twice daily.
- Nightly electrostatic disinfecting of high traffic areas will occur. High traffic areas include all large areas, hallways, stairwells, bathrooms, etc.
- The College will provide EPA-registered disinfectant, paper towels and hand sanitizers in all department/office locations.
- Employees will be required to regularly clean their desks and computer areas.
- Touchless hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed throughout the campus.