Community Safety Standards
(as of 5/18/2020)
To protect our students, employees, and community, Blackburn College has implemented certain safety protocols to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus on our campus. In doing so, the College is guided by directives issued by state and local government officials and recommendations from the CDC and state and local health authorities. The College will regularly review and update its protocols based upon current requirements, recommendations and information.
All employees, students, and visitors to campus are required to comply with the protocols in effect while they are present on campus. Individuals who fail or refuse to do so may be directed to leave and may be barred from campus.
Safety standards may include, but are not limited to:
- Daily temperature checks at the start of shifts
- Protective equipment worn in all public spaces and during shifts; an approved personal facemask may be worn
- Social distancing standards of 6 feet of personal space will be adhered to
- Calling off of a shift if any illness is detected, operating cautiously
- If a student starts to feel ill during a shift, they will notify the supervisor immediately and remove themselves from the work space (clocking out and going home)
- Testing (As available and appropriate)
- Appropriate disposal procedures for protective materials (i.e. gloves, facemasks and disinfectant wipes)
- All work surfaces will be cleaned at the start and conclusion of each shift (i.e. clocking stations, door handles, desktops, keyboards, and any equipment used that day)
Safety standards can be changed as new information and data is available. The campus community will be informed of any changes as they happen, new institutional guidance will be issued with changes. The measures set forth are intended to protect all members of the Blackburn Community.