Summer 2021 Guidelines

Summer 2021 Guidelines

The following guidelines are in place for Summer Term to help ensure the continued safety of everyone. We will carefully monitor the situation on campus and make adjustments as appropriate.

Testing, Vaccinations & Safety Procedures

Effective August 23, 2021

  • Inside all University facilities, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear face masks in all group settings of 3 or more people and at any time when social distancing is not possible.
    • Masks must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status or group size in all classrooms, labs, d. spaces, the Library and dining facilities. In these locations, individuals sitting alone and not interacting with others may elect to remove their mask if appropriate social distance is maintained at all times while doing so.
    • Faculty may elect to remove their face masks when teaching if and when they deem necessary.
  • Masks should also be worn outside when maintaining appropriate social distancing is not possible or practical.
  • Everyone will be required to complete the daily health check questions (regardless of vaccination status) upon entry to campus buildings.
  • Campus-wide testing will occur during the week of August 23-27.
  • Administrative meetings should be held virtually when practical.
  • Scheduled events with large groups of people must be reviewed and reevaluated including potential changes in location, postponement or cancellation to conform with these guidelines.
  • The University encourages everyone to consider getting vaccinated for the safety of our colleagues and classmates. Students should send confirmation of vaccination to the Wellness Center at wellness@kettering.edu and employees to Human Resources at hr@kettering.edu.

Academics

  • All classes and labs are delivered face-to-face and masks must be worn.
  • All academic support offices including the Academic Success Center, Office of International Programs, the Office of the Registrar and the Co-op office are staffed during normal business hours as well as provide virtual support hours.
  • The Library as well as other gathering spaces, including d.spaces, Abbey, BJ’s and Sunset Room are open during normal hours.
  • All lectures are recorded as supplemental materials.
  • Online tutoring services are available for all students.

 

 

Campus Buildings Access

  • Access to campus buildings and spaces (including d.spaces) is available to students from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Employees have access 24/7.
  • Entry to buildings is at the following points:
    • Academic Building: Use northeast ground floor entrance (near FIRST Robotics Community Center) or the main front entrance (northwest corner of Chevrolet Ave & University Ave)
    • Campus Center: Use southwest ground floor entrance (“pizza doors”)
    • Mott Center: Use main entrance on north side of building
    • Rec Center: Use main entrance doors (note: open for limited hours).
    • Note: The tunnel between the Campus Center and AB will be closed beginning August 30 for renovation work.
  • Library hours are:
    • Monday-Thursday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday – Closed
    • Sunday – Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Students and employees entering campus buildings will continue to log in to safereturn.kettering.edu each day on their smartphones to answer health questions (regardless of vaccination status). The cell phone screen will turn GREEN for those approved for entry and RED for those not approved for entry. Individuals will then show the screen, their KU ID and have their temperature taken at building entry points.
  • Instructions for the cell phone app can be found on the Wellness Screening Instructions page.
  • Visitors will be welcome on campus, but must participate in health screening upon arrival at the main entrance to the Campus Center.
  • The University will monitor the campus situation and adjust building access procedures as appropriate.

NOTE: This information has been directly communicated to the campus community via email by Student Affairs, the Office of the Provost and Human Resources

Travel Guidelines

Please note that the University’s safety guidelines relating to travel continue to be in effect.

Students or employees who choose to travel to another state in the U.S. with a COVID-19 positive testing rate of 10% or higher on a seven-day rolling average must take one of two safety measures prior to returning to campus, either:

  • Self-quarantine for 14 days without symptoms of COVID-19 arising, or
  • Self-quarantine for a minimum of 7 days and then be tested for COVID-19 with a negative test result.

To determine the positive testing rate for a given state, the University will utilize the data supplied daily by the John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center through its website link “Testing Trends Tool”. If the state to which you traveled is shown to have a positive testing percentage of 10% or higher on the day of your return, you will have to take one of the two safety measures outlined above before returning to campus.

During the quarantine period, students would need to move to virtual/online instruction and employees would need to move to working remotely. If an employee is unable to work remotely during the quarantine period, he/she would need to use available vacation, personal, or sick time hours in order to be compensated.

If you have any questions, please contact the Wellness Center (for students) or Human Resource Office (for employees).

  • Testing, Vaccinations & Safety Procedures

    Testing, Vaccinations & Safety Procedures

    Effective August 23, 2021

    • Inside all University facilities, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear face masks in all group settings of 3 or more people and at any time when social distancing is not possible.
      • Masks must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status or group size in all classrooms, labs, d. spaces, the Library and dining facilities. In these locations, individuals sitting alone and not interacting with others may elect to remove their mask if appropriate social distance is maintained at all times while doing so.
      • Faculty may elect to remove their face masks when teaching if and when they deem necessary.
    • Masks should also be worn outside when maintaining appropriate social distancing is not possible or practical.
    • Everyone will be required to complete the daily health check questions (regardless of vaccination status) upon entry to campus buildings.
    • Campus-wide testing will occur during the week of August 23-27.
    • Administrative meetings should be held virtually when practical.
    • Scheduled events with large groups of people must be reviewed and reevaluated including potential changes in location, postponement or cancellation to conform with these guidelines.
    • The University encourages everyone to consider getting vaccinated for the safety of our colleagues and classmates. Students should send confirmation of vaccination to the Wellness Center at wellness@kettering.edu and employees to Human Resources at hr@kettering.edu.
  • Academics

    Academics

    • All classes and labs are delivered face-to-face and masks must be worn.
    • All academic support offices including the Academic Success Center, Office of International Programs, the Office of the Registrar and the Co-op office are staffed during normal business hours as well as provide virtual support hours.
    • The Library as well as other gathering spaces, including d.spaces, Abbey, BJ’s and Sunset Room are open during normal hours.
    • All lectures are recorded as supplemental materials.
    • Online tutoring services are available for all students.

     

     

  • Campus Buildings Access

    Campus Buildings Access

    • Access to campus buildings and spaces (including d.spaces) is available to students from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Employees have access 24/7.
    • Entry to buildings is at the following points:
      • Academic Building: Use northeast ground floor entrance (near FIRST Robotics Community Center) or the main front entrance (northwest corner of Chevrolet Ave & University Ave)
      • Campus Center: Use southwest ground floor entrance (“pizza doors”)
      • Mott Center: Use main entrance on north side of building
      • Rec Center: Use main entrance doors (note: open for limited hours).
      • Note: The tunnel between the Campus Center and AB will be closed beginning August 30 for renovation work.
    • Library hours are:
      • Monday-Thursday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Saturday – Closed
      • Sunday – Noon to 7 p.m.
    • Students and employees entering campus buildings will continue to log in to safereturn.kettering.edu each day on their smartphones to answer health questions (regardless of vaccination status). The cell phone screen will turn GREEN for those approved for entry and RED for those not approved for entry. Individuals will then show the screen, their KU ID and have their temperature taken at building entry points.
    • Instructions for the cell phone app can be found on the Wellness Screening Instructions page.
    • Visitors will be welcome on campus, but must participate in health screening upon arrival at the main entrance to the Campus Center.
    • The University will monitor the campus situation and adjust building access procedures as appropriate.

    NOTE: This information has been directly communicated to the campus community via email by Student Affairs, the Office of the Provost and Human Resources

  • Travel Guidelines

    Travel Guidelines

    Please note that the University’s safety guidelines relating to travel continue to be in effect.

    Students or employees who choose to travel to another state in the U.S. with a COVID-19 positive testing rate of 10% or higher on a seven-day rolling average must take one of two safety measures prior to returning to campus, either:

    • Self-quarantine for 14 days without symptoms of COVID-19 arising, or
    • Self-quarantine for a minimum of 7 days and then be tested for COVID-19 with a negative test result.

    To determine the positive testing rate for a given state, the University will utilize the data supplied daily by the John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center through its website link “Testing Trends Tool”. If the state to which you traveled is shown to have a positive testing percentage of 10% or higher on the day of your return, you will have to take one of the two safety measures outlined above before returning to campus.

    During the quarantine period, students would need to move to virtual/online instruction and employees would need to move to working remotely. If an employee is unable to work remotely during the quarantine period, he/she would need to use available vacation, personal, or sick time hours in order to be compensated.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Wellness Center (for students) or Human Resource Office (for employees).