Winter 2022 Guidelines

Winter 2022 Guidelines

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

COVID-19 Testing

  • Thompson Hall students ARE REQUIRED to be tested regardless of vaccination or antibody status prior to move-In. Student Affairs will send information directly to all impacted students on how and when this testing will be conducted.
  • Anyone who has not provided proof of full vaccination or a positive spike protein antibody test to the University IS REQUIRED to be tested at the beginning of Winter Term. Information on how to supply proof of vaccination or antibodies to the University may be found on the COVID-19 Vaccinations tab to the left.
  • Anyone who is required to be tested, but does not do so at published dates and times, will be restricted from campus until they have satisfied this requirement.
  • Testing is open and available (though not required) to those who have provided proof of vaccination or antibodies to HR (employees) and/or the Wellness Center (students).

 

Safety Procedures

  • Masks must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status or group size, in all public spaces including: stairwells, hallways, 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.
  • Inside all University facilities, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face masks in all group settings of 3 or more people and at any time when social distancing is not possible, or if a member of the group requests it.
  • Notwithstanding these provisions, faculty may elect to remove their face masks when teaching if and when they deem necessary regardless of class or group size.
  • We recommend mask wearing when maintaining appropriate distancing is not practical or when specific circumstances warrant.

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Antibodies Status

  • The University does not require vaccinations, but strongly encourages everyone to consider getting vaccinated for the safety of our colleagues and classmates.
  • To provide proof of full vaccination, scan your vaccination card and/or official documentation of when you received your vaccine and what type.
    • Students can email this to wellness@kettering.edu; faculty and staff should email it to hr@kettering.edu. (Please note that full vaccination occurs two weeks after the final dose is administered).
  • The Genesee County Public Health Department continues to offer free, walk-in/no-appointment vaccines at multiple locations to anyone 16 and older. To find clinic locations in Genesee County, click here.

Academics

  • All classes virtually from January 10-28.
  • 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. These offices also 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 and are made available on Blackboard.
  • 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 midnight daily. Employees have access 24/7.
  • Visitors are welcome on campus but must participate in health screening upon arrival at the main entrance to the Campus Center. All visitors must wear a mask while on campus.

Travel Guidelines

  • There are no restrictions on domestic travel or travel to Canada.
  • Students and employees who choose to travel internationally to any country (except Canada) must:
    • If NOT vaccinated:
      • Stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
      • Contact the Wellness Center to schedule a drive-up rapid test 3-5 days after travel.
        • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
        • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
    • If vaccinated:
      • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
      • Isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Quarantined students should contact the Academic Success Center to coordinate with their instructors to complete required coursework.   
  • Quarantined employees should coordinate with their supervisor to work remotely.
  • COVID-19 Testing

    COVID-19 Testing

    • Thompson Hall students ARE REQUIRED to be tested regardless of vaccination or antibody status prior to move-In. Student Affairs will send information directly to all impacted students on how and when this testing will be conducted.
    • Anyone who has not provided proof of full vaccination or a positive spike protein antibody test to the University IS REQUIRED to be tested at the beginning of Winter Term. Information on how to supply proof of vaccination or antibodies to the University may be found on the COVID-19 Vaccinations tab to the left.
    • Anyone who is required to be tested, but does not do so at published dates and times, will be restricted from campus until they have satisfied this requirement.
    • Testing is open and available (though not required) to those who have provided proof of vaccination or antibodies to HR (employees) and/or the Wellness Center (students).

     

  • Safety Procedures

    Safety Procedures

    • Masks must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status or group size, in all public spaces including: stairwells, hallways, 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.
    • Inside all University facilities, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face masks in all group settings of 3 or more people and at any time when social distancing is not possible, or if a member of the group requests it.
    • Notwithstanding these provisions, faculty may elect to remove their face masks when teaching if and when they deem necessary regardless of class or group size.
    • We recommend mask wearing when maintaining appropriate distancing is not practical or when specific circumstances warrant.
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations and Antibodies Status

    COVID-19 Vaccinations and Antibodies Status

    • The University does not require vaccinations, but strongly encourages everyone to consider getting vaccinated for the safety of our colleagues and classmates.
    • To provide proof of full vaccination, scan your vaccination card and/or official documentation of when you received your vaccine and what type.
      • Students can email this to wellness@kettering.edu; faculty and staff should email it to hr@kettering.edu. (Please note that full vaccination occurs two weeks after the final dose is administered).
    • The Genesee County Public Health Department continues to offer free, walk-in/no-appointment vaccines at multiple locations to anyone 16 and older. To find clinic locations in Genesee County, click here.
  • Academics

    Academics

    • All classes virtually from January 10-28.
    • 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. These offices also 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 and are made available on Blackboard.
    • 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 midnight daily. Employees have access 24/7.
    • Visitors are welcome on campus but must participate in health screening upon arrival at the main entrance to the Campus Center. All visitors must wear a mask while on campus.
  • Travel Guidelines

    Travel Guidelines

    • There are no restrictions on domestic travel or travel to Canada.
    • Students and employees who choose to travel internationally to any country (except Canada) must:
      • If NOT vaccinated:
        • Stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
        • Contact the Wellness Center to schedule a drive-up rapid test 3-5 days after travel.
          • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
          • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
      • If vaccinated:
        • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
        • Isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
    • Quarantined students should contact the Academic Success Center to coordinate with their instructors to complete required coursework.   
    • Quarantined employees should coordinate with their supervisor to work remotely.