Campus Reopening Plan: Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Background: The Joint Return to Campus Committee
    1. Members
  3. Guiding Principle
  4. Plan Goal
  5. The Campus Plan
  6. Campus-wide Policies, Guidelines, Requirements, Protocols and Procedures
    1. Enforcement of Mandatory Requirements and Reporting Violations
    2. Facility Protocols
    3. Ventilation Systems
    4. Sourcing and Securing Adequate Supplies
    5. Signage
    6. Communications Plan
    7. Training
    8. Safety Equipment
    9. Controlling Campus Access
    10. Scheduled Use and Appointments
    11. Confirmed Exposure, Positive Test or Symptoms and Contact Tracing
    12. Testing & Mandatory Vaccination for Students
    13. Administrative and Shared Office Space
    14. Public Spaces
    15. Gatherings
    16. Cultural, Meeting and Public Spaces, Including the Campus Grounds
    17. College Vehicle Use
    18. Visitors and Vendors
    19. Travel
    20. NYC DOE
    21. Re-Exit Preparation
  1. Academic Affairs Departments, Facilities and On-Campus Hybrid Classes
    1. NYS Health Requirements and Instructional Room Health Measures
    2. Student Services & Events/Activities
  2. Staff Transitioning from Remote to On-Campus Work
    1. Access to Campus
    2. Contract Tracing
    3. Return to Onsite Work Requirements
    4. Maintaining a Safe and Healthy Campus Environment
    5. Visitors and Vendors
    6. Academic and Business Travel
    7. Health and Wellness
    8. COVID-19 Vaccination Paid Time Off Benefit
    9. Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination
    10. Employee Benefits, Policies and Guides
  3. Attachments
    1. Residence Hall Plan
    2. Child Care Center
    3. Human Resource Guide to Transitioning from Remote to On-Campus Work
    4. Room Occupancy
  4. Appendix
  5. New York Forward Business Affirmation Form

I. Preface
Unlike our departure from campus, which was quickly completed in a two-week period, we have carefully planned our return to campus, being mindful of and incorporating requirements of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), NYS Department of Health, New York Forward Higher Education Guidelines, CUNY, and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). There are many aspects to consider in planning a safe return to the campus.  First, and foremost, is ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. 

It is important to note that Lehman College, CUNY is a commuter campus that prides itself on its diversity and commitment to multicultural understanding. For this reason, we value the input of all members in our community as we develop guidelines that are safe and inclusive. 

II. Background: The Joint Return to Campus Committee

The Joint Return to Campus Committee was established by merging the former Return to Campus Phase 1 and Phase 2 committees to form one large committee. The Joint Return to Campus Committee was divided into four (4) sub-committees charged to develop plans in the following areas:

  • Student Services and Student Activities;
  • Administrative Staff (Academic and Administrative) and Faculty and Staff Services;
  • Academic Classes and Activities;
  • Campus Public and Meeting Spaces & Campus Ground.

The committees identified concerns and potential problem areas associated with reopening the campus, and recommended solutions to guide the plans for a safe return to campus.  The Committee includes the Vice President for Administration and Finance and representatives from Campus Planning and Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology Resources, Environmental Health and Safety, Public Safety, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, the President’s Office, the Provost’s Office, Office of Communications and Marketing, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, a College Lab Technician, two PSC Higher Education Officer series representatives, School Dean, School Associate Dean, PSC Faculty representative, DC37 representative, Student Government (2), Student Affairs, Faculty members, representative from the Library and Online Education.  The Committee’s report and recommendations have been incorporated as the update to the College’s approved plan and are contained in the Return to Campus Plan Addendum. 

The first meeting of the Joint Return to Campus Committee was convened on April 14 and continued to meet as a full group through June 8, 2021, for a total of 6 meetings. The first meeting was used to advise all members of the purpose and charge for the Committee.  Documents outlining current CDC, NYS & CUNY guidelines and the College’s approved Return to Campus Plan were posted into the team files for members.  It was agreed that the best way to accomplish the work was to divide the overall committee into sub-committees to update the College’s approved return plan.  The sub-committees met individually outside the overall committee meeting schedule.

The sub-committees were charged to develop the guidelines and where applicable, requirements associated with the sub-committee's area of focus.  For example, in our approved plan - Phase 2, we listed every class that would be taught on campus and repeated the requirements associated with having an on-campus class.  The document created for the updated plan will only include the requirements, guidelines, etc., not the details.  We will have attachments or tables that will provide details such as approved occupancy and anything else pertinent. 

The College’s approved plan and the CUNY update and addendum were the starting point used to either build on what exists (approved for 25% occupancy), or completely change as needed for a Fall 2021 return of 50% or greater building to full return Spring 2022. The Re-exit Committee will update the plan section detailing when to leave and the circumstances that warrant closing. 

The documents resulting from the work of the sub-committees of the Joint Return to Campus Committee have been incorporated into the final updated return to campus document submitted for CUNY approval.

Joint Return to Campus Committee – All Members and Sub-committees and Membership:

COVID-19 Campus Liaison: Eric Washington, Director, Human Resources 718-960-8181,  eric.washington@lehman.cuny.edu

COVID-19 Campus Coordinator:  Rene Rotolo, Vice President Administration and Finance 646-533-2613 (cell), rene.rotolo@lehman.cuny.edu.

Student Activities and Student Services:

Administrative Staff (Academic & Administrative) and Faculty and Staff Services:

Academic Classes and Activities:

Cultural – Galleries, Theatres, & Group Meeting Spaces, Public Spaces – Campus Grounds

III. Guiding Principle
With the safety of our college community as our guiding principle, we recommend a multi-phased return, one that ensures we protect all members of our community while slowly re-populating our campus.

IV. Plan Goal
To increase the number of persons, classes and activities on campus Fall 2021 moving closer to full occupancy in Spring 2022. 

V. The Campus Plan
This plan includes the pre-occupancy return to campus for full (100%) essential, maintenance, operation and custodial personnel including IT personnel, to prepare the campus for re-occupancy.  Acknowledging that what is considered normal occupancy post pandemic will never be as it was pre-pandemic.  We expect 50% or greater administrative staff and 90% or greater research staff, 40-50%(up to 60%) on campus and hybrid classes and approved athletics, activities, and cultural, social, and educational events after August 2, 2021, increasing occupancy moving towards full occupancy in Spring 2022. 

VI. Campus-wide Policies, Guidelines, Requirements, Protocols and Procedures
The following is a list of policies, guidelines, requirements, protocols, and procedures that must be in place in front of the return to campus and followed while on campus:

Policies & Procedures
Responsible party: Human Resources

Reasonable Accommodations for Disability and other medical reasons, Religious Practices. and Status as a Victim of Domestic Violence.

The CUNY Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments describes the reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments procedure in connection with a disability; pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth; religious practices, and status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offense or stalking. The Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments is posted to this URL: https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/legal-affairs/policies-procedures/reasonable-accommodations-and-academic-adjustments/i-policy-statement 

Employees who may need an accommodation in connection with one of these issues should contact Human Resources by calling (718) 960-8812 or write to eric.washington@lehman.cuny.edu  

Options for Employees Not Covered by CUNY Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments
Employees who have concerns about returning to work for non-disability reasons or for reasons not covered by the CUNY Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments such as childcare or the health of others in their household, may be eligible for options such as use of annual leave, a leave of absence, or leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA extended through September 30, 2012).  CUNY will continue to provide FFCRA leaves to eligible employees who fill out the appropriate attestation and request forms, which can be found here. If an employee has already exhausted their FFRCA leaves, they do not receive additional time.

Employees should contact Human Resources at (718) 960-8181 with questions about the Reasonable Accommodation Policy (disability and medical conditions) and options available to employees not covered by the CUNY Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments. 

Campus-wide Policies, Guidelines, Requirements, Protocols and Procedures, Enforcement Facility Protocols and Supplies

Resources

  • Lehman College Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage (Updates and Resources): https://lehman.edu/coronavirus 
  • Monitoring of health conditions and reporting
  • Mandatory Requirements - safe social distancing, masks, face-coverings and/or PPE, hand hygiene, cough/sneeze etiquette, employee surface cleaning
  • Requirements to return to work after a positive COVID-19 test or after exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 - Refer to DOH’s “Interim Guidance for Public and Private Employees Returning to Work Following COVID-19 Infection or Exposure” regarding protocols and policies for individuals seeking to return to work or class after a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or after individuals have had close or proximate contact with a person with COVID-19 

A. Enforcement of Mandatory Requirements and Reporting Violations
Responsible party:
Human Resources & Administration and Finance

  • For your safety and for the safety of all workers, faculty, students and visitors on campus, masks or face-coverings are not optional, they are mandated by Governor’s Executive Order and are a requirement to be on the Lehman College campus, until such time as the pandemic has been declared over and Lehman College removes this requirement.  Anyone arriving to campus without a face mask will be given one by Public Safety at the gate. 
  • The Governors Executive Order #202.16 directs employers to provide employees in the workplace with masks or face-coverings that must be used – Lehman will provide masks and/or face-coverings.  It is each departmental director, supervisor, chair and/or manager’s responsibility to ensure that there are adequate supplies for all and are issued to all employees working on campus each week.  The Governors Executive Order #202.17 directs any individual who is over the age of two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering must cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining social distance. The Lehman College campus is a public place, in all shared spaces, including campus walkways, entrances and all building lobbies, hallways, bathrooms, elevators, and other spaces that are not your private office or workspace that is not a shared space.  Employees must wear masks or face-coverings in shared locker rooms, bathrooms, and workspaces.
  • If there is a medical reason an employee cannot wear a mask or face covering, it must be reported to HR, so an alternative method (i.e., face shield) may be provided to the employee. 
  • We have a zero-tolerance policy and anyone not complying will first be removed from campus to protect the college community with progressive discipline following. 
  • To anonymously report violations of any requirements or guidelines in this return to campus document to the Department of Administration and Finance and the Department of Human Resources, please use the follow link: http://www.lehman.edu/lehman-campus/index.php  

B. Facility Protocols: Hygiene, Cleaning & Disinfecting
Responsible party:
Facilities/Buildings & Grounds

To anonymously report areas where facility protocols identified in this return plan are lacking on campus to the Department of Administration and Finance and the Department of Human Resources, please use the follow link: http://www.lehman.edu/lehman-campus/index.php Or email the Director of Campus Planning and Facilities, Robin Auchincloss robin.auchincloss@lehman.cuny.edu 

Buildings and Grounds has established a central email for students, faculty and staff to request replenishment of the stock of face coverings and to note if any of the facilities related steps in the Return to Work plan are not being addressed fully: buildingsandgrounds@lehman.cuny.edu. Staff and faculty can also continue to submit work requests through the ARCHIBUS system available through the campus website.

Buildings & Grounds (B&G) Custodial Staff have been on campus continuously since spring 2020 maintaining and disinfecting the campus.   

Starting at least 6 weeks before the start of the fall semester all B&G Custodial Staff will return to campus at full capacity, and additional custodial staff has been added.

The Return to Campus Protocol below varies from pre-COVID19 cleaning protocol in the following ways:

  • The number and types of surfaces that are cleaned and disinfected, as opposed to just cleaned, and the frequency with which high touch surfaces are cleaned/disinfected.
  • The high percentage of cleaning staff per occupied area allows for more intensive and repeated cleaning.
  • Disinfection is done using an EPA registered anti-viral disinfectant.

B&G Custodial Staff Return to Campus Cleaning Protocol – Cleaning logs will be updated daily.

Public Areas

  • Hand sanitizer stations located at building entrances and high traffic areas as well as elevator lobbies on each floor of every occupied building.
  • Public area floors disinfected daily.  
  • All high touch surfaces in public areas are cleaned and disinfected twice daily including:
    • door pulls/knobs
    • elevator panels/buttons
    • stair handrails
    • bathrooms
    • drinking fountains
    • outdoor tables and chairs

Offices

  • Over the summer all hard surface office floors are being stripped, waxed, and disinfected and all office carpeted floors are being shampooed.
  • Office door hardware disinfected daily.
  • B&G staff do not clean personal items, phones, or computers.  Phones and computers are cleaned by individuals or by IT staff.  Hand sanitizer wipes will be provided by B&G for office use.  IT has alcohol wipes for use on keyboards.

Bathrooms

  • Bathrooms in occupied areas are cleaned and disinfected twice a day. 
    • Over the last several months touchless soap dispensers, hand driers and flushometers have been installed in bathrooms throughout campus.  

Instructional Spaces

  • Over the summer floors in all classrooms and laboratories are being stripped waxed and disinfected. 
  • All high touch surfaces in classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected once a day.
  • Disinfecting wipes will be provided in classrooms and labs for use throughout the day.

Response to Suspected or Confirmed Exposure or Positive COVID Test

  • Upon notification from the COVID Coordinator, Facilities to immediately close and lock space
  • Clean and disinfect all bathrooms and adjacent spaces, hallways, lobbies, and high touch surfaces
  • Follow CDC guidelines: wait 24 hours before entering space to clean and disinfect

Repair Protocol
If social distancing requirement of 6 ft is in place, Buildings and Grounds Staff are not to enter occupied offices for repair work.

C. Ventilation Systems
Responsible party: Facilities/Buildings & Grounds

B&G Plant, Skilled and Unskilled Trades Staff have been on campus continuously since spring 2020 maintaining and operating campus buildings, building systems and the campus grounds, and making repairs as necessary as well as installing plastic barriers where needed.   

  • Mechanical Equipment:
    • Over the summer all air handlers are being power washed, disinfected and MERV 13 filters changed. 
    • Occupied spaces with central mechanical systems have had the outside dampers set to allow the maximum intake of outside air.
    • All building and bathroom exhaust fans have been surveyed, preventative maintenance completed, belts changed, and motors replaced where needed.
  • Building Windows and Plumbing Systems
    • Classroom windows have been surveyed and where necessary repairs made to operable windows.
    • Building Plumbing systems have been flushed weekly to maintain 

D. Sourcing and Securing Adequate Supplies

  • PPE for everyone on campus
    • PPE supplies will be provided at classrooms, laboratories and at locations identified by departments.  Departmental supplies must be requested from Facilities via e-mail to mario.acosta@lehman.cuny.edu on a weekly basis identify the # of staff, faculty and/or students that will be in a location to quantify PPE needed.
    • Public Safety has a supply of masks at each open gate to provide to anyone needing.
  • Hand sanitizer supplies
  • Disinfecting wipes
    • Supplies will be delivered to designated locations identified by departments. Supplies must be requested from Facilities via e-mail to mario.acosta@lehman.cuny.edu identify the # of staff, faculty and/or students that will be in a location weekly to quantify supplies needed.
  • Hand soap
  • Paper hand towels
  • Keyboard/devices disinfecting wipes
  • Plastic screens to separate areas in situations requiring face-to-face interactions or where safe distancing is not possible
  • Signage
  • Cleaning and disinfecting supplies
  • Equipment needed for remote work
  • Face shields
  • Tape markings
  • Process for reporting areas requiring attention – Departments to submit work order to B&G.  Individuals should email the Director of Campus Planning & Facilities, Robin Auchincloss with concerns or needs.  Robin.Auchincloss@lehman.cuny.edu 

PPE and Cleaning, Disinfecting Supply Inventory 

ITEMMay/2021Estimated need per Semester
Masks Washable grey 420 120
Masks - K or N95 6,450 3,000
Masks - 3 ply 28,500 5,000
Masks- Blue Cone 150 75
Masks - Face Shields 5,200 1,200
 
Gloves XL (prs) 11,250 4,000
Glove-L (prs) 5,600 2,500
Gloves-M (prs) 1,200 500
Glove-S (prs) 200 500
Total Gloves 18,250 7,500 pairs of gloves
Disinfecting Wipes:
Sanitary wipes - buckets - 300 wipes per bucket 30 16 buckets
EverWipes Towelettes - 900 wipes in a roll 250 90 rolls
Wipes Ever/Flex/Alpet (90-96 per cannister or tube) 410 200 cannister or tubes
Hand Sanitizer for dispensers (Purell) 40.5 oz (to order) 100 25 bottles
Purell 64 oz (to order) 30 25 bottles
Clorox Bleach 64 oz bottle 57 25 bottles
Germicidal sanitizer- EPA approved - spray bottles 32 oz bottle 330 150 bottles

 

E. Signage

  • Building Entries – Wear Mask or face covering reminders,
  • Elevators – Social Distancing
  • Bathrooms / locker rooms– Social Distancing, handwashing reminders-hand hygiene, Cough/Sneeze Etiquette If Sick – Stay Home
  • Public spaces – masks or face-coverings must be worn at all times, Social Distancing
  • Hallways, and masks or face-coverings must be worn at all times
  • Safe social distancing markers in common gathering or waiting areas masks or face-coverings must be worn at all time
  • Signage at hand sanitizer stations, visibly soiled hands should be washed with soap and water, hand sanitizer is not effective on soiled hands.

F. Communications Plan

  • Via the College’s COVID page:   https://www.lehman.edu/coronavirus/#d.en.14994 
  • Safe Social Distancing and Safety
  • Town Halls, video messaging, handouts and signage and webpage, email, and text messages
  • Reporting procedures
  • Contact tracing procedures
  • Repeated communications reminding of the requirement to wear masks or face-coverings in public spaces and all shared spaces, safe social distancing, proper hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting guidelines, cough/sneeze etiquette, stay home if you feel sick, etc., and visits scheduled by appointment only. 
  • Set date/time to be established, dedicated to for at risk populations (faculty, staff & students) requiring services.
  • List of outside resources – for example, (NYC.gov/covidtest; https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/test-and-trace/ and “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993).
  • Encouraging employees and students to get vaccinated via social media, website, and other messaging.  Building a campaign involving students who have been vaccinated encouraging other students to vaccinate and issuing a list of FAQs. https://www.lehman.edu/coronavirus/vaccine-info/ 
  • If the need to close again, utilize the same communication processes/plan

G. Training
An instructional video developed by EH&S is posted on the College COVID website.  https://youtu.be/ZWIa8HpCqJU 

  • How to properly wear a mask or face covering, how to remove a mask or face-covering and how to properly dispose of PPE
  • Gloves – when and how
  • Proper hand washing
  • COVID 19 FAQs
  • Outline procedures for dealing with infected individuals in the moment
  • Keeping a safe workspace
    • Safe social distancing
    • Cleaning and disinfecting your workspace
    • Limiting duration of face-to-face interactions 

H. Safety Equipment
Identify location and appropriate type, source, and procure method to safely separate staff in face-to-face interactions or where safe distancing is not possible

  • Plastic screens -Have been and continue to be installed in student and public facing areas and where and as requested for physical separation of staff in shared spaces.
  • Air flow control or barriers if needed
  • Face shields
  • Physical barriers
  • Tape markings
  • Signage

I. Controlling Campus Access 

  • Public Safety: critical to know who is on campus, when and where they are in the event of a positive case.
  • Maintain accurate lists of essential staff and non-essential faculty, staff and/or students, visitors and contractors working on campus. Notify Facilities of the location of all individuals on campus.
  • Limit gates that are opened – Gates 5, 8 & 13 only, manned by Public Safety Officers at all times.
  • Card readers have been installed at the open gates for contactless check-in to campus for staff, faculty, and students.
  • Visitors must be invited and are by appointment only.

J. Scheduled Use and Appointments
IT to expand use of Q-less system and departments to schedule visits by appointment only for students and other visitors, if in-person services are required (we expect to be mostly remote): See detailed schedule in the Return to Campus Addendum.

  • IT Open Center
  • Bursar
  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar
  • Admissions – Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Counseling Center
  • Health Center
  • Tutoring Center 

K. Confirmed Exposure, Positive Test or Symptoms and Contact Tracing
The Campus COVID-19 Task Force established the protocol for reporting community members (faculty, staff, and students) and visitors or contractors who present with symptoms while on campus or who report exposures or who have tested positive after having been on campus.  This protocol will remain for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and applies to all phases of reopening.

  • Employees, Students, visitors, or contractors who present with symptoms while on campus will be immediately sent home. If a person requires emergency response and transport to the hospital, they will be moved to an isolation room, for students, the student health center, for others a room located close to emergency response pick up that is designated for isolation.
  • Designate a Campus COVID-19 Coordinator - VP for Administration and Finance.   Report potential exposure or confirmed illness to:
    • Screeners must report daily on COVID exposures as reported on the screening questionnaire to the Campus COVID-19 Coordinator who will report to the C Campus Liaison and to the Return to Campus Committee.
  • Campus COVID-19 Managers:
    • College faculty and staff – Human Resources
    • Visitors and Contractors – Public Safety and Campus Facilities
    • Students – Dean of Student Affairs
    • NYS daily reporting – Director Administrative Services in consultation with Student Affairs will continue until NYS DOH advises that it is no longer required.
  • The College COVID-19 managers must report positive cases and exposures of persons on campus to the College COVID-19 Coordinator who must immediately notify the COVID-19 Campus Liaison, who will notify the CUNY SVC for Institutional Affairs as well as notify and cooperate with State and local health departments with contact tracing efforts, including the notification of potential contacts who had close contact with the individual.
  • HR will notify the NYC DOHMH and assist with tracing all contacts of the individual.
  • Reactivate the COVID-19 Response/Implementation Team – Meet weekly online to review procedures and the implementation of the plan to address any issues that come up on a daily basis and to implement the response to a positive case on campus. Include a public health expert in this team.
  • Reporting:
    • Bi-weekly, or more frequently as needed, departments with staff or students on campus must report to the campus re-opening committee on status and suggested revisions.
    • Campus Liaison will report to COO’s office.

L. Testing & Mandatory Vaccination for Students

  • CUNY’s General Counsel has advised College Counsel that CUNY Central is creating the parameters and filling in the details with HR on Campus for employee testing and with Student Affairs for student testing that will take place on campus. Unvaccinated individuals will participate in CUNY’s weekly surveillance testing program (details to follow).
  • CUNY Central is currently holding to if and when the vaccines receive FDA approval, all students must be vaccinated. CUNY did provide a carve out that those students “who cannot be vaccinated” (assuming for medical/religious reasons) will undergo the “vigorous” testing that CUNY is planning for faculty/staff. Unfortunately, I only have generalities from Central at this point- and not the particulars. It does appear though that there will be testing available for those students who CUNY approves attending while not vaccinated.

M. Administrative and Shared Office Space:  

  • Human Resources personnel are meeting with division heads and in some cases their staff to discussthe CUNY Flexible Work Guidelines and offer suggestions as to how the guidelines can be effectively implemented within their departments.  Managers are encouraged to identify the functions that will return to campus and the order the functions will return. The objective is to transition to a greater in-person presence while maintaining social distance and density recommendations. All divisions have been advised to send Remote Work Agreements to Human Resources.
  • Ensure a minimum 3 feet distance outdoors and in well ventilated spaces or as updated in compliance with CDC, NYS DOH and CUNY guidelines at the time, unless safety or core function of the work activity requires a shorter distance. Personnel must wear acceptable face coverings at all times. 
  • Tightly confined spaces, such as shared office space, will be occupied by only one individual at a time, and occupancy of all shared offices will be kept at 25%–50 %, in compliance with current CDC guidelines, of their maximum capacity until social distancing is no longer required.  Higher capacities will be allowed as circumstances permit and a record of close compliance is demonstrated. Institute staggered work shifts to minimize staff in the office at the same time – based upon the ability to employ safe social distancing – Department directors, managers and/or chairs to determine schedule.
  • Physical barriers – plastic screens will be or have been installed where needed when staff cannot work staggered shifts or maintain safe social distancing.
  • If needed, relocation to larger spaces, i.e., potential one-stop in the East Dining Room. 

N. Public Spaces
Responsible Party:
Facilities, Buildings & Grounds. 
Maintain low density numbers, 25% -50% of maximum capacity or as updated and in compliance with CDC, NYS DOH & CUNY guidelines and implement safe social distancing, NOTE:  outdoor public spaces will be available for use and encouraged. Indoor public spaces will be at reduced capacity.

  • Facilities will establish furniture layouts for B&G to arrange furniture to maintain social distancing based upon plans developed by Facilities.
  • Bathrooms - limit the number using the facility at same time through signage and/or blocking off those stalls and lavatories that will not be in use.
  • Limit the # of persons on elevators to ensure safe distancing.
  • Foodservice – unknown at this time, is expected to be grab and go either via vending or kiosk. We will encourage in-office or outdoor seating for meals adhering to social distancing requirements.
  • Encourage eating outdoors when weather permits. B&G to arrange furniture to maintain safe social distancing of 3 feet minimum or in accordance with CDC guidelines as they are revised. 
  • Outdoor tents will be set up on campus for use for classes and dining.
  • The new Speech & Theatre Amphitheatre is available for use for classes or other activities.

O. Gatherings: 
Responsible party: 
Entire Campus Community

  • Continue to utilize virtual group events, gatherings, or meetings.  Limit group size if an in person is required and promote safe social distancing – whenever possible virtual gatherings should be conducted. Non-essential gatherings are restricted and must by approved by the VP of Administration and Finance/Campus COVID Coordinator.

P. Cultural, Meetings and Public Spaces, Including the Campus Grounds 
Responsible party: 
Facilities and Facility Operator or User Group.

Lehman College should adhere to the following guiding principles:

  1. Students, faculty, and staff must take steps to protect themselves and others at all times by: (1) wearing a mask that covers nose and mouth; (2) staying 3 feet apart from each other; (3) avoiding crowds; (4) often washing hands with soap and water or using sanitizer when soap and water is not available; and (5) getting a vaccine.
  2. Avoid social gatherings and events. This applies to out-of-class student gatherings and events as well as faculty and staff gatherings and events.
  3. All social gatherings and events should continue to be held virtually.
  4. Hold activities, events, and gatherings outdoors in areas that can accommodate physical distancing, when possible.
  5. Clearly communicate these guidelines.

    Leonard Lief Library
    CUNY Libraries are coordinating reopening as integrated system for resource sharing.  CUNY Libraries COVID-19 Task Force Report contains comprehensive discussion of five-Phase Plan with proposed reopening procedures aligned with health and safety conditions.  It is recommended that Fall 2021 Reopening corresponds to Service Stage Two [Appended on page 3 of this document].
    Ideally, if health and safety conditions permit, we aspire to transition towards semblance of full reopening of Library building for Spring 2022 semester.  As campus evolves towards restoration of majority onsite classes – Library will be prepared to accommodate full onsite services, resources, and programs.
    Nevertheless, given limited number of physical onsite classes and necessity to respect health protocols – in Fall 2021 we propose:  limited opening of Library building; restricted access-occupancy via online reservation; and continuity of majority remote services [Reference, Instruction].
     Library Physical Plant
    In order to observe spacing protocols and maintain closed stacks – we plan to open only first floor of the Library for Fall semester.  This gives us ability to monitor entire space and guarantee appropriate capacity, social distancing, and masking. Public Safety will reinforce crowd control – so space is only inhabited at 50% total capacity. 
    Estimated Capacity for First Floor
    • 35 students [50% capacity] – 15 library faculty-staff = 50 Total
    • [At full capacity – Library would serve: 216 people per day for Book Pickup-Returns; 120 for Study Space; 96 for Scanning = 2448 Weekly Total]
    To regulate number of visitors – Building access will be controlled by Reservation only [LibCal software].  Student would use Q-less software to gain access to Library building.  LibCal Reservations would have them designate request for:  study space, scanning, book pickup-return.  These procedures will be shared with Public Safety for input and approval.  It appears prudent to implement Reservation system – then resolve to suspend if proper vaccination levels and onsite health and safety metrics warrant.
    Once the Library has assessed success of these procedures [October 2021] – we could consider next step to open Concourse level – with Open Lab and Periodicals Room – though issues of ventilation and air flow must be addressed and confirmed by Facilities.  While this would involve increasing onsite supervision staff – most likely we would be able to double building capacity at that time.
    Fall 2021 – Implementation
    Proposed Public Hours
    Monday, Wednesday:  9 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Tuesday, Thursday:    1–7 p.m.
    Friday                        CLOSED
    Saturday                    12-5 p.m.
    Sunday                      12–5 p.m.
    Staffing and Budget
    • Library faculty-staff reduced to 50% onsite presence with understanding that service units and operations are appropriately staffed
    • Telecommuting system factors in child care, elder care, underlying health and physical mobility conditions, commuting considerations
    • Library faculty-staff will continue to work 35-hour week
    • Increased student presence in Building warrants supplementary budget for onsite supervision
     Space Configuration
    • Furniture-technology reduced 50% to allow for social distancing
    • Consider instituting outdoor seating areas-tents
     Reservation Access
    • Q-less for Building entry
    • LibCal Reservation for following services: Study Space [one hour]; Scanning [30 minutes]; Book Pickup [5 minutes]
     Access Services [Circulation-Reserve]
    • Reserve eBook service foregrounded
    • Print Textbooks available only internally for loan
    • Limited-reasonable on demand scanning of book chapters for faculty courses
    • Interlibrary Loan pickup
    • Online system to request Circulating Books paged from stacks by staff
    • Possible reinstatement of Curbside Pickup
    • Returned Books quarantined-sanitized for 24 hours
     Reference and Instruction
    • Reference services remain virtual
    • Expansion of Virtual Reference offerings: Zoom Drop-in Research Pilot to supplement existing 24-7 Chat
    • Signage promoting 24-7 Chat to students in Building
    • Virtual Instruction conducted onsite or remotely as needed
    Technical Support
    • Technical Services

       Bloomberg Lab-Government Documents-Special Collections

      • Bloomberg Lab: Remote access only
      • Other resources: By appointment only                                                 

       Spring 2022

      After campus assessment and approval of health and safety protocols – Spring 2022 would herald restoration to library services from pre-pandemic era: 

      • All four floors of Building reopened
      • Library Hours reinstated to 92/hours week

      [contingent on budget-ability for onsite staff support]

      • Access to print textbooks, scanning, technology
      • Reintroduction of face-to-face Reference Desk
      • Library Labs available for onsite Instruction
      • Open Stacks and Interlibrary Loan
      • Access to additional building services including: Bloomberg Terminals, Education Library, Government Documents, Graduate Research Room, Special Collections
    • Conference Rooms:
      1. Minimize or eliminate in-person meetings. Continue to conduct meetings virtually through MS Teams and Zooms.
        1. In-person meetings, particularly in small conference rooms, should be strongly discouraged. When videoconferencing or teleconferencing is not preferable or possible, campuses should hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces and ensure that individuals maintain six feet of physical distance between one another.
        2. At Lehman, conference rooms are managed by departments. These departments should ensure that CDC guidelines are followed when a decision is made that an in-person meeting is required.
          1. Prepare the space by removing chairs and desks to ensure proper physical distancing in conference and waiting rooms.
          2. Determine maximum capacity in compliance with the 6 feet physical distancing and provide signage indicating it.
          3. Ensure that the capacity is adhered to when scheduling the meeting. Again, in-person meetings are strongly discouraged.
          4. Cleaning Protocol: Conference rooms that are used should, at a minimum, be disinfected daily.
          5. Disinfectant wipes or spray should be left in each conference room and employees should be encouraged to wipe down all surfaces and equipment (e.g., mouse, keyboard, phone) touched during conference room meetings. 
    • Computer Labs
      1. To avoid long lines and crowds, deploy a reservation system for use of the Academic Open Center, the Satellite Computer Room in Carman Cafeteria area, and the Multimedia Center.
        1. These locations should operate at a reduced capacity to adhere to the 3 feet apart social distancing in effect.
        2. Limit the number of people who can sit together.
        3. Provide alcohol-based wipes and gloves so students clean the keyboard and mouse before use of the reserved computer. Provide enough and nearby trash cans for disposable of used wipes and gloves.
        4. Students must thoroughly wash their hands before using any computer. Use sanitizer when soap and water is not available. The college should make sanitizer readily available.
        5. Provide clear instructions and signage detailing protocols during reservation and in the facilities.
        6. Cleaning Protocol: These facilities should, at a minimum, be disinfected daily.
        7. In the case of a positive test, plan on closing the affected facility; conduct thorough cleaning in line with NYSDOH guidelines and Lehman’s cleaning protocol.
    • Campus Grounds
      1. While ingress and egress considerations are not part of this subcommittee charge, please note the following from CUNY Guidelines for Safe Campus Reopening dated April 20th, 2021, page #24. “Physical Preparation: Ingress and egress: If a college determines that any area of the campus should be reopened, facilities staff should reconfigure all accessible exterior spaces to practice physical distancing, paying special attention to points of access and egress to the campus. Staff should limit the gates available, and where possible, entrance and exits to the campus should be separated. Staff should develop traffic flow patterns for exterior spaces on campus and demarcate patterns with universal signage and other measures, as appropriate. Staff should attend to physically distanced ingress and egress to campus buildings from parking lots as well”.
      2. Use of outdoor spaces should be considered for in-person instructions to the extent possible and practical. See below for a list of outdoor spaces identified by this subcommittee.
        1. Amphitheater 
        2. Campus Quad  
        3. Speech and Theater Plaza Area 
        4. Science Hall Lawn 
        5. Gate 5 - Path of Knowledge 
        6. Music Building Plaza 
        7. Gate 7 – Apex Plaza 
        8. Olmecc Head – Water Fountain – meditation area 
        9. Shuster Garden – Gate 5 / Goulden Avenue 
        10. Gate 8 -- Corn Field  
      3. Use of outdoor spaces should be considered for eating to the extent possible and practical.  indoor dining should be eliminated.
    • Cafeteria (Music Building):
      1. As of the writing of these guidelines, Lehman College does not have a Cafeteria Vendor. However, once a vendor is identified and use of the Music Hall Cafeteria is determined, Lehman will follow CUNY Guidelines for Safe Campus Reopening dated April 20th, 2021, page# 18-19.
      2. Carman Hall Cafeteria will be used as a Satellite Computer Lab to provide space for students who are in-person classes as well as online classes. Portable tri-fold plastic screens have been incorporated to create isolated workspaces and IT will issue headsets to students for use.
    • Cultural, Social and Educational Facilities: 
      • On campus that congregate patrons and operate above the State's social gathering limit (e.g., event venues, sports competitions, performing arts and entertainment) NYS Guidelines:
      • Business capacity is only limited by the space available for patrons or parties of patrons to maintain the following required distance: Unvaccinated individuals** and individuals who have an unknown vaccination status must be spaced six feet apart in assigned sections. Masks are required indoors, except while seated and eating or drinking. Masks are optional outdoors while seated and socially distanced. **For indoor events above the gathering limit, attendees over the age of four who are not presenting proof of full vaccination status must instead present proof of recent negative COVID-19 test result (i.e., PCR/NAAT within 72 hours or antigen within 6 hours prior to admission). Outdoor events do not require proof of recent negative COVID-19 test result. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to be socially distanced in assigned sections. Masks are required.
      • Facilities seeking to implement fully vaccinated sections, eliminating social distancing, and increasing capacity, must require proof of vaccination status and cannot rely upon self-reporting of vaccination status (e.g., honor system). Facilities can operate up to 100% capacity so long as all attendees are fully vaccinated, consistent with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Children under the age of 12 who are not yet vaccine eligible, and under the age of 16 who have not yet been vaccinated, may accompany and be seated with a vaccinated adult in a fully vaccinated section.
    • Mailroom and Central Receiving: 
      • Plastic divider installed at door to mailroom
      • Deliveries and drop-off – driver to notify receiving and leave packages at the loading dock or if B&G is unloading, driver is to remain in the truck. Current process is delivery company calls receiving and a member of the team goes to the loading dock with a platform truck and the driver passes the boxes to staff.  If it is a large delivery (determined once the driver calls Receiving), then the delivery drop box is used to off load packages.  Looking to replace with a lockable, secure drop box for contactless delivery.
      • An existing roll-up gate will be utilized as a pick-up window for those persons who come to retrieve their mail & small packages
      • Mail and package delivery to offices will commence Fall 2021
    • Print Shop
      • Sneeze Guard placed on the half-door where staff come to retrieve print jobs
      • Mobile standing computer workstation with keyboard tray – to maintain 6 ft. distance between each operator – currently operators share one desk.

    • Bookstore
      • Will open for retail operation with customers on campus or pick up at gate.
      • Follett’s COVID-19 Safety Procedures document is used by the store manager to train staff and ensure the campus store is healthy and safe environment. This is for employees of Follett, not Lehman College. 

Q. College Vehicle Use
Responsible Party:
  Auto Mechanic, B&G, Public Safety.  All employees in the same confined space of the vehicle are required to wear face coverings. 

  • Vehicle to be cleaned and sanitized after each use 

R. Visitors and Vendors

Responsible party: Public Safety or manager coordinating vendor visit.

  • Construction teams conducting own screening program per NYC Department of Buildings Requirements and NYS Department of Health guidance documents. 

S. Travel

  • All non-essential university-related international travel is suspended at this time, this includes the suspension of all Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 study abroad and incoming and outgoing foreign exchange programs.  It also includes all CUNY-sponsored student international travel, and non-credit travel under the auspices of CUNY or any CUNY college or student organization. International travel in non-CUNY credit-bearing programs is discouraged. Please know that pursuing these types of programs will be deemed a private undertaking and is not eligible for CUNY’s international travel insurance so students would need to certify they would be responsible for any and all limitations that may be associated with their personal travel insurance and understand that CUNY assumes no responsibility for liabilities resulting from high-risk travel.  Additional information is provided in the  ITG Travel Guidelines.

T. NYC DOE
High School Students on Campus – The High School of American Studies and the Celia Cruz High School of Music must submit approved individual and DOE plans.  Those plans will be reviewed for consistency with Lehman, CUNY & NYS guidelines. No HS activity on campus will be allowed until approval of their plans is granted.

  • Protocols
  • Safe Social Distancing – In accordance with CDC and NYC DOE
  • NYC DOE requires pre-screening
  • DOE & NYCDOHMH guidelines
  • High Schools – NYC DOE is conducting regular testing of students.

U. Re-Exit Preparation

  • The COVID Response/Implementation Team will implement the same exit strategy utilized when we left campus in spring 2020, if the exposures or infection rates on campus increase or if the local health situation deteriorates or community spread is occurring on campus. If such a situation appears imminent, the campus will review the available data and consult with the Chancellery/COO’s Office, local/state officials, and health authorities to determine whether the campus needs to ramp down.   
  • External: Relevant regulatory guidelines and infection / health system status (e.g., mandates based on CDC/State guidance)
  • Internal: Infection / health system status on campus (e.g., Spread of infection on campus, Status of resources and infrastructure to combat contagion on campus)
  • Internal: Adherence on campus (e.g., compliance by students, staff, faculty, and local community members) with campus COVID-related policies and procedures)
  • Verify faculty and staff have what they need to teach and work remotely
  • Communicate and execute the re-exit strategy when needed after return and upon Governor’s directive.  Communication will be via broadcast email, live briefings, campus-wide notices and posting on the College’s webpage.
  • Should there be a return of substantial community transmission, the campus community --students, faculty, and staff-- should act as if they have been exposed: staying home and monitoring for symptoms. This would require a ramp down or shutdown of CUNY buildings and/or campuses to ensure CUNY does its part to protect the most vulnerable members of the community.

Monitoring

  • The Chancellery/COO’s Office and the Campus Reopening Committees will monitor a range of internal and external criteria when assessing whether a ramp down or closure of campuses is required.
  • External monitoring criteria include:
    • Federal, New York State, and New York City regulatory guidelines and mandates
    • Infection/health system status at the local, state, regional and nation-wide level.
    • Status of resources and infrastructure to combat contagion (e.g., PPE, health system capacity, testing and tracing)  
    • Compliance of greater public with COVID-19 protocols (e.g., group gatherings, social distancing)
    • Reclosing status of neighboring universities.
  • Internal monitoring criteria includes:
    • Spread of infection on campus (i.e., via data reported by Campus Coronavirus Liaisons - metrics on current caseload, new flu-like symptoms, spread)
    • Status of resources and infrastructure to combat contagion on campus (e.g., University health system capacity, PPE resources, Testing & tracing resources)
  • Internal monitoring will be informed by:
    • the requirement for students and faculty/staff to complete every day in which they plan to come to campus, the NYS Daily Health Screening Template, or the CUNY screening app when it becomes available.
    • regular reports of individual COVID-19 exposures on the campus that will be provided by the Campus Coronavirus Liaisons to the Campus Reopening Committee and the SVC for Institutional Advancement.
  • Campus COVID Coordinator will monitor health conditions using the data described immediately above and look for warning signs that the number of infections may be increasing unacceptably.
  • Buildings/areas will be closed in the case of suspected exposure or positive findings. This will allow deep-cleaning and disinfection of the affected buildings, premises, or grounds. This should be coupled with tracing followed by notifications to potentially impacted students, faculty and staff, and referral of potentially exposed individuals to City testing sites. Accommodation to the closure would include moving classes to remote learning, or asking employees to work remotely, etc. for the short duration of such limited closures.
  • Per NYS Higher Education Supplemental Guidance: “Whenever the lesser of 100 individuals or 5% of the total on-campus population-inclusive of students, faculty, and staff – of a higher education institution location test positive for COVID-19 within a rolling 14-day period, the location must immediately (1) transition all in-person learning to remote format(s) and (2) limit on-campus activities for a period of 14 days.  Provided however that a higher education institution location which tests an average of at least 25% of its total on-campus population for COVID-19 each week as part of an ongoing policy of surveillance testing shall not be required to transition to remote learning or limit on-campus activities unless the greater of 100 individuals or 5% of the total on-campus population test positive using a 14-day rolling average.” https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/HigherEducationSupplementalGuidance.p
  • During such limitation period noted above, in-person athletic events, extracurricular programs, and other non-essential student activities must be suspended, and dining hall(s)and other on-campus food services must be converted into take-out or delivery models, as appropriate. Essential on-campus functions are authorized to continue.

VIII. Academic Affairs Departments, Facilities and On-Campus Hybrid Classes
In deciding which course sections are to be delivered utilizing the modified on-site in person modality, school deans applied a risk-based approach to determine which classes are most appropriately to be held on campus in person. This approach was mainly based on room capacities for social distancing, ventilation characteristics of spaces, as well as each course’s need for on-campus equipment and facilities (labs, studios etc.). Priority has been given to identifying and preparing spaces identified to be used for classes.

The Senior Registrar convened a committee comprised of Deans and other stakeholders to look at Fall classes and discuss modality and categorize as on-line, on-campus and hybrid.  Specifically, each school dean and the associate provost for academic programs worked with department chairs to submit appropriate schedules and room plans.

FALL CLASSES 2021:
Compliance with CDC and NYS Health Requirements. For all classes:

  • A. NYS Health Requirements and Instructional Room Health Measures:
      • Physical Distancing according to CDC, NYS and CUNY requirements
      • Everybody wears masks per NYS and CUNY requirements
      • Gloves at shared computers
      • All equipment will be wiped between and after every use by user, under supervision of instructor.

    • Room Capacity (See Attachment 4):
        • Instructional room capacities will be based on 3ft & 6ft spacing (according to CUNY requirements).  This spacing is equivalent to regular/pre-COVID capacity for all except select rooms - including lecture halls.   For spaces where 3ft spacing results in reduced capacity specific room layouts have been developed to establish reduced capacity.
        • (In case CUNY and State guidelines change and 6 ft spacing will be required again, classes will be re-evaluated for change back to online due to reduced capacity) Note: A complete listing of all spaces on campus with capacities can be found as Attachment 2 in this document.
        • Priority for use of space will be given to classroom use versus any other type of use on campus.
    • Guidelines for Teaching Laboratories
        • Reduce lab class size to half standard occupancy when possible.
          Use masks and face shields with safety goggles combination –Use especially when social distancing cannot be maintained. Face shields with safety goggles should be allocated and labeled to individuals and used all semester. Face shields with safety goggles should be stored on campus.
          Adequate COVID cleaning and disinfection and PPE supplies shall be provided and stored in each teaching lab.
        • All experiments should be redesigned and tailored to be conducted independently.
          Keep hood sashes lowered to maintain optimum air flow from the HVAC system.
          In Davis and Gillet Halls, keep windows open when possible.
        • Create a cleaning routine for the beginning and ending of each lab.
          Allow at least 15 minutes between labs to allow air to recirculate.
    • Access Procedures:
        • Access to campus will be as per CUNY and Campus regulations.
        • Attendance in hybrid and in-person classes is required as usual. Accommodation for high-risk students who cannot come to campus will follow CUNY guidelines and will attend via Zoom online.
    • NYS Health Requirements and Instructional Room Health Measures:
        • Personal Protective Equipment (such as gloves, masks, and face shields) will be provided at classrooms and labs as needed, and as requested. Disinfecting wipes will be available for use under supervision of instructor. Sufficient time will be reserved for this.  In the event of campus closing due to compliance with NYS Higher Education Supplemental Guidance requirements, class will meet entirely on-line.
    • Classroom Technologies:
      • The College has purchased and received equipment for a Phase 1 project, which includes 20 mobile carts that we can use where needed and 25 Logitech units installed in classrooms, plus 2 classrooms upgraded - total 47 in phase 1.  This will be completed and ready for fall 2021 classes and will allow both in-person and remote education to occur simultaneously.
      • The College has received approval from the CUNY BOT for a phase 2 project that will provide and install equipment to upgrade technology in 200+ classrooms.  We hope to have this completed and ready mid to late fall for the spring 2022 semester.
  • B. Student Services & Events/Activities:
      • In-person campus events/activities must limit group size or stagger schedules, adhering to the latest CDC, NYS DOH and CUNY social distancing guidelines, and participants must wear masks. Campuses events/activities that are unable met the above criteria can conduct their event/activity virtually. (A list of rooms and spaces with capacities is attached)
      • Limit any nonessential visitors, volunteers, and activities involving external groups or organizations as possible – especially with individuals who are from out of state. Non-Lehman attendees must be approved in advance.
      • In-person campus events/activities must limit group size or stagger schedules, adhering to the latest CDC, NYS DOH and CUNY social distancing guidelines, and participants must wear masks. Campuses events/activities that are unable met the above criteria can conduct their event/activity virtually. In addition, new clubs will register on Club Central . Club events will only take place online, outdoors, or in large, well-ventilated areas. Clubs will no longer have offices. However, they will have storage space for club items. Club meetings will only take place in reserved classrooms or conference rooms.
      • Student Disability Services has been successful in offering most of its basic services remotely including:  intake and onboarding new students,  providing academic accommodations, installation of assistive technology in home computers, offer tech training,  advisement, assisting students with registration, liaison with faculty,  collaborate with ISSP to offer our academic coaching programming (PEP),  continue with LEADS, retain the learning disabilities writing specialist,  and provide a new student’s orientation and books in alt format.  As a result, Student Disability Services will continue to make accommodations available virtually.
      • Students will have the option to schedule one-on-one appointments in person, via phone or zoom. Those who pick in-person will be scheduled and will receive on-campus protocol information at the time the appointment is scheduled. Once the student has met with the advisor in-person we will encourage follow-up via zoom if possible. 
      • The Counseling Center will continue to provide mental health services informed by best practices, recommendations, and guidance from CDC, NYS DOH, CUNY, and Lehman College, taking into account the individual and unique needs of the students. Individual and group services will continue to be offered virtually.

    • Student Accommodations: the primary accommodation in place for vulnerable populations with an underlying medical issue is to request and receive a medical exemption from receiving the COVID 19 vaccine. This form will be developed by the CUNY Central Office and administered by the Local Vaccination Authority agents at Lehman College—both individuals are part of the Health and Wellness Centers. In addition, to receiving a COVICD 19 medical exemption, all individuals will be referred to the Student Disability Services Office to receive accommodations. Here, it is important to note that academic accommodations for Lehman students are established on a case-by-case basis. As a result, students will receive individualized assistance as it pertains to receiving accommodations for course scheduling, exam scheduling, instructional support, tutoring, on campus activities, etc. In summary, the accommodation process for supporting vulnerable populations upon their return to campus, is to forward their requests to the Local Vaccination Authority who will serve as the initial triage/intake person and will then escalate their requests to the Student Disabilities Office (and or any other relevant office, e.g., Title IX) to finalize academic accommodations.
      • Students will have the option to schedule one-on-one appointments via phone or zoom with the following areas within the division of Student Affairs, this includes UMLP, Wellness, Campus Life, Health Center, CUNY Edge, Counseling, Student Disability Servies, and Career Services. Those who pick in-person will be scheduled and will receive on-campus protocol information at the time the appointment is scheduled. Once the student has met with the staff in these areas, we will likely encourage follow-up via zoom if possible. 
      • The Counseling Center and the Student Disability Services Office will continue to provide mental health services informed by best practices, recommendations, and guidance from CDC, NYS DOH, CUNY, and Lehman College, taking into account the individual and unique needs of the students. Individual and group services will continue to be offered virtually.
      • Departments should have a return to campus on-campus and remote schedule that is detailed, descriptive, and includes hours of operation and service modalities. For Example: The Career Exploration and Development Center will be open Mondays & Fridays 9 AM -5 PM; Tuesdays 9 AM -6:30 PM; Wednesdays & Thursdays 9 AM-8 PM; Saturdays 10 AM -2 PM *evening/weekend hours when classes are in session.

    Career Development Workshops:
    We will continue to offer group career development workshops via zoom. Students who need workshops and prefer in person will be scheduled for a one-on-one with the respective advisor.

    One-on-one appointments:
    Students will have the option to schedule one-on-one appointments in person, via phone or zoom. Those who pick in-person will be scheduled and will receive on-campus protocol information at the time the appointment is scheduled, and in a reminder call 24 hours prior to their appointment. Unless changed we must allow 30 minutes between appointments for cleaning so we will have to cut our appointment time from one hour to 30 minutes. Once the student has met with the advisor in-person we will encourage follow-up via zoom if possible.

    Employer engagement:
    All employer engagement activities will continue to be hosted remotely. Employers will not return to campus in the next 1-2 years. In addition, remote offerings have allowed employers to reach more students and has cut down on their commuting time and expenses associated with on-campus recruitment. We have also had an increase in student engagement for remote offerings. Our location has always posed a challenge for employers including lack of on-campus parking for those who drive. Here is a breakdown of the service options available to employers for the upcoming academic year:

    • Electronic Job Posting – Employers will be able to log into their free Simplicity account to post available positions at https://lehman-cuny-csm.symplicity.com. CEDC will also do additional targeted marketing to alert students of new postings.
    • Resume Books - A Resume Book allows students to view the opportunities that employers are recruiting for and choose to have their resume included in that book which will be available for viewing/download by the employer. All they would need to do is log into their Simplicity account and select Resume Books on the navigation bar located on the left side of the screen.  In order to create the Resume Book, employers need to complete the Resume Book Creation Request providing us with information that will be included for student viewing. At any time throughout the established submission date, employers may log in and view the resumes of students/alumni applying to their positions as well as download those resumes.
    • Resume Screening – CEDC career advisors will screen candidates based on the job requirements and provide employers with the qualified candidates within one week of the employer’s request.
      Information/Recruitment Sessions – Employers can connect with students via ZOOM to speak about their organization, open positions, qualifications, and application instructions.  Students will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.
    • Career Conversations – Professionals can connect with students who would like to learn about the skills, knowledge and qualifications needed to begin and succeed in their respective career.
      Fall 2021 Internship Fair and Spring 2022 Job & Internship Fair – Exploring technology to host virtually.
       

    First Destination Survey
    We will not be doing on-campus data collection and will rely on our other options (Emailed surveys, Linked-In data mining, Post Graduate Survey (IT), The Office of Graduate Studies at Lehman College)

    Lehman Food Bank

    Has operated through this past year and will be fully open and operational Fall 2021. A list of departments serving student and schedules follows: 

  • Students and Student Services:

Science Learning Center: (718)960-7707

Unit/DepartmentHours of OperationService ModalityEmailPhone
Academic Advisement (Incoming and continuing transfer students) Advising Appointments: M-F 9am-7pm; Live Agent Assistance: M-F 9am-5pm & Saturday 10am-3pm Phone, Zoom, Live Chat Schedule an appointment at www.lehman.edu/academics/advising/  
Academic Standards & Evaluation M-F/9-5 Email, Phone academic.standards@lehman.cuny.edu 718-960-8375
Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE) program M-F/9-5 Email, Phone, Zoom lehman.ace@lehman.cuny.edu 718-960-5640
Admissions: Graduate M-F/9-5; Tuesday 6:30PM Email, Phone, Zoom graduate.admissions@lehman.cuny.edu 718-960-8777
Admissions: Undergraduate M-F/9-5; Tuesday 6:30PM Email, Phone, Zoom undergraduate.admissions@lehman.cuny.edu 718-960-8713
APEX M-F 9:00 AM - 5 PM In-person georgia.efthalitsides@lehman.cuny.edu  
Athletics M-F 9:00 AM - 5 PM In-person georgia.efthalitsides@lehman.cuny.edu  
Bursar M-F 9AM - 5PM  Email; Phone (return student's phone call and/or request meeting by appointment)  Bursar.Department@lehman.cuny.edu  718-960-8573 
Campus Life  M,T, W,F-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00pm Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  suzette.ramsundar@lehman.cuny.edu  
Career Exploration and Development Center M & Friday 9-5; Tues 9-6:30; Wed & Thurs 9-8pm; Sat 10-2 *Eve/Wkend hours when classes are in session Zoom; In-person (by appointment); Phone bascillia.toussaint@lehman.cuny.edu  
Child Care Center M-F 7:30-5:00 In-person jaci.maurer@lehman.cuny.edu  
College Now M-Th/9-6 & F/9-4 Email, Phone, Text college.now@lehman.cuny.edu 845-418-3253
Counseling Center M-F 9AM - 7 PM Sat 10-2 Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  karen.smithmoore@lehman.cuny.edu  
CUNY EDGE M-F 9  AM - 5 PM Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  tara.carson@lehman.cuny.edu  
Disability Services  M-F 9:00 AM - 5 PM Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  gabriella.kohler@lehman.cuny.edu  
Financial Aid Office M-TH 9-5/F 9-3 Chat with a Live Agent To connect with a live agent, click on the Lightning Bot on the bottom right corner of this screen and type "agent" during office hours. Chat with a Live Agent
Freshman Year Initaitive (FYI) Program M-F/9AM-5PM; Extended hours available upon request. Email steven.wyckoff@lehman.cuny.edu or 
ashley.ortiz@lehman.cuny.edu
718-960-8720
Graduate Studies M-F 9am-5pm, Evenings by Appointment Zoom, Phone, Email, and in-person appointments to resume as staff return to office and safety protocols are established. graduate.studies@lehman.cuny.edu 718-960-8972
Health Center  M-F/9-5 Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  cindy.kreisberg@lehman.cuny.edu  
Instructional Support Services Program/Tutoring for Humanities, Writing, Social and Natural Sciences Courses M-F 9 AM-5 PM from August 15th-September 8th; M-Th 10 AM-7 PM and Sat 10 AM-2 PM from September 9th-December 21, 2021 Blackboard Collaborate
Lehman Tutoring Center (live virtual center):
https://tinyurl.com/LTCvirtualroom

Science Learning Center (live virtual center):
http://tinyurl.com/SLCwaitingroom
issp.program@lehman.cuny.edu Lehman Tutoring Center: (718)960-8175
Science Learning Center: (718)960-7707  
International Programs and Community Engagement M-F/9-5 Email, Phone, Zoom, BB Collaborate Ultra, Text, In-person ipce.office@lehman.cuny.edu 718-960-8345
IT Center/Carman Hall Mon-Thu/8am - 7pm & Fri/8am - 4pm In-person at reduced capacity and by appointment CA-108  718-960-1111 
IT Help Desk Mon-Thu/8am - 7pm & Fri/8am - 4pm In-person at reduced capacity and by appointment CA-108 718-960-1111
IT Help Desk Mon - Thurs/8am - 8pm & Fri - Sun 9am - 5pm Remote support via email, phone, and other collaborative tools help.desk@lehman.cuny.edu 718-960-1111
Library M-W 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tu-Th 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fr CLOSED
Sat 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM– 5:00 PM
Access by Appointment using
https://libcal.lehman.edu/

After successful Reservation is placed – access to the Building will be granted through Q-Less system:
https://www.lehman.edu/itr/lehmanq/

24-7 Chat
https://www.lehman.edu/library/chat.php
https://lehman.edu/library/reopening.php 718-960-1111
Math Lab (Asynchronous) Live Tutoring via Blackboard Collaborate:M - TH 12 PM to 6 PM & Sat 11 AM to 3 PM
(Synchronous) Email provided service using the following email address (mcs.learningcenter@lehman.cuny.edu):M - F 9 AM to 5 PM
  mcs.learningcenter@lehman.cuny.edu  
Media Technology Services Mon - Fri/8am - 9pm;Sat 9am - 1pm In-person by appointment/reservation media.services@lehman.cuny.edu 718-960-7898
Multi Media Center Mon - Fri/9am - 5pm In-person at reduced capacity and by appointment. Additional hours will be added to support specific classes multimedia.center@lehman.cuny.edu 71-960-5620
New Student Orientation  T, TH Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  denny.santos@lehman.cuny.edu  
Office of the VP for Technology M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM Zoom; In-person (by appointment)   718-960-8421
Office of VP for Student Affairs  M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  student.affairs@lehman.cuny.edu  
Registrar - DegreeWorks M, W, Th, F 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am-6:30pm 
Chat with a Live Agent degreeworks.audit@lehman.cuny.edu  
Registrar - Graduation M, W, Th, F 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am-6:30pm
Chat with a Live Agent graduation.audit@lehman.cuny.edu   
Registrar – Main M, W, Th, F 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am-6:30pm
Chat with a Live Agent registrar.office@lehman.cuny.edu   
Registrar - Records & Transcripts M, W, Th, F 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am-6:30pm
Chat with a Live Agent records.transcripts@lehman.cuny.edu   
Registrar - Scheduling M, W, Th, F 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am-6:30pm
Chat with a Live Agent scheduling.registrar@lehman.cuny.edu   
Registrar – TAP and Excelsior M-F/10-5 T & W/10-6:30 Chat with a Live Agent   tap.audit@lehman.cuny.edu 
excelsior.audit@lehman.cuny.edu
 
Residence Life T, TH Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  denny.santos@lehman.cuny.edu  
SEEK Learning Center M-F/9-5 Email, Phone, Zoom, Google Meet, Google Classroom, Blackboard seek.learning@lehman.cuny.edu OR
seek.tutoring@lehman.cuny.edu
718-960-7705
SEEK Main Office M-F/9AM-5PM; Extended hours available upon request. Email, Zoom, Text, Phone seek.office@lehman.cuny.edu OR 
seek.admissions@lehman.cuny.edu
718-960-7979
Strategic Persistence Initiatives M-F/9-5 Email, Phone, Zoom, and in-person appointments to resume as staff return to office and safety protocols are established. visiting.students@lehman.cuny.edu   
Testing & Scholarships M-F/9-5 Email, Phone, Zoom, and in-person appointments to resume as staff return to office and safety protocols are established. oscar.rigamonty@lehman.cuny.edu  718-960-7431
The GPS Program (Go. Persist. Succeed.) M-F/9AM-5PM; Extended hours available upon request. Email, Phone, Text, or Zoom GPS.Program@lehman.cuny.edu  https://www.ehman.edu/gps/
Urban Male Leadership Program M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  michael.deas@lehman.cuny.edu  
Veterans/Military Affairs M-F 9AM - 5PM Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  luis.soltero-rodriguez@lehman.cuny.edu  
Virtual Basic Needs Center     https://www.lehman.edu/student-affairs/basic-needs-center/  
Wellness Center M-F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Zoom; In-person (by appointment)  ashmini.hiralall@lehman.cuny.edu  

 

 

IX. Attachments

Residence Hall Plan

Location and Residents:

The Lehman College Residence Hall is located on 247 Bedford Park Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458.
Response to Guiding Principles
Safety first: Lehman College has made the health and safety of the entire College community the focal point of all its planning and decision-making. All residence hall residents must be vaccinated.  Any unvaccinated individuals will not be permitted to reside in any CUNY residence hall or dorm.

Guest Policy and Visitors
Students will not be allowed visitors; This includes overnight guest and short-term guest. Guest policy has been suspended since late February and will continued to be suspended for the Fall  until further notice.. Social gatherings will be limited to outdoors.  

In the event a student is exposed to COVID-19 Isolation/quarantine is necessary

  • If residents have any symptoms of illness or have been in contact with anyone who has symptoms of illness they are being told to quarantine in their units.  RA and RD will ensure necessary support systems are provided.
    1. For those students in quarantine due to COVID-19, the campus will work with the Lehman College Basic Needs Center to coordinate access to meals by way of food cards, grocery deliveries, and takeout. Lehman will also provide student access to items located in Campus food pantry.
    2. Due to the potential mental and psychosocial health issues that may occur as a result of isolation, staff from the Counseling, Wellness, and Health Centers will work with the Resident Hall Director to provide timely support for students. These efforts will also be supplemented by resident assistants. Lehman has also created a comprehensive list of external resources that will be shared with students upon moving into the residence.
    3. The Heath Center will provide Tele mental health to students in quarantine. This will include daily check ins regarding new and ongoing symptoms. The Counseling Center will also provide Tele mental health services. Services can be accessed via zoom, by phone, or email.
    4. Under the supervision of the Resident Director, Residents Assistant will check on the health and safety of residents daily during their duty rounds.  These interactions will occur from outside the room to limit exposure through teleconferencing applications such as zoom and facetime.
  • If facing extreme symptoms residents will be advised to seek medical treatment.  The RA/RD will call 911 if a medical emergency and wait with student until EMS arrives and will promptly contact the student’s emergency contact.
  • Lehman will help to facilitate transportation for students effected by COVID-19. This will be coordinated with campus and external services. At this time, most students who require emergency care are transported to Montefiore Hospital. This will continue to be the primary hospital student are sent to.

Cleaning and Disinfection of Exposed Areas

  • Once positive diagnose is confirmed, infected student will be moved to Isolation room that have already been taken off-line to quarantine for the recommend CDC timeframe and until the student can provide evidence of a test negative. 
  • Exposed room will be taken offline. At which point, Campus Facilities will follow college approved cleaning protocol. The room will remain vacant until clearance in given by Campus Facilities.

Notification of Occupants

  • In an event a student test positive, The Hall Director will notify the Assistant Director and the Dean of Students. This information will then be shared by the Dean with designated senior administration and the COVID-19 Campus Liaison. All residents will be notified of possible exposure by Hall Director and Dean of students. 

Move-out
The closure of campus residence halls falls under the purview of the President.  Upon notification of a closure, the Office of Student Affairs will work with both the Campus Emergency Response Team and Crisis Communications team to provide guidance to students affected by the disruption. Students will be provided with a minimum of 48 hours to vacate the Residence Halls.  In some cases, students will be allowed to store personal items on campus. 

  • The college will work with external partners to help facilitate temporary housing for students who are unable to secure housing if the facility is closed. This includes but is not limited to other housing facilities within the larger University System.

Communication
Students will be notified of the closure via telephone, text, and email.  The email will contain timelines, checkout instructions and emergency housing opportunities. 

Isolation and Quarantine Spaces
In the event a student is diagnosed with COVID-19. There will be 2 rooms set apart as Isolation rooms and 1 bathroom set aside as isolation on the second and third floor. 2 rooms will be located on the second floor, with an individual bathroom assigned to the space.

COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures

  • Introduction
    Enhanced cleaning and disinfection are critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19 at Lehman College.  These procedures have been developed to provide consistent practices for enhanced cleaning and disinfection in accordance with New York State Department of Health regulations, CDC recommendations and guidance available from safety and industry associations. 
    • It is expected that all employees, students, and contractors will follow these procedures to protect their own health as well as other members of the campus community.
    • These procedures are in effect until further notice and are subject to change at any time as additional guidance becomes available.

Custodial Staff Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures
The following procedures describe the cleaning procedures to be followed by the Custodial Staff.

Routine cleaning of occupied areas shall be continued according to departmental standards and includes actions such as:

  • Cleaning high contact surfaces that are touched by many different people, such as light switches, handrails, and doorknobs/handles
  • Dust- and wet-mopping or auto-scrubbing floors
  • Vacuuming of entryways and high traffic areas
  • Removing trash
  • Cleaning restrooms
  • Dusting horizontal surfaces
  • Disinfection of Frequently Touched Surfaces

Frequently touched surfaces in common areas of occupied buildings are cleaned and disinfected by the custodial staff using products meeting the EPA criteria for use against COVID-19.  When such products are temporarily not available, disinfectants labeled for effectiveness against Human Coronaviruses must be used.

Examples of frequently touched surfaces include:

  • Doorknobs or push bars
  • Refrigerator and microwave doors and handles
  • Door handles and push plates
  • Stair Handrails
  • Kitchen and bathroom faucets and fixtures
  • Light switches
  • Handles on equipment
  • Disinfection of Bathrooms/Kitchenettes
    • Residence Life staff will provide students with cleaning supplies placed in each bathroom for use in before and after every usage. Students will be educated to wipe down all areas before using cleaning wipes and disinfecting sprays. These items will be replaced on a regular basis.
    • Purell stations on each floor for residents to use when arriving on each floor.  Resident assistant is responsible to monitor and report and refill stations as needed and part of their daily duty rounds.
    • Will be getting steady supplies from normal purchasing methodology and the Building and Grounds department.
  • Cleaning and Disinfection of exposed areas
    • Once positive diagnose is confirmed, infected student will be moved to Isolation room to quarantine for the recommend CDC timeframe and until the student test negative.
    • Exposed room will be taken offline. At which point, Campus Facilities will follow college approved cleaning protocol.
  • Notification of Occupants
    • In an event a student test positive, The Hall Director will notify the Assistant Director and the Dean of Students. This information will then be shared by the Dean with designated senior administration and the COVID-19 Campus Liaison. All residents will be notified of possible exposure by Hall Director and Dean of students.
  • Current Travel Guidelines:
    • Testing
    • CUNY has contracted with BRL to conduct regular testing at Lehman’s residence. 

Child Care Center
During the Covid-19 pandemic, it is vital to follow the recommended health and safety guidelines of local regulatory agencies and the recommendations in the CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open to keep the children, staff, and families in the childcare program safe. The Imagine Health and Safety Plan has been updated as follows:

Child and Family Protocols

Drop Off/Pick Up:

  • Child drop off is at the center entrance to reduce outside exposure within the center.
  • Adults and children must wear masks/face coverings when approaching the center for drop off.
  • Postings on the front door remind parents to socially distance by 6 feet while waiting to drop off children at the center entrance.
  • CDC Covid-19 Symptoms and Safety Protocols are posted at Center Entrance.
  • Families will be accepted into the center drop off area one at a time by Center staff.
  • Parents will use their own pen to sign the Daily Attendance Log. If they do not have a pen, they will be provided with a disposable glove to use a center pen.
  • Children will remove outside shoes and change to inside shoes.
  • Outside shoes will be stored individually in provided storage containers.
  • No strollers will be accepted into or stored in the center

Daily screening for all families, employees, and necessary visitors Screening Questions:

  • Are you or your child exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19?
  • Have you or your child had any contact with anyone that has or is suspected to have Covid-19?
  • Temperature check to be conducted by staff wearing mask/face covering, gloves and eyewear:
  • 100.0 degrees or more is considered a fever and requires exclusion for 72 hours.
  • Temperature check repeated after lunch time.
  • Temperature is logged in Daily Health Check on Classroom Attendance Log.
  • In order to follow HIPAA rules, we will not be required to note the temperature...just that it was taken and that, by entering a “T”, we acknowledge that the temperature met the threshold for attending the program (under 100.0 degrees).
  • Temperature is taken at drop off and again at lunch. Staff mark the sheet with a “T” and the time each time the temperature is taken.
  • Children developing a temperature or other CV-19 symptoms during attendance at the center will be isolated until an Authorized Escort can pick them up.
  • Children will wash hands for 20 seconds immediately as they enter the program/classroom and at least hourly throughout the day in addition to the otherwise typically required times (Before and after meals, after diaper changing or using the bathroom, after wiping their nose)
  • Any child presenting with fever, who is either isolated and sent home or kept home by family, must remain out of the center for 72 hours until fever free without the use of fever reducing medications.
  • Any child that presents additional symptoms of COVID-19 or who’s parent(s) inform the center that the child has been tested for COVID-19, must provide a doctor’s note to allow the child to return to the program

Staff Protocols:

  • Staff will check their own temperature at home before coming to work.
  • 100.0 degrees or more, without having taken any drugs to reduce fever, is considered a fever and requires exclusion for 72 hours. The staff member may be asked for a physician’s note to return to work.
  • Temperature check upon arrival to the center by a designated staff member wearing mask/face covering and gloves. Temperature is logged on the CV-19 Staff Temperature and Symptom Checklist. Social distancing markers or signs will be posted to denote 6 ft. of space between staff.
  • Imagine will provide all staff with two (2) masks for face covering at no cost to the employee and will have an adequate supply of coverings in case of replacement.
  • Staff are trained in CDC guidelines for properly wearing face coverings. Masks/face coverings cannot be shared. Staff must alert their director when a mask/face covering is damaged or soiled for a replacement. Disposable masks must be discarded in the trash bin.
  • Staff will wear masks/face coverings at all times, traveling to and from work with one covering and another while at work. Staff are provided with, and are responsible for cleaning, two (2) reusable cloth masks. Disposable masks are available as a back-up.
  • Staff will answer daily health screening questions, logged on the CV-19 Staff Temperature and Symptom Certification Record Log.
  • Are you exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19?
  • Have you had any contact with anyone that has or is suspected to have Covid-19?
  • Staff will use hand sanitizer before clocking in. Hand sanitizing stations are located in common areas throughout the center. Social distancing markers or signs will be posted to denote 6 ft. of space between staff.
  • Staff are provided scrubs and will change into them at the center after clocking in.
  • Staff will remove scrubs if leaving the center for a lunch break and at the end of the day.
  • Staff will launder appropriately scrubs and face masks. Staff will bring a freshly cleaned pair of scrubs to wear daily (Imagine is providing 2 pairs of scrubs).
  • Staff will wear center only shoes or PPE shoe covers (if there are no safety concerns with the flooring).
  • Staff will wash hands for 20 seconds immediately as they enter the program/classroom and at least hourly in addition to the otherwise typically required times (Before and after serving food, after diaper changing or bathroom assistance, after using the bathroom themselves, after wiping their own or a child’s nose)
  • When staff are in contact with shared objects or frequently touched areas, such as in the kitchen area or bathroom, staff may wear gloves that are provided by Imagine or sanitize or wash hands before and after contact.
  • Staff will avoid interactions in shared areas to the greatest extent possible and maintain 6 ft. social distancing rules (e.g., break rooms, kitchen area, meeting areas, etc.

Classroom Practices:

  • Reduced Group Sizes/ Face coverings
  • Reduced group Size and teacher-to child ratios will be maintained according to local regulatory authorities.
  • Group size including adults and children in any room will not exceed state and local regulations.
  • Groups will not be combined, and staff will remain with the same group whenever and wherever possible.
  • Children over the age of 2 are encouraged to wear a fresh, inside face covering in classrooms (not the one worn walking to school). The face covering must be stored in a Ziploc bag with the child’s name and sent home daily for cleaning.
  • Face coverings should not be placed on children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone who is otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.Children will be reminded not to touch their faces 

Recommended Classroom Best Practices Around Social Distancing:

Approaches to teaching children about social distancing:

  • “Stay in your bubble”
    • When children sit, ask them to form a bubble extending their arms, and bringing them to their heads. The arms once down cannot come out of the bubble and the bubble only expands once the teachers say to stand up or move.
  • “Helicopter arms”
    • Invite children to extend their arms and create a helicopter. If their hands touch each other, they are too close
  • Using space markers/pods/mats
    • Use masking tape, sit upon or mats to create spots on the floor and encourage the children to use the space in the pod to play while communicating with their peers.

Rest Period:
During nap/rest time, children’s cots will be distanced at least 6 ft. apart and children alternated “head-to-toe.” Partitions may be used, as necessary. 

Art:
Individualize materials. Children can have zip lock bags with crayons, a scissor, and even some paper and craft materials. Label with name and refill as needed.

Block Play:
Limit children participating in the area. Once the children finish, the center should be closed and sanitized. Provide multiple sets of materials to rotate for use for each new group using the area.

Dramatic Play:
As suggested in Block Play, use prop boxes to rotate use for each new group.

Manipulatives:
Be very purposeful with your choices and planning. 4-year-olds can use the smaller Legos while the 3’s use larger ones. Rotate in toys from storage or items not being used in other classrooms. Limit puzzles. Ask the children what THEY want to use that day. Make them part of the decision-making process.

Sensory:
Do not avoid it! It is still a very important part of daily play.

Use individual metal tins or trays for shaving cream, playdough, hair gel, shaving cream and homemade slime and goop. Have every child make their own playdough and keep it in their own container.

Playground Protocol:

  • Playgrounds must be used by one class at a time and schedules made to allow for classes to completely exit to their classroom before another class comes out.
  • Playground equipment should be wiped down/sanitized between classes. Cleaning equipment and proper sanitizer should be readily available for playground use.
  • Staff will wear gloves when picking up cleaning materials as other staff will have used the materials prior.

Meals:

  • Adults and children must wash hands for 20 seconds before and after meals.
  • No sharing of food. Centers participating in lunch programs will have individual lunches/portions served.
  • No food served family style. This includes birthday celebrations. During this crisis, centers will not make birthday cakes for sharing but birthdays will be acknowledged and celebrated in creative ways.
  • Staff and children will be distanced as per CDC guidelines while sitting for meals.
  • Children and staff will not share utensils, using only disposable utensils or those bought from home.
  • All shared food preparation equipment (microwave, coffeemaker, and refrigerator) must be cleaned with disinfectant before and after each use.

Adult Bathroom Facilities:

  • Bathroom areas will be cleaned as per requirements.
  • Only one adult in the bathroom at a time
  • Wash hands after using bathroom for 20 seconds
  • Faucets shut off with a clean paper towel
  • Door opened with a clean paper towel discarded in a garbage receptacle outside the bathroom.

Office Protocols:

  • Masks/face coverings must be worn, and 6 feet of distance maintained if more than one person is in the office.
  • Wipe down desks, and keyboards, phones, printers, door release buttons, radios, walkie talkies after each use.

Director / Supervisor Protocols and Responsibilities:

  • Imagine will adhere to hygiene and sanitation requirements from the CDC and the Department of Health and maintain cleaning logs on site that document date, time, and scope of cleaning. Directors are responsible for maintaining the cleaning log in the COVID-19 Safety Plan Binder.
  • Directors will ensure that all cleaning and disinfection occurs as per the CV-19 Safety Checklist and this Safety Plan. Frequent daily cleaning and disinfection of shared objects, surfaces and high transit areas is required.
  • Directors are responsible for monitoring all COVID-19 safety protocols and will designate staff members to assist as Safety Coordinators and ensure they are trained.
  • Directors will ensure that the COVID-19 Safety Plan is maintained current with all checklists, posters, and other relevant documents, kept onsite in a COVID-19 Safety Plan Binder.
  • Video-conferencing meetings will be held as needed. Essential in-person meetings will be held in open, well-ventilated spaces with appropriate social distancing among participants.
  • Directors will prohibit non-essential visitors on site to the extent possible. Designated areas for “pick-ups” or “deliveries” will be established to limit interactions to the extent possible.
  • Directors (or their designees in their absence) are the point of contact for reviewing screening requirements and for the reporting of symptoms, exposure and testing results by staff and families.

Communication:

  • Imagine will keep lines of communication open to all staff and parents.
  • All staff must discuss immediately with their supervisor or Director any questions, suggestions, or concerns. Staff can also reach out to:
  • Caryn O’Connor (Vice President) caryn@imagineelc.com Debbie Bermudez (Executive Director) debbie@imagineelc.com  Josie Wong (HR Director) josie@imagineelc.com 
  • Imagine will post signage throughout the childcare centers to remind staff to adhere to proper hygiene, social distancing rules, appropriate use of PPE (masks/face coverings, scrubs, gloves), and cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
  • Imagine has a communication plan in place and will utilize email, in addition to verbal communication from Directors to update staff and families.
  • Imagine will maintain a continuous log of every person, including staff, children, and essential visitors, including cleaning personnel, who may have close contact with other individuals at the childcare center or area. This is critical to comply with contact tracing requirements in the event of a positive case. These logs include timecard clock in/out records in ADP, Classroom In/Out Logs and the Essential Visitors Log. Directors and site supervisors are responsible for maintaining these logs and ensure they are placed in the COVID-19 Safety Plan Binder. Cleaning personnel who enter the center after hours will be asked to sign in/out on the essential visitor log as well.
  • If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19, Imagine will immediately notify state and local health departments and cooperate with contact tracing efforts, including notification to potential contacts, such as staff, families, and essential visitors who had close contact with the individual. Imagine will provide the COVID-19 Infection in the Workplace Communication, while maintaining confidentiality required by state and federal law and regulations. The Director, Executive Director or Vice President are responsible for notifying the state and local health departments. The Director will notify the center sponsor, where applicable, of any CV-19 exposures or positive cases in staff.
  • If a child or child’s family member, test positive for COVID-19, Imagine will follow similar procedures of notifying the appropriate local health departments. Families of children in the child’s immediate class will be called to inform them, keeping confidential the name of the family involved. The rest of the center population will be informed as well via written/email communication. The Director will notify the center sponsor, where applicable, of any CV-19 exposures or positive cases in children or family members.
  • If staff of children have a fever or affirmative answers to the screening questions, or have been exposed to, or are displaying symptoms of COVID -19, they will not be allowed to enter the facility/required to isolate and then leave the facility and required to see a health care provider for assessment and testing. Upon request, staff and families will be provided with healthcare and testing resources.

Training:

  • All staff taking temperatures will be required to take HIPAA training and will maintain confidentiality. As child-care professionals, all staff have been trained to take temperatures.
  • Directors are required to conduct training with all staff on the COVID-19 Safety Plan, including the appropriate use and disposal of PPE, social distancing rules, proper hygiene and cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
  • It is recommended that Directors attend CV-19 training made available through industry contacts and share feedback with supervisors and colleagues.

Essential Visitors:

Directors will conduct the following:

  • Directors or on-site supervisors are required to take the temperature of all essential visitors, including cleaning personnel.
  • Directors or on-site supervisors are required to ask essential visitors: Are you exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19?
  • Have you had any contact with anyone that has or is suspected to have Covid-19?
  • Directors or on-site supervisors will record the temperature and COVID-19 symptom and exposure question on the Essential Visitors Log.

In the Event a Staff Member or Child Becomes Sick at the Center we will follow our current Health Policies and:

  • Identify an area to separate anyone who exhibits COVID-like symptoms during hours of operation and ensure that children are not left without adult supervision.
  • Notify local health officials, staff, and families immediately of any possible case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state privacy laws.
  • Areas used by any sick person will be disinfected immediately. Ensure safe and correct application of disinfectants, and keep disinfectant products away from children
  • Advise sick staff members or children not to return until they have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation, and have a doctor’s note to return:
    • 3 days with no fever and
    • Symptoms improved and
    • 10 days since symptoms first appeared
  • If a child or employee in the work environment… DOH… Inform those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, and to follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop. If a person does not have symptoms follow appropriate CDC guidance for home isolation.
  • Any person who has been in close contact with a staff member or child at the center that has tested positive will be informed verbally and in writing.

Travel Exclusion:

  • Continuing safety for Imagine staff and families is our priority. Staff and families returning to Imagine Child Care Centers after personal travel are required to follow all Executive Orders, licensing agencies and CDC Guidelines.
  • Effective June 25, 2020, staff and families are required to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state during the time of travel.
  • All staff and families are required to notify their director with their personal domestic vacation destinations to determine if their travel to a state will necessitate a quarantine period after their return.
  • Staff and families may be required to submit a doctor’s note and proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Imagine will follow all agency regulations.
  • Staff and families are reminded that if they are traveling by plane, they should abide by all social distancing and hygiene recommendations, including wearing a mask and maintaining 6 ft. distance.
  • Staff and families returning from a personal trip to any state or location must notify their director if they have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or if they are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID19.
  • If a staff member or family is returning from a cruise and/or international travel, they will need to quarantine until 14 days have passed from the date of their return.

Testing Sites in NY State:
Staff and families can use the link below to find testing sites closest to home. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/covid-19-testing.page 

This Safety Plan will be updated as additional recommendations are provided by regulatory agencies.
 

Human Resources Guide to Transitioning from Remote to On-Campus Work

This Plan describes the actions taken to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of the campus community. The Plan will evolve further as new information and guidance becomes available from public health authorities, New York State and CUNY. A healthy workplace and campus environment are a team effort therefore, you will also find information that explains how all members of the Lehman College community can contribute to an environment that promotes a sense of comfort and security.  We welcome your suggestions and ideas to enhance workplace safety.

  • Access to Campus
    Effective August 2, 2021, staff will return to their workplaces in preparation for a more in-person fall semester. The access to campus process will be converted to an electronic workflow process in time for the beginning of the fall semester. A notification will be sent to the campus community when the new electronic process is available.  
  • Contact Tracing
    The faculty or staff member is also questioned about the last day they were on campus and who they were in contact with when they were last on campus. Any individual the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines as a contact is notified to quarantine for 10 days and to get a PRC COVID test no earlier than 3 days prior to the end of their quarantine.

The same process is followed when an employee reports a positive COVID-19 test directly to the Office of Human Resources.

The Director of Human Resources, or designee, provides the contact tracing information to the New York City Department of Health. Based on the information, the Department of Health will determine if contact tracing is required by their agency.

Human Resources also reports all notifications of a positive report to a representative of the Division of Administration and the Director of Public Safety. The health information of employees is confidential. To protect the confidentiality of the employee and their health information Human Resources does not provide the name of the employee who tested positive with any report.  The Division of Administration reports the number of positive notifications to the NYS Department of Health. The daily reports, by week since 9/15/2020, are available on the New York Government School COVID Report Card website:  https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/collegeData;sedCode=321000823150;redirectToHome=true 

Return to Onsite Work Requirements
Effective April 2, 2021, CUNY’s quarantine/isolation requirement for employees to return to work is 10 days. This applies to all quarantines including onset of symptoms, positive test, (possible) exposure and travel both domestic and international. Domestic travel is currently defined as any time, other than brief passage, spent in a non-contiguous state. (All travelers must complete the NYS Travel Form unless the traveler left New York for less than 24 hours or is coming to New York from a contiguous state i.e., Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

  1. A negative test result is still required or, if a negative result cannot be achieved despite lack of symptoms, then appropriate medical clearance is required to return to work. This documentation must be dated no earlier than 3 days prior to the anticipated return to work date.

At this time, vaccination status does not impact or waive these requirements for returning to work at a CUNY campus of work location.

Maintaining A Safe and Healthy Campus Environment   

Airflow and Ventilation:
The approach for improving ventilation varies by the type of mechanical system in the building.   In older buildings like Gillet and Davis opening windows and doors creates the best airflow.

In newer buildings with central air handlers (AHU), the controls are being adjusted to increase the percentage of outside air. All air handling units have been disinfected and air filters have been replaced with MERV 13 filters.

Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection Program:
Buildings and Grounds implemented an enhanced cleaning and disinfection program before the campus closed in March of 2020, which is still in effect.  Employees returning to campus can expect the following:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting of public and occupied areas on a daily basis. Disinfection is done using an EPA-registered anti-viral disinfectant for high touch surfaces including door pulls/knobs, elevator panels/buttons, stair handrails, bathroom surfaces, counters and desks, light switches, and drinking fountains. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the campus in high use areas that are checked and refilled regularly.
  • Disposable disinfecting wipes in offices and instructional spaces.  Employees are encouraged to use the wipes to clean frequently touched surfaces such as telephones, doorknobs, copier touch pads and counter tops.   IT has alcohol wipes for use on keyboards.
  • In staff areas where social distancing is not possible, acrylic protection shields may be installed.  Supervisors should contact Campus Planning and Facilities to review shielding options and locations.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Faculty, staff, and students must wear a mask or appropriate face covering on campus per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.17. This executive order requires individuals over the age of two and those medically able to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain or not maintain social distancing. Employees may choose to use their own appropriate mask or face covering or wear a cloth face covering provided by the college.The college will provide masks and gloves as needed. This requirement will remain in effect on the campus until further notice.

Signage and Communication
CDC and Department of Health signs are prominently displayed in the restrooms, elevators, bulletin boards and other areas of the campus. These signs provide helpful information to protecting ourselves and others.

Signs are posted throughout the campus with recommended occupancy limits for bathrooms, elevators, break rooms, meeting rooms and other multi-occupancy spaces, please comply with the posted limited occupancy.

Maintaining a Safe and Healthy Campus Environment
Use the stairwells, when possible, to reduce the number of people in the elevators at one time.

  • Always maintain at least 6 feet between you and the next person until the CDC requirements for distancing are lifted. Safe, social distancing is particularly important for activities like eating that require removing one’s mask or face covering.
  • When Cafeteria service resumes, food service will be may be arranged as grab and go or phone-in/email order for pick up.
  • Seating in the cafeteria and dining rooms conforms with safe social distancing requirements limiting occupancy to 25-30% of maximum capacity. Employees should consider in-office or outdoor seating areas and social distancing for lunch and breaks.
  • Lobbies and the seating in waiting areas conforms with safe social distancing requirements.
  • Follow public health recommendations on hand washing with soap and water and the use of hand sanitizer.  Hand sanitizer stations, located around the campus, are restocked regularly.  
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw used tissues in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, cough, or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands. Immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. Learn more about cough and sneezing etiquette from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at CDC.gov.
  • Limit the cross-contamination of desks, counters, and other work areas by not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, avoid readjusting or touching the mask or face covering or placing a used mask on shared surfaces. If possible, do not share telephones, electronic devices, pens and other work tools and equipment and clean and disinfect them before and after use.
  • Opt for MS 365 Teams, Zoom, or Blackboard Collaborate for individual and staff meetings and to provide remote services to students and employees.   

Visitors and Vendors
Visitors and vendors should be by appointment only .

Contractors working on campus are under the jurisdiction of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and are required to follow NYS requirements for construction sites regarding daily screening, social distancing, and the use of PPE.

Academic and Business Travel
All non-essential university-related international and domestic travel is suspended until further notice.  This includes all CUNY-sponsored student international and domestic travel, and non-credit travel under the auspices of CUNY or any CUNY college or student organization. International travel in non-CUNY credit-bearing programs is discouraged. Please know that pursuing these types of programs will be deemed a private undertaking and is not eligible for CUNY’s international travel insurance.  Additional information is provided in the  ITG Travel Guidelines.

The following types of student travel  require  approval, as described in the waivers and exceptions section of the travel policy in the Academic Continuity Guidelines: 1) to conduct research conducive to a dissertation or meeting other degree requirements,  and 2) present research, scholarly or creative works at national or international conferences.

Details regarding the limited circumstances under which faculty and staff may travel, and under which incoming faculty and staff (e.g., visiting professors) can be authorized are also described in the waivers and exceptions policy.

Information on how to apply for a waiver is available on CUNY’s page on travel during the pandemic.

Health and Wellness
CCA@YourService, CUNY’s Work/Life program, is a free benefit to you and your family. The program offers a range of support services including free, confidential counseling to employees, as well as their household and family members, health and wellness resources and referrals, assistance with convenience matters, and financial tools and resources. 

Call CCA@YourService  24/7 toll-free at (800) 833-8707 or log on to their website www.myccaonline.com. The company code is CUNY.

The CCA@YourService seminar Stress Management Under COVID 19 is available for viewing by using the following link https://ccainc.adobeconnect.com/pce9bsti9pne/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal 

COVID-19 Vaccination Paid Time Off Benefit  
All full-time and part-time active employees who submit appropriate documentation for vaccination appointments that occur during the employee’s regular work hours will be granted 4 hours of paid time off for each dose. As two doses may be required, a total of 8 hours of paid time off is permitted. Send proof of appointment to Eric Washington, Director of Human Resources at eric.washington@lehman.cuny.edu.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination
As we resume on campus operations after months of working remotely, we encourage all staff to complete two mandatory annual trainings. The redesigned Employee Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Course (ESPARC) and the Workplace Violence Prevention Program. Both programs are posted to Blackboard under My Organizations.

We also want to remind you of workplace policies that contribute to a respectful, affirming and harassment/discrimination free campus community. 

The CUNY Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination prohibits discrimination on the basis of numerous protected characteristics in accordance with federal, state, and local law. The protected characteristics include race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, or any other legally prohibited basis https://tmg-web.lehman.edu/academics/policies.php 

The CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct prohibits sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence against any CUNY employee, student, or visitor.

https://www.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/page-assets/about/administration/offices/ovsa/policies/Sexual-misconduct-8.30.18-PSM-2018-005.pdf 

Employees are encouraged to contact the Office of Compliance and Diversity with questions about the CUNY Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination and the CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct.

Reasonable Accommodations for Disability and other medical reasons, Religious Practices. and Status as a Victim of Domestic Violence

The CUNY Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments describes the reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments procedure in connection with a disability; pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth; religious practices, and status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offense or stalking. The Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments is posted to this URL

https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/legal-affairs/policies-procedures/reasonable-accommodations-and-academic-adjustments/i-policy-statement 

Employees who may need an accommodation in connection with one of these issues should contact Human Resources by calling (718) 960-8812 or write to eric.washington@lehman.cuny.edu 

Options for Employees not covered by CUNY Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments

Employees who have concerns about returning to work for non-disability reasons or for reasons not covered by the CUNY Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments such as childcare or the health of others in their household, may be eligible for options such as use of annual leave, a leave of absence, or leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA extended through September 30, 2012).  CUNY will continue to provide FFCRA leaves to eligible employees who fill out the appropriate attestation and request forms, which can be found here. If an employee has already exhausted their FFRCA leaves, they do not receive additional time.

Employees should contact Human Resources at (718) 960-8181 with questions about the Reasonable Accommodation Policy (disability and medical conditions) and options available to employees not covered by the CUNY Policy on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments.

Resources
Lehman College Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage (Updates and Resources) https://lehman.edu/coronavirus 

Employee Benefits, Policies and Guides
The University Benefits Office has compiled Coronavirus Wellness Resources for faculty and staff on their website. This information includes links and contact information to CUNY’s Employee Assistance Provider, CCA; a chart of telemedicine options now made available by our different health insurance carriers; Mental Health and Substance Abuse assistance for those suffering from stress and anxiety during this time and free fitness classes through NYC’s Work Well Program. https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/hr/benefits/#1586266607483-5c6c7058-6281 

Corporate Counseling Associates
Call 24/7 toll-free at (800) 833-8707, website www.myccaonline.com, company code: CUNY.

Employees may be eligible for paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave through The Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Please see the Department of Labor Poster that describes the different entitlements. https://www.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/media-assets/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf 

Tools and Rules for Teleworking: A Guide for Employees
https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/hr/covid-return-to-work-resources/tools-and-rules-for-teleworking-a-guide-for-employees/ 

CUNY Flexible Work Guidelines
https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/flexible-work-arrangements/ 

Public Transportation
The steps you can take to help keep yourself and others healthy when you are riding public transit in New York are described in the MTA flyer Traveling Safely During the Pandemic MTA. 

Traveling safely during the coronavirus pandemic | MTA

"COVID-19 How We Are Protecting You" describes the enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols implemented by New Jersey Transit to keep riders safe https://www.njtransit.com/covid19 

Coping with Stress During COVID-19  
What you should know.

When you hear, read, or watch news about COVID-19, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress. These signs of stress are normal and may be more likely or pronounced for people who live in or have loved ones living in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. In the wake of an infectious disease, monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress in yourself and your loved ones. Know how to relieve stress and know when to get help. 

Know the signs of stress. 

What follows are behavioral, physical, emotional, and cognitive responses that are all common signs of anxiety and stress. You may notice some of them. You may experience: 

Your Behavior

  • An increase or decrease in your energy and activity levels

  • An increase in your use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs

  • An increase in irritability, with outbursts of anger and frequent arguing 
  • Trouble relaxing or sleeping

  • Frequent crying or excessive worrying

  • Wanting to be alone most of the time

  • Blaming other people for everything

  • Difficulty communicating or listening

  • Difficulty giving or accepting help

  • An inability to feel pleasure or have fun 

Your Body 

Your body shows stress by:

  • Having stomach aches or diarrhea 
  • Having headaches and other pains 
  • Losing your appetite or eating too much 
  • Sweating or having chills 
  • Getting tremors or muscle twitches 
  • Being easily startled

Your Emotions You might feel:

  • Anxious or fearful  
  •  Guilty

  • Angry

  • Heroic, euphoric or invulnerable 
  • Overwhelmed by sadness 

You are Thinking you Might:

  • Have trouble remembering things
  • Feel confused

  • Have trouble thinking clearly and concentrating 
  • Have difficulty making decisions Know how to relieve stress. 

You can manage and alleviate your stress by taking time to take care of yourself. The following strategies can help. 

Keep things in perspective 
Set limits on how much time you spend reading or watching news. You will want to stay up-to date on changes in the situation, particularly if you have loved ones in places where many people have gotten ill, but make sure to take time away from the news to focus on things in your life that are going well and that you can control. 

Get the facts 
Find people and resources you can depend on for accurate health information. Learn from them about the outbreak and how you can protect yourself against illness if you are at risk. You may turn to your family doctor, a local health department, government agencies or an international organization. Avoid getting news from social media.

These two organizations are credible sources of information about infectious disease outbreaks: 

World Health Organization (WHO), https://www.who.int 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www.cdc.gov     

Keep yourself healthy

  • Eat healthy foods, and drink water

  • Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
  • Do not use tobacco or illegal drugs

  • Get enough sleep and rest

  • Get physical exercise 

Use practical ways to relax

  • Relax your body often by doing things that work for you – take deep breaths, stretch, meditate, or engage in hobbies

  • Pace yourself between stressful activities, and do a fun thing after a hard task

  • Use time off to relax – eat a good meal, read, listen to music, take a bath, or talk to family
  • Talk about your feelings to loved ones and friends

  • Take care of your physical health to help lower your stress 
  • Take a break to focus on positive parts of your life, like connections with loved ones 

Pay attention to your body, feelings, and spirit

  • Recognize and heed early warning signs of stress

  • Recognize how your own past experiences affect your way of thinking and feeling about this event. Think of how you handled your thoughts, emotions, and behavior around past events

  • Know that feeling stressed, depressed, guilty, or angry is common after an event like an infectious disease outbreak, even when it does not directly threaten you

  • Connect with others who may be experiencing stress about the outbreak
  • Talk about your feelings, share reliable health information, and enjoy conversation unrelated to the news to remind yourself of the many important and positive things in your life

  • Take time to renew your spirit through meditation or helping others in need 

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2014, 21 October). Coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks (Pub. No. SMA14-4885). Retrieved 23 January 2020 from h ps://store.samhsa.gov 

Disclaimer: This document is intended for general information only. It does not provide the reader with specific direction, advice, or recommendations. You may wish to contact an appropriate professional for questions concerning your particular situation. 

This is a publication of the Office of Diversity and Human Resources
Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, New York 10468
Email: diversity.resources@lehman.cuny.edu
Email: human.resources@lehman.cuny.edu
First published August 27, 2020

Room Occupancy 

Building CodeRoom CodeRoom NameRoom Area ft² Archibus Capacity based on 3ft Spacing  Same as ARCHIBUS Unless Noted  based on 6ft Spacing% Capacity w/6ft Spacg Date included IT list as of 3/31/21
                   
APEX 228 Classroom - SR Tech Type 589 35   14 40%    
APEX 230 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   14 39%    
APEX 232 Classroom - SR Tech Type 589 35   14 40%    
APEX 234 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 24   12 50%    
APEX 234B Classroom - SR Tech Type 600 30   12 40%    
APEX 234C Exercise Physiology Lab 453 24   2 8%    
APEX 238 Audio Visual Room 569 50 50 12 24%    
APEX 240 Computer Classroom 589 40   5 13%    
APEX M16 Aerobics / Dance Studio 1,868 30   15 50% 3/23/21  
APEX M18 Ballet Studio - Dance Lab @ Lehman 2,352 50 50 15 30% 4/21/21  
APEX M19 Auxilary Gym 11,143 350 TBD        
                   
Carman Hall 107 Math & Graphic Comptr Lab - ITR - SR+ Tech Type 690 16   8 50%    
Carman Hall 108 Data Center #1 - ITR 3,650 115   43 37%    
Carman Hall 118 Computer Lab - ITR - SR+ Tech Type 688 20   10 50%    
Carman Hall 119 Computer Lab - ITR - SR+ Tech Type 704 20   10 50%    
Carman Hall 120 Computer Lab - ITR - SR+ Tech Type 697 20   10 50%    
Carman Hall 121 Computer Lab - ITR - SR+ Tech Type 686 20   10 50%    
Carman Hall 122 Computer Lab - ITR - SR+ Tech Type 686 20   10 50%    
Carman Hall 124 Computer Lab - ITR - SR+ Tech Type 697 21   10 48%    
Carman Hall 125 Computer Lab - ITR - SR+ Tech Type 707 20   10 50%    
Carman Hall 126 Computer Lab - ITR - SR+ Tech Type 687 20   10 50%    
Carman Hall 201 Grad. Seminar / Resource Room - SR Tech Type 373 21   7 33%    
Carman Hall 205 Classroom 445 24   9 38%    
Carman Hall 208 Classroom - SR Tech Type 466 28   9 32%    
Carman Hall 209 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33% x/x/21 Mobile cart
Carman Hall 210 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 211 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 212 Classroom - SR Tech Type 586 36   12 33% x/x/21 Mobile cart
Carman Hall 213 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 215 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 217 Classroom 485 25   9 36%    
Carman Hall 220 Sociology Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 843 30   15 50% x/x/21 MeetUp
Carman Hall 222 Classroom - SR Tech Type 593 36   15 42%    
Carman Hall 223 Classroom 595 30   10 33%    
Carman Hall 224 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 225 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 226 Classroom - SR+ Tech Type 576 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 227 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 30   12 40%    
Carman Hall 228 Classroom - SR+ Tech Type 577 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 229 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 32   12 38%    
Carman Hall 230 Classroom - SR+ Tech Type 576 36   12 33% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 231 Classroom - SR Tech Type 554 34   12 35% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 233 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 234 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 576 20   12 60%    
Carman Hall 235 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 236 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 577 20   12 60%    
Carman Hall 237 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 239 Classroom - SR Tech Type 595 36   15 42% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 242 Lab - SR Tech Type 843 30   15 50% x/x/21 MeetUp
Carman Hall 245 Classroom - SR Tech Type 480 24   9 38%    
Carman Hall 248 Classroom - SR Tech Type 586 36   12 33% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 250 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33% x/x/21 MeetUp
Carman Hall 252 Classroom - SR Tech Type 466 28   9 32%    
Carman Hall 301 Grad Seminar / Reading & Resource Room - SR 373 25   7 28%    
Carman Hall 303 Classroom - SR Tech Type 529 35   12 34%    
Carman Hall 308 Classroom - SR Tech Type 467 28   9 32%    
Carman Hall 310 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 311 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 588 25   12 48% x/x/21 MeetUp
Carman Hall 312 Classroom - SR Tech Type 586 36   12 33% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 313 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 315 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 317 Classroom - SR Tech Type 485 26   9 35%    
Carman Hall 320 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 843 25   12 48% x/x/21 MeetUp
Carman Hall 322 Classroom - SR Tech Type 593 36   12 33% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 323 Classroom - SR Tech Type 595 36   12 33% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 324 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 325 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 326 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 327 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 30   12 40% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 328 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 329 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 32   12 38% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 330 Classroom 437 25   9 36%    
Carman Hall 331 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 332 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 333 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 334 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 335 Classroom - SR Tech Type 577 36   12 33% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 338 Classroom - SR Tech Type 828 56 56 20 36% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 342 Lab - SR Tech Type (Smart 1) 843 30   12 40% x/x/21 MeetUp
Carman Hall 345 Classroom - SR Tech Type 586 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 347 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33% x/x/21  
Carman Hall 348 Classroom - SR Tech Type 586 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 349 Classroom 588 36   12 33%    
Carman Hall 350 Classroom - SR Tech Type 588 36   12 33% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Carman Hall 351 Classroom - SR Tech Type 825 56 56 20 36% 4/21/21 HYFLEX model
Carman Hall B01B Laboratory 83 4   1 25%    
Carman Hall B01C Laboratory 86 4   1 25%    
Carman Hall B02 Music Room / Lab - SR+ Tech Type 943 36   18 50% x/x/21  
Carman Hall B03 Science Lab - SR+ Tech Type 796 24   12 50% x/x/21  
Carman Hall B04 Lecture Hall - Fixed Seating - APS Tech Type 1,991 200 166 39 20% x/x/21  
Carman Hall B05 Lab - SR+ Tech Type 744 21   11 52% 4/21/21  
Carman Hall B08 Lecture Hall - Fixed Seating - SR+ Tech Type 1,354 125 63 25 20% x/x/21 MeetUp
Carman Hall B11 Science Teaching Lab - SR+ Tech Type 1,002 24   9 38%    
Carman Hall B15 Science Teaching Lab - SR+ Tech Type 688 24   9 38% 4/21/21  
Carman Hall B22 Lab - SR Tech Type 695 25   13 52%    
Carman Hall B26 Math Up 367 10   5 50%    
Carman Hall B34 Lecture Hall - Fixed Seating - SR+ Tech Type 1,332 125 65 26 21% 4/21/21 Mobile Cart/MeetUP
Carman Hall B36 Lecture Hall - Fixed Seating - SR+ Tech Type 1,332 125 65 26 21% 4/21/21 Mobile Cart/MeetUP
Carman Hall B37 Computer Language Lab 944 28   9 32%    
Carman Hall B37B News Room 362 5   2 40%    
Carman Hall B37F Studio 202 4   2 50%    
Carman Hall B38 Computer Lab - ITR - SR+ Tech Type 1,151 40   15 38% x/x/21 MeetUp
Carman Hall B39 Lecture Hall - Fixed Seating - SR+ Tech Type 1,456 125 65 26 21% 4/21/21 Mobile Cart/MeetUP
Carman Hall B40 Teaching Lab - Art - SR Tech Type 1,923 24   12 50% 4/21/21 MeetUp
Carman Hall B46 Conference Room 223 10   5 50%    
Carman Hall B55 Computer Lab - SR+ Tech Type 401 17   9 53%    
Carman Hall B55A Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 554 25   9 36%    
Carman Hall B81 Classroom / Conference Room - APS Tech Type 877 28   10 36%    
Carman Hall B83/85 Classroom / Conference Room - APS Tech Type 1,526 30   20 67% 4/21/21  
Carman Hall B84/86 Classroom / Conference Room - APS Tech Type 1,160 22   24 109% x/x/21  
Carman Hall C31 MLJ Newsroom 655 17   6 35%    
Carman Hall C36 Television Studio 1,229 20   10 50% 4/21/21  
Carman Hall C42 Edit Suite 993 4   4 100%    
Carman Hall C42A Graphics Workstation 207 5   3 60%    
Carman Hall C42B Edit Room 120 1   1 100%    
Carman Hall C42C Edit Room 119 1   1 100%    
Carman Hall C42D Edit Room 120 1   1 100%    
Carman Hall C42E Edit Room 190 3   1 33%    
Carman Hall C42F Edit Room 151 3   1 33%    
Carman Hall C42G Jumbo Edit 439 17   7 41%    
Carman Hall C42H L Edit 186 3   1 33%    
Carman Hall C42I L Edit 186 3   1 33%    
Carman Hall C42J Audio SW 186 3   1 33%    
Carman Hall SC14 Television Studio - SR+ Tech Type 1,705 50 40 25 50%    
                   
Davis Hall 026 Lab 979 22   11 50%    
Davis Hall 203 Teaching Lab - SR Tech Type 1,449 32   6 19% 4/8/21  
Davis Hall 205 Teaching Lab 602 25   6 24%    
Davis Hall 211 Teaching Lab - SR Tech Type 933 25   10 40% x/x/21  
Davis Hall 219 Classroom - SR Tech Type 439 25   6 24% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Davis Hall 222 Classroom - SR Tech Type 878 24   11 46% x/x/21  
Davis Hall 225 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 618 25   6 24%    
Davis Hall 226 Teaching Lab - SR Tech Type 879 26   9 35%    
Davis Hall 235 Teaching Lab - SR Tech Type 640 28   6 21%    
Davis Hall 237 Teach Lab 1,454 24   6 25% 4/8/21  
Davis Hall 307 Class Lab 984 30   12 40% 4/21/21  
Davis Hall 311 Class Lab 1,002 32   10 31% 4/21/21  
Davis Hall 317 Class Lab 875 20   10 50%    
Davis Hall 319 Classroom - SR Tech Type 418 25   10 40% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Davis Hall 322 Student Work Area 324 4     0%    
Davis Hall 325 Computer lab - SR Tech Type 445 20     0%    
Davis Hall 327 Bio-Chemistry / Physical Chemistry Lab 561 12     0%    
Davis Hall 331 Class Lab 1,211 20   10 50% 4/21/21  
Davis Hall 335 Classroom - Fixed Seating - SR+ Tech Type 932 45 42 16 36%    
Davis Hall 337 Lecture Hall - Fixed Seating - SR Tech Type 1,459 130 67 21 16% 4/21/21 Mobile Cart
Davis Hall 419 Classroom - SR Tech Type 558 30   12 40% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Davis Hall 421 Classroom 422 12   6 50% x/x/21  
                   
Fine Arts 005 Classroom 638 30     0%    
Fine Arts 006 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 573 10   6 60%    
Fine Arts 021 Classroom - SR Tech Type 603 30   4 13% 4/21/21  
Fine Arts 022 Studio - Sculpture 1,567 30   12 40% 4/21/21  
Fine Arts 022C Studio - Independent Study Sculpture 605 6     0%    
Fine Arts 024 Wood & Metal Shop - Independent Study 1,213 30     0%    
Fine Arts 029 Ceramic Shop 1,176 24   8 33% 4/21/21  
Fine Arts 035 Dark room suite - how many in use? C,D, E - these three part of larger site 237 8 8 3 38%    
Fine Arts 047 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 1,234 14   10 71% 4/21/21  
Fine Arts 110 Graphic Arts Studio 1,856 30   8 27% 4/21/21  
Fine Arts 115 Design / Drawing Studio 996 30   6 20% 4/21/21  
Fine Arts 116 Work Room 295 2     0%    
Fine Arts 118 Studio 1,569 30   15 50% 4/21/21  
Fine Arts 120A Painting Studio - Independent Study 570 12     0%    
Fine Arts 120B Painting Studio - Independent Study 517 6     0%    
Fine Arts 121 Painting Studio 1,392 30   8 27% 4/21/21  
Fine Arts 129 Photo Studio 921 12   6 50% 4/21/21  
Fine Arts 131 Gallery / Class Lab - Art 949 30     0%    
                   
Gillet Hall 024 Auditorium / Lecture Hall 2,099 270 126 35 13% 4/21/21  
Gillet Hall 024A Stage 495 10   5 50%    
Gillet Hall 036D Data Collection - Room A 343 12     0%    
Gillet Hall 036E Data Collection - Room B 498 18     0%    
Gillet Hall 119 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 444 25   8 32% 4/21/21  
Gillet Hall 121 Classroom - SR Tech Type 430 25   8 32% 4/21/21  
Gillet Hall 123 Classroom - SR Tech Type 424 35   8 23% 4/21/21  
Gillet Hall 124 Balcony 786 116 62 16 14%    
Gillet Hall 127 Classroom - SR Tech Type 429 25     0%    
Gillet Hall 133 Science Learning Ctr - Tutoring - SR Tech Type 875 55 55 14 25%    
Gillet Hall 137B Resource &  Learning Comp Area 370 7     0%    
Gillet Hall 137C Computer Resource Room 136 4     0%    
Gillet Hall 201 Classroom - SR Tech Type 409 30   9 30% 4/21/21  
Gillet Hall 203 Classroom - SR Tech Type 445 30   9 30% 4/21/21  
Gillet Hall 205 Classroom - SR Tech Type 428 30   10 33%    
Gillet Hall 207 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 426 23   10 43%    
Gillet Hall 217 Math Lab - SR Tech Type 429 22   12 55%    
Gillet Hall 219 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 445 22   10 45%    
Gillet Hall 220 Computer Lab 425 20   12 60%    
Gillet Hall 221 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 430 23   12 52%    
Gillet Hall 222 Math Tutoring Computer Lab 475 32     0%    
Gillet Hall 225 Classroom - SR Tech Type 444 30   10 33%    
Gillet Hall 226 Lecture Hall - Fixed Seating - SR Tech Type 1,020 73 37 15 21% x/x/21  
Gillet Hall 227 Classroom - SR Tech Type 429 30   12 40%    
Gillet Hall 231 Physics Laboratory 832 12     0%    
Gillet Hall 237 Laboratory - SR Tech Type 1,450 25     0%    
Gillet Hall 305 Classroom - SR Tech Type 480 35   13 37%    
Gillet Hall 311 Classroom 619 30   14 47% x/x/21  
Gillet Hall 317 Classroom - SR Tech Type 428 35   12 34% 4/21/21  
Gillet Hall 319 Classroom - SR Tech Type 444 35   10 29% 4/21/21  
Gillet Hall 322 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 871 25   8 32% x/x/21  
Gillet Hall 324 Computer Lab - SR Tech Type 856 32   8 25% 4/21/21  
Gillet Hall 327 Classroom - SR Tech Type 429 30   12 40%    
Gillet Hall 331 Laboratory - SR Tech Type 1,159 15   8 53% 4/21/21  
Gillet Hall 333 Classroom - SR Tech Type 747 40     0%    
Gillet Hall 337 Laboratory 1,323 25     0%    
Gillet Hall 411 Classroom - SR Tech Type 557 35   14 40%    
Gillet Hall 418 Classroom - SR Tech Type 402 30   12 40%    
Gillet Hall 425 Teaching Lab 856 40   7 18%    
Gillet Hall 429 Classroom 480 24   6 25%    
Gillet Hall 430 Classroom - SR Tech Type 395 30   10 33%    
                   
Old Gym 003A Classroom 449 24   18 75%    
Old Gym 003B Classroom 389 24   18 75%    
Old Gym 019F Classroom 445 25   8 32%    
Old Gym 020 Seminar - GED Program 382 19   6 32%    
Old Gym 108A Classroom - SR Tech Type 1,148 50   18 36% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Old Gym 108B Classroom 1,166 50   18 36% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Old Gym 205D Tutorial Center - ACE Program 936 22   13 59%    
Old Gym 205E Computer Lab - Tutoring - ACE Program 382 12   7 58%    
Old Gym 205F Tutoring Room - ACE Program 365 20   3 15%    
Old Gym 305 Gym - Shared w/HS of American Studies 7,165 1,000 TBD 65 7%    
                   
Library 226A Classroom - SR Tech Type 857 30   15 50%    
Library B-27C Computer Lab - SR+ Tech Type 2,051 55   30 55%    
Library B-27A Seminar Room - APS Tech Type 1,018 32   15 47%    
Library B-27B Seminar Room - APS Tech Type 1,056 32   15 47%    
                   
Music Building 102 East Dining Room 4,088 260 100     x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Music Building 205 Recording Studio "A" 309 6   3   3/23/21  
Music Building 212 Percussion Lab 494 10   3 30% 3/23/21  
Music Building 214A Archibus calls Storage Room 397     3   3/23/21  
Music Building 306 Recital Hall - Fixed Seating - APS Tech Type 1,781 156 83 23 15% x/x/21 Mobile Cart
Music Building 309 Office - Faculty 299 1   2   3/23/21  
Music Building 313 Presidents Conference Room 762 20 16        
Music Building 315 Office - Chairperson 249 2   2   3/23/21  
Music Building 325 Music Instrument Classroom - SR+ Tech Type 533 26   10 38%    
Music Building 330 Music Instrument Classroom - APS Tech Type 2,385 90 80 30 33% 4/21/21 Mobile Cart
Music Building 412 Electric Music Lab - SR+ Tech Type 955 16   12 75%    
Music Building 417 Music Instrument Classroom - SR Tech Type 832 41 36 10 24% 4/21/21 MeetUp
Music Building 420 Classroom - SR+ Tech Type 412 20   6 30% 3/23/21 MeetUp
Music Building 421 Piano Lab - SR Tech Type 458 14 9 5 36%    
Music Building SB01A Class Lab - Art 1,133 41   16 39%    
                   
Science Building 1101 Classroom 458 24   9 38%    
Science Building 1103 Intro Biology Lab 1,216 24   8 33%    
Science Building 1107 Intro Biology Lab 1,210 24   8 33% 4/8/21  
Science Building 1405 Classroom 611 50 40 13 26%    
Science Building 2101 Lab Lecture 456 24   9 38%    
Science Building 2103 Microbiology Class Lab 1,231 24   8 33% 4/8/21  
Science Building 2107 Advanced Biology Class Lab 999 16   6 38% 4/8/21  
Science Building 3101 Lab Lecture Room 456 24   9 38%    
Science Building 3103 Intro Chemistry Class Lab 1,231 24   8 33% 4/21/21  
Science Building 3107 Intro Chemistry Class Lab 1,231 24   8 33% 4/21/21  
                   
Speech & Theater 1C05A Observatory 420 29   6 21%    
Speech & Theater 118C Lovinger Theater (+ 2 levels seating) 924 496 TBD 16 3%    
Speech & Theater 201 Classroom - APS Tech Type 759 40   14 35% 4/21/21  
Speech & Theater 202 Classroom - SR+ Tech Type 533 32   11 34% 4/21/21  
Speech & Theater 203 Classroom - SR+ Tech Type 533 35   11 31% 4/12/21  
Speech & Theater 204 Classroom - SR Tech Type 533 32   11 34%    
Speech & Theater 205 Classroom 534 32   11 34%    
Speech & Theater 206 Classroom - SR+ Tech Type 755 40   14 35%    
Speech & Theater 207 Lovinger Theater - Upper Seating Level  2,242 274 132 40 15%    
Speech & Theater 223 Classroom - SR Tech Type 623 40   14 35% 4/21/21  
Speech & Theater 232 Lab - SR+ Tech Type 708 28   6 21%    
Speech & Theater 241 Classroom 808 40   17 43%    
Speech & Theater B01 Lovinger Theater -Stage 3,293 12   12      
Speech & Theater B01C Lovinger Theater - Lower Seating Level 1,303 138 80 29 21%    
Speech & Theater B12 Classroom - Celia Cruz HS of Music 640 45   19 42%    
Speech & Theater B20 Student Experimental Theater S.E.T. (Black Box) 1,560 80   15 19% 4/21/21  
Speech & Theater B22 Scenery Workshop 2,082 10   8 80% 4/21/21  
Speech & Theater B25 Studio Theater (Black Box) 2,652 125 TBD 15 12% 4/21/21  
                   
Student Life 101 Conference Room 607 16          
Student Life 111A Club Room 1,349 21          
Student Life 121 Conference Room 604 16          
                   
T3 - Nursing Bldg T3-102 Computer Lab 960 36   18 50%    
T3 - Nursing Bldg T3-103A Nursing Arts Lab 960 25   13 52%    
T3 - Nursing Bldg T3-106 Human Simulator Lab 302 7   4 57%    
T3 - Nursing Bldg T3-109 Classroom 599 40   15 38%    
T3 - Nursing Bldg T3-117 Lab 654 24   15 63%    
T3 - Nursing Bldg T3-118A Lab 262 10   5 50%    
T3 - Nursing Bldg T3-118E Lab 262 10   5 50%    
T3 - Nursing Bldg T3-223 Classroom 654 30   15 50%    
T3 - Nursing Bldg T3-230 Conference Lab 467 20   10 50%    
T3 - Nursing Bldg T3-232 Classroom 474 30   12 40%    
                   
Concert Hall BL01 Concert Hall - Balcony Seating (cap. 960) 6,729 0          
Concert Hall OL01 Concert Hall (theater + mezz & balcony) 8,545 2,310 TBD        
Concert Hall OL02 Stage 4,156 84   10 12%    
Concert Hall SB07 Orchestra Pit 880 40          
Concert Hall ML01 Concert Hall - Mezzanine Seating (cap. 287) 3,519 0          
  Average % occup for spaces w/6ft layouts 36%    

 

X. Appendix
Service Stage Two
Online Services – Limited Onsite Campus Access
Colleges innovate and expand uses of campus facilities.  In a mostly online semester, the entire campus, with adequate and open WiFi access, is quiet and appropriate for study space.  Colleges that house computer workstations in libraries among materials and in tight quarters can move computers to open spaces that allow for social distancing with reduced staff requirements.  Campuses can apply existing class and event scheduling software, such as R25, to schedule use of study spaces, computers, and cleaning, and to minimize lines and lower the need for onsite staffing.
Closed stack service implemented where staff retrieve books from shelves to limit contagion risk.  Book delivery and return mechanisms are innovated by library staff with Campus Facilities and Public Safety.  Plexiglass barriers at service desks and eID reduces hand-to-hand service.  Circulation staff employ procedures informed by recent public health expertise to manage lending, return, cleaning, and quarantine of library materials.
Increased staff access to physical collections to support online Reserve and course instruction.  Patrons can request physical materials, with stacks still closed, to borrow circulating material for research with return of materials for 3+ day quarantine.  Increased Interlibrary lending of physical materials for pickup at Circulation Desks.  Library staff and students reduce hand-to-hand contact at the point of lending with barcodes displayed on smartphones.
Reference and Instruction services remain online via e-mail, chat, phone, and video conference.  Onsite acquisitions, cataloging, and web content are managed remotely.  Interlibrary Loan and physical Reserves are managed remotely with onsite scanning as staffing allows. 

XI. New York Forward Business Affirmation Form

[1] See NYS Department of Health, Updated Interim Guidance for Travelers Arriving in New York State, dated April 10, 2021, https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/04/updated_travel_advisory_april_10_2021a.pdf 

[2]  See Academic and Business Travel https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/travel-guidance/ 

 

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