Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing

Require the practice of physical distancing of all persons on campus.


Introduction

  • The College will reduce density pursuant to all external guidelines from CDC, New York State, and local guidelines related to COVID-19, and initiate physical distancing of six feet for all individuals on campus
  • The College has installed signage, tape marks, and other visual cues such as decals or colored tape on the floor, placed 6 feet apart, to guide individuals through safe practices in all shared spaces

Implementation

Here are the following implementation measures the College has taken, which support compliance with CDC and New York State guidelines: 

  1. Physical Distancing Floor Tape & Message Mats - Installation of floor tape and message mats to demonstrate six-foot physical distancing at each entrance location
  2. Signage: Signs on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 (i.e., how to properly wash hands and wear a face covering, sneezing and coughing etiquette, etc.) have been posted at the entrance of buildings and in other areas where they are likely to be seen. 
  • Accessibility Guidelines for Signage These measures will be in accordance with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. For more information, please see Rationale for Accessibility Guidelines for Signage
    • All guidelines and instructions included in on-campus signage (including physical distancing floor tape, message mats and directional arrows) will also be provided to the community via an alternative form of communication, such as an electronic format, to ensure access for all individuals
    • Signage will be installed in a consistent manner throughout the campus. The ADA recommended signage wall height is 48” minimum and 60” maximum

Rationale

These measures will allow the College to enforce and encourage physical distancing of at least 6 feet, pursuant to New York State and CDC guidelines.

Specific Guidance

Ridership in elevators is limited to one individual, and individuals will be to take the stairs if able. When using the elevator, all passengers must wear face coverings

  • Elevator Access Limit - Elevator use is prioritized for persons who have mobility challenges or other health related challenges.
  • Signage - Signage for elevators has been installed to encourage all other individuals to use stairs

Rationale

Reduction of elevator capacity is pursuant to CDC guidelines on elevator usage.

Water flow for all on-campus water fountains has been temporarily eliminated.

Rationale

Water fountain spigots can carry bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19, due to the backflow of water over a spigot or the putting of one’s mouth on a spigot when individuals drink from water fountain spigots. The use of water bottle fill spigots can also transmit germs if/when filling a water bottle the user allows the water bottle opening to touch the filling spigot.

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