Preparations to Resume In Person Instruction

Preparations to Resume In Person Instruction

Last updated: 6/11/2020 Updated

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (DOE) Provides this Checklist to Assist Postsecondary Administrators and Institution Response Teams in Determining an Institution’s Ability to Mitigate and Manage Risk and the Level at Which it May Resume In-Person and Other Related Operations on Campus.

STEP 1: DETERMINE YOUR INSTITUTION’S PREPAREDNESS TO MITIGATE AND MANAGE RISKS Geneva College
Yes No
Is the decision to resume in-person instruction consistent with state and local orders?
Have you developed a plan consistent with the minimum requirements and expectations put forth by PDE?
Have you begun to coordinate with local public health or emergency management officials?
Do you have a strategy for the monitoring health conditions on your campus?
Are you able to communicate accurate and timely information on COVID-19 related developments to staff, faculty, and students?
Does your plan include a strategy for quarantine and isolation in the event transmission occurs on your campus or the county is designated as being in the red phase?

The PA DOE says, "If YES to all, your institution is prepared to consider resuming in-person instruction and other related operations as permitted by the Governor’s orders."


STEP 2: DETERMINE YOUR INSTITUTION’S CAPACITY TO RESUME IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION Geneva College
Yes No
Do you have a plan and adequate supplies to reinforce practices related to hygiene, sanitation, and face coverings on campus?
Have you begun to implement necessary social distancing interventions needed to safely resume in-person instruction and other related operations on campus?
Have you made the necessary modifications to your facilities to help create an environment conducive to healthy, safe, and inclusive learning?
Have you reviewed and made adjustments to attendance requirements, absentee policies, and non-essential travel for students, individuals at high risk for COVID-19, and personnel?
Have you modified course modalities, schedules, and academic calendars to adapt to the changing transmission levels and community spread of the virus?

The PA DOE says, "If YES to all, your institution is prepared to make determinations about the provision of in-person instruction and the possible number of students you can accommodate on your campus."