COVID-19 Condition 4:

COVID-19 Condition 4:

Zero cases but COVID-19 threat Exists

 

Overarching Principles

Teaching & Learning

Accommodation & Student Support

Campus Operations & Management, & Research

Condition 4:

 

Zero cases but COVID-19 threat exits:

Evidence of local transmission

In Hawaii and Guam

From August 3rd 2020, anyone on COM-FSM campus is required to wear a face-covering or mask.

College sponsored gatherings are allowed. Conditions on gatherings (eg. social distancing and contact tracing) need to be met.

Remote teaching and
learning arrangements
should be made available for all students. Face-to-face classes will also be available in clean, well-ventilated environments where students are social distanced at 3 feet.

All students/staff must be
in a position to move to fully remote delivery within 24 hours.

All eligible college employees are required to show proof of vaccination as mandated by the FSM National Government (CR 22-33).

Eligible students are encouraged to get vaccinated.

Classes, lectures, labs, workshops, examinations, assessments, and meetings are allowed after meeting all 3 the following conditions:

1. Strictly managed to ensure social distancing requirements are met.

2. Able to assure continuity of learning in the case of
condition 3
occurring.

3. Provision of COM-FSM approved contact tracing measures.

Students are able to use learning support services such as the learning resources center and computer labs, in accordance with the principles of this document.

Residence halls (National) and dormitories (FSM- FMI, Yap) remain open to accommodate students who choose to stay or are unable to return home.

Student counselling & health services are allowed to operate face-to-face, provided social distancing requirements can be met.

Shuttle service between CTEC and National is provided, limited to ten passengers.

Students staying in National campus Residence Halls may move freely around campus, must have a gate pass to go to the stores and cannot miss curfew. If they violate any of these rules, they are removed from Residence Halls in an attempt to maintain the health and safety of those still residing on campus.

Students that wish to sign out and leave campus may do so after securing a leave pass.

Anyone on COM-FSM campus is required to wear a face-covering or mask.

All members of the college community, e.g., administrators, faculty and staff, including students, will be required to wear the college’s official photo identification card upon entry to the campus, and while on campus.

Maintaining or operating equipment and major infrastructure associated with essential functions is allowed.

Operations and management staff are allowed on site.

Visitors or non-college community members will be issued visitor’s identification cards upon entry to the campus and completing the security log form. They will be wearing these IDs while on campus conducting official business, and will have to log out from the security log and surrender the IDs when leaving the campus.

Staff and faculty should only travel where it is immediately essential to delivery of teaching and learning or for effective management and governance functions. Any travel, for students, faculty, staff, is subject to broader restrictions on personal movement, as defined by National or State governments.

Recreation areas: Gym and recreation facilities are closed to the public, but open for students and college sponsored activities. Social distancing requirements will be enforced.

Libraries, computer labs, gymnasiums, recreation areas, common areas for students, and on-campus dining hall (National) and canteen (FSM-FMI) are allowed to open but must be managed to ensure social distancing requirements are met.

Caring for animals or plants for research is allowed, but the number of staff involved should be minimized. Staff involved in significant research facilities that require constant attention (e.g. samples, collections, and storage facilities) that are important to FSM, should apply to President of COM-FSM to be considered as an Essential Service.

 

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