COVID-19 Condition 4:

Zero cases but COVID-19 threat Exists

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Condition 4:

Zero cases 
but COVID-
19 threat 

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.

Limited on-campus activities are allowed but must be managed to ensure social distancing requirements are met.

Gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed. Conditions on gatherings (eg. social distancing and contact tracing) need to be met and require Presidential approval.

Remote teaching and 
learning arrangements 
should be made available for 
all students.

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

Vulnerable people (or those 
caring for/living with 
vulnerable people) should 
not be asked to carry out on-
site activities. See Chapter 
on Vulnerable Pe

Gatherings of over 10 people are not allowed under any circumstances.

Classes, lectures, labs, workshops, examinations, assessments, and meetings (of less than 10 people) are allowed only with Presidential approval 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 
  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 socialdistancing requirements can be met.

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

Students staying in National campus Residence Halls may move freely around campus, must have a gate pass to goto the stores and cannot miss curfew. If they violate any of theserules, they are removed from Residence Hallsin 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, but will no longer be permitted to continue staying in the Residence Halls.

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 for limited hours to ensure essential functions.

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 until further notice until social distancing of activities can be assured.

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.

 COM-FSM Follows the FSM Nationally defined five Conditions of readiness for COVID-19.

Conditions: FSM National | Chuuk State | Kosrae State | Pohnpei Yap State
Condition 5: All Clear
Condition 4: Zero Cases but Covid-19 Threat Exists 4b:"Threat detected' No cases on-island, but real threat identified.

4.a 'Evidence of Local Transmission in Hawaiil Guaml, Palau or Other FSM States'

Condition 3: 1-10 cases
Condition 2: >10-100 cases Established Transmission' 2nd generation of cases if multi-foci of local cases.
Condition 1:

>100 cases(widespread transmission on main island)

1b:. 100 cases (widespread transmission throughout State)

1c: 'Widespread Transmission on Yap Proper'

1b:'Widespread Transmission on Yap State'

1a:'Continued Spread Transmission throughout Yap State'


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