COVID-19 Strategic Response Plan
CMC COVID-19 Strategic Response Plan
The College’s goal is to restore its residential, in-person educational and working environments to full capacity as soon as public health conditions permit. We are dedicated to reopening campus in the safest manner possible consistent with federal, state, and county laws and public health guidelines. College leadership has developed an extensive COVID-19 Strategic Response Plan that provides detailed plans and best practices for moving forward. The plan reflects input and collaboration with public health experts to ensure the health and safety of our community.
Leadership & Planning
The College has established a broadly representative COVID Compliance Committee (CCC) tasked with ensuring the College complies with local, county, and state regulations related to the operation of the institution during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CCC, in consultation with leading medical experts, meets weekly to review institutional and clinical protocols, health status of the community, communication plans, and other elements of the College’s planning and response efforts.
Health and Safety Protocols and Capabilities
CMC partnered with Hamilton Health Box to establish a state of the art, private COVID-19 Response Clinic that allows CMC students, faculty, and staff to have direct access to onsite medical advice, tele-health appointments, COVID-19 testing, and personalized follow-up care, including support for quarantine and isolation when necessary. HHB also oversees contact tracing and provides guidance related to CMC’s educational and preventative programming for the community.
CMC’s ability to execute on its educational mission remains as strong as ever. In the online environment, curricular and pedagogical innovations are maximizing learning and intellectual engagement. Classrooms on campus have been modified to support physical distancing. Additionally, several outdoor classrooms have been created should students and faculty have any opportunity to resume in-person instruction this academic year.
Students are able to benefit from a broad array of virtual engagement experiences. If students are permitted to return to campus, plans are in place to support reduced residential density, staggered food service, modified athletics, and a strong social covenant that outlines community expectations related to student conduct and students’ commitment to protecting the health and safety of every individual.
Safe Reintroduction of Work Force
To protect the health and safety of our valued work force, CMC has developed plans that include: mandatory health and safety training, provision of PPE, staggered work schedules, free diagnostic testing, modified physical work spaces, enhanced health benefits, and flexible work-from-home policies. In response to shifting public health regulations, the College is able to readily scale its essential work force to maintain campus operations and help safeguard the health of its employees.
Campus Infrastructure Improvements and Enhanced Health and Safety Rules for Campus Access
Modified spaces, clear and widespread signage, high-grade ventilation systems, and strict protocols for visitors and vendors to campus are just some of the many steps taken to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while preserving the beauty and functionality of our campus.
COVID-19 Strategic Response Plan
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