Working on Campus

Self-Assessments and Temperature Check Stations

Faculty and staff coming to campus are encouraged to complete the self assessment each day prior to arriving on campus. The tool is accessed via the MobileU app, Safety and Emergencies tab. MobileU is available in the Google Play and Apple app stores.

If you will be working on campus, you must take your temperature upon arrival to campus. Temperature check stations are located in each building. Do not come to work if you have COVID-19, exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or have had close contact with someone who has exhibited the symptoms of COVID-19 within the 48 hours after contact. Notify your supervisor if you have symptoms or have had close contact and stay home.

In-person meetings

Meetings should continue to be held virtually. Only, if meeting in-person is absolutely necessary, no more than 25 people may be present during the yellow phase, social distance of 6’ maintained, and face coverings worn. 

Classes and Instruction

Notification if student is in quarantine or isolation

If a student is required by the college to go in to isolation or quarantine, Academic Affairs will notify each of the professors who are teaching the student in person, to let them know the student will need to learn remotely for the next 10-14 days.

Close Contact and the Classroom

The CDC defines a “contact” of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 as someone who was in the presence of an infectious individual for 15 minutes or more at a distance of less than six feet. Classroom seating has been restructured on our campus so that the classroom setting will not confer any contacts. In a similar vein, the college requires all in-person interactions between students and faculty or staff to follow similar guidelines, so that a positive case among the student body does not imply any contacts among the faculty and staff requiring quarantine.

If for any reason your interactions with students must last for more than 15 minutes at a distance closer than six feet, or if your interactions with students require physical contact, you are required to register those interactions with the Virus Task Force by emailing mschneider@ursinus.edu and Carol McMillin at cmcmillin@ursinus.edu. This will help prevent any erroneous identification of contacts.

Frequently Asked Questions