March 24, 2020
Dear St. Scholastica Faculty and Staff,
As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, we are adapting our policies to continue to protect the health and safety of our learning community members.
To that end, we are more stringently restricting access to the Duluth campus for all faculty, staff and students who do not have exemptions to remain in the residence halls.
Starting Friday, March 27, only essential employees will be allowed on campus. Essential employees must report for work through the Tower Hall checkpoint. If you are not certain whether you have the "essential employee" designation, contact your supervisor or vice president.
If you have equipment or material you must pick up from campus in order to work or continue your studies remotely, you must do so by 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26. You must check in at the Tower Hall check-point. No non-essential employees or students will be allowed on campus starting Friday. The check-point hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
These are not guidelines or suggestions. This is a directive that is a mandatory condition of employment and continued good standing as a student.
Faculty and staff, you may need to serve as a "point of contact" for students and visitors who need to come to campus. Please read on.
Students and visitors will need to be escorted from the Tower Hall check-in on the ground floor.
Students: you must be pre-approved by a St. Scholastica "point of contact" employee to enter campus, including to pick up materials. You will need to identify that person to Security and provide that person's contact information. Before the visit, the "point of contact" person must send an email to the Security Group containing your name, date, time, and reason for the visit. Your "point of contact" employee will need to escort you from the check-in point. Work with your professor or student employment supervisor to establish this status. When your appointment is complete, you are expected to immediately leave campus.
This protocol also applies to visitors to campus. Faculty and staff are expected to educate visitors on this process.
Non-approved visits: Access will not be permitted to anyone for any unapproved visits.
Our community has pulled together in positive and innovative ways in response to the COVID-19 challenge. We can take pride in the hard work many have done, and are doing, to ensure our community's health and well-being. We ask that you continue to be vigilant in helping to prevent the spread of the virus. Maintain social distancing and follow the guidelines established by the CDC on how to protect yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
Thank you - and please, if you have questions or concerns, please contact the Cabinet member/Vice President of your area.