Dutchess County, as part of the Mid-Hudson region, has entered Phase 3 of the governor’s
reopening plan. That means that while the College remains closed to the public, office
operations may resume under public health guidelines, and planning for the eventual
expansion of on-campus services will continue.
The general College-wide Work-from-Home arrangement has been extended until July 15, 2020. While the College remains closed to the public and offices are continuing to operate
under strict department of health guidelines, student-facing and business offices
will continue their phased-in approach to the eventual expansion of on-campus services. Managers have all developed return-to-work
action plans for essential staffing, and those employees deemed essential, not already
assigned to come in, are expected to return to campus and will be contacted directly
by their supervisor. Consequently, some employees will continue to work partially
on campus and partially remotely, while others will still work solely from home.
The College is committed to the safety of our employees and is following all guidance
from local public health authorities:
1. All buildings will be cleaned and sanitized daily. High touch areas will be cleaned
multiple times per day.
2. Face coverings must be worn at all times by all parties when interacting with others
or when social distancing cannot be achieved. Employees are encouraged to bring in
their own face coverings, if you do not have one, they are available in the Campus
Security & Security office.
3. Antibacterial wipe dispensers are located on each floor in SSC and Bowne Hall for
staff to use at their workstations for sanitizing desk tops, phones or computer keyboards
4. Hand sanitizer dispensers are available in every building.
5. Offices will be staffed at no more than 50% capacity at any one time. To accomplish
this, shift schedules or days can be staggered or alternated. On the workdays that
employees are not assigned to be on campus, employees are expected to work remotely
as applicable to their positions.
6. Risk mitigation and social distancing methods must be employed such as handwashing,
surface cleaning, not sharing personal equipment, workstations spaced so that people
can maintain 6 feet of space between them at all times and ensuring that confined
spaces such as elevators are restricted to 50% capacity.
7. Employees who are ill or exhibit certain Covid-19 symptoms must refrain from coming
on campus. Employees who exhibit these symptoms at work will be sent home.
8. Every effort should be used to limit in-person interactions. The use of videoconferencing,
file sharing, mail drops, and other alternative methodologies should be strongly encouraged.
Employees who have health concerns about their individual safety must contact Human
Resources for specific guidance.
Thank you for your cooperation.