What Visitors Need to Know

Updated May 15, 2022

Welcome, friends and visitors!

DCC is committed to keeping our campus community safe and healthy. We continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SUNY, and state and local health departments, including those on capacity limits.

Please note that these guidelines may change if the DCC campus experiences increased COVID-19 transmission rates or if SUNY requires additional protocols.

While DCC looks forward to welcoming visitors to campus for approved activities, all indoor spaces will be prioritized for courses and student use.

  • Visitors are broadly defined as those who are not employees, credit students or non-credit students.

  • Approved activities of the College have a defined sponsor and are clearly fixed in time and space.

All campus visits to student services must be made by appointment.

SELF-HEALTH ASSESSMENTS

DCC encourages visitors to perform an at-home self-health assessment before coming to campus. For a list of questions to ask yourself in assessing your health, see the At-Home Health QuestionnaireIf you show symptoms of infectious illness, please stay at home and/or seek medical care.

VACCINATIONS

We highly encourage all visitors to get vaccinated before they visit DCC campuses. Visitors who are not vaccinated are highly encouraged to mask inside campus buildings.

MASKING GUIDANCE

Masks are currently required inside all campus buildings and at all DCC events.

On Saturday, May 14, the CDC Covid-19 Community Level in Dutchess County increased from medium- to high-transmission level. CDC guidance for “high” community level recommends masks be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Following this guidance, masks are again required inside all buildings and at all DCC events effective Monday, May 16. You may remove your mask within the confines of your individual office space or cubicle, except when interacting with others in that space.

Masks are available in building main lobbies. If none are available, please call Campus Safety at (845) 431-8070 to request masks. Or you can submit a request through the College’s work order process.

  • Special consideration. Pursuant to the C.D.C., “A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask because of a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.)” may submit a request to the campus for consideration of an exemption from mask-wearing based on a medical accommodation, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Community transmission. Additional requirements may be imposed by DCC or SUNY administration based upon the increasing COVID-19 transmission rates on campus.

VISITORS' CAMPUS COMPLIANCE GUIDANCE

Enforcement of the COVID-19 guidance will be handled through Campus Safety.

FACILITIES PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES

Cleaning

- DCC cleans and disinfects high-touch surfaces, such as common areas and shared workstations, at least once a day. The College also regularly cleans and disinfects other surfaces as necessary depending on the level of traffic and the general risk of community transmission of COVID-19. 

- DCC provides hand sanitizer stations at building entrances.

Ventilation and Air Filtration
DCC has increased outdoor airflow and ventilation rates in indoor settings to support individual comfort and safety, and in accordance with building codes and standards.