Is the campus routinely cleaned?

Yes, EWC in conjunction with Sodexo, Inc., the institutional provider for facilities, maintenance, and physical plan upkeep, will provide scheduled deep cleaning and disinfecting of all College facilities, including classrooms, office spaces, housing and food service facilities, research equipment and laboratories, and public spaces. Sodexo will employ various sanitation and disinfection methods, including fogging, spraying and manual disinfection. 

Are students, faculty, staff, and guests required to social distance?

Yes, social and physical distancing requirement is that of at least six (6) feet. 

Does everyone on campus have to wear face masks?

All employees, students, visitors, or individuals present on EWC property in any capacity are required and must wear face mask at all times, including classrooms and walking around campus. Face masks may be removed in a personal, individual office, or in personal residential rooms that does not require interaction with other individuals. 

What is the rule on how many people can be in an elevator?

No more than two (2) individuals in regular elevators; other elevators may be limited to use for individuals with limited mobility, disabilities only. Elevators will be marked for social distancing. 

How many people can meet together? What if they social distance when they meet?

No more than ten (10) people. Meetings of two to ten persons must be held in a location that will allow for a minimum of six feet of distance between participants. 

Can I have visitors?

Non-business visitors are prohibited, and work-related visitation will be limited in all workspaces. Business visitors are required to wear face coverings while on campus. Business visitors will be provided with one disposable face covering by the office they are visiting, or they may wear a personal comparable face covering. 

What if I feel sick?

Individuals with a temperature greater than 100.4°F, or exhibiting symptoms, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, cough, sore throat, or any other symptoms, must contact the appropriate individuals and seek medical attention as appropriate. 

Can I come back to campus after I feel I am no longer sick?

Employees and students must provide a return to work/school notification from an appropriate medical physician, on their letterhead, indicating a negative COVID-19 diagnosis and approval to return to campus to the respective contact office. Failure to provide this information will result in removal from physical facilities. Further, employees and students are expected to self-disclose travel to/from geographic areas with significant community transmission (domestic and/or international). 

Will there be temperature checks?

Yes, the College has purchased hand-held thermometers for use throughout the campus. Departments are responsible for conducting daily temperature and symptom checks on-campus for employees/contract staff prior to their entrance into selected high risk/high density workplaces: Lee-Cousins Administrative Building, Tiger One-Stop, Facilities and Maintenance, residence halls, Campus Safety and Security, intercollegiate athletics, and all food service venues. 

Do I need to get tested?

Prior to the return to campus, the CORE Task Force recommends that all students, faculty, and staff are tested at an external location and provide documentation of that test to the respective offices: 

  • Students to the Dean of Students  
  • Employees to the Office of Human Resources

Community testing locations are available in and around the city of Jacksonville. 

What do I do if I live on campus and test positive?

Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 will be subject to isolation in their current residence (or supported location on campus and must be medically cleared to return to campus. Individuals who are symptomatic or have significant exposure to COVID-19 (identified through self-screening, college screening, or contact tracing) are required to quarantine for 14 calendar days and must be medically cleared to return to campus. Quarantine is strongly recommended for individuals traveling to/from geographic areas with significant community transmission. 

What will happen if I live on campus and test positive?

Students living in on-campus housing that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or under investigation will be moved to a housing unit reserved for quarantine and isolation. The Division of Academic Affairs will support quarantined or isolated students to ensure minimal disruption to their academic progress. Business and Finance/Student Engagement and Success will provide food service delivery to serve impacted students. 

What is the EWC cluster threshold?

A cluster of two or more positive COVID-19 cases at any EWC location will result in additional restrictions to mitigate transmission risks. A “cluster” is defined as cases with common times, geographic locations and/or exposures.6 It is noted that for any one (1) student that is identified as COVID-19 positive, another 15-60 individuals (students and/or employees) may also be infected. Only if deemed necessary, will additional measures will be taken in consultation with Senior Leadership, as well as internal and external, local, and state health and other officials. 

What if I need a face covering? What if I want to bring my own face covering to campus?

On-campus residents will receive their kits during check-in. For all other students, kits will be available during check-in at the Adams-Jenkins Music and Sports Complex. Face coverings are required in face-to-face classes and common areas. Students may also use their own comparable, yet approved, face coverings. For questions about approved face coverings, or to bring a covering for approval, please see the Dean of Students or designee. 

Are there hand sanitizer stations?

Yes, hand sanitizer stations will be located in high touch areas.

If I live on campus, how do I submit a work order?

Students will use QR Codes to submit maintenance work orders to the Area Coordinators. 

Am I able to go get food from the café?

An approved modified food service offering to the campus community will be developed. Food will be distributed as “grab-and-go,” with students having access to the cafeteria to enter facility to pick-up lunch and dinner, then leaving to eat lunch. Students will not be allowed to sit in the cafeteria. Pre-order and pick-up options will also be available for Tiger Stripe Café. If on-campus housing residents have been relocated to quarantine housing, temporary meals will be provided to these students by delivery for the duration of their isolation/quarantine. 

Is class going to be online or in-person?

Instruction for the fall 2020 semester will be offered to all EWC student populations using an adaptive instructional delivery approach that combines face-to-face and virtual course delivery. Face-to-face instruction will be delivered in accordance with strict adherence to College, state, and federal safety guidelines. 

How many people are allowed to room together in student housing?

EWC on campus housing has been reduced to 50% occupancy by converting all double rooms to a single room in our residence halls for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

If I live on campus, how do I submit a work order?

Students will use QR Codes to submit maintenance work orders to the Area Coordinators. 

Am I able to go get food from the café?

An approved modified food service offering to the campus community will be developed. Food will be distributed as “grab-and-go,” with students having access to the cafeteria to enter facility to pick-up lunch and dinner, then leaving to eat lunch. Students will not be allowed to sit in the cafeteria. Pre-order and pick-up options will also be available for Tiger Stripe Café. If on-campus housing residents have been relocated to quarantine housing, temporary meals will be provided to these students by delivery for the duration of their isolation/quarantine. 

Is class going to be online or in-person?

Instruction for the fall 2020 semester will be offered to all EWC student populations using an adaptive instructional delivery approach that combines face-to-face and virtual course delivery. Face-to-face instruction will be delivered in accordance with strict adherence to College, state, and federal safety guidelines. 

When do classes begin? Do we return after Thanksgiving break?

The academic calendar was adjusted to accommodate the fall 2020 start and ending dates. As such, the institution will have on-time start date for classes beginning August 17, 2020 and ending instruction prior to Thanksgiving Break, Tuesday, November 24, 2020. After Thanksgiving, students will complete the final exams occur remotely beginning the Monday after Thanksgiving Break. 

What if someone refuses to follow the rules?

Campus Safety and Security will maintain authority relative to overall enforcement of campus health and safety protocols and will remove individuals from campus who do not adhere to the procedures as outlined in this and other related documents. Further, the Division of Student Engagement and Success is responsible via the Student Conduct policy to enforce such policies for students, and students accountable for non-compliance. Additionally, the Office of Human Resources will provide enforcement of policies for all employees and accountability for non-compliance.