Nyack College Reopening Plan for COVID-19

Introduction

Nyack College’s Reopening Plan conforms with NY Forward Reopening guidelines for Higher Education and the New York State Department of Health’s “Interim Guidance for Higher Education during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.” Additionally, the College has also reviewed guidelines established by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) for reopening institutions of higher education, the American College Health Association (ACHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the New York State Education Department Guidance for New York State Colleges and Universities on Reopening for the 2020/2021 Academic Year.

The plan will be submitted to the NYSDOH in accordance with NY Forward Guidelines. The plan is being implemented but will evolve as necessary based on guidance from public health, government authorities and other agencies as applicable.

Nyack College plans to follow CDC guidelines and public health protocols for reducing density, social distancing and PPE usage. The following outlines the College’s plans for navigating the four major phases of managing COVID-19:

  • PHASE I Reopening of the campus
  • PHASE II Monitoring of health conditions
  • PHASE III Containment of potential transmission of the virus
  • PHASE IV Shut down of in-person operations on the campus, if necessitated by widespread COVID-19 transmission

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