Weekly COVID-19 Briefing 9/18/20

Sep 18, 2020

CoVerified Clearance Needed for Entry to Key Campus Locations

Starting on Monday, September 21st, all students participating in on-campus learning (AGS, Commuter and Residential) will need to show their CoVerified Symptom Clearance screen to gain entrance to areas/events around campus including, but not limited to the following: Dining Commons, Chapel, Nease Library and all campus sponsored events.

Students coming to campus should already have the CoVerified app downloaded.

To get connected to the app:

1)     Download at the following link: CoVerified

2)     Enter your ENC email address and password.

3)     Accept the Terms and Privacy Policy

4)     Answer the questions that follow

As you get started, please review the User Guide

If you do not have a smart phone, you can save the LINK and use CoVerified on your computer.

If you are having any technical issues with your CoVerified app please email testing@enc.edu

If you get a restricted screen after you complete the symptom screening please stay in your room or at home and call (617) 745-3777 for a consultation and further instruction. Please only leave your room to utilize the bathroom until further instructed.  If you are calling after 5 PM Monday-Thursday, please leave a message with your call back number and a nurse will follow up with you the next morning.  If you are calling on a weekend (Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday), please leave a message with your call back number and the on-call nurse will follow up with you by 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Accountability Measure for COVID Protocols

We have had a very successful start of the semester and need to maintain a healthy campus as we move into cold and flu season.  It is imperative that we are diligent in practicing the basic COVID-19 protocols of social distancing, wearing face coverings as directed, and completing our daily symptom screening.  To successfully reach our  goal of healthy in-person learning through Thanksgiving, we need total community participation of these specified protocols. If students cannot uphold these protocols, the accountability measures proceed as follows:

Student violating these protocols or facilitating the violation of these protocols will be disciplined in the following ways:

1.     Recorded verbal warning/reminder, along with coaching discussion with supervisor, member of Student Life staff (including Resident Assistants), or another college employee wherever possible (1st offense).

2.     Issued a formal warning and required meeting with Student Conduct (2nd offense).

3.     Issued formal disciplinary sanction from Student Conduct (3rd offense).

4.     Further disciplinary action may be taken up to and including the loss of campus housing and/or dismissal from the College (4th offense).

It is our desire that no student be disciplined for failure to practice the basic health and safety protocols that we have put in place, but we are committed to follow-up with appropriate disciplinary action to protect the wellbeing of our fellow community members.

Traveling to High Risk Locations

Remember you should eliminate non-essential travel to high-risk states and international locations in compliance with the Governor’s Travel Order.

If you must travel to a high-risk state, you must notify residence life (complete the Travel Form – if a campus resident, including Young and Munro GAs and renters) or your supervisor (if an employee) of your trip so a re-entry plan can be established that complies with the Massachusetts Order.

Please note that a re-entry plan must be established prior to departure.  If you do not have a re-entry plan established do not return to campus and contact Health Services during regular business hours Monday-Friday at (617) 745-3893 to arrange your re-entry.

Not complying with the Massachusetts Travel Order could result in a $500 fine.

Employee Symptom Tracking and Accountability

Early next week, employees will be receiving information from Human Resource about forthcoming app that employees will use to better track symptom screenings.  In the interim employees are to continue to utilize the form supplied by Human Resources to track their symptom checking.  Remember symptom checking should be done every day before you arrive to campus for work, but no earlier than 2 hours before arriving on campus.

Similar to the expectations of students listed above, employee accountability is equally important.  We will be sending out the employee accountability process via email early next week.

COVID-19 Testing Update

Residential student surveillance testing is proceeding well.  We are very close to collecting residential samples weekly. To view the status of testing and recovery please visit the testing dash board at: https://enc.edu/covid-19-campus-testing/  The dash board is updated weekly.

Online Resources

The College continues to maintain an active website with timely information related to COVID-19 and institutional response.  This informative site can be found at: https://enc.edu/fall-2020-reopening-plans/

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire ENC family across the world as we navigate these trying times.  Above all we are grateful for a God who is present in our daily lives and who demonstrates to us how to love and live.

Blessings to you on behalf of the Emergency Response Team,

Jeffrey Kirksey
Vice President for Student Life and Campus Services

23 East Elm Avenue
Quincy, MA 02170-2999

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