Basic Plans for Gathering for Fall 2020 semester
- Before coming to campus for any reason, each person takes temperature, and stays home if 100.4 or over (per CDC recommendations). If you have a fever, you must be fever free for 72 hours without the use of a fever reducer before returning to campus.
- If a person displays other COVID-19 symptoms or any other infectious illness, they should stay home that day.
- Do not come to campus if you are sick with any infectious illness, e.g., cold, flu, COVID-19.
Procedures to follow while on campus:
- Persons should wear masks and remain six feet apart from one-another at all times.
- Persons will line up outside each classroom using the markings on the ground to maintain social distance
- For some classrooms there may be two lines to account for multiple entrances
- When ready, the professor (or designated assistant) will indicate to the line that it is time to enter
- Persons will enter while maintaining at least six feet distance from one another
- Students and faculty will keep masks on during classes held indoors. If classes move outdoors, faculty or student presenters may remove their masks if they are able to remain socially distant from the rest of the class.
- When class is dismissed, persons will leave the classroom in a socially distanced manner
*Classrooms will be disinfected between use
OUTDOOR CHAPEL IN THE MOTTE
- Persons should wear masks and remain six feet apart from one-another as they walk to their destination and when they arrive.
- Persons in the same household may walk and gather without maintain distance among themselves
- Attendees are requested to bring their own prayer book/hymnal/psalter
- Attendees shall provide their own blanket or chairs for seating on the motte; no chairs are provided for outdoor chapel, except for service leaders.
- Persons should find a spot that is at least six feet apart from other people/families
- Masks will be required for those who attend chapel. Presiders, readers, and preachers will be allowed to remove masks during outdoor chapel at the appropriate times and with appropriate distancing.
- For the community services that include celebration of the eucharist, chapel practice will conform to the Episcopal Diocese of Texas guidelines for re-gathering. Further information will be shared before beginning this practice.
- All restrooms on the Southwest Campus have been outfitted with occupied/unoccupied labeled thumbolts that lock from the inside. This functionally makes every restroom single use.
- If the restroom you would like to use is occupied, please either wait patiently or find another.
- All restrooms on campus will now be considered gender neutral with temporary signage in place to indicate as much.
- The library is open to students, faculty, and staff only.
- Booher Library patrons may request physical items using this online form and then pick the items up once the library staff emails you the order is ready. For non-students, faculty and staff, library staff will coordinate on a time for you to pick up the items outside the library. Students, faculty, and staff, if you do drop in for an item, check out will be contactless.
- The Reference Room includes a number of socially distanced computers and a printer/scanner/copier.
- Persons will wear masks while inside the building at all times
- Eating inside the library is not allowed except for staff working a shift. Covered beverages are allowed.
- A quiet, library-like environment is requested as much as possible.
- The main door is an entrance and exit; please take care to socially distance yourself as you enter and exit the library.
- All of the library’s study carrels are socially distanced, open carrels.
WEEKS CENTER STUDY HALL
- The Weeks Center will be reconfigured to provide 24 socially-distanced quiet study spaces for students. The hours will by 9-5, Monday – Friday.
- Spaces will be available on a first come first served basis
- Spaces may not be ‘saved’ by placing personal items in the space and leaving (students may, of course, take short breaks and leave to use the restroom)
- Persons will enter and exit through the indicated entrance and exit doors only
- Persons will wear masks while inside the study hall at all times
- Eating and drinking is not allowed
- A quiet, library-like environment is requested
- Students will not be allowed to use Zoom to attend classes in this space
- A voluntary meal plan will be provided for members of the community. This provides two meals weekly during the semester, Monday Lunch and Thursday Dinner. Find more info here.
- For Monday Lunch and Thursday dinner, the voluntary meal program will distribute single packaged, grab-and-go meals.
- The seminary will not provide indoor space for dining. If persons gather outdoors to eat, social distancing protocols must be observed.