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Hunter College Schools
Hunter College shall resume all workplace activities for the Fall 2021 semester. All faculty and staff offices will be open.
Academic offices in schools, departments, programs and administrative offices will be open and staffed starting in August.
Individuals must comply with the general safety guidelines for face coverings and physical distancing.
Hunter College Facilities will clean shared workspaces and common areas daily. Requests for cleaning individual offices may be requested by work order.
Employees are encouraged to follow the protocols outlined for Hygiene, Cleaning, and Disinfection found in the General Safety Guidelines under Core Principles and Definitions.
Every office area will be supplied with hand sanitizer and either sanitizing wipes or disinfectant spray and paper towels. These may be used by employees for wiping down work surfaces and shared equipment. It is recommended that shared work surfaces and equipment be wiped down both before and after use.
All occupied office spaces shall be supplied with ventilation systems in accordance with the General Safety Guidelines.
Signage shall be posted in shared workspaces and common areas indicating the source of outside air and particulate filtering.
Individuals may briefly remove their face coverings during meals. Unvaccinated individuals must maintain proper physical distancing and may remain at their desks or go to a designated dining space. See Food Serice and Dining.
Shared food and beverage among employees (e.g. self-serve meals and beverages) is prohibited.
Signage shall be posted throughout the workplace reminding employees about safety guidelines applicable to the workspace.
Essential personnel shall report to work on regular work schedules. All other staff shall return in accordance with plans established by their managers. Managers may establish staggered schedules, as needed. All employees who will be working any portion of their workweek remotely will complete the remote work agreement. Non-essential employees may begin to report to work starting on August 2, 2021. Faculty shall return starting August 25, 2021, for in-person instruction.
To support the creation of high-quality online content, the Center for Online Learning (C105HN) is available for recording video lectures. The model classroom and recording booths will be open to faculty after a consultation with an educational technologist and then by appointment. Interested faculty should contact the Center for Online Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial consultation.
The Faculty Resource Center (121HN) can be reserved or made available on a drop-in basis.
Five sound-proof rooms are available where faculty may conduct research, instructional programming and record or conduct classes. Space may be reserved for 3-hour blocks between 8am and 5pm. It is available for drop-in use as available but reservations will be given priority and are recommended. Reservations should be made ahead of time.
Employees who believe their disability requires an adjustment or modification to their job because of COVID-19 can apply for a reasonable accommodation through HR. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be evaluated for employees with eligible health concerns.
Essential employees have remained on campus throughout the NYS Pause and NY Forward reopening phases. These employees have been provided with PPE specific to their line of work. Such determinations have been made by Hunter’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety under the applicable State, CUNY and City guidance. All employees receiving masks and gloves have been trained in donning and doffing and communication has been given by their supervisors to follow physical distancing guidelines and observe hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting protocols. Human Resources has managed notification and contact tracing for anyone reporting suspicion of COVID-19 exposure or a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. The college has followed protocols for shutting down the building, or portions of the building as needed, for deep cleaning and safe reopening.
Essential workers will receive equitable treatment in the protections afforded to faculty, staff and students.