Davenport is offering classes in-seat, online and real-time virtual for the spring/summer semester.

 

What is Davenport University doing to ensure a safe return to campus?

 

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) usage

Providing masks or face coverings to all staff, students and visitors on our campuses. Hand sanitizer is provided throughout our buildings. Posters are displayed with reminders on how to prevent the spread of germs and training is provided.

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Health screening

Anyone entering our buildings will be asked to complete an online screening for COVID 19 symptoms and possible exposure. Those with symptoms will be asked to get a medical assessment or isolate themselves until symptoms have abated. We will evaluate, update and communicate changes to screening procedures as appropriate.

The online screening can be accessed at https://sites.google.com/davenport.edu/davenportcovid-19screening/home.

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Testing for the virus

  • In preparation for the winter semester, students living in residence halls and student-athletes will be tested once at the beginning of the semester––free of charge.
  • Faculty, staff and students who are on campus and present symptoms of COVID 19 will be advised to remain home and seek medical attention which may include testing.
  • Student athletes are participating in surveillance testing. 

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Enhanced cleaning

Common areas and frequently touched surfaces are being cleaned daily on a special protocol created by facilities. There are updated protocols for regular, targeted and focused cleanings to address potential exposure concerns. Cleaning supplies will be available, and students and employees are encouraged to clean and disinfect their own work or study spaces at least twice throughout the day. Shared spaces are expected to be cleaned before and after each use by the participant(s).

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Physical and space adaptation

  • Fresh air turnover in all of our buildings has been increased over industry standards to circulation and reduce potential transmission through aerosol particles.
  • Space augmentation such as plexiglass dividers and floor markings where lines may form have been made to improve social distancing and assist individuals in safeguarding their space.
  • Workspace and classroom layouts and seating arrangements are revised to allow for social distancing.
  • Meeting rooms, break rooms and other communal areas have reduced seating, capacity limits or may be temporarily closed.

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Scheduling

  • Business hours may be modified to allow for staggered work shifts to reduce the number of people in the building at one time.
  • Class scheduling and occupancy has been revised to allow for control of potential exposures.

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Travel

Statewide business travel remains restricted to essential travel and requires departmental leadership approval. 

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Vaccination distribution and eligibility

  • Now that the vaccines are available, state and local health departments, area hospitals, pharmacies and other partners are working to implement the MDHHS plan for a phased distribution. On January 11, 2021, Michigan moved to the next phase of vaccinations. In this phase, the vaccine is available to: 
    • People age 65 and older
    • Police officers, firefighters, inspectors
    • Pre-K through 12 teachers
    • Prison and Jail officers
    • Child care providers
    • Health care workers and residents in long-term care facilities
  • Staff or faculty that fall into this group may connect with the local health department and/or their primary care provider to learn more about how they can set up an appointment to receive the vaccine. 

Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Resources/Information: 

 

Frequently asked questions about Davenport's return to campus

If you have any comments, questions or concerns that aren't represented below, employees are encouraged to reach out to their manager and students are asked to reach out to campus.life@davenport.edu. We are here for you and will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.

To view Davenport's entire return to campus plan, you may download it here