Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is Davenport University doing about COVID-19?

Davenport University is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and meeting daily to ensure we are taking precautionary steps to protect the university community. We will share updates as we have them available.

For updated information from state health officials, visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/. There is also more information available through our library at https://davenport.libguides.com/coronavirus/about or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.


Davenport University is committed to offering students classes on-campus and online for the fall. 

Whether our students are looking for a residential campus experience or want to take classes online – Davenport stands ready to offer the experience they are looking for. We will continue to share information and updates with the campus community as we have them available.


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

Through early phases, anyone entering our buildings will be screened for COVID 19 symptoms and possible exposure at a Healthy@Work checkpoint. Those with symptoms or exposure 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

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Testing for the virus

  • In preparation for the fall semester, students living in residence halls and student-athletes will be tested once at the beginning of the semester.
  • 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.

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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 employees are encouraged to clean and disinfect their own workspaces at least twice throughout the workday. 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. 

 


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