SAFETY GUIDELINES 2020-2021
Please read carefully.

 

Welcome to WITS Machon Ohr Yehudis. WITS is dedicated to keeping our campus as safe as possible. It is with the adherence of the following guidelines that staff, faculty and students will, BE”H, be able to work together to accomplish this goal. WITS continues to monitor COVID-19 statistics and seeks guidance from medical experts to adjust the WITS safety guidelines as necessary.

BEFORE ENTERING THE CAMPUS

  • ŽStudents MUST complete an online COVID-19 survey everyday. 

  • Students may not enter the campus for 14 days* if they have been exposed to or have come in contact with anyone testing positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea. *14 days begin 48 hours before the onset of symptoms. 

  • ŽStudents may not enter the building for 10 days if they have been at a gathering within the past 10 days where social distancing was not adhered to or masks were not worn.

  • Students who are not permitted to attend classes on campus should contact Mrs. Weill for information on attending their classes over Zoom.

  • If COVID-19 quick testing is necessary, it can be done through Bikur Cholim. Go to covid.baltimorejewishlife.com for information. Test results must be emailed to info@wits.edu. A student cannot come on campus while waiting for test results. 


ENTERING THE CAMPUS
Until further notice, the parking lot entrance to WITS is designated as an ENTRANCE ONLY. Use social distancing when entering, i.e., only one person should enter at a time; stay 4' to 6' apart.

Students are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing at all times while on campus. 


EXITING THE CAMPUS
Until further notice, students will exit using the stairwell near the Office. When exiting through the shul lobby, please use decorum and practice social distancing. Again, masks must be worn at all times.


CLASSROOM

  • ŽMasks must be worn during each class.

  • Social distancing should be maintained at all times.

  • Seating has been measured to comply with social distancing.

  • Students will be assigned a seat for each classes they are taking. Students must sit at their assigned seat number. It is of utmost importance that this protocol be maintained for each class.

  • Students are asked to wipe down their area (table and chair) before leaving the classroom. Wipes are located in all classrooms.

  • Instructors will be seated behind acrylic “sneeze guards.”

  • ŽClassroom trash bins are to be used for recyclables only.

  • In Rooms 207 and 208, please enter through the back of the classroom and exit through the front of the classroom.


OFFICE
Office staff are here to assist you in any way possible. However, social distancing must be maintained and masks worn when entering the office.

  • ŽOnly one student should enter at a time.

  • Advisors will have face to face appointments that adhere to social distancing protocols.

  • Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.


LIBRARY
Students are welcome to use the Library throughout the day and evening. Social distancing must be maintained and masks worn. Designated areas have been marked for students who wish to study or prepare for class in the Library. A maximum of four students are allowed in the Library study area at a time.


STUDENT LOUNGE
Students are welcome to use the Student Lounge throughout the day and evening. Designated areas have been marked to maintain social distancing. Masks must be worn. If the quota for the Student Lounge has been met, and there are classrooms which are not being used, then a student can sit in that classroom until ten minutes before class begins. The student will need to wipe down the area she was sitting at before leaving. Discard all garbage in the Student Lounge trash bins. Classroom trash bins are to be used for recyclables
only.


MISCELLANEOUS

  • ŽIf a student is not feeling well and needs to leave campus, the student MUST notify either Mrs. Glazer or Mrs. Weill before leaving.

  • Remember to wash hands with soap and warm water before leaving the Student Lounge or restrooms.

  • Hand sanitizers have been placed in strategic areas throughout the campus.

  • If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please speak with Mrs. Glazer or Mrs. Weill.


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