Safety Guidelines 2020-2021
Please read carefully.

 

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. This is a daily mandatory requirement.


     

  • Students are required to wear face masks (covering nose and mouth area) at all times and practice social distancing.


GENERAL QUARANTINE POLICY

  • A student must quarantine at home if exposed to someone with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19.

  • A student who is asymptomatic can end quarantine after 10 days and return to campus on the 11th day following the last exposure to a COVID-19 positive person.

  • No symptoms can be experienced during the entire quarantine period. Approval to return to campus must be given. 

 

SOCIAL GATHERING POLICY

  • ŽStudents attending a social gathering of 10 people or more (not including those in the student’s immediate household) are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. If this practice is not adhered to, the student must quarantine at home for 10 days.

  • The student may return to campus on the 11th day following the social gathering. Approval to return to campus must be given.

  • If a student was previously confirmed positive for COVID-19 or very likely had COVID-19 AND the student tests positive for antibodies within three months of the gathering, the student must email proof of having antibodies to mweill@wits.edu in order to return to campus immediately after the social gathering. Approval to return to campus must be given.


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.

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

  • Masks must be worn during each class.

  • Social distancing should be maintained at all times.

  • Seating has been measured to comply with social distancing.

  • 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.”

  • Classroom 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.

  • Only one student should enter at a time.

  • Advisors will have face to face appointments with social distancing adhered to.

  • 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. One to four students are allowed in the Library at a time.


STUDENT LOUNGEŽ

  • 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.

  • ŽIf 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

  • Ž If 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. Weill.


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