Our Phased Approach


March 13, 2020

Phase 1
Stay Home Order, Essential Activities Only

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania announces entire state is in the red phase
  • Safe campus initiative task force (Storm Watch) created
  • Campus moves to virtual/distance learning
  • Dormitories and most campus buildings closed
  • Essential personnel only working on campus, staff working remotely
  • All travel, campus visits, and events canceled

May 29, 2020

Phase 2
Limited Activity

  • Reduced schedule of in-person operations staff working on campus 
  • Employee return-to-work protocols set in motion
  • Employees allowed into offices for essential items only
  • Human Resources holds supervisor training
  • Health-screening questionnaire created to check symptoms before coming to campus
  • Temperature checks put into place at the Health Center
  • Visitors for on-campus faculty allowed on campus while following return-to-work protocols
  • Travel and events remain canceled

June 19, 2020

Phase 3
Some Restrictions Ease

  • Franklin County moves from the yellow phase to the green phase
  • In-person operations staff working on campus 
  • Employees working from home until August 3
  • Fall 2020 Return-to-School plans recommended, created, and reviewed
  • Visitors for on-campus faculty allowed on campus while following return-to-work protocols
  • Travel and events remain canceled

July 2020

Phase 4
Ramp-Up for Fall Semester

  • Fall 2020 Return-to-School plan and protocols approved and sent to all constituents
  • Visitors for on-campus faculty allowed on campus while following return-to-work protocols
  • Travel and events remain canceled

August 2020

Phase 5
To Be Determined

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