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Keeping Hawks Healthy

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Visitors on Campus

Key Points

Campus largely limited to current students, faculty, and staff.

Typically public spaces will not be open to guest/visitors

Family visitors must fill out a request form.

 

Enhanced health and safety protocols mean we have to make significant changes to our visitor/guest policy this fall.

We ask that you read the full policy below, but here are some key points:

Access to campus will be largely limited to current students, faculty, and staff. Others who are permitted on campus include:

Spaces on campus that typically welcome the public (Harrison Libraries, performance spaces, galleries, the Campus Store, etc.) will not be open for visitors/guests.

We are unable to allow any personal visitors or guests to campus, in the residence halls, or elsewhere. There may be some cases in which immediate family members need to come to campus. In those instances, an immediate family member is required to submit a request form at least 24 hours in advance. 

Campus Access Policy

This policy was updated on Sept. 30, 2020.

Purpose

In order to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19, the University of Hartford will limit the number of visitors permitted on campus. The policies proposed in this document address most scenarios of visits to campus. Any unforeseen scenarios will be handled on a “case by case” basis, while adhering to best practice. This policy also addresses the occurrences when visitors will be permitted on campus and the guidelines that must be followed when visiting.

Policy

Effective immediately and until further notice, the University of Hartford shall restrict access to all of its campuses. This policy shall be applicable to all University of Hartford campuses and persons accessing them. Failure to comply with this policy by any person(s) may result in their removal from campus, suspension from University programs, and/or disciplinary actions.

Procedure

  1. Access to the Main Campus
    1. Access to the Main Campus shall be through the Main Entrance on Bloomfield Avenue.
    2. The North Entrance gate shall be closed.
    3. The Mark Twain Drive gate shall be closed.
  2. Access to Handel Performing Arts Center (HPAC), Institutional Advancement (IA) and Asylum Avenue Campus
    1. HPAC - access to the building shall be through the Westbourne Parkway Main Entrance
    2. IA - access to the building shall be through the Granby St. Entrance
    3. Asylum Avenue
      1. Grad housing - access to the buildings shall be through Girard Avenue
      2. Montessori Training Center Northeast – access to the buildings shall be through Asylum Avenue
  3. Access Control
    1. The Department of Public Safety shall staff the main gate 24/7 and HPAC during normal business hours, allowing access to authorized persons only.
  4. Authorized Persons (Identification Required)* Persons seeking to enter the campus are limited to the following:
    1. University Members
      1. Faculty and staff
      2. Board of Regent members
      3. Current residential and commuter students*
    2. Approved third party vendors/companies/first responders:
      1. Aramark employees
      2. Approved contractors/vendors
      3. Approved delivery services (i.e. US Postal Service, UPS, Fed Ex)
      4. Police, fire, EMT, etc.
    3. Food Delivery/Transportation services:
      1. UBER, LYFT, ride share and taxi service providers
      2. Food delivery services UBER Eats, Door Dash, Peapod, etc.
      3. No deliveries are permitted for students in isolation or quarantine locations.
    4. Prospective Students and Families:
      1. Prospective students and families
        1. Tours will be scheduled through Admissions
        2. All visitors must follow posted pre-registration processes
      2. Athletic Recruiting Visits
        1. Prospective student-athletes heading to campus for recruiting visits will follow the University protocol under the Office of Admissions visitor’s guidelines
    5. Immediate Family Members:
      1. Immediate family members must submit a request form to access campus, and will be required to present their confirmation email response to the form upon campus entry.Family members are not permitted to enter campus buildings and should remain in their vehicle.
        1. Request form must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to coming to campus.
    6. Affiliated Schools and Educational Partners: The following partners are required to follow all public health-related COVID-19 policies:
      1. Farmington Valley Training Academy (FVTA) staff, faculty, and students
      2. CREC Magnet School at the University of Hartford staff, faculty, and students
      3. University High School staff, faculty, and students
  5. Unauthorized Persons: The following persons/services shall not be allowed access to the campus:
    1. Any person who tests positive for COVID-19
    2. Alumni
    3. Members of the general public*
    4. Conferences and Events
      1. At present time, Conference & Event Management is not engaging with external constituents for new event bookings through the end of the fall academic semester 2020.
    5. Buildings that are no longer open to the general public include, but are not limited to:
      1. Harry Jack Gray Center
        1. Harrison Libraries
        2. 1877 Club Restaurant
        3. Joseloff Gallery
        4. Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies
        5. Museum of Jewish Civilization
        6. Starbucks (located in the library)
        7. University Bookstore
      2. Gengras Student Union
        1. All eateries (Moe’s Southwest Grill, Einstein’s Bagel etc.
      3. University Commons (main dining hall)
      4. Silpe Gallery
      5. Konover Campus Center
      6. Sports Center
      7. All auditoriums, theaters, performance rooms, recital halls
        1. Handel Performing Arts Center (HPAC)
        2. Lincoln Theater
  6. Job Applicants: 
    All interviews will be conducted through an online format. No in-person interview will take place during the fall semester.* *No in-person meetings/interviews should take place during the fall semester unless there is a necessary reason to make an accommodation or other provisional arrangement, a barrier for not doing so, or with other advance approval by HRD. There may need to be exceptions granted (via HRD) for some positions, candidates and/or finalists who need to come to campus as part of the interview process.

    If an interview will be taking place on-campus:
    1. Advance notification must be provided to HRD (and the Provost, for faculty) identifying reason(s) for in-person meeting as well as dates and times the individual will be on-campus and who they will be meeting with. It is recommended these meetings are held outdoors, be socially-distanced and all parties must adhere to CT and University public health-related COVID-19 policies.
    2. Candidates/finalists traveling from states listed on the CT Travel Advisory (Executive Order 7111), or any subsequently issued Orders will be required to follow Connecticut’s guidelines for quarantine and show proof of adherence to guidelines before coming to campus.
  7. Daily Self-Health Screen
    To keep the University of Hartford community safe, all faculty, staff, students, approved contractors/vendors are asked to conduct a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors each day and before entering our campuses.

    All University of Hartford faculty, staff, students, visitors, and guests shall complete a daily health screen pursuant to the following:
    1. The health screen is to be reported via the LiveSafe App on a smartphone. If you do not have access to a smartphone then complete the health screen via the website or if you do not have access to the Internet, via an alternate reporting method as directed by the relevant supervisor.
    2. Any persons experiencing or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should not come to campus
      1. All faculty and staff who are exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms are restricted from campus and shall remain home.
      2. All commuter students who are exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms shall remain home.
      3. All residential students who are exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms shall remain within their assigned rooms.
      4. All faculty, staff, and students shall immediately report COVID-19 symptoms to Health Services or Public Safety.
  8. University Magnet School
    The following is in place should the University Magnet School be open. Students will arrive and depart from school via school bus and private vehicles.
    1. School buses and private vehicles transporting Magnet School students will enter and exit campus via the Main Gate.
    2. Public Safety officers shall provide traffic direction and control at the Main Gate and Magnet School driveway.
  9. Access to Residential buildings, rooms, suites
    Only those persons who have been assigned to a specific residential building, room, or suite shall enter those locations.
    1. No visitors are permitted to enter residential buildings, rooms or suites.
    2. Residential students shall only enter the building, room or suite to which they are assigned. They shall not visit or enter another resident’s building, room or suite. Commuter students shall not enter residential buildings, rooms, suites.*
      * With the exception of Hawk Hall ground floor classrooms
    3. The restrictions shall not apply to members of Residential Life, Facilities, Public Safety, or an authorized University official engaged in University business.
  10. Student Events
    No guests of students will be permitted on campus during the fall semester and thus will not be permitted to attend any on campus student events.

 

 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, older adults and those with underlying medical conditions, are especially vulnerable. By visiting UHart you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.