The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to the way we learn, live, work, and interact in our community. This weekly newsletter, RIT Ready, is designed to help you plan and stay organized in this evolving environment by sharing the latest information you need to stay safe, healthy, productive, and engaged.
RIT is making public two important plans that outline shared student, faculty, staff, and visitor responsibilities for keeping the campus community as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both reports, which are aligned and consistent with current local, state, and federal guidelines, are available on the RIT Ready website, which has the most up-to date information on all aspects of the university’s operation during the pandemic.
The RIT Safety Plan covers a variety of topics, including symptom monitoring, physical distancing, reducing population density, personal safety practices, regular cleaning and disinfection, restricting nonessential travel, contact tracing, and communication.
RIT Ready: Fall 2020 Reopening Plan, recently approved by the Board of Trustees, is a compilation of the work of several committees that details efforts and shared responsibilities for minimizing the spread of the coronavirus, providing high-quality educational and research experiences, and supporting a residential campus experience.
Health and Safety
COVID-19 testing requirements
COVID-19 testing for all people – students, faculty, and staff – who will be on the RIT campus will play a crucial role in a safe reopening and semester. Learn the testing requirements and RIT’s plan for managing the process, including situations in which people test positive for the virus.
Keeping track of health: RIT is introducing a COVID-19 symptom screening to protect the health and safety of the RIT community. Starting July 27, the university will launch the RIT Daily Health Screening website, with a companion call-in option. The new RIT Daily Health Screening is part of the RIT Ready Pledge to suppress the coronavirus by protecting ourselves and each other through proactive steps, such as wearing face masks and physical distancing.
Latest on New York state’s travel advisory: We know that many students’ planned arrival dates could be impacted by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s travel advisory for states with high infection rates. We are awaiting further guidance from state officials on the 14-day self-quarantine implementation and we will communicate with all students as soon as more details are available.
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