Returning to Campus

A Healthy Community Environment (8/3)

The following table depicts the various risk mitigation strategies intended to promote health and safety at USF. Each is accompanied by enforcement strategies intended to be employed to promote compliance. The specific action(s) taken in response to conduct that does not support health and safety standards will be fact specific and consistent with our due process requirements. The behaviors and university responses listed in the matrix are not exhaustive or exclusive. The university reserves the right to respond to noncompliance with health and safety standards in lawful ways not described in the matrix.

Our university is woven into the fabric of the surrounding local communities, and a healthy campus environment directly impacts a healthy community environment. The relationships that we have built and fostered with local governmental leaders, business owners and health care providers in the surrounding community are invaluable in promoting the community commitment to adhering to and endorsing national and state guidelines and our policies that are in place to promote health and safety.

 
Risk Mitigation Strategy
Response to Conduct that is Inconsistent with Strategies
Isolation of COVID-19 positive cases for medically indicated time period;
 
Removal from campus and/or on-campus housing, referral to Student Conduct and Ethical Development (SCED), possible provisional suspension if a student; referral to Human Resources (HR), possible disciplinary action if faculty or staff;
 
Isolation due to exposure and/or awaiting an indicated test result for medically indicated time period;
 
Removal from campus and/or on-campus housing, possible provisional suspension if a student, possible disciplinary action if a faculty or staff;
 
Report of a positive test result to Student Health Services or the COVID Task Force via assesscovid@usf.edu
 
 
Referral to SCED or HR; possible provisional suspension or disciplinary action
 
Completion of the return to campus assessment;
 
Reminders followed by redirection when attempting to access other applications, followed by suspension of network access;
 
 
Completion of daily symptom checks; displaying the Campus Pass whenever asked on any campus
 
 
Reminders followed by redirection when attempting to access other applications; removal of access to in person services, activities and facilities;
 
 
Participation when selected in random surveillance testing/screening
 
Unless authorized to decline, may result in a mandatory self-isolation period of up to two weeks
 
Wearing of face coverings in any campus building at all times; or outside where social distancing may be difficult to maintain
 
Request to comply with the guidance followed by removal from the activity, e.g. class, lab, studio, congregate spaces or a workplace, followed by consequences for disrupting the activity;
 
Maintaining 6 feet of physical separation distance between other people, where signage and markings indicate such is to be maintained;
 
Request to comply with the guidance followed by removal from the activity;
 
Completion of education modules on risk mitigation and enforcement;
 
Multiple reminders to reach goal of 90% of students and employees in any unit on-campus completing;
 
Local disinfecting of workspaces including offices, frequently used areas and other areas where work is conducted including classrooms, labs, studios and similar spaces.
 
Request to comply with the guidance followed by reminders followed by warnings.
 
Prohibiting in-person meetings, or in-person events or gatherings of any kind until and unless authorized and approved by the University
 
Referral to Student Conduct and Ethical Development or to Human Resources; possible provisional suspension or disciplinary action