Monitoring Health Conditions on Campus

Daily Health Check

Wear a Mask

Physical Distancing

King’s Human Resources Director (Regina Corchado) and Director of Student Health Services (JoAnn Kosik) are partnering to monitor health conditions on campus. All students and employees are required to submit their body temperature and a screening questionnaire daily. No touch thermometers are available at various locations across campus for anyone who needs access. Students and employees exhibiting signs and symptoms of illness are encouraged to stay away from campus to slow the spread of all illnesses.  

As a practice, the HR Director and Director of Student Health will meet regularly to discuss the number of illnesses we are made aware of on campus and make a recommendation to senior staff in the event a surge of virus or infection happens.  

Support for Vulnerable Populations

The CDC has provided guidance to certain populations who are at greater risk for severe illness. King’s is committed to assisting people who need to take extra precautions to ensure everyone stays healthy. If you identify yourself to be part of one of the higher risk groups, and would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources. We will research and work with you and your manager on how we can best support your needs when returning to campus.

Additionally, our Facilities and Maintenance departments have been working to identify spaces that may need to be modified in order to ensure proper social distancing is attainable. Employees requesting a modification to their physical space should open a ticket using the Facilities Tree resource if you would like to request additional adjustments. 

Students with disabilities requesting ADA accommodations should contact Sheri Yech at 570-208-5800 or sheriyech@kings.edu 

Employees with disabilities requesting ADA accommodations should contact Regina Corchado at 570-208-5968 or reginacorchado@kings.edu 

Absences

King’s Human Resources team has reviewed and updated all policies that relate to employee absences. 

Visit here to access our employee handbook with policies that address all types of absences.  We are encouraging all employees who do not feel well to please remain off campus.  

Travel Guidelines

On Thursday, July 2, 2020 the Pennsylvania Department of Health released new guidelines on travel that could impact our timeline to return to campus if not followed appropriately. Please review and follow the travel guidelines outlined by the state. Please know that additional states could be added to this list at any time based on local conditions.  

The CDC has provided guidance for travelers. If you are planning to travel, please consult the guidelines here

King’s is committed to keep College travel to a minimum. Meetings, trainings and conferences are to be held virtually where possible. Students and employees who travel for leisure are encouraged to discuss their plans with their supervisor or Human Resources department if they feel self-isolation after travel would be recommended.  

Protocols for Students and Employees who Live-In or Travel to States Identified as High Prevalence for COVID-19

Students living in states identified as high prevalence by the Pennsylvania DOH (PA DOH) should self-quarantine at home for 14 days prior to return to campus and must notify the Student Health Center of their status. To determine if you live in a state that is high prevalence, use this link.

Students who traveled to states identified as high prevalence in the 2 weeks prior to return to campus must follow the bulleted points listed below for 14 days. At any time, the student may be asked to remain at home (self-quarantine on campus or at home) for a period of 14 days depending on the wide-spread COVID-19 activity in the area traveled to and/or because of non-compliance to mitigating behaviors. Individuals may be asked to obtain a COVID-19 test.

Notify the Student Health Center of your travel.

  • Take temperature twice daily.
  • Monitor for and report temperature over 100.4 F and symptoms of COVID-19 using the student online screening tool.
  • Wear face covering at all times when in common areas on campus and with any face-face exposure.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 (six) feet.
  • Maintain diligent hand hygiene.
  • Sanitize your room and shared common spaces frequently. Students living in or traveling to states identified as high prevalence for COVID-19 will be added to the special risk COVID-19 Surveillance Testing program upon their arrival to campus and will be required to isolate if they test positive for COVID-19.

Employees who have traveled to or plan to travel to the high COVID-19 prevalence states identified by the PA DOH must follow the bullets below for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania. To determine if you have travelled to a high COVID-19 prevalence state, use this link. At any time, the employee may be asked to remain off-site for a period of 14 days depending on the wide-spread COVID-19 activity in the area traveled to and/or because of non-compliance to mitigating behaviors. Individuals may be asked to obtain a COVID-19 test.

  • Notify your supervisor of your travel prior to and upon your return.
  • Take temperature twice daily.
  • Monitor for and report temperature over 100.4F and symptoms of COVID-19 using the employee online screening tool.
  • Wear face covering at all times when in common areas on campus and with face-face exposure to colleagues or students.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 (six) feet.
  • Maintain diligent hand hygiene.
  • Sanitize your workplace frequently.

Employees and students are encouraged not to travel to high prevalence COVID-19 states for the two weeks prior to return to campus.

Guidelines on Gatherings

We will utilize the CDC guidelines when considering events and gatherings.  

Class sizes will be limited and we have made some space modifications to ensure proper social distancing is attainable. Based on these CDC social distancing guidelines, in most cases our revised classroom seating capacity has been reduced to about one third of the original room seating capacity. We have also modified larger spaces and conference rooms to accommodate larger classes.  

Internal meetings are limited to no more than 25 employees. Masks must always be worn and a minimum of 6 feet must be maintained if gathering in the same space.  

Local officials have requested we notify them of all gatherings. If you would like to consider hosting a gathering on campus please first reach out to our pandemicofficer@kings.edu for the most up to date guidelines and approvals required.