- Seating capacity of all rooms has been significantly reduced, with the vast majority of spaces accommodating between 20% and 50% of the normal number of seats.
- All instructional spaces too small to accommodate academic activities while maintaining physical distance protocols are closed.
- Large spaces not previously used for regular classes, such as Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, have been brought online as instructional spaces.
- Seats will be placed within a 96-inch diameter circle with 7-10 feet of teaching zones in front of them.
- Classroom furniture will be positioned so that proper physical distancing protocols are followed and designated classroom capacities are not exceeded. Signage and markings have been deployed to direct circulation.
- Labs are reduced to 50% capacity to achieve physical distancing.
- Instructional spaces and labs will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected twice per day.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers will be available in all academic spaces.
- There will be a quart bottle of disinfectant and a roll of paper towels in each classroom for students and faculty to utilize for additional disinfecting as needed. There will also be wipes available to clean instructors' computer stations and computers in the computer lab. Do not use the spray bottles on the electronic equipment. The custodial staff will ensure the disinfectant and paper towels are stocked throughout the day.
Food and drink
- No food or drink is allowed in instructional spaces. Beverages for instructors and ADA accommodations will be the exception.
- During in-person classes or meetings, all students and faculty are required to wear face coverings.
- Posters reminding faculty and students about practicing preventative health behaviors will be posted in each instructional space.
- Classes for faculty and students who have mobility issues will be scheduled on the first floor of accessible buildings so that no use of elevators will be needed to attend classes
Field Work and Activity Courses
SUNY Cortland has a significant number of courses that involve off-campus field work (such as student teaching), internships, and activities (such as physical education and recreation related coursework). Plans for these courses are being devised on a case by case basis as they often involve working with off-campus partners and/or delivery in non-traditional instructional spaces (e.g. gyms). The deans are coordinating discussions with departments related to these unique courses, with a commitment to adhering to all safety and cleaning protocols described above. If a field work course also involves transportation (e.g. a bus to Raquette Lake), departments should also address how social distancing and cleaning protocols will be maintained during transport.