Campus Use & Visitor Guidelines

Campus Access & Visitors Protocol Fall 2022

Residential Students

Actively enrolled residential students for the Fall 2022 semester are permitted to come and go from campus. Students must present a Goucher OneCard for access to campus at all times. Students should practice good respiratory and hand hygiene, mask when required, and report all illnesses and positive COVID-19 diagnoses to the Student Health Center. While on campus, Students must abide by the current student code of conduct and participate in any testing or contact tracing programs implemented by the College.

To maintain inter-hall visitation, the following practices must be adhered to:

  • You are responsible for escorting your guests into and out of your residence hall.
  • You must remain masked in other residence halls unless in a student room.
  • Gatherings in individual rooms or apartments should not exceed the following standards according to fire safety regulations:
    • Singles: four people
    • Doubles: six people
    • Suites/Apartments: 13 people

Goucher College continues to conduct wastewater surveillance testing twice weekly until we deem there is minimal risk in discontinuing this practice.

Residential students will be tested individually for SARS-CoV-2 virus should their residence hall report a positive wastewater test and students who test positive will be isolated.

Commuter Students

Actively enrolled commuter students for the Fall 2022 semester are permitted to come and go from campus. Students must present their Goucher OneCard for access to campus at all times. Students should practice good respiratory and hand hygiene, mask when required, and report all illnesses and positive COVID-19 diagnoses to the Student Health Center. 

Student’s Guests or Friends

Students are permitted to have guests and friends on campus and must abide by all college policies and guidelines. 

  • You are responsible for escorting your guests into and out of your residence hall.
  • Your guests must remain masked in other residence halls unless in a student room.
  • Gatherings in individual rooms or apartments should not exceed the following standards according to fire safety regulations:
    • Singles: four people
    • Doubles: six people
    • Suites/Apartments: 13 people
  • All overnight guests must be registered with the Office of Campus Safety.
  • Overnight guests may stay a maximum of 3 nights only.

Faculty/Staff

Faculty/Staff should work as scheduled (e.g., on campus) and comply with all COVID protocols in force (e.g., masking guidelines). Employees shall refer to and comply with the Quarantine & Return to Work policy for procedures if exposed or ill.

Faculty/Staff Guests

Guests and visitors are welcome on campus and must comply with all COVID protocols in force (e.g., masking guidelines).

Admissions Guests

The Office of Admissions is offering on-site visits for prospective students and family members. The following protocols are being observed:

  • Visitors must be fully vaccinated and have received a booster (if eligible) for COVID-19.
    • Visitors with a medical or religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine must test 72 hours prior to their visit and have a negative result.
  • Visitors exhibiting coronavirus symptoms are asked to cancel their visit.
  • The Office of Admissions is keeping a record of all attendees on each tour to support contact tracing if necessary.
  • Admissions Ambassadors use a predetermined tour route which has been shared with Campus Operations.

Families

Once students return to campus; families will not be allowed to visit student’s on-campus. Emergency access may be granted through the Dean of Students office.

Alumni Visitors

Between August 6-September 16,all faculty, staff, students, and outside guests are required to wear N-95, KN95, or KF94 face masks while indoors on campus. In addition, all visitors to campus should be fully vaccinated and boosted.

Visiting Athletic Teams

Visiting athletic teams will be permitted on campus for the purposes of competition play only. Visiting teams follow specific protocols as defined by Goucher College, the Landmark conference, and/or the . Policies may change at any time based on recommendations from these governing bodies and/or Goucher College.

Dance, Music, and Theater

The department of Dance, Music, and Theatre may resume classes, rehearsals, and performances while complying with the latest operating protocols, which will also comply will all CDC and governmental guidelines. Goucher students, faculty, staff, and visitors may attend in-person performances while continuing to comply with the latest CDC and government recommendations.

Student Engagement Vendors

Access for all outside student engagement vendors will be suspended for the spring semester.

Guest Speakers

No guest speakers or external partners will be used or granted access to campus. All such engagements should be made virtually.

Student Support Network (SSN)

This group will be allowed to have access to campus but will be confined to their building which is not used by students or any other campus entity.

Pilates Students

Pilates individual sessions will continue but will be limited to one student per hour, group classes will remain virtual. Pilates students will enter the Pilates studios at a designated entrance which will take them from outdoors directly into the studio, and have been asked to remain in their vehicle until their scheduled session time. All students and instructors will be reminded that if they are not feeling well, have a fever, or exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, they should refrain from coming onto campus. All instructors and participants will be required to wear a mask and make every effort to maintain 6 foot distancing at all times. Equipment will be cleaned in between each session and will also receive a deep clean at the end of each day.

FMS, Post Office, Bon Appétit Deliveries

Vendors will be required to condense planned deliveries as much as possible to create fewer trips to the campus. In advance of visiting the campus all vendors will be provided with expectations to be followed while on campus. Access will be managed using the Envoy system. No delivery driver or vendor will be granted access to campus outside of their approved date and time shown in the Envoy system.

Events & Event Guests

External events must follow any COVID-19 guidelines outlined in their contracts.

Community Access

Community visitors (neighbors who utilize trails and loop road for exercise) are permitted on campus. Community visitors must abide by campus COVID-19 guidelines while on campus. Clear signage will be posted at all trail entrances, area near the pond, and unmanned.

Community-Based Learning & Futuro Latino Learning Center

All on-campus/off-campus direct service programs will be suspended for the spring semester. No external guests should access campus for the purposes of Community-Based Learning. Where possible, groups are to transition to virtual engagement offerings.

Counseling Center Volunteers

Only essential volunteers will be allowed onto the campus with prior approval and entry into Envoy.

Food Deliveries/Ride Share Services

Food and ride sharing services will be permitted to enter the campus to provide services to the students living on campus. Drivers should avoid exiting their vehicles. Clear signage will be in place to direct drivers to the proper drop off/pick up locations. The locations will be identified along Loop Road.

Athenaeum & Library Visitors

Access will be available to currently enrolled students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


Space Use Guidelines

Faculty and students will have access to classroom spaces for the scheduled class times only. If certain facilities are needed outside of officially scheduled courses, all spaces must be requested and approved via the campus’s room scheduling software, EMS. The Athenaeum will be open and available for use without a reservation. Students should abide by all current guidelines and protocols while in any common spaces.

Gate Management

Director of Campus Safety, Shift Commander, Gatehouse Officers

COVID-19 Policy Violation Report