The purpose of this policy is to establish guidance and procedures for visitors to Colby-Sawyer College. The College and its facilities are privately owned and not public property.
- A “visitor” is defined as any person who is not a currently enrolled student at the college, faculty, staff, campus resident, contractor personnel working on campus, or public utility/cable/telephone employee. Emergency first-response personnel (police, fire, emergency medical technicians, and other emergency responders) are not considered to be visitors/guest while on duty or performing emergency duties.
- A “non-CSC student guest” is defined as any non-student visiting a student on college owned or leased property.
- The “college campus” is defined as all grounds, buildings, facilities and other real estate and property owned, leased, or under the control and jurisdiction of the college.
Policy Regarding Visitor Access to the College Campus
- The New Hampshire Safer at Home directive allows travelers from New England states (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island) to enter the state without having to quarantine. Those traveling to New Hampshire from non-New England states for an extended period of time are asked to self-quarantine for a two-week period.
- Visitors and non-CSC student guests from New England or from outside of New England who have already self-quarantined for a two-week period, are required to complete a Health Screening Form at the Colgate Hall Welcome Desk upon arrival. Anyone who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms and/or answers yes to any one of the following screening questions will be asked to leave campus.
- Do you have a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher today or in the past 24 hours? [a touchless thermometer will be provided upon arrival to campus]
- Have you had close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
- (Note: healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment should answer "no" because they are not considered to have a COVID-19 exposure)
- Have you traveled OUTSIDE of NH, VT, ME, MA, CT, or RI in the past 14 days?
- Are you experiencing any UNEXPLAINED respiratory symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath?
- Are you experiencing any UNEXPLAINED general body symptoms such as muscle aches, chills or severe fatigue?
- Are you experiencing any abnormal gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
- Have you experienced a change in your sense of taste or smell?
- Campus visitors/non-CSC guests who have successfully completed the health screening process may enter administrative/academic buildings, athletic facilities and other facilities only during normal business hours, or in accordance with published facility hours and policies. Visitors/non-CSC guests may not enter college student residence halls and college houses unless they are registered guests of students residing in those locations, or have written authorization from the Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students or designee. *Refer to the Student COVID-19 Guest Policy
- Recreational use of campus athletic facilities for walking, jogging, bicycling, outdoor courts and fields and indoor facilities is allowed, subject to the time restrictions above, and in accordance with the Athletic Facilities Rental Policy and other policies established by the Athletics Department and the Hogan Sports Center. At all times, the college’s students have priority for the use of facilities.
- The areas of academic, research, public service and administrative buildings of the college used for classrooms, laboratories, faculty and staff offices, and the areas of college student residence buildings used for student living quarters are not open to the general public. Any person not authorized to be or remain in any such building area will be deemed to be trespassing on college property, and may be cited and subject to prosecution for criminal trespass in violation of New Hampshire Criminal Code RSA 635:2.
- Personal work-site visits by friends, family and/or children, should be limited to visits of short duration in cases of emergency. At this time, while considering the COVID-19 pandemic, it is inappropriate, other than in a valid emergency, to bring friends, family and/or children to the workplace. Employees must receive authorization from their supervisors prior to any work-site visits by friends, family and/or children.
Standards of Conduct
- The college is an institution of higher learning. Any activity detrimental to the academic mission of the college is prohibited.
- All persons on college property are required to abide by college policies and shall identify themselves upon request to college officials, police officers, or appropriate college employees acting in the performance of their duties.
- In the event a visitor does not abide by college policy, that person may be asked to leave the campus. Violations of the law may be referred to the New London Police and/or other law enforcement agencies.
The possession or carrying of any weapon by any person other than a law enforcement officer, is prohibited at any time while on college owned, leased, operated or controlled property. The college retains the final authority to evaluate potential dangers and what constitutes a weapon. A visitor who violates this policy will be subject to removal from campus and being barred from campus