Most Recent Update
Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Return to Campus Guide
Thank you for your resiliency and dedication over these last several weeks. It has been a challenging time as we learn to adapt to a new normal.
Face-to-face classes for the career and technical programs will begin on June 15, assuming our pandemic situations in Black Hawk County allows.
The Emergency Preparedness and Response Team and the Re-Opening Task Force have been working diligently on a planned and phased campus reopening. A Return to Campus Guide is being developed to inform faculty and employees of Hawkeye’s operating procedures for the immediate future.
Hawkeye continues to follow the recommendations of the Iowa Public Health Department and the Center for Disease and Prevention Control. The CDC's article, "How How to Protect Yourself & Others," is a good resource for everyone in our college community.
In an effort to keep everyone in our college community healthy and safe, Hawkeye is requiring everyone on campus to practice physical distancing, wear a face mask, and exercise good sanitation measures.
Physical or social distancing should be practiced at all times. Physical distancing is defined as maintaining at least six feet between yourself and others around you.
Plastic shields will be installed at counters in high traffic areas where employees engage with students and visitors.
College meetings should be conducted by phone, Zoom, or Google Hangouts or other remote technology.
Department, classes, and other work areas may have alternative schedules. Supervisors and faculty along with their deans are working on their specific plans for each area.
Everyone is encouraged to help enforce physical distancing.
All students, college employees, and visitors will be required to wear a mask or other face covering when on campus.
A “mask” can be a cloth mask, a bandana style face covering, or a face shield. Students and employees are expected to provide their own face coverings.
Everyone is encouraged to help enforce the wearing of face coverings. If an individual refuses to wear a mask, they may be asked to leave campus by Public Safety.
Enhanced Sanitation and Disinfecting
Hawkeye will implement enhanced cleaning throughout the campus. A Facilities Needs Form was sent to President’s Council to identify specific cleaning and safety measures needed. Departments may request a walk-through to identify any facility special needs by calling the Director of Facilities at 319-296-4269.
Each department, program, and class should have their own plan for equipment and their work space addressing sanitation and safety measures.
Hawkeye has installed hand-sanitizing stations in buildings and will be refilled regularly.
Hand-sanitizer, cleaning products, and gloves are available for individual offices and classrooms will be available through central supply. Refillable containers for hand sanitizer are unavailable due to the high demand. Therefore, employees should bring their own refillable container for their workplace.
Employees and students are encouraged to wash their hands frequently.
Campus Buildings Open
Starting on June 15, all buildings on campus except the Brock Student Center will be open to students and visitors with access through one entrance door from the parking lot. Hawkeye Center will have two entrances: the main south entrance from the parking lot and the upper level entrance to the courtyard.
Buildings will be open to college employees from the courtyard side with the use of their Hawkeye ID.
Computer labs and the exercise areas at the Health Education and Services Center will be closed.
The Cedar Falls Center, Regional Transportation Training Center, and the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center will also open with one access entrance starting on June 15.
At each building entrance, a monitor will be stationed to provide students and guests with a mask if they do not have one.
As Hawkeye looks to the future with reopening the campus, information is being finalized on the following:
- Employees Return to Work
- Protocol for Students/Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19
If you have questions regarding reopening, please email the Preparedness and Response Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our students. We are in this together. Stay Healthy.
Dr. Todd Holcomb