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Campus Access Levels

 Level 4

Highly restrictive – Pandemic escalation

  • COVID-19 daily screening protocol in place for all persons visiting a Jackson State campus location(s).
  • Essential personnel only allowed on campus.
  • All individuals must use face masks when on campus.
  • All campus instruction provided remotely using online platforms (eLearn, Teams, and Zoom).
  • Clinicals and other experiential learning in the community suspended.
  • Employees working both remotely and with some on campus. This includes staffing rotations within offices.
  • Domestic Travel suspended.
  • International Travel suspended.
  • Limited access to main campus in Jackson. No access to off-campus locations. Campus events at all locations cancelled or postponed to later dates.
  • International Study trips suspended.
  • Athletic programs suspended. (See phase one (1) of TCCAA plan.)
  • Large events on campus cancelled or postponed.

 Level 3

Considerably Restrictive with small number of employees returning. Very limited student access permitted.

  • COVID-19 daily screening protocol in place for all persons visiting a Jackson State campus location(s).
  • All campus instruction provided remotely using online platforms (eLearn, Teams, and Zoom) with few exceptions.
  • Clinicals and other experiential learning in the community is possible on a case -by-case basis with community partners who will follow appropriate safety standards.
  • Select labs on campus are operating with clinical experiences or by appointment per academic area of study.
  • Employees working both remotely and with some on the Jackson campus. This includes staffing rotations within offices.
  • Limited operations at Jackson State off-campus locations. Most operate under a remote status.
  • No in-person meetings or gatherings with more than 10 individuals
  • Plexiglass at reception areas and other service points will be in place. Crowd control measures will be added with appropriate signage in place to promote physical distancing and other protocols promoted to control public health.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocol at all campus locations.
  • All individuals must wear face masks when on campus.
  • Non-essential travel suspended. (Vice Presidents have authority to determine essential.)
  • International travel suspended.
  • Athletic recruiting underway with social distancing guidelines in place, where possible. (See phase two (2) of TCCAA plan.)
  • Select large events possible with safety plans in place.

 Level 2

Elevated restrictions – Cautious approach with gradual return of staff, students and faculty. Continual decrease of community spread

Elevated restrictions with sustained decrease of community spread. Most operations back on campus, but with restrictions in place.

  • COVID-19 daily screening protocol in place for all persons visiting a Jackson State campus location.
  • All Jackson State campus locations are open during regular days and business hours.
  • Faculty will identify courses, experiences, or competencies that can only be completed in a face-to-face setting. These determinations will be given first priority for using classrooms, labs or other onground resources.
  • All other academic programs will be offered in varied formats that include:
    • Flex Online: Courses are offered online using virtual platforms such as Zoom to offer instruction at the days/times listed in the schedule.
    • Online: Traditional online courses that will not meet at a particular day or time.
    • Hybrid: Courses offered part online or virtual instruction and part face-to-face instruction in a classroom. Instructors will let students know which days they will meet on campus.
  • Clinicals and other experiential learning permitted with appropriate limitations.
  • Laboratory and on-campus experiential courses permitted with physical distancing and other safety measures in place. • All individuals must wear face masks when on campus.
  • Employees working on campus with remote work option available for those who identify as having an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure to themselves or others in their household.
  • Plexiglass at reception areas and other service points. Crowd control measures with appropriate signage in place to promote physical distancing and other measures to enhance public health.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocol at all campus locations.
  • Non-essential travel suspended. (Vice Presidents have authority to determine essential.) • International travel suspended.
  • Athletic competition permitted based on guidance from the NJCAA and TCCAA. This may mean that games are played without the presence of spectators. (See phase three (3) of TCCAA plan.

 Level 1

The new normal (future plan) 

  • On-campus, face-to-face instruction, limited physical distancing expectations.
  • Will follow state and CDC guidelines on wearing masks.
  • Laboratory and other experiential courses permitted.
  • Clinicals / Experiential learning in the community with few limitations.
  • Employees working on campus with remote option available with approval.
  • Large events permitted.
  • Domestic and international travel permitted.
  • Athletic competition permitted with spectators.