Our Shared Responsibilities
The individuals who make up our community and their ability to pursue their work are indispensable elements of SAIC. During this unprecedented time, we must act with a mindset of mutuality, conscious of how our actions impact one another. While SAIC is taking a number of measures to mitigate risk, it is important to acknowledge the likelihood that members of our community will contract the virus that causes COVID-19. Because of this, it is critical that all faculty, staff, students, and visitors uphold the shared responsibilities outlined in this section of the framework to protect their health and the health of others both on and off campus. Our shared responsibilities can be categorized in six topical areas:
Our shared responsibilities have been created through thoughtful application of the guidelines released by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American College Health Association (ACHA), and a large collection of professional association resources shared by our community members. Members of the CEOP Safety Committee, working through three sub-committees focused on mitigation, sanitation, and communication, contributed to the development of this framework plan along with the Employee Considerations Committee. We will continue to monitor these sources and appropriately update our campus plan as conditions change and public health guidance is refined.
Before returning to campus, SAIC requires students, faculty, and staff to complete mandatory training and acknowledge a "community commitment" regarding compliance with public health behaviors, which will include wearing face coverings at all times while on campus. Community members who violate these expectations may face disciplinary actions consistent with student, faculty, and staff policies.