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RVU Reintegration Plan

The RVU Reintegration Plan consists of three steps and six color-coded phases. Each step and phase is informed by various considerations. We will move forward or backward as needed and determined by the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT).

Phases of Risk

Click below to learn more about each phase

Description:

Administrative / Organizational Controls in Place – The Workforce / Students
  • Building changed to Restricted Access
  • Essential employees permitted on campus as needed and others allowed on a case-by-case basis
  • All other employees working remotely
  • Staggered working schedules and shifts implemented to accommodated home-life issues
  • All courses and written assessments moved to an online format
  • No students (Fellows exempted) on campus
  • RVU Health Center continues to operate independently of RVU
  • Southern Utah Veterans Home providers continue to provide care under limited status
  • Clinical components of externships/rotations for OMS III, OMS IV, PA II and PA III will resume using the Ottawa guidelines as training sites are willing to accept engagement (See Appendix B)
  • OMS III, OMS IV, PA II and PA III students participating in clinical externships/rotations are required to sign the Student Return to RVU Clinical Externship/Rotation Acknowledgement Form (Acknowledgement Form) on the first day of the rotation and forward to the coordinator (See Appendix C)
  • OMS III and OMS IV students maintain a portfolio log of all clinical encounter activity. This log will also include daily temperature checks that sites perform on students
  • Skills Competency Testing permitted in special circumstances and with prior approval from CRT
  • RVU sponsored travel is suspended
Engineered / Physical Controls in Place  – The Facility
  • Safety barriers at high-visited areas and check-in points
  • Educational signage placed regarding appropriate hygiene and safety
  • Instructional signage placed regarding controlled entrance / exit
  • Sanitizing supplies available for individuals
  • High-touch items such as magazines, common pens, etc. have been removed
  • Hand sanitizer has been placed at all entrances and high traffic areas
  • Frequently touched areas (doors, cabinets, etc.) reviewed for possible modifications to reduce physical touch or increased ability to clean
PPE and Safety Measures 
  • Face coverings required for all entering the building
  • Attestation required for building entry
  • Students on clinical externships/rotations must follow PPE requirements for specific location / site and those cited in the Acknowledgment Form

Required Conditions:

  • Approval of CRT
  • State government approval of required group sizes and other requirements
  • Guidance from infectious disease specialists and CRT Medical Officers pointing to key criteria: i.e., spread of disease, availability to larger scale testing, progress on therapeutics
  • Appropriate health screening available upon building entrance
  • Facilities are ready w/ engineered controls in place to account for social distancing, sanitizing schedules, and adequate supplies
  • CRT approved Departmental Reintegration Plan
  • Prenotification communication sent out by CRT

Description:

Administrative / Organizational Controls in Place – The Workforce / Students
  • Building access changes from Restricted Access to Controlled Access
  • All organizational controls implemented in Phase ORANGE with respect to OMS III, OMS IV, PA II and PA III students will be maintained in Phase YELLOW.
  • Approved employees permitted on campus as needed (within permitted state and HR guidelines)
  • Those in high-risk categories will be encouraged to continue working remotely
  • Staggered working schedules and shifts implemented as recommended by managers
  • Courses and written assessments remain in an online format
  • No group assembly allowed for meetings, activities, etc., and employees given guidance to avoid gatherings in common areas
  • All meetings conducted by zoom, skype, phone, etc. even when working on campus
  • Public / shared spaces closed (e.g., gym, auditoriums, student lounge, study rooms, etc.)
  • No outside visitors unless approved by Senior VP Leadership Team member or CRT
  • Students (Fellows exempted) not permitted on campus unless approved by CRT
  • No on-site student assessments or academic testing
  • RVU Health Center will continue to operate independently of RVU
  • Skills Competency Testing permitted in special circumstances and with prior approval from CRT
  • RVU sponsored travel continues to be suspended
Engineered / Physical Controls in Place  – The Facility
  • Educational signage placed regarding appropriate hygiene and safety
  • Safety barriers at high-visited areas and check-in points
  • Furniture in common areas marked with signage to ensure social distancing occurs
  • Instructional signage placed regarding controlled entrance / exit
  • Sanitizing supplies available for individuals / hand sanitizer placed at all entrances and high traffic areas
  • Building hours modified to accommodate sanitizing
  • High-touch items such as magazines, common pens, etc. have been removed
  • Frequently touched areas (doors, cabinets, etc.) have been reviewed for possible modifications to reduce physical touch or to increase cleaning
PPE and Safety Measures 
  • All employees / students screened and attestation form completed prior to entry
  • All employees / students required to social distance, wear face coverings prior to entering the building and outside of personal offices
  • Monitor and secure inventories of PPE, hand sanitizer, wipes, cleaning products, and hand soap
  • Students on clinical externships/rotations must follow PPE requirements for specific location / site and those cited in the Acknowledgment Form

Required Conditions:

  • Approval of CRT
  • State government approval of required group sizes and other requirements
  • Guidance from infectious disease specialists and CRT Medical Officers pointing to key criteria: i.e., spread of disease, availability to larger scale testing, progress on therapeutics
  • Appropriate health screening available upon building entrance
  • Facilities are ready w/ engineered controls in place to account for social distancing, sanitizing schedules, and adequate supplies
  • CRT approved Departmental Reintegration Plans
  • Prenotification communication sent out by CRT

Description:

Administrative / Organizational Controls in Place – The Workforce / Students
  • Building remains in Controlled Access
  • All organizational controls implemented in Phase ORANGE with respect to OMS III, OMS IV, PA II and PA III students will be maintained in Phase BLUE
  • Approved employees permitted on campus as needed
  • Those in high-risk categories will be encouraged to continue working remotely
  • Staggered working schedules and shifts implemented as recommended by managers
  • Courses and written assessments remain in an online format
  • RVU Health Center will continue to operate independently of RVU
  • No large-group lectures or small-group sessions that do not require hands-on training held on campus
  • Lab-based courses permitted on campus with approved Departmental Reintegration Plan
  • Hands on assessments for OPP, PCM, MSBS, and PA may take place with approved Departmental Reintegration Plan
  • All written assessments will be completed remotely or offsite
  • End-of-rotation subject exams may be conducted onsite with allowances for social distancing and assigned seating aligned with workstation number
  • Indoor shared spaces may remain closed (gym, student lounge, classrooms, conference rooms, locker rooms, etc.)
  • Library opened with room modifications to allow for social distancing; modified hours for cleaning
  • Outdoor shared spaces available with face coverings and social distancing measures in place and with approval using the Event / Activity Approval form
  • Study rooms opened by appropriate scheduling with six-foot separation and face coverings required
  • In person meetings are permitted with six-foot separation and face coverings required
  • No outside visitors unless approved by Senior VP Leadership Team member or CRT
  • RVU sponsored travel continues to be suspended
Engineered / Physical Controls in Place  – The Facility
  • All engineered controls implemented in Phase YELLOW will be maintained in Phase BLUE
  • Building hours expanded but still shortened to allow for sanitizing – some rooms closed daily at intervals
PPE and Safety Measures 
  • All PPE and safety measures implemented in Phase YELLOW will be maintained in Phase BLUE

Required Conditions:

  • Approval of CRT
  • State government approval of required group sizes and other requirements
  • Guidance from infectious disease specialists and CRT Medical Officers pointing to key criteria: i.e., spread of disease, availability to larger scale testing, progress on therapeutics
  • Appropriate health screening available upon building entrance
  • Facilities are ready w/ engineered controls in place to account for social distancing, sanitizing schedules and adequate supplies
  • CRT approved Departmental Reintegration Plan
  • Prenotification communication sent out by CRT

Description:

Administrative / Organizational Controls in Place – The Workforce/Students
  • Building changes to Open Access
  • All organizational controls implemented in Phase ORANGE with respect to OMS III, OMS IV, PA II and PA III students may be maintained in Phase GREEN
  • Employees / students permitted on campus
  • Those in high-risk categories will be encouraged to continue working remotely
  • Staggered working schedules and shifts implemented as recommended by managers
  • Large-group events permitted with social distancing measures and face coverings with prior approval using the Event / Activity Approval form
  • Lab-based courses permitted on campus with approved mitigation plan for social distancing submitted and put in place
  • Shared spaces opened with safety and distancing measures in place (gym, library, student lounge, classrooms, conference rooms, study rooms, print room, etc.)
  • Study rooms opened
  • Locker rooms may remain closed
  • Courses and meetings are permitted in conference rooms, allowing for social distancing
  • Student clubs / interest groups are permitted in conference rooms, allowing for social distancing and with prior approval
  • Outside visitors permitted for curricular experiences or other administrative tasks approved by managers and academic leadership
  • Onsite written exams, subject exams, lab assessments, and remediation exams permitted, allowing for social distancing
  • RVU sponsored travel may resume in limited situations and by prior approval from appropriate Vice President
Engineered / Physical Controls in Place  – The Facility
  • All engineered controls implemented in Phase YELLOW will be maintained in Phase GREEN
  • Building hours expanded but still shortened to allow for sanitizing – some rooms closed daily at intervals
PPE and Safety Measures 
  • All PPE and safety measures implemented in Phase YELLOW may be maintained in Phase GREEN

Required Conditions:

  • Approval of CRT
  • Prenotification communication sent out by CRT

Description:

After Action Report generated Administrative / Organizational Controls in Place – The Workforce / Students
  • Building access is Open
  • Social distancing measures are relaxed / removed
  • Courses, testing, meetings, and social gatherings resume
PPE and Safety Measures 
  • Educational signage placed regarding hygiene and safety
  • Hand sanitizer will remain available and stocked in all high-traffic areas, as well as bathrooms, labs, break areas, etc.
  • Cleaning crews will be adapted to allow for more regular cleaning of offices and public areas
  • Students / employees with any respiratory illness (as evidenced by coughing, sneezing, etc.) will be required to wear a mask or return home
  • PPE will be available upon request
  • Employees / students will be encouraged to clean their own work areas after use with Clorox wipes and other readily available cleaning products
  • Screening and attestation form no longer required