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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).

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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