1. B: Phased Levels of Opening

Guttman is a small vertical campus, without significant flexibility in employing or reconfiguring open spaces to social distancing requirements. Only the Atrium and Library/Information Commons, located to the front and east of the Public Safety Desk, are the two open and large enough spaces that can be adapted to meet social distancing requirements without entrance into the deeper interior of the building. The College exists in one building at 50 West 40th Street, rented from Allied Partners. Building custodial and maintenance staff are contracted by Allied and are not CUNY employees.

All Guttman first-year students have their classes in the 40th St. building.  For the past several years, some classes for continuing students have met in classrooms at the CUNY School for Professional Studies. Guttman had reached an understanding with the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies that we would move these classes to their location for the 2020-21 academic year. This plan does not include descriptions of SLU’s spaces. Since the shutdown of the campus on March 16, 2020, we have strictly limited access to the interior of the building, which lies directly behind the Public Safety Desk at the entrance. The Public Safety staff and building cleaning and maintenance staff have been the only staff in the building on a regular basis.

Prior to reopening of any kind, Guttman is committed to providing a safe environment for all building occupants. This includes upgrading HVAC filters, checking for mold, and continuing to flush and run water in bathrooms so water is not stagnant. In regard to ventilation, where possible the campus will ensure the adequate flow of fresh air to work spaces and optimize the ventilation system settings. The Campus will identify confined spaces and restrict occupancy consistent with guidelines of Public Health authorities. The Campus will identify spaces that are too small to occupy with the given requirements of social distancing and block access as necessary.

At 50 West 40th, the College has only one entrance and exit available to all members of the community, with two elevators that provide access to the basement level and throughout the seven floors. There is one service elevator and two narrow stairwells with no ventilation. The hallways in the building are extremely narrow. Restrooms are available on every floor and will be limited to half capacity when reopened.

There are very few individual offices on Guttman’s campus. Only senior staff and some administrators have private offices, and all faculty and many staff have cubicle type offices in rooms that are not now conducive to social distancing requirements. There are 13 classrooms, 10 repurposed classroom that house the faculty and student-facing staff in cubicles, one multi-purpose space for Student Engagement staff who sit in cubicles [known as the “Mezz”], and a “Hub” area that includes Registrar, Financial Aid, Admissions, and the Bursar’s Office in open cubicles or small offices that house several staff. Information Technology staff are housed in one small repurposed classroom, also with cubicles for the staff. In pre-COVID days, this room (#304) is where students would go to pick up technology.

The basement level includes the Public Safety Offices, the Single Stop Office, one classroom, one computer lab, two student lounges, a Student Government Association room, male and female restrooms and an ADA single restroom, and three staff offices. There are no windows on this level at all, and the hallway throughout is very narrow. We do not anticipate reopening these spaces in the All-Phase Reopening Plan presented here.

The following narrative and tables present the phased plan of reopening from our closure in March 2020 to what we anticipate to be the fourth and final stage before the return of pre-COVID practices and procedures.

As we described above, Guttman is a small campus with such serious space limitations that the College must take a cautious and measured approach to reopening. All transitioning between stages will be condition-based and assessed through periodic risk analysis. In the case of any outbreak or community spread on campus, we will immediately shut down the building and return to Phase 0. Phase 0 will remain in place until all cleaning and any required quarantines have been completed.

Phase 0: No Site Access

Campus is closed except for essential staff. Two essential services are available for students: they can come to campus to pick up technology equipment necessary for connectivity, and they can pre-order items from the campus Food Pantry. The Public Safety team delivers the equipment and food directly from the Public Safety desk at the entrance. [College has remained in this phase since March 2020]

Phase 1: Initial Site Access

Laboratory-based research activities that are funded by external agencies and foundation at 1% capacity. We have two faculty who have external grants that require them to use the laboratory. We anticipate they will begin to work in the building sometime in October 2020.

Phase 2: Low Site Access

Laboratory-based research activities conducted by any Guttman faculty continue at 2% capacity. Additionally, if safety conditions allow, we will begin a slow and deliberate process of opening the Atrium and Library/Information Commons to students. All Library services and personnel will remain in remote mode, and no in-person classroom instructions will resume. The criteria we would use to begin Phase 2 will follow all CUNY, NYC, and NY State guidelines in relation to “R” value for NYC, mass transit safety and availability, and other factors.

Phase 3: Medium Site Access

As conditions allow, continue the gradual phased-in reopening of the Atrium and Library/Information Commons on a limited schedule. No in-person classroom instruction, and Library services and personnel will continue to function remotely.

Phase 4: High Access

Contingent upon much diminished risk factors for community spread, and following all CUNY, NYC, and NY State guidelines. Additional access to the Library/Information Commons, possibility of scheduling in-person instruction for laboratory-based STEM classes, and additional tutoring and AccessABILITY access.

TABLE 1: Key Areas of Operation or Service as a Function of Reopening Phase
Operation or Service Phase 0: No Site Access

March 2020- September 2020

Phase 1: Initial Site Access

Begin October 2020 for laboratory research

Phase 2: Low Site Access

Depending on conditions, late Fall 1 or Fall 2 (November 2020-February 2021)

Phase 3: Medium Site Access

Depending on conditions, Spring 1 (March 2021-August 2021)

Phase 4: High Site Access

Depending on conditions, Spring 2 or later (June 2021) Probably requires effective vaccines

Site Access Closed except for essential personnel and essential services

 

1% Capacity

Open only by appointment for laboratory-based research for science professors on external grants; student may continue to pick up essential services at Public Safety Desk; campus remains closed to faculty, staff,

and students.

 

1% Capacity

 

 

Possibility of Student support services in Atrium and in Library/Information Commons

 

2% Capacity

Library/Information Commons with limited access.

5% Capacity

Increased access of ongoing essential services as permitted by current conditions at the time.

 

50%Capacity

Governance, Leadership and Management: Who is coordinating and deciding
Operation or Service Phase 0: No Site Access Phase 1: Initial Site Access Phase 2: Low Site Access Phase 3: Medium Site Access Phase 4: High Site Access
Governance: Campus Planning There is a campus reopening planning committee that oversees the development of the planning documents. There is a campus reopening planning committee that oversees the development of the planning documents. There is a campus reopening planning committee that oversees the development of the planning documents. There is a campus reopening planning committee that oversees the development of the planning documents. There is a campus reopening planning committee that oversees the development of the planning documents.
Governance: Oversight and Operations There is a campus reopening planning committee that will provide oversight to the reopening plans.

In addition, the Campus Coordinator is on-site to monitor the conditions of the campus.

There is a campus reopening planning committee that will provide oversight to the reopening plans.

In addition, the Campus Coordinator is on-site to monitor the conditions of the campus.

There is a campus reopening planning committee that will provide oversight to the reopening plans.

In addition, the Campus Coordinator is on-site to monitor the conditions of the campus.

There is a campus reopening planning committee that will provide oversight to the reopening plans.

In addition, the Campus Coordinator is on-site to monitor the conditions of the campus.

There is a campus reopening planning committee that will provide oversight to the reopening plans.

In addition, the Campus Coordinator is on site to monitor the conditions of the campus.

Governance: Access Coordination Any member of the campus community that wishes to enter the building must email the Public Safety Director with the details of the visit. Access is then granted or denied based on the information received. Any member of the campus community that wishes to enter the building must email the Public Safety Director with the details of the visit. If a person wishes to enter the building on a one-time basis, access is then granted or denied based on the information received. If more regular access is sought, the Guttman Access Committee must discuss. Any member of the campus community that wishes to enter the building must email the Public Safety Director with the details of the visit. Access is then granted or denied based on the information received. If more regular access is sought, the Guttman Access Committee must discuss. Any member of the campus community that wishes to enter the building must email the Public Safety Director with the details of the visit. Access is then granted or denied based on the information received. If more regular access is sought, the Guttman Access Committee must discuss. Any member of the campus community that wishes to enter the building must email the Public Safety Director with the details of the visit. Access is then granted or denied based on the information received. If more regular access is sought, the Guttman Access Committee must discuss.
Campus Access- How access is coordinated and managed
Operation or Service Phase 0: No Site Access Phase 1: Initial Site Access Phase 2: Low Site Access Phase 3: Medium Site Access Phase 4: High Site Access
Campus Access Approval Process Any member of the campus community that wishes to enter the building must email the Public Safety Director with the details of the visit. Access is then granted or denied based on the information received. Any member of the campus community that wishes to enter the building must email the Public Safety Director with the details of the visit. Access is then granted or denied based on the information received. Any member of the campus community that wishes to enter the building must email the Public Safety Director with the details of the visit. Access is then granted or denied based on the information received. Guttman Access Committee will need to confer for applications for regular campus work. Any member of the campus community that wishes to enter the building must email the Public Safety Director with the details of the visit. Access is then granted or denied based on the information received. Guttman Access Committee will need to confer for applications for regular campus work. Any member of the campus community that wishes to enter the building must email the Public Safety Director with the details of the visit. Access is then granted or denied based on the information received. Guttman Access Committee will need to confer for applications for regular campus work.
Screening, Infection, Monitoring and Training Requirements Systematic screening and monitoring but low volume of people.

Completion of online safety training required for access by all faculty, staff, students and campus guests.

Systematic screening and monitoring of moderate volume of people with controlled/reserved access.

Completion of online safety training required for access by all faculty, staff, students and campus guests.

Systematic screening and monitoring of higher volume of people.

Completion of online safety training required for access by all faculty, staff, students and campus guests.

Systematic screening and monitoring but high volume of people.

Completion of online safety training required for access by all faculty, staff, students and campus guests.

Campus accessibility: Use of elevators Limited occupancy noted.

Priority to persons with disabilities.

Stairs with traffic directions indicated to minimize contact.

Limited occupancy noted.

Priority to persons with disabilities.

Stairs with traffic directions indicated to minimize contact.

Limited occupancy noted.

Priority to persons with disabilities.

Stairs with traffic directions indicated to minimize contact.

Limited occupancy noted.

Priority to persons with disabilities.

Stairs with traffic directions indicated to minimize contact.

Faculty Access By appointment only By appointment only By appointment only and limited to 25% By appointment only and limited to 50% By appointment only and limited to 75%
Staff Access Essential Staff Only Essential Staff Essential staff and Staff necessary to support open services Essential staff and staff necessary to support open services Essential staff and staff necessary to support open services
GENERAL CAMPUS OPERATIONS – which activities and operations are activated
Operation or Service Phase 0: No Site Access Phase 1: Initial Site Access Phase 2: Low Site Access Phase 3: Medium Site Access Phase 4: High Site Access
Library Operations Remote Services only; no personnel onsite; all classes online Remote Services only; no personnel onsite; all classes online Remote Services only; no personnel onsite; all classes online Remote Services only; no personnel onsite; all classes online Remote Services continue; patron numbers increase; services resume as per proper protocols. All classes online
On Campus Instruction NONE NONE NONE NONE Limited depending on the guidance from CUNY, NYC, NYS and the CDC
Science Labs NONE Open only by appointment for laboratory- based research for science professors on external grants Open only by appointment for laboratory- based research for science professors on external grants Open only by appointment for laboratory- based research for science professors on external grants Limited use depending on the guidance from CUNY, NYC, NYS and the CDC
Theater Instruction N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Computer Lab NONE NONE NONE NONE Patron numbers increase; services resume as per proper protocols. All classes online
Research Facilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Physical Educational Facilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dining Facilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Professional Studies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
College Event Spaces N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A