Occupancy limits are established at the building level to comply with New York State law.

Meetings/Conference/Break Rooms

In-person meetings are strongly discouraged. Some meeting/conference or break rooms may continue to have reduced capacity. In-person meetings of four or more people should be avoided and held virtually. Meetings may be held in person following guidelines or in a hybrid fashion.
  • Meeting facilitators will arrange tables and chairs to add visual cues in meeting rooms to promote social distancing.
  • During your time on campus, it is encouraged to communicate with supervisors and colleagues as needed by email, telephone, or other available technology rather than in person.
  • Outdoor meetings may be an option if weather permits for critical face-to-face meetings.
Common Spaces

Elevators, restrooms, breakrooms, and other shared spaces will experience increased foot traffic as we return to campus.

Restrooms occupancy should be limited based on room size to ensure at least six feet of distance between individuals. Whenever possible, no more than one person should be in a restroom. Signs will be placed outside the bathroom with the capacity limits for six or three feet of distancing.

The general guidelines for keeping oneself and others safe in any environment are to be practiced in the restrooms:
  • Practice physical distancing and wear a face covering.
  • Avoid loitering in common areas and placing personal items on restroom surfaces.
  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap.
  • Use a paper towel to turn off the sink and open the door to exit.

Since students are expected to be vaccinated in the Spring 2022 semester (except for those granted medical or religious exemptions), physical distancing will not be a required safety measure for classroom and educational settings. People who are not fully vaccinated should continue to practice physical distancing.

All elevators should follow the capacity limits posted on or near the elevator for six feet distancing. In addition, all high-touch surfaces within the elevator will be cleaned and disinfected at an increased frequency.
Shared Offices / Workstations

The staffing and occupancy of offices must be planned to accommodate and maintain physical distance, including staggered schedules and start times. At any given time, the total number of occupants will be limited to no more than 50% of the maximum occupancy capacity for that space and following physical distancing of guidelines of six feet between individuals. If possible, for an open floor plan environment, there will be at least one workstation separating each employee from one another.

The College will institute measures and maintain physical distancing by:
  • Placing visual cues such as floor decals, colored tape, or signs indicating where individuals should stand while waiting in line.
Posting one-way directional signage for large open workstations with multiple throughways moving through space.
Occupancy Signs

Occupancy signs will be placed on the doors of offices, classrooms, restrooms, library, study spaces, and elevators for guidance.