SAFETY INDICATORS FOR CAMPUS OPERATIONS
Each week, the monitoring committee will recommend one of the following levels of campus activity:
Campus is open with some University staff and a limited number of students and faculty on campus for face-to-face classes, A&M-San Antonio is poised to operate fully remotely, should circumstances necessitate doing so.
On a weekly basis, a sub-committee of the COVID-19 Risk Management Working Group will monitor and provide a recommendation to the president about the level of activity on campus. The monitoring committee includes:
- Mike O’Brien, Provost
- Kathy Funk-Baxter, Vice President for Business Affairs
- Jessica Loudermilk, Chief of Staff & Co-Chair, COVID-19 Risk Management Working Group
- Rita Sue Arredondo, University Risk & Compliance Coordinator
FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE MONITORING COMMITTEE
Guidance and coordination from:
- The Governor, Chancellor and Regents, as well as local governing ities (e.g., county and city);
- Center for Disease Control (CDC), state and local health departments; and
- Athletic associations and conferences.
Sufficiency of supplies and personnel, including the availability of:
- COVID-19 testing, associated supply chains and turnaround times (days) for return of test results;
- Contact tracing, its capacity and effectiveness;
- Health care workers specific to COVID-19 operations; and
- Cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfectant, etc.
Metrics to evaluate local and University/agency conditions:
- University-available capacity for quarantine and isolation for on-campus students;
- University ability to support off-campus students during quarantine and isolation;
- Level of spread among faculty and staff necessary to support classes;
- Level of spread among staff needed to support essential campus functions (maintenance, food service, public safety, etc.);
- Level of spread among students (general spread versus localized spread);
- Spread of infection through campus operations (rather than off-campus functions);
- Local available hospitalization capacity, particularly ICU and ventilator capacity;
- Infection rate (seven-day rolling average) in local/community testing and University/agency testing; and
- Local elementary, middle and high school operations.
updated: August 6, 2020