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Campus Access Instructions

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Return to Campus Plan

Chattanooga State Community College, in coordination with TBR - The College System of Tennessee, is working to provide a safe environment for our students, employees, and visitors. The College has established the following procedure which must be followed by all individuals* when on campus.

Requirements to Gain Access to Campus

  1. Daily health screening questionnaire (see instructions below) must be completed.
  2. Mask must be worn while on campus in common areas (classrooms, hallways, restrooms, etc.). A mask will be provided for you or you may wear your own.
  3. Practice social distancing at all times. Maintain a space of at least 6 feet apart.
  4. Wash hands frequently.
  5. Do not come to campus if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
  • Within the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have you tested positive for COVID-19? Per CDC guidelines, close contact means being within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period** starting from 2 days before illness onset. Exception: you can check "no" if you have been in a clinical setting or health care facility wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

Individual exposures added together over a 24-hour period (e.g., three 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). Data are limited, making it difficult to precisely define “close contact;” however, 15 cumulative minutes of exposure at a distance of 6 feet or less can be used as an operational definition for contact investigation. Factors to consider when defining close contact include proximity (closer distance likely increases exposure risk), the duration of exposure (longer exposure time likely increases exposure risk), whether the infected individual has symptoms (the period around onset of symptoms is associated with the highest levels of viral shedding), if the infected person was likely to generate respiratory aerosols (e.g., was coughing, singing, shouting), and other environmental factors (crowding, adequacy of ventilation, whether exposure was indoors or outdoors).

  • Are you currently experiencing any of the following symptoms that are not related to an underlying or existing condition – cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, chills, or muscle pain?
  • Have you had a fever of 100.4 or higher within the last 48 hours?
  • Are you experiencing a new loss of taste or smell?
  • Within the last 24 hours, have you experienced gastrointestinal or digestive issues (e.g., nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) that are not related to any underlying condition(s)?

Daily Health Screening Questionnaire

Any person seeking to access the main campus or any Chattanooga State instructional site must complete a daily health screening self-assessment.  If approved, individuals will be permitted on campus for the date the screening was completed.  A new screening will be required for each day an individual seeks to be on campus. To complete the daily screening:

  1. Complete the health screening questionnaire.
    Visitor Health Screen Questionnaire
    Student & Employee Health Screen Questionnaire
  2. On the day of your scheduled visit, complete and submit the questionnaire.
    •  If approved (green screen), a one-day pass will be generated, and it will be sent via text to the phone number provided in the questionnaire. Upon arrival, show the pass (either on your phone or by printing the pass) to security at the main gate.
    •  If not approved (red screen), you will not be allowed on campus. You can appeal your campus status by contacting the appropriate individual based on your status.
    -  Students contact the Dean of Students Office at (423) 697-4475 or (423) 994-5500.
    -  Employees contact the Department of Human Resources at (423) 697-4458.
    -  Visitors contact the Vice President, College Advancement & Public Relations at (423) 697-2630.
    -  EWD Students/Contract Instructors contact EWD Lead Program Manager at 423-697-3330
  3. Individuals who have not completed the self-assessment before coming to campus will be directed to the screening stations located in the athletic field parking lot to complete the screening self-assessment.

*Exception applies to students arriving by Hamilton County school bus (e.g., STEM School, Polytech, etc.). In lieu of the Daily Health Screening questionnaire, the student and their parents are required to complete the Hamilton County School Safe Pledge form. All students not arriving by bus will be required to complete the daily health screen questionnaire.