COVID-19 On Campus Information:

Sigma Nu in-house guidelines

Health:

  • All members are required to be tested for COVID-19 before they return to campus (Purdue released statement).

  • Our president has filled out the Health and Wellness survey for the house, so each member will receive a Wellness Kit from the University.

  • Members are also responsible to monitor their health daily, and check for symptoms that are connected to COVID-19, including regularly checking their temperature.

Symptomatic Member:

  • If a member exhibits symptoms or has confirmed instance of COVID, the member is to immediately report status to EC or LC.   

  • Member with symptoms or confirmed COVID will remain in his sleeping room, alone.  Other members will rotate bringing food to the isolated member. 

  • Symptomatic member to report to family / guardian condition, unless extenuating circumstances mandate otherwise.

  • If a member does contract COVID-19, we will consider designating either the lower level women’s restroom, or one of the stalls on the 2nd or 3rd floor bathrooms to said person(s). 

  • Members are strongly encouraged to return home or other location as soon as possible and it is safe (for the member and others) to do so. 

  • House leadership to immediately report existence of symptomatic members to Pat Hatfield and Jeff Hollings via email.

  • Purdue Protect: “If you are sick, experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, stay home and do not attend work or class. If you are at work or in class when symptoms begin, you should go home immediately.”

    • “Inform your supervisor (faculty or staff) or instructor (students) of your absence and contact the Protect Purdue Health Center 24/7 at 765-496-INFO (4636) or toll-free at 833-571-1043 by pressing “1.” (A call tree option is available after hours.) You will be connected with a registered nurse case manager, who will help determine the appropriate course of care, which could include self-quarantine and a COVID-19 test.”

    • More information is located on the Purdue Protect page, review and use this resource.

Masks:

  • We at Sigma Nu are going to follow the guidelines put forth by the Fraternity, Sorority, and Cooperative Life. With that being said, this policy is subject to change as FSCL sees fit. We as members of Sigma Nu will also observe our behaviors and adjust this policy if the need arises.

  • All members and all guests are to wear suitable masks / face (nose and mouth) covering at all times while in common areas (hallways, public spaces and other areas where distancing of six feet is not possible), including when they leave their rooms and when they leave the facility.

  • All members are required to have at least one (1) mask/ face covering on their person at all times.

  • Face masks are required outdoors if safe social distancing is not possible.

  • While in restrooms, persons may remove mask / face covering to attend to personal hygiene.

  • Masks / face coverings may be removed while seated in dining area while observing safe distancing.  While moving about the dining areas, masks / face coverings are to be worn.

  • While in sleeping rooms, members and guests are not required to wear masks / face coverings, however it is highly encouraged if proper social distancing cannot be met.

Cleaning:

  • Clipboards for cleaning will be printed with time frequencies for the location.  Members are expected to sign up in advance to keep the sheet full, at all times, committing to a time in advance and then initialing when completed.

  • Once we are in the house, if the shifts of cleaning are not being shared, there will be a set requirement for the number of shifts that must be completed by each member weekly.

  • All members will be responsible for wiping down common areas of the house at a minimum of every four (4) hours.

  • Mass cleanings will still take place on Sundays.

Restrooms:

  • Clipboards for cleaning will be printed with time frequencies for the location.  Members are expected to sign up in advance to keep the sheet full, at all times, committing to a time in advance and then initialing when completed.

  • Use patterns will be observed and we will possibly be limiting the number of people in the bathroom. Every other shower stall and sink will not be used.

Food Service and Dining Operations:

  • All meals will be provided to members via disposable containers.

  • There will be a hot table open and the chef will serve members from one side as the members go through the line. 

  • The salad bar will be prepackaged salads with individual packets of dressing to choose from.

  • Tables will be pulled apart to create more space, and there will be only 4 chairs allowed at a table that normally sits 8-10 people.

Common Living Spaces:

  • Clipboards for cleaning will be printed with time frequencies for the location.  Members are expected to sign up in advance to keep the sheet full, at all times, committing to a time in advance and then initialing when completed.

  • Couches and other large pieces of furniture that promote large groups to sit close together on will be removed.

    • These items will be replaced with individual sitting options.

  • Chairs will also be removed from other areas of the house (i.e. the Executive Room and study spaces).

Entrances:

  • Sanitation stations will be placed at all entrances that are used on a daily basis.

  • Each member is expected to sanitize after returning from campus.

Bedrooms:

  • All members living-in have their own single bedroom.

  • Cleaning will be left to the discretion of the resident living in said room.

  • The number of people allowed in a bedroom will be dictated by the size of the resident’s room.

    • Smaller rooms: 1-2 people at a time

    • Larger rooms: 3-4 people at a time

Guests:

  • All guests must enter in the house through the front door, utilize the sanitation station, and have their temperatures checked.

  • Each member is allowed to have one (1) guest in the house at a time, with a maximum of twelve (12) guests.

  • Each guest will need to sign in.  Sign in process will include a 1-page paper form to include: a) promise to comply with house rules, and b) answers to brief questions about testing, contact and symptoms, and c) full name, phone number and member visited.

    • Signed forms to be placed in box in mailroom / foyer. 

      • House rules to be posted in this area as well.  

Enforcement:

  • Each member is expected to use personal responsibility and accountability in his own actions. All members should discuss with other members behavior that is inconsistent with these guidelines.

  • These rules will be enforced via reminders and fines.

  • Housing Corp reserves right to inspect house-wide compliance with these protocols and take action deemed appropriate for the safety of members in the house, including removing members or closing house due to unsafe conditions and unwillingness to employ safe practices.