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Campus Safety & Security

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Measures

Purpose

BYU–Hawaii places the highest priority on the health, safety, and well-being of students, faculty, staff, as well as our community. These safety measures are intended to assist departments and divisions with the implementation of specific measures to mitigate, limit, and slow the spread of the virus. They are also tailored to meet the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the most recent orders from the City & County of Honolulu (C&CH) and the State of Hawaii.

Training

All employees are encouraged to complete the COVID-19 training modules that are provided by the university through SafeColleges. Log in using your BYUH ID and password. Training modules can be found in the "Health" section of "Extra Trainings."
We recommend that all employees complete the following modules:

  • Coronavirus Awareness (10 minutes)
  • Coronavirus: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Workplace (10 minutes)
  • Coronavirus: CDC Guidelines for Making & Using Cloth Face Coverings (9 minutes)

For more information, please contact Human Resources at (808) 675-3713.

Signage

BYU–Hawaii Safety, in coordination with University Communications, has produced a standard signage webpage for university functions. To know what kind of signage your area needs, consult the most recent order from the C&CH. For more resources, visit the CDC's Communication Resources page.

Standard Safety Measure Protocols

Each area is responsible for creating their own protocols based on their needs. In each case, individual protocols need to adhere to guidance from C&CH. The following are basic guidelines for all departments and divisions:

  • Ensure social/physical distancing
  • Enforce the of face coverings/cloth masks (email byuhsafety@byuh.edu to request masks for employees)
  • Make hand sanitizer available to all employees/customers.
  • Implement a plan for the frequent cleaning/disinfecting of high-touch surfaces. The plan should include an analysis of materials needed (sprays/wipes, paper towels, gloves, etc), as well as an idea of burn rate.
  • Implement a plan for employee health checks (as determined by directors/VPs/managers). Email byuhsafety@byuh.edu to request infrared thermometers if needed.
    • Employees are not to enter the workplace under the following conditions, and will need a note from a personal doctor in order to return. Managers are to determine how/if employees can work remotely.
      • If They have the following symptoms (from CDC):
        • Temperature of 100.4°F or higher.
        • Cough
        • Trouble breathing/shortness of breath
        • Feeling ill
      • If someone in their home or someone with whom they have come in contact has tested positive for COVID-19.
    • If an employee tests positive/is diagnosed with COVID-19:
      • Send the employee home.
      • Shut down the area.
      • Clean/disinfect/sanitize area. The area should be vacated for a period of time before cleaning begins. It is suggested that the area be closed for 24 hours prior to cleaning. This allows for virus-carrying particles in the air to settle, reducing the risk posed to cleaners. If this is not feasible (area is essential and cannot close for 24 hours), allow at least an hour before cleaning.
  • Evaluate workplace for the need of plexiglass shields/sneeze guards. Examples of locations that may need shields are points of contact with customers/service counters and areas where physical distancing between employees is impossible due to office size.
  • We suggest that offices do their best to limit the sharing of equipment and supplies between employees. This will reduce the number of high-touch areas and limit the spread of germs/virus.

Contact Information

Safety: byuhsafety@byuh.edu or (808) 675-3411

Contact Tracing/Monitoring

BYUH Safety will be working in coordination with BYUH Health Services and city or state officials. Individual areas should not try to do their own contact tracing for employees. Please contact the Safety or Health Services for help or questions.