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Summer Residential Programs and Experiences Program directors and participants must comply with all required RIT Safety Plan protocols
related to COVID-19. As we enter this next phase of the pandemic, our goal remains the same – to protect the health and welfare of the RIT community and those around us. Detailed guidelines are as follows:

 

Requirements for Participants:
■ Participants are required to be fully vaccinated prior to arrival.
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated:
      1) Two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as            the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines); or


      2) Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson &                  Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).

 

■ We highly recommend that all conference participants regardless of immunization status obtain a COVID-19 test within 72 hours before coming to campus. If participant’s COVID test is positive that

attendee may not come to campus until they have isolated for the proper amount of time, as determined by their local health officials.

 

■ Obtain health insurance with adequate coverage in the Rochester area. Participants are responsible for any costs associated with medical care including COVID testing and treatment.

 

■ Self-monitor for any symptoms related to COVID-19 before circulating campus every day. These symptoms are based on CDC guidance and currently include:

   • Fever or chills

   • Cough

   • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

   • Fatigue

   • Muscle or body aches

   • Headache

 

If at any point in time, an individual begins showing signs of COVID-19, they should wear a mask, go to their assigned residence immediately, notify their program director and obtain medical assistance, including, if necessary a test for COVID-19.

 

 

Available testing locations/Urgent Care Centers near RIT:

UR Medicine Urgent Care
1300 Jefferson Road
Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 413-1800
Fax: (585) 413-3499
Open daily from 9am - 8pm

 

 

Rochester Regional Health Immediate Care
2685 East Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467
(585)-444-0058
At the corner of E. Henrietta and Calkins Road
Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9am-8pm

 

 

Requirements for isolation and quarantine as determined by the Monroe County, NY Department of Public Health must be followed.

 

• New loss of taste or smell

• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea

 

 

Requirements for Program Directors
BEFORE your program starts:
■ During registration, check proof of vaccination from participants. (Don’t collect copies.)


■ Strongly encourage participants to receive a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their arrival to campus. This will help to minimize the need for isolation/quarantine.


■ Strongly encourage participants to verify that their health insurance covers them for medical expenses incurred during their program in Rochester.

 

■ Notify RIT Housing of any cancellations or late arrivals due to positive tests.

 

■ Work with your organization to determine plans for potential illness (for example,
coordinating transportation to and from local urgent care facility).

 

■ Plan for payment of isolation housing if needed. Once a participant is on campus, an isolation period will be mandated for any participant who tests positive during their stay. Groups will be required to pay for usage of additional isolation rooms. RIT will arrange

 

Quarantine/Isolation (Q/I) space for any attendee who tests positive during their stay.

 

Residence Hall Q/I Rate:
$42.00 Per Night, Per Person

Double-As-Single Occupancy Room

 

Global Village Q/I Rate:
$52.00 Per Night, Per Person
Single Occupancy Room with kitchen

 

 

If an individual becomes symptomatic or has been exposed to COVID-19:


■ Help participant arrange medical care* including if required a

COVID-19 test.


Available testing locations
Urgent Care Centers near RIT:
UR Medicine Urgent Care
1300 Jefferson Road
Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 413-1800
Fax: (585) 413-3499
Open daily from 9am - 8pm
*The RIT Student Health Center will not be able to support non RIT students.

 

If medical attention is needed, program directors will be responsible for arranging this.


■ Arrange transportation to and from facility if needed.

Rochester Regional Health Immediate Care
2685 East Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467
(585) 444-0058
At the corner of E. Henrietta and Calkins Road
Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9am-8pm

 

 

If a participant tests postive for COVID-19:
■ Alert RIT Housing staff of positive case to arrange an isolation room.
■ Contact: RIT Summer Housing Staff – (585) 315-8660
■ Meet with RIT Housing Conference staff to receive assignment information and key.
■ Q/I rooms will be on campus and in close vicinity to where conference guests are assigned.
■ Contact RIT Dining to set up dining options.
*MORE INFORMATION TO BE RELEASED AT A LATER DATE
■ Have attendee monitor symptoms. If in need of additional medical assistance, they should be
referred back to the Urgent Care Center or 911 if required.
■ Contract tracing/notification to close contacts, if appropriate, will be handled by the Monroe
County NY Department of Public Health.
They can be reached at:
■ COVID-19 Hotline: (585) 753-5555
or
■ COVID-19 Email: COVID19@monroecounty.gov
■ Ensure attendee complies with the mandated isolation timeline.
■ Once they have been released from isolation, notify RIT Housing and arrange to return the key.

 

*If the program director cannot fulfill all COVID-19 duties, groups will be responsible for hiring a live-in medical professional to support program participants.

 

Alternative workshop: Plan B
Should the pandemic take a turn and social distancing and virtual meetings be required per CDC guidelines, we have arranged The Kalish: Plan B to become virtual. If participants choose to join the week virtually, tuition will be reduced 50% and any remaining balance due will be refunded to the participant.

 

If the participant chooses to wait until 2023, they will be 100% refunded and their name will be added to a list for “first come” applicants.

 

Sessions will be modified to fit a virtual format. Faculty may change due to sessions becoming shorter/modified. Sessions will be recorded for those who participate virtually.

 

*The Kalish is not responsible for airline changes/fees should we meet virtually.

COVID-19 Guidelines for RIT Housing