Welcome to Campus
As part of the Campus Plan, we are sharing information about expectations and procedures to keep our campus clean and our students, staff, and community members safe.
Triton's Campus Safety Guide
Campus Safety Guide
As we continue to welcome staff, students, guests and community members back to campus on a daily basis, we invite you to download Triton's Campus Safety Guide. The guide provides details on the progress we have made as a campus community to maintain a safe campus environment.
Click here to download the guide.
All non-vaccinated persons on campus must wear a mask upon entering buildings, while using shared equipment and technology (such as a printer), and if you encounter others on campus.
Triton College utilizes CampusClear, a free mobile app that allows unvacinnated students, faculty, and staff on campus to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms.
Employees may be asked by the Director of Health Services to self-certify as part of the campus contact tracing protocols.
Regular Hand Washing
To reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, it is important to follow good hygiene protocol, including regular hand washing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends:
- washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and
- avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Additionally, automatic hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout campus.
This fall, Triton College will offer five types of courses:
- Extended Remote Learning (ERL) – a virtual classroom experience with scheduled set meeting time(s) each week.
- Blended ERL – Classes take place virtually (scheduled weekly meeting times) and required on campus instruction as arranged by the instructor.
- Online – classes held in standard online format.
- Hybrid – Classes held in standard online format, that also includes required on campus instruction.
- Traditional In-person – Classes meet on campus at scheduled meeting time(s) each week. Triton will offer a very limited amount of these courses.
Our fall course offerings are structured to ensure that we can transition between online and in-person instruction while preserving the quality and integrity of our courses and maintaining safety.
CARES Act funds
Through funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Triton College Foundation, students are able to apply for an emergency grant fund. As grants, they do not need to be repaid. To determine how to be eligible, click on the following link in the Academic Works platform. While you are there, consider looking for other ways to earn money to help you succeed at Triton College.
Remote Learning Resources
We have compiled a list of valuable resources and services to assist students in being successful in their remote learning experience.
Registering for classes can be done in-person, over the phone, or through the student portal. Classes fill quickly, so it is important to register early for the best selection of courses and class meeting times. Students who completed orientation online must meet with an advisor to register for class. Advisors are available to all students seeking assistance in course selection and academic planning.
Positive COVID-19 Case Procedures
Following are Triton’s procedures for addressing positive employee and student COVID-19 cases:
- Employee reports positive case
- Student reports positive case to faculty
- Student reports positive case to Director of Health Services
Click here to see on-campus COVID-19 confirmed cases.
FAQs on employee COVID-19 vaccine status
Triton has updated guidance for supervisors and employees about what can and cannot be asked regarding employee COVID-19 vaccination status. This information will be updated as we navigate this evolving guidance. Send your questions to email@example.com.
Can a supervisor ask an employee about their vaccine status?
Yes, supervisors may ask employees to voluntarily disclose their vaccination status or show proof of vaccination. In the event of such a case, they must ensure that employees who share that they are not vaccinated (or who choose not to disclose their vaccine status) are not disciplined in any way. Triton College requires unvaccinated persons to wear a mask on campus. Being directed to wear a mask is not a form of being disciplined.
Does an employee have to disclose their vaccination status?
No, employees are not required to share their vaccination status with their supervisor. If they do not want to share their status, they must wear a mask in the office or in meetings and/or may be required to participate in additional testing.
Employees are expected to disclose their vaccination status to the campus contact tracing team as part of contact tracing efforts.
Employees with a qualifying disability who believe they would benefit from support with performing essential job functions may request an ADA reasonable accommodation.
Can supervisors share the vaccination status of their employees with others?
No, supervisors may not disclose the vaccination status of employees to other employees. However, they can generally reveal whether the entire unit is vaccinated.
Can non-supervisory employees ask other employees about their vaccination status?
No, employees should not ask other employees their vaccination status or question, judge or discriminate based on vaccination status. As part of contact tracing protocol, the Director of Health Services is allowed to ask about vaccination status.
Can a supervisor ask why an employee has not been vaccinated?
No, supervisors may not ask employees questions about why they are not vaccinated or any other questions about the employee’s personal health information, including when the employee is getting vaccinated or if the employee has a health-related reason for not being vaccinated.
Can an employee get time off from work to receive the vaccine?
Yes, employees will receive release time for the purpose of receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.
Do supervisors provide special provisions for unvaccinated employees?
No. Employees who are not vaccinated and do not have reasonable accommodation in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may not refuse to work on campus.
Can employees request specialized work space if they are vaccinated but their colleagues are not?
No. Employees who are vaccinated may not refuse to work in the same space as employees who are not vaccinated.