Smart Start Playbook
Letter from the President
Terra’s Smart Start Playbook is being provided as a guide for getting back on campus in the “new normal,” as our college recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a framework for restarting our campus and class locations with a consistent response and strategy throughout the college, while protecting employees, students, and visitors and making sure everyone stays safe, healthy and confident about returning to campus.
Designed with the help of the Emergency Response Team which consists of representatives from all areas on campus, this go-to resource for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response will increase the knowledge and competence of our community by saving time, preventing mistakes, encouraging independence and autonomy, and ensuring a safe campus.
It includes a streamlined set of checklists and practical recommendations based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
The playbook covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Purpose and Intent
- Campus Reopening Plan
- 2020-2021 Academic Calendar
- Guidance on PPE Requirements, Contact Tracing, Cleaning Protocols and Social Distancing
- Start-up Checklist Introduction
- Start-up Checklist
- Division Operations
While readjusting to campus will pose unique challenges, the Terra Smart Start Playbook is a critical tool to have as we implement and adapt to a “new normal", while continuing to respect everyone’s commitment to a safe and healthy living, learning, and working community.
Ron Schumacher Ed.D.
President, Terra State Community College