Caution & Care
HOUSING - FALL 2020
Carefully WELCOMING SISTERS home!
Phi Sigma Sigma and the National Housing Corporation have been hard at work preparing for the return of our chapter members. Despite substantial challenges, the NHC is hopeful that this will be a year of exploration and discovery of one’s self, a year of deepened friendships, and a year of growth.
The NHC has spent the past few months working with industry experts and creating modified plans that follow local and state health department guidelines. Although we cannot guarantee that our facilities will be COVID-19 free during the academic year, we are working hard to minimize risks. Residents must remember that taking steps to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 is the shared responsibility of every collegian who lives in the facility.
We can’t wait to welcome you home!
Health & Safety Expecations
As noted in the annual Policy Acknowledgement statement, Phi Sigma Sigma requires compliance with all state/province, local health and/or public health department, and university directives regarding attendance at events and participation in activities associated with the chapter. In addition, the Fraternity requires compliance with all directives communicated by the owner or manager of any facility where an event or activity associated with the chapter is held.
All members are required to:
Wear a mask and/or maintain social distancing in accordance with state/province, local health and/or public health department, and/or university directives
Comply with directives communicated by the owner or manager of any facility where an event or activity associated with the chapter is held.
If Phi Sigma Sigma maintains a housing facility and/or any other type of chapter occupied space at my university:
Members must adhere to rules and procedures regarding food service, sleeping quarters, hosting of guests, including non-resident members, scheduling of study spaces, use of masks and social distancing in communal living areas and other stated expectations.
Members must respect the health concerns of the house director, facility staff and other members in all interactions with them.
While precautions will be taken to clean the facility and provide procedures to assist with social distancing, it is up to each member, any permitted guests and other residents of the property to limit outside exposure and to follow guidelines suggested to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
Members are expected to do all they can to keep themselves and others safe.
COORDINATING COAST TO COAST
Making plans for a safe return continues to be an effort of collaboration between the house corporation, campus, city, county and state. The prescribed precautions and risk factors specific to each campus and property type will continue to be evaluated and updated.