This section outlines important information for faculty, including teaching safety guidelines, information about teaching online and in-person, standard operating procedures for specific departments, and more.

As the people with the most prolonged face-to-face contact with students, your health and safety is of utmost concern to CWI.  

What to Do If an Ill Student Refuses to Leave or Refuses to Wear a Mask 

Students who are visibly ill, who report symptoms, or who refuse to wear mask should be removed from class.  

  • If a student refuses to leave, clearly inform them of the expectations and consequences. If the student still refuses to comply, ask the student to immediately leave campus.  
  • If the student still refuses to comply, ask again; if a refusal is still offered, let the student know that you will be forced to contact Campus Security. It is not your responsibility to remove the student from campus, but it is an expectation that you will report the student to Campus Security.  
  • If you must ask someone to leave (regardless of whether you seek assistance), you must report the interaction through a Student Misconduct Report.  

What to Do If a Student Reports General Illness 

If a student tells you that he/she/they is/are ill — regardless of whether they have COVID-19 symptoms — urge the student to stay away from campus until symptoms have ended. Below is a sample response:  

Hello (student name),  

Thank you for informing me of your symptoms. CWI cares about your health and well-being. For the safety of yourself and others, please do not return to campus until symptoms have ended or 72 hours after a fever has broken — whichever is longer. Please keep me updated on how you’re feeling.  

Take care,  
(your name) 

What to Do If a Student Falls Ill With COVID-19 

If a student tells you that he/she/they has tested positive or been in close contact with someone that has tested positive ask that the student call Rapid-Trace at 813.699.3551.  Rapid-Trace will assist gathering information to navigate effective isolation, confidentially notify the College on their behalf, provide information and resources in the local area, and confidentially notify anyone else who may have been exposed.

For more information on this process please visit the Contact Tracing page of the guidebook. 

What to Do If a Student Is Unable to Wear a Mask 

CWI will provide remote services to students who are unable to wear facial coverings. These services include, but are not limited to, online classes, books delivered through the postal service, and remote advising and student support classes. For concerns regarding disabilities, please contact Heather Grayson.  

Cleaning and Disinfecting Responsibilities  

  • As an instructor, you will be responsible for ensuring distancing is possible before each class, and to enforce distancing during class. Please see cleaning procedures in the Facilities and Planning Management section of this document for a detailed description.  
  • Disinfecting wipes will be supplied to students at the end of every class.