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GOCC employees begin return to campus June 15

CENTREVILLE, MI — Glen Oaks Community College employees will begin to return to campus in phases beginning on June 15. Students and visitors should make appointments prior to visiting campus. Employees have been working remotely since mid-March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our employees are attending virtual meetings this week as we plan for a return to work in a limited fashion,” said Dr. David Devier, Glen Oaks president. “We want to start serving our student population in person, as long as we can do so safely.”

“We have created a flexible plan that adopts best practices for health and safety,” said Devier. “Since Glen Oaks is a public facility, the plan requires face masks (for employees, students and visitors), and promotes social distancing protective measures.” Masks may be a fabric face covering from home, or surgical type mask and the college will make them available for persons who need them.

Although staff will work a schedule that in many cases may include both an on-campus and remote rotation, employees working on campus will be required to complete an electronic health screening questionnaire upon arrival to work. In addition, anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

“Our maintenance and custodial staff have been busy, not only assuring that the campus is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, but they have installed Plexiglas barriers in service areas as an additional precaution,” said Devier.

Students and visitors can make appointments in advance prior to visiting campus and may do so by calling the main number at (269) 467-9945; or the Admissions Office at (269) 294-4253.