Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Screening requirements to come on campus for classes this summer

Building E

A limited number of students and instructors have returned to campus this summer, to resume the Winter 2020 classes that had to be postponed in March.

Information about postponed courses and how to re-start those courses is here.

The only students who should return to campus at this time are those who will be on campus to take the postponed Winter 2020 classes. All others should continue studying and working remotely.

Safety is our top priority, and all of us share the responsibility to help keep each other safe. For this reason, every person on our campus is required to follow our safety procedures and regulations during their time on campus. Visitors will not be permitted on our campus at this time.


STUDENT procedures for arriving and screening on campus

  1. You will only be able to enter our main campus by car at the North entrance. This entrance from Evergreen Road is shown on the map below.
  2. When you enter campus by car, you will see a sign indicating which lane you should be in. Please leave reasonable space between your car and the car in front of you. A College official will approach your car and ask you to roll down your window. Please remain in your car throughout the screening process.
  3. You will be asked to do three things during this screening process, each time you arrive on campus:
    a. Prescreen yourself by using our online health form before you come to campus. You must complete this form each day you come to campus. After you submit the form, you will receive an email indicating if you “passed.”

    When approached by the College official, you must show the “passed” confirmation email on your phone, verifying that day’s date. You may also print the email and present a paper copy.

    (If you do not have a cell phone, tablet, or computer that allows you to use the prescreening form, you will be directed to pull over and fill out a paper form in your car. If you have a phone but forgot to prescreen that day, you will be directed to pull over and fill out the form online. Please note, this process may delay your arrival at your class.)
    b. Have your temperature taken by a College official who will use a forehead infrared thermometer. There will be no physical contact between you and the College official.
    c. Wear a face mask during your entire time on campus, including this screening period.

  4. If you do not feel well or you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days, do not come to campus.
  5. If you are arriving on campus by bus or bicycle, you must proceed directly to the Campus Safety building (N) to be screened and receive clearance before going to class.

Questions about screening procedures? Contact Munira Kassim, mmkassim@hfcc.edu, 313-845-6301.


Where to park on campus

You will be screened near lot 3, as shown on the map below. Lots 2 and 3 will not be available for parking. After completing screening, you may park in any of the lots 4 through 10. You will need to exit campus through the North entrance, as the other campus entrances are currently closed.

What to do if you do not pass the screening

If the prescreening confirmation email does not indicate that you have passed, if your temperature is elevated, or if you do not have a face mask, you will not be able to go to your classes. In this case, you will be instructed to leave campus. You should contact your instructor after you arrive home and explain what happened. The normal absence procedures for your class will apply, at the discretion of your instructor.

Details about the requirement for face masks on campus

The College has determined that all persons on campus are required to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose during your entire time on campus. We ask you to provide your own face mask. If you are medically unable to wear a face mask, please contact the associate dean of your school to make alternate arrangements. You will need to provide documentation of your medical condition.

If you do not wear a face mask, you will not be able to attend your on-campus classes. Instructors are required to deny admission to the classroom if you are without a face mask or a verified medical exemption. If you are not able to attend your classes, normal absence policies for your classes will apply.

Arrival times and expectations on campus

You may wish to arrive early to complete the screening procedures in time to make it to your classes.

Campus officials will be available to screen incoming students between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. each weekday.

Throughout your time on campus, you will be required to practice social distancing to the maximum extent possible.

To maximize everyone’s safety, we ask that you come to campus only for your classes, and then leave the campus after your classes conclude. At this time, there are no College spaces for gathering, outside-of-class studying, or other non-class-related purposes.

The following on-campus services are closed:

  1. All non-classroom labs, including computer labs.
  2. The library.
  3. Food services.
  4. The fitness center.
  5. The College Store. You may order your books online and they will be shipped to you.
  6. Student services will continue to be provided remotely. On-campus student service offices and the Welcome Center are closed.

This is a new time for all of us. The College is doing what it can to provide the best and safest environment. We are all depending on each other to abide by these requirements, because safety is a shared community responsibility. We are here to help you, and we will do our best to answer your questions and provide a positive experience. Please follow the directions of all College officials while you are on campus. Together, we can maximize the safety of our community and provide a positive teaching and learning environment.

If you have questions about any of the on-campus procedures and requirements, please contact your instructor or associate dean.

Employee requirements for health screening and other on-campus procedures are here (requires login).

Wishing you a safe and healthy summer.

See map below for reference on where to enter campus

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