Eastern Gateway Community College, COVID-19 Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Procedure

Effective date: August 17, 2020 

A.    If you are feeling sick or have a fever, contact your instructor or supervisor, they will make accommodations for you. It is strongly recommended that you take your temperature prior to coming to campus. Any individual with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will NOT be permitted in the building. This is for the health and safety of all Eastern Gateway Community College’s employees and students.


a.    DO NOT come to campus if you have any of the following symptoms:

Fever (a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or chills


Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


Muscle or body aches


New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting


You have recently experienced a fever (a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher). You may not return to campus until you have been fever-free for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers), other symptoms have improved (including but not limited to, a cough or shortness of breath) and at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

b.    While on campus:

i.     If you feel sick including the following symptoms: fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, immediately notify your instructor or supervisor.


B.    The College is providing standard PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for all employees, students, and visitors inside campus buildings. This includes: face masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and gloves.

a.    The College will have Program specific Process documents for specific/specialized lab and PPE requirements.


C.   The College will REQUIRE social distancing on campus.

a.    The College has evaluated room capacity to accommodate proper social distancing.


D.   The College will REQUIRE employees, students, and visitors to wear a face mask on campus.

a.   The requirement to facial coverings does not apply when:

The individual is under ten years of age;

A medical condition including those with respiratory conditions that restrict breathing, mental health conditions, or disability contraindicates the wearing of a facial covering;

The individual is communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing­ impaired or has another disability, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;

The individual is alone in an enclosed space, such as an office, or in lieu of an enclosed space, the individual is separated by at least six feet in all directions from all other individuals, and in either case the space is not intended for use or access by the public;

The individual is actively engaged in a public safety capacity, including but not limited to law enforcement, firefighters or emergency medical personnel;

The individual is seated and actively consuming food or beverage outside of a classroom, on campus, and must maintain social distancing during this activity. 

E.    Authorized Person Lists and Class Rosters will be checked by security prior to entering the building. Only individuals on an Authorized Employee and Visitor list or Class Roster will have access to enter the building to avoid excessive traffic on campuses.

F.    The College will have Security perform Thermometer testing, and require each individual entering the building to complete a screening log, at each access point into campus buildings. Employees, students or visitors that have a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will NOT be permitted in the building.

a.    The College has partnered with Trinity Health Systems, in Steubenville, and Mercy Health Systems, in Youngstown, to provide COVID-19 screening/testing at a local testing facility.

If an employee or student is not permitted building access, it is their responsibility to go to the local testing center for evaluation.

The individual must provide their own transportation to the facility. The individual should not take public transportation to the facility to avoid infecting large groups of people.

Employees and students should have a contact available to provide this transportation if required.

If any student or employee is tested for COVID-19, they must report the testing to the Human Resources department at:

Phone: 1-800-682-6553 Ext. 1683

Email: [email protected]

If the employee or student is denied access to the building, they will be removed from the Authorized Person List or noted on the Class Roster. The employee or student must provide documentation that they have been evaluated and/or have tested negative prior to being allowed back in the building. This documentation will be provided to the individual at the testing center.

If the employee or in-seat student is denied access to the building and is recommended by the college to go to the authorized testing centers below. The College will cover the cost of the student’s first test at one of these authorized centers (It must be a center listed below). Any additional tests or additional medical expenses will be the individual’s responsibility.

Steubenville Testing Center:        

Trinity Express Care – Wintersville150 Main Street, WintersvilleOH 43953, 740-346-2702

Everyday: 8AM-8PM

Youngstown Testing Center:
Mercy Health-Wick Primary Care at Youngstown State University, 330 Wick Ave. Youngstown, OH 44503, 330-747-4660
There are 2 sections and the instructions are to park in the back of the facility and enter in the back entrance which is for walk- in individuals needing testing. No appointment is necessary. The hours there are 8AM-4PM M-F and Saturdays 8AM-12PM. 

G.   The College will limit access to its campus buildings, security guards will be stationed at each of these entrances to check authorized employees, students, and visitors. Security guards will have and distribute standard PPE at these locations. Building access will be as follows:

Steubenville Buildings

1.    Main Campus: All doors will be locked, security will grant access the sliding doors by receiving (down by the handicapped parking area).

2.    Pugliese Building: All doors will be locked, security will grant access at the main door on the lower level.

3.     Regional Workforce Building: All doors will be locked, security will grant access at the main door on the upper level.

4.    Gator Store: The Bookstores will remain closed, all transactions should go through
the bookstores online at: 

Youngstown Buildings

1.    Thomas Humphrey’s Hall: The quadrant doors will be locked, security will grant
access into the quadrants.

2.    Health and Workforce Building: All doors will be locked, security will grant
access at the front door on Boardman Street.

3.    Student Support Center: All doors will be locked, security will grant access to the door on the main door at the corner of Boardman Street and Walnut Street.

4.    Choffinmain door security lets you in, temperatures will be taken prior to entering
the classroom – employees not security

5.    Gator Store: The Bookstores will remain closed, all transactions should go through
the bookstores online at: