COVID-19 Interim Requirements for Commercial Service Providers and Contractors Conducting Work on the Colgate University Campus

In accordance with current federal recommendations and state requirements, anyone working on the Colgate University campus is required to wear a mask or face covering when interactions with the public are likely or when social (physical) distancing is not possible, including times of brief interaction between co-workers and/or campus community members. More specifically, commercial service providers and contractors are required to wear a face mask or face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19 whenever the nature of their work on-campus involves coming within 6 feet of another person.

A face covering is defined as any well-secured, non-medical paper or cloth (such as a bandana or scarf) mask that covers your mouth and nose. Surgical masks or N-95 respirators may be appropriate for personnel whose tasks may necessitate the use of a mask or respirator. Use of N-95 respirators require additional training and fit-testing under the employer's Respiratory Protection Plan.

Employers are required to provide these face coverings for their employees and to provide training on their proper use. Commercial service providers and contractors must have all required PPE, including appropriate face coverings, before arriving on Colgate property to conduct their work.

All commercial service providers and contractors working on campus should also routinely practice handwashing, social distancing, and good hygiene practices. In addition, contractors should continuously self-monitor for symptoms (including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing). It is the responsibility of all contractors to inform their employer if they are unable to continue working because they feel ill.