Counseling Center Protocol

  • All students/staff must wear masks when entering the office
  • Staff will schedule staggering appointments to minimize the number of guests in the waiting area
  • Staff will disinfect chairs, door knobs, and offices between sessions
  • Staff will disinfect work area at the end of each day
  • Students/Clients are not allowed to bring guests to the waiting area
  • Students will be asked to come only during appointment times rather than coming early
  • No loose pens will be placed in the waiting areas, but staff will provide those items if needed
  • Condoms will be packaged in bags for handout rather than having a condom dish
  • The administrative assistant’s desk will be moved back to create more office space for social distancing
  • The waiting room will only be for those in crisis and those completing paperwork
  • Only 2 students will be allowed in the waiting area
  • The reception area will allow seating for 1 student to complete paperwork
  • Plexiglass will be added to the administrative assistant’s desk to create a barrier between the administrative staff and students
  • All staff offices will have at least 6 ft sitting distance from the staff and student clients
  • Peers will be required to wear masks while in the office if they are working in the same space
  • Signs will be placed at the door and around the office with office protocol and social distancing policies
  • There will be a designated area for students to sanitize their hands (sanitation station)
  • Students will be required to answer screening questions before scheduling appointments
  • Staff will keep extra masks for students and staff
  • Staff will add extra signage (main door, office doors, and around the office/waiting area) with social distancing requirements, mask requirements, and office policies
  • Counselors will continue to give students the option for telehealth