July 14, 2020
Kenyon has updated its plans for returning to campus, offering in-person and remote instruction. Read more here.
Chair: Joe Klesner
Members: Meredith Harper Bonham, Ian Smith, Todd Burson, Chris Smith, Susan Morse, Janet Marsden
Charge: Integrate findings of other working groups into an overall operations plan; liaison to the Knox County Health Department
Chair: Kerry Rouhier
Members: Arianna Smith, Grant Wallace, Austin Porter, Keija Parssinen, Katie Black, Jennifer Bleiler, Leah Miller, Dana Krieg
Charge: Assess the struggles people are dealing with in regards to child/elder care in response to the pandemic and develop suggestions for ways the College can support its employees under these circumstances.
Chair: Sheryl Hemkin
Members: Ted Buehrer, Carol Duvall, Phaedra Fawcett, Ellen Harbourt, Karen Hicks, Travis Landry, Seth Millam, Kimmarie Murphy, Darlene Tedrow, Grant Wallace
Charge: Identification of spaces that can both satisfy our enrollment needs and be modified to adhere to recommended public health guidelines for physical distancing. Examination and improvement in ventilation for the classrooms spaces either through optimization of HVAC systems or by identifying direct ventilation options. To support departments in determining how the flow of students through buildings could best conform to public health guidelines.
Chair: Janet Lape Marsden
Members: Diane Anci, Jennifer Cabral, Anne Ellsworth, Adam Gilson, Howard Grier, David Hoyt, Laura Kane, Mary Keister, Drew Kerkhoff, Ted Mason, Heather Petersen, Chris Smith, Ian Smith, Chris Wisbey
Charge: To identify the communications needed to support COVID-era operations and recommend approaches for implementation.
Members: Diane Anci (chair), Adam Gilson, Chris Smith, Heather Peterson, Laura Kane
Charge: Determine contents and quantities of health and safety bags for faculty and staff, students, visitors, and parents at drop-off.
Members: Adam Gilson (chair), Chris Wisbey, Drew Kerkhoff, Ian Smith
Charge: Develop a system of signage that consistently communications expectations for building and space occupancy across campus; work with Maintenance to order and display signage across campus; develop PSA-style posters to convey the importance of following norms and engender a spirit of togetherness.
Members: David Hoyt (chair), Chris Smith, Laura Kane
Charge: Use Kenyon social media and other tools to inform the campus community of public health measures (i.e. face coverings, social distancing) and remind them throughout the academic year. Partner with student organizations (i.e. Student Council) to effectively distribute peer-to-peer messages as opposed to top-down directives, and receive feedback about Kenyon’s public health education strategies and how they could be made more effective.
Members: Drew Kerkhoff (chair), Jennifer Cabral, Laura Kane, Mary Keister, James Jackson
Charge: Foster productive policies to set expectations for our community; make sure that these communications are in alignment, in both spirit and content; understand how they intersect with other policies, student, faculty, employee handbooks, public health education effort; make sure the distribution of them is coordinated, as is where they live on the website; and make sure they support efforts to foster a safe and healthy living and learning environment.
Members: Ted Mason (chair), Anne Ellsworth, Heather Peterson, Howard Grier, Janet Marsden
Charge: Develop plans and tactics by which the community can come together to support each other in achieving the goal of keeping everyone as healthy as we can.
Chair: Meredith Harper Bonham
Members: Kelly Bryan, Ever Croffoot-Suede ‘23, Sheryl Hemkin, Mark Lang ‘22, Carisa Lanning, Becki Lanter, Fred Linger, Chris Wisbey
Charge: Determine how to modify dining practices in light of social distancing and other health concerns.
Members: Lacey Filkins (chair), Todd Bell, Doug Misarti, Lori Moore, Beth Pae, Grace Orwick ‘21, Roya Best ‘22
Charge: Develop a set of recommendations for a move-in process that takes into account the necessary state and local social distancing guidelines.
Members: Jillian Yoder (chair), Becki Lanter, Beth Pae, Jenn Bermudez
Charge: Determine how to modify our residential spaces to promote social distancing, and designate/outfit quarantine locations on campus.
Members: Howard Grier (chair), Laura Kane, Todd Bell, Howard Grier, Gary Sweeney, James Jackson, Kathy Lake, Bradley Berklich ‘22
Charge: Determine how to modify student engagement and social gatherings (formal and informal events) on campus for students and employees.
Chair: Jeff Bowman
Members: Wade Powell, Orchid Tierney, Juan de Pascuale, Jennifer Cabral, Ben Locke, Darlene Tedrow, Pam Camerra-Rowe, Bruce Hardy, Vernon Schubel.
Charge: Explore means of protecting vulnerable faculty and staff as the College reopens.
Chair: Diane Anci
Members: Meredith Bonham, Todd Burson, Jacque DeMarco, Chris Fahlman, Ron Griggs, Ian Smith, Ellen Turner
Charge: Establish protocols for welcoming visitors to campus including online instructions, welcome kits, visit follow-up, and training for staff who will be among the initial greeters.
Chair: Sheryl Hemkin
Members: Drew Kerkhoff, Joan Slonczewski, Frank Peiris, Sarah Petersen, Karen Hicks
Charge: Establish protocols for the reopening of laboratories and other means of re-engaging research.
Chair: Ted Mason
Members: Diane Anci, Elizabeth Dark, Tom Hawks, Siobhan Fennessy, Lacey Filkins, Howard Grier, Sarah Heidt, Jennifer McMahon, Megan Monaghan, David Rowe, Ira Sukrungruang, Chris Yates
Charge: Programming to take place during the summer or in the gap between late August and start of the year. The changing calendar has led the group to focus on the winter break period.
Chair: Chris Smith
Members: Ian Smith, Jennifer Cabral, Meredith Harper Bonham, Joan Slonczewski, Ron Griggs
Charge: Oversee efforts (students and employees) with respect to monitoring and implementing public health efforts for the campus.
Chair: Ron Griggs
Members: In formation. As of 7/23, Ashleigh Zarley, Catherine Gonzalez (student), Bill Smith (GVFD),
Charge: Identify training program for a select group of staff to conduct contact tracing for students; determine symptom monitoring program, e.g. Kinsa thermometers, for staff and students.
Chair: Chris Smith
Members: Laura Kane, Mark Teeples, Jennifer Cabral, Ron Griggs (or designee)
Charge: Liaise with testing partners (Inspire Diagnostics and LabCorp); develop and administer testing protocols for staff and students, including staffing, consent forms and frequency.
Chair: Lee Schott
Members: Ron Griggs, Craig Slaughter, Amanda Moran, Heidi Norris, Happy Kassaye ‘23, Roya Best ‘22 , Micah Smith ‘22, Charlie Muller ‘22, Joan Nielson, Tammy Konkler
Charge: Develop policy proposals for student employment given that up to half of typical student employees, including those with work study, will not be on campus at any given time.
Chair: Justin Newell
Members: Alan Kavanaugh, Brett Worsham, Ron Kontura, Kirstin Fuller
Charge: To reconfigure operations and determine use for all Kenyon Athletic Center venues following campus and local and state guidelines for health and safety.
Chair: Kelly Bryan
Members: Mark Teeples, Brett Worsham, Ian McInturf, Clare Kelley
Charge: Establish the return-to-sport protocols for varsity athletic teams following the Sport Science Institute guidelines, NCAA phases, and NCAC Health and Safety Committee recommendations.
Chair: Emily Heithaus
Members: Grant Wallace
Charge: To oversee PEHS course offerings and accommodations for in-person and online instruction; reconfigure KenyonFit offerings; and provide guidance for club sports and intramurals.
Chair: Jill McCartney
Members: Wendy Newell, Rocco Danese, Emily Heithaus, Grant Wallace
Charge: To establish the guidelines for club sports participation following campus and local and state health and safety guidelines.