COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP)

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The person(s) responsible for the implementation of this COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP):
Jeff Marozick, Chief of Police
College of Marin Police Department
Most recently updated: November 12, 2020

Additional detail is in COVID-19 Room-Specific Protection Plans (RPP) for active areas

Individual Control Measures and Screenings

  • Employees whose work duties can be conducted remotely are doing so and will continue to do so until the Risk Reduction Order is lifted. In-person instruction is limited based on public health orders, including State and County requirements. Most classes are only offered online, so most students, faculty, and staff will not come to campus.
  • Class sections have been scheduled to comply with occupancy limits for required physical distancing and to allow for enough time in between class meetings for cleaning.
  • A Room-Specific Protection Plan (RPP) has been developed for all classrooms and College facilities that are scheduled to be used for in-person instruction.
  • All students, employees, and authorized visitors have been provided with or have administered to themselves symptom and/or temperature screenings before entering campus for each visit. If temperatures are taken, the individual conducting the temperature/symptom screening will avoid close contact with employees to the extent possible. Both screeners and employees wear face coverings during each in-person screening. Screening follows CDC Guidelines.
  • Students, employees, and authorized visitors who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are directed to stay home and Centers for Disease Control guidelines will be followed for when that individual may return to campus.
  • Face coverings are required when employees and students are on campus. Face coverings are required when in the vicinity of others. Face coverings are not shared.
  • Employees take reasonable measures to communicate with students and the public that they should use face coverings.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are provided with face coverings, and the employer ensures this equipment is worn properly at all times. Hand sanitizer will also be available and frequent use is encouraged.
  • Employees and students are provided with all required protective equipment (i.e., face coverings) to be worn properly at all times.
    • Employees are provided with:
    • Surgical masks or N95 masks (faculty member’s choice) for faculty, up to one per week of in-person instruction. Faculty who want N95 masks should ask the dean/director who will submit a SchoolDude request.
    • Face shields for faculty upon request, up to one per semester. Faculty should ask the dean/director who will submit a SchoolDude request.
    • Students are provided with:
    • Surgical masks for students, up to one per week of in-person instruction. The College may substitute N95 masks at its discretion. Students will obtain masks in class.
    • N95 masks for nursing students, up to one per week of in-person instruction (unless more required for nursing/clinical course needs).
  • Employees and students may provide their own protective equipment provided that it is acceptable for COVID-19 prevention pursuant to current CDC guidance.
    • An acceptable face covering is one that: Fits snugly against the face, covers an individual’s nose and mouth, and is secured under the chin.
    • These are a few examples of coverings that are not acceptable: Those with holes in the covering, including exhalation valves mesh or lace fabrics; those that cannot be secured under the chin, including bandanas and face shields (worn on their own); neck gaiters (also called multi-bands).
    • Face shields may be worn in addition to face coverings, but not in place of face coverings.
  • Employees are provided with and use protective equipment when offloading and storing delivered goods. Employees inspect deliveries and perform disinfection measures prior to storing goods in warehouses and facilities.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols

Thorough cleaning in high traffic areas is performed regularly by custodial staff.

  • Commonly used surfaces are frequently disinfected before in-person instruction as follows:
  • Items cleaned/sanitized by custodial staff include:
    • Door knobs
    • Door knobs for doors leading directly to outside, where applicable
    • Chair seat backs (where people grab their chair to pull it out from a desk)
    • Chair arm rests
    • Desk tops
    • Sink faucets
    • Time permitting, regular custodial duties can be performed (i.e. high cleaning of AC vents, dusting, windows, cleaning chair adjustment levers, etc.)
    • Employees are responsible for cleaning/sanitizing the keyboard, mouse, and other items not listed as being cleaned by custodial staff.
    • Faculty or staff may be responsible for cleaning/sanitizing other items as laid out in the applicable RPP.
  • All shared equipment and touchable surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized between each use during in-person instruction as stated on a classroom RPP. Instructions for items that are cleaned/sanitized by students will be written and posted at each station.
  • Room entrances and exits and major entrances and exits on campus are equipped with proper sanitation products. Products used in the room include:
    • One spray bottle containing Waxie # 730 HP Disinfectant Cleaner, a hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectant
    • Surgical masks)
    • Paper towels
    • Alcohol wipes (each package contains 60 wipes)
    • Hand sanitizer containing 62% Ethyl Alcohol (received form CalOES)
  • These areas will be cleaned regularly when in use, and classrooms will be cleaned in between class sessions
    • Break rooms
    • Bathrooms
    • Handrails/door handles/counters/shelving
    • Classrooms
    • Desks
    • Telephones
    • Hand/held devices (payment portals, including ATM PIN pads, styluses)
    • Handwashing facilities will be made available for employees, students, and visitors and will stay operational and stocked at all times and additional soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer are supplied when needed.
  • Sanitizing supplies are provided to promote students and employees’ personal hygiene. This may include tissues, no-touch trash cans, hand soap, adequate time for hand- washing, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, disinfectants, gloves, and disposable towels.
  • Cleaning products are used that meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s- approved for use against COVID-19 list.  Products used include:
    • Waxie # 710 Multipurpose Disinfectant cleaner EPA registration # 1839-167-14994,
    • Waxie # 700 Disinfectant Cleaner EPA registration # 1839-166-14994,
    • Oxivir Disinfectant cleaners EPA registration # 70627-60, and
    • Waxie # 730 EPA registration # 45745-11-14994.
  • Doors have signage indicating them as either active or inactive to reduce ingress and egress points.
  • Classes with doors directly to the outside may be accessed through such doors or through other active doors. Instructors will provide students with maps showing the location of external doors. Such doors may be propped open during class.
  • Classroom locations and hours have been modified to provide adequate time for regular, thorough cleaning, product stocking, or other measures.
  • Employees are provided adequate time to implement cleaning practices before and after shifts.
  • Hands-free devices, including motion sensor lights, contactless payment systems, automatic soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers, have been installed in some locations.

Physical Distancing Guidelines to Keep People at Least Six Feet Apart

  • Classroom desk and station locations have been modified to ensure that we are able to keep persons at least six feet apart.
  • All desks or individual workstations are separated by at least six feet, or employees and students otherwise maintain six feet of distance if workspace is limited.
  • Tape or other markings have been placed at least six feet apart in areas where lines form with signs directing individuals to use the markings to maintain distance.

Business/Industry (i.e., retail, restaurant) Best Practices

Notification of COVID-19 Positive Case at your Worksite

  • Students, employees, and authorized visitors will comply with the protocol listed in the COVID-19 Exposure and Reporting Procedure.
  • Marin County Public Health Department is notified of all positive COVID-19 cases.
  • If a student, employee, or authorized visitor is diagnosed with COVID-19, Marin County Public Health will provide assistance in the assessment of potential worksite exposures, and any recommended testing, quarantine, or isolation instructions.
  • Employees, students, employees, and authorized visitors are aware that they can call Marin Public Health if a suspected exposure has occurred at (415) 473-7191.


Students, faculty, and staff have been trained on the following topics:
  • Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19, how to prevent it from spreading, and which underlying health conditions may make individuals more susceptible to contracting the virus.
  • Self-screening at home, including temperature and/or symptom checks using CDC guidelines using the College of Marin Symptom Screening each day they plan on being on campus
  • The importance of not coming to work or school if a student, employee, or authorized visitor has a frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or if they or someone they live with have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • The importance of seeking medical attention if a student, employee, or authorized visitor’s symptoms become severe, including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Updates and further details are available on CDC’s webpage.
  • The importance of frequent handwashing with soap and water, including scrubbing with soap for 20 seconds (or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol when individuals cannot get to a sink or handwashing station, per CDC guidelines).
  • Manufacturer’s directions and Cal/OSHA requirements for safe use of personal hygiene and cleaning products.
  • The importance of physical distancing, both at work and off work time (see Physical Distancing section above).
  • Proper use of face coverings, including:
    • Face coverings do not protect the wearer and are not personal protective equipment (PPE).
    • Face coverings can help protect people near the wearer, but do not replace the need for physical distancing and frequent handwashing.
    • The importance of washing and/or sanitizing hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings.
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Face coverings to be washed after each shift.

Compliance and Documentation

Campus facility and classrooms are regularly inspected for compliance with the Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) and Room-Specific Protection Plan (RPP) and any deficiencies are documented and corrected.