Covid-19 Return to Campus Procedures

All S.H.A.R.E.™ users, including students, will follow these procedures during return to campus in Summer and Fall 2020 Semester.

These procedures are based upon the University of Miami pillars of testing, tracing, and tracking; cleaning and disinfecting; protecting personal space; and vaccinating. Details regarding all four of the University pillars can be found at  coronavirus.miami.edu/our-four-pillars.

Testing, tracing, and tracking

  • Students will answer the symptom monitoring and exposure survey daily Monday-Friday before coming to the S.H.A.R.E.™.
  • Student attendance will be taken during each instructional session to maintain ability to track and trace.
  • Faculty and staff will follow the same guidelines for symptom monitoring and exposure and attendance as the students and notify appropriate supervisor of:
    • Recent travel to a high-risk area
    • Experiencing any of the following:
      • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4°F/38°C
      • Shortness of breath
      • Moderate to severe cough
      • Fatigue or body aches
      • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
      • Loss of smell or taste.
    • Testing positive for COVID-19 OR knowingly been in direct contact with a person who is either suspected or confirmed of COVID-19 within the past 10 days."

Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Handwashing – sinks are present throughout simulation area, along with hand sanitizer. Frequent handwashing will be mandated.
  • Infection control practices will be reviewed and reinforced every session.
  • Simulation technologists, nurse specialists, and faculty will ensure that all areas are wiped down between sessions.
  • All simulation equipment (including manikins) will be cleaned and disinfected in between sessions and student use.
  • Students/Faculty/Staff will be asked to wipe down any chairs or personal equipment that they use during their session. UG students have their own tote bags with equipment.

Protecting Personal Space

  • PPE – all students, faculty, staff will wear face masks (and other PPE as required) during the simulation activities.
  • Students will be scheduled in small groups allowing for social distancing of 6 feet during instructional time.
  • Students will remain with one instructor/faculty and be scheduled with the same group of students each SHARE
  • Students, faculty, and staff will follow SHARE signage for arrival and departure of learning areas.
  • Room size was considered when planning how many students per area.
    • Largest group of students will be 10 in the graduate NP program, but they will be in the larger classrooms on the fifth floor which has room for students to spread out and social distance.
    • SRNA students have groups of 12 but they will be split up among the four ORs and the fifth-floor classroom as needed.
  • Times are staggered to allow for cleaning in between each session and for hallways to clear before the next arrival time.
  • No eating or drinking will occur in simulation instructional areas. No open cups, coffee, or open containers will be allowed. Closed water bottles will be permitted.

Continuous Quality Assessment and Improvement will be ongoing during S.H.A.R.E.™ simulation experiences.

  • Each week, simulation team will review procedures and adapt as needed.
  • Students, faculty, and staff will be encouraged to notify Assistant or Associate Dean of Simulation immediately of any perceived issue/concern.

Student and personnel safety will be the primary goal with constant surveillance.  If at any time, risk to safety is noted, proper notification to the Associate Deans/Vice Dean and the Dean will occur immediately.