Official Statement Regarding COVID-19

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See attached PDF regarding COVID-19: PSP COVID Response plan

During this difficult time, it is important that everyone does their part in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We understand the importance of life outside the classroom. We want you to continue to interact with your peers and make college friends and memories that will last forever, while maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of all. The National Council of Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity Inc. has reviewed the policies of our chapters campuses and has creating the following guidelines:

All chapters of Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity Inc. shall adhere to all CDC, State, and Campus mandates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to these mandates, all members should;

General

  • Members should wear a mask in campus buildings at all times. This includes common areas in residence halls and in houses.
  • Members should wear masks in classrooms at all times.
  • When not in campus buildings, members should maintain proper social distancingguidelines of 6ft.
  • Before coming to class each day, members should all perform a daily self-check forCOVID-19 symptoms following CDC guidelines.
  • Masks should cover the mouth and nose.
  • Face shields should not be used as acceptable alternatives to masks.
  • All Chapters will be supplied with a Digital read, No-Touch thermometer as well as masks.

Residence Areas and Houses

  • Members are not expected to wear masks in their own rooms or dining rooms.
  • Members should clean their rooms and houses regularly with appropriate cleaning products in accordance to CDC guidelines.
  • Guests should wear masks at all times and should only be permitted in common areas, with the exception of significant others.
  • Chapters should designate rooms in the house in which brothers can quarantine.

Dining Facilities

  • Members should wear masks in dining facilities until they are seated.
  • Members should also wear masks anytime they leave their seats.
  • Members should maintain social distancing when possible.

Fraternity Events

  • During all events each chapter should keep a guest list of all persons present and their temperature readings. These should be kept on file with the Chapter Secretary for review if needed.
  • For all events, there should be a Doorman designated. He should be responsible for filling out the guest list and taking temperatures. The Doorman should wear a mask at all times while working.
  • Anyone with a temperature reading of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit should NOT be permitted to attend any Phi Sigma Phi functions.
  • All chapter functions should fill no more than 50% capacity of any given room as well as following all local, state, and CDC guidelines.
  • If members are preparing food for others, they should wear a mask at all times as well as other appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

Chapter Meetings

  • All members should wear masks during meetings.
  • For all meetings, the Sergeant at Arms should be responsible for filling out the attendance sheet and taking temperatures. He should wear a mask at all times while working.Social Distancing should be maintained whenever possible.
  • All guests in the house should wear a mask in common areas.
  • A Doorman should be designated for the house at all times on a rotation. He should be responsible for filling out the guest list and taking temperatures of anyone who does not live in the house. The Doorman should wear a mask at all times while interacting with a guest. Anyone with a temperature reading of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit should NOT be permitted inside the house.
  • If members are preparing food for others, they should wear a mask at all times as well as other appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Anyone with a temperature reading of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit should NOT be permitted to attend the meeting. This should be an excused absence and the member should immediately quarantine. The CDC recommends quarantine until you are fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medications.
  • Chapter meetings should be set up in a manner in which social distancing can be achieved.

Chapter Visits

Due to the current state of influx on our host campuses, and in part to the nature of this concerning illness, chapter visitations by fraternity leadership will be paused during this time. This is for the health and safety of our leadership and our membership. The organization will maintain regular business relations during this time and all staff are available to assist. You may contact your chapter consultant or national officer for any assistance you may need during this time.

Final Thoughts

This document is written as a broad stroke to cover the needs of all our chapters and should be implemented whenever possible. We have put these guidelines in place to make our chapters and members safer during this uncertain time. The National Council realizes that not all in this document pertains to every situation. While these are not mandates, we strongly urge the following of