Coronavirus COVID-19: Reopening

Reopening plan

Accessing buildings

The information below will assist you when entering Goodwin buildings. You must have your Goodwin ID to enter all buildings.

417 Main Street

  • All Goodwin employees, students, and visitors must enter through the front door, located on the Main Street side.
  • Please walk on the sidewalk and not through the drive-thru for safety purposes.
  • Security will take your temperature when you arrive
  • Signs will also be posted as a reminder
  • Please do not ring the doorbell at the back door; it is not an entrance for Goodwin's use.

Three Pent Road

  • All Goodwin employees, students, and visitors must enter through the main door.
  • Security will check your temperature when you arrive.
  • Students are requested to complete a check-in form.

If your classroom, office, or department is located at any of the locations below, it is recommended that you add at least 15 minutes to your morning commute.

One Riverside Drive

  • All faculty and staff located at One Riverside Drive must enter through the glass doors near the loading dock.
  • All students must enter through the main front door of each building.

Temperature check locations

If you visit a building on campus and you do not notice a security desk/station, please call (860) 913-2100. We appreciate your understanding with assisting us as we maintain a safe and healthy environment and campus.

Building Temperature check location
Two Pent Road Pathways Three Pent Road
Two King Court Histology 403 Main Street
Three Pent Road Manufacturing Three Pent Road
Nine Riverside Drive CTRA 211 Riverside Drive (One)
29 Willowbrook Rd Riverside Magnet 211 Riverside Drive (One)
95 Willowbrook Rd Riverside Magnet 211 Riverside Drive (One)
167 Riverside Drive ESL, GU Classes, OIE 211 Riverside Drive (One)
195 Riverside Drive CTRA Middle School 211 Riverside Drive (One)
211 Riverside Drive Goodwin University Main Bldg. 211 Riverside Drive (One)
247 Riverside Drive Communications/Gen Ed/IT 211 Riverside Drive (One)
345 Main Street Facilities Garage 211 Riverside Drive (One)
351 Main Street Facilities Offices 211 Riverside Drive (One)
403 Main Street Dental, Optical, OTA 403 Main Street
417 Main Street Funeral Services and Other Staff 417 Main Street

Returning to campus

The Reopening Taskforce compiled this list of things to do BEFORE and DURING your visits to campus. These safeguards are designed to protect students, faculty, and staff by reducing the risk of spreading the virus in any campus facilities. Please note that these policies and procedures are subject to change based on the evolving nature of COVID-19. Safety training through Human Resources will be provided through an online tutorial participation and will be mandatory prior to your initial return to campus.

In preparation for coming to campus, everyone should evaluate their health for the following:

  • Cough/shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle pain, chills, and/or sore throat
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Feeling feverish or measured temperature at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • If you are not feeling well, DO NOT come to campus, especially if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above.

Contact your health care provider for guidance and notify your supervisor or instructor of the necessary absence.


  • Self-screen daily before going to campus for any of the symptoms currently associated with COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
  • All students, faculty, and staff must always have their Goodwin ID to enter the buildings.


  • All persons entering a building must sign in and will be checked against the approved building access roster.
  • Security will check your temperature daily for each building you enter on campus.
  • Wear a protective mask or face covering (over both your nose and your mouth) while on campus in any public location (lobby, restrooms, and open areas that provide contact in office, department, and classrooms).
  • Failure to comply will involve our security team and may result in your expulsion, dismissal, or termination.
  • Maintain the maximum physical distance.
  • It is mandatory that you review the posted building protocol signage for foot traffic and spacing in hallways, lobby, and elevators.
  • Rigorously practice hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation.
  • Follow all re-opening guidelines for programs or location specific program plans.
  • Continue to utilize Microsoft Teams or Zoom for meetings.
  • Meetings in conference rooms or common areas should be kept to a minimum and meetings may only take place with physical distancing.
  • You must contact the Facilities department to request use of non-scheduled rooms.
  • You must use the restroom on your designated floor where your classroom or office is located

Cleaning and sanitizing

  • Disinfecting of all classrooms and labs will be conducted between sessions.
  • Disinfecting of all offices and departments will be conducted at the end of the workday

Do not bring outside cleaning or disinfecting products for your personal use. They are not allowed in any Goodwin building.

Additional safety measures include:

  • Please observe room occupancy limits.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting routines will take place throughout the day according to CDC guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout campus.
  • Plexiglass shields have been placed on desks and counters where needed.

Food and beverage

  • All food deliveries must be curbside pick-up only for all Goodwin buildings.
  • It is the employee's and student's responsibility to inform drivers not to exit their vehicle.
  • You must be outside in front of the building at least 5 to ten minutes prior to your delivery time.
  • If you decide to consume your food inside, it must be done in your office or cubicle.
  • If you would like to eat outside, there will be designated social distance areas.
  • All student consumption of food must be in designated outside areas only.
  • Only closed drink containers are permitted (including a cup with a top and straw).
  • We highly recommend that you consider bringing prepared food options.
  • There will be limited use/access of microwaves and refrigerators (3 persons maximum in each designated space).
  • You must maintain social distancing in faculty/staff lounge as well as all areas on campus.

Goodwin temporary ID process for students, staff, and faculty

ID pictures will be temporarily taken by security in the lobby of the main building (One Riverside Drive).

  • There will be no ID's taken the first week of classes
  • January 18–25, 2021 ID pictures will be taken between Monday–Friday during the hours of 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Effective February 1, 2021, ID pictures will resume to regular scheduled hours: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

All on-line students are not required to have a Goodwin ID until they are registered for an on-ground course (at that time you will follow the above procedure)

Questions regarding obtaining a Goodwin ID should be directed to Terry Antoine the Director of Human Resources.

For any student who misplaces their ID, there is a replacement fee of $10.00.

Spring 2021 Library hours of operation and reopening plan


  • Students/patrons allowed in the library, including room 142, limited to no more than 20 at a time. This will allow for some computer use, study table use, and tutor appointments.
  • Library use will be by appointment/sign-in only, with a two-hour time limit to allow equitable access for the largest number of students if library occupancy is at a maximum.
  • Because of the maximum number, one librarian can monitor all students.
  • Librarians will use e-Tutoring to sign all students into the library.

Hours of operation:

  • The library will be open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by appointment only.
  • Library staff will be available remotely on Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The library will be open the first Saturday of each month only 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The library is closed on Sundays.
  • Library chat will be available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Returned books and DVDs will be quarantined for 72-hours before being shelved or made available to others.
  • Student workstations will need to be cleaned after each usage.
  • Calculators, staplers, A&P models, microscopes, and slides will be cleaned after each use by library staff at desk.
  • Overall cleaning of the library will be in accordance with and handled by Facilities.
  • Cloth face coverings will be worn over mouth and nose in accordance with state/University guidelines.

Library areas:


  • Study rooms
  • Both library offices
  • Book stacks: Staff will retrieve items for student check-out

Areas that will be available to students/patrons (no outside visitors at this time):

  • Copier
  • Study table area
  • Computer area
  • Areas in front of staff desk (while student/patron is utilizing those services)

Library Services:

Services that will not be available:

  • Short term loan materials that cannot be cleaned (magazines/newspapers)
  • Use of group study rooms
  • Browsing books and DVDs (Library staff will retrieve items from shelves)
  • In-person class or large-group information literacy instruction

Services that will be available:

  • Reserve books (Students must use hand sanitizer and put on library-provided gloves to handle reserve books)
  • Computers (6' apart)
  • Copier
  • Printing
  • In-person reference (6' apart)
  • Chat, phone and email reference
  • Access to Anatomy & Physiology special collections: models, microscopes, and slides (exception: box of bones)

All tutors will continue meeting with students virtually.


In the event that circumstances call for a shutdown of the campus similar to March 2020, online protocol and campus closing would be followed as it was then. This protocol has been documented with policies and procedures which can be reinstituted with relative ease.

Goodwin University Reopening Taskforce
Terry Antoine, Director of Human Resources
Ashika Brinkley, Program Director of Health Sciences & Public Health
Paula Dowd, Dean, School of Nursing & Health Professions
Ray Maselek, Assistant Vice President of Facilities
Rich McCarty, Chair, Vice President for Institutional Initiatives in the Office of the President
Jean McGill, Vice President of Human Resources
Ashley Sciarretta, Student Affairs Specialist/Conduct Officer
Rich Vibberts, Director of Campus Safety & Security