WTS Safety and Regulatory Information
LiveSafe Mobile App
There is an important need to be proactive about our health. The seminary has elected not to require temperature taking or other direct medical care as a requirement for campus participation. Instead, we are following the lead of many other institutions and requiring you to participate in an advance health screening process. We have contracted with a health monitoring service called LiveSafe. They have an app available on Android/Google and iOS platforms that we are asking all persons who come to campus to download the app and complete the Daily Health Survey.
To learn more about the daily health survey and how to use the LiveSafe App take a look at this narrated guide.
Don't have a smart phone? No problem! Fill out the Daily Health Survey online here.
If you have any questions please contact the Office of Community Life at email@example.com
Staggering Staffing & Physical Presence
The seminary’s goal in reopening is to generally de-densify the traffic on campus. Essentially we want at least a 50% reduction in the number of people on campus at any one time. That means approximately half the people that would normally be on campus need to use remote options when possible. This means office will be in a reduced staffing capacity. Some offices may only be operating remotely. Before coming to campus, you should take the following steps:
Check the Website/WesleyWeb/MyWesley. Together with our emails to the community, the website is the best place to conduct business via WesleyWeb and MyWesley. There are a great many forms, documents, and links that are available to you. All forms are PDF fillable, and you can send directly from your email. If you check the website and send an email, you may be able to save a trip to campus.
Make an Appointment. Should you discover that you still need to come to campus, DO NOT DROP IN. All lounges and other public congregating areas are closed to the public. You will not be able to linger in campus buildings. If you need to come to campus, please make an appointment with the office you need to visit. This will guarantee that a staff member will be available to meet with you upon your arrival.
Conduct the Health Survey via LiveSafe App. Just prior to coming to campus, please remember to download and complete the health survey in the LiveSafe/WorkSafe app. This will make sure you are healthy to come to campus. Also remember to bring your mask any other PPE you may use for public interaction
SEMINARY AND CLASSROOM POLICIES FOR COVID-19
MASKS IN CLASSROOMS ARE REQUIRED
In accordance with DC Department of Health (DoH) and Seminary policy, face masks/coverings are required in all indoor spaces on campus and outdoors where space is limited. “Face mask/coverings” denotes a fabric, paper, or disposable covering that protects the nose and mouth and which does not have an exhalation valve. Wesley Seminary requires all students to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in classrooms, shared offices, indoor meeting rooms, lounges, and gathering spaces. This policy is in place to help mitigate the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The seminary views these practices as a mark of our covenant care for one another and concern for our neighbor, fellow classmates, faculty, and staff. The complete details about Wesley’s COVID-19 Protocols can be found https://www.wesleyseminary.edu/covid-19-wesley-fall-2020-semester/.
HEALTH-RELATED CLASS ABSENCES
Students should use the health monitoring system provided by the seminary by registering with https://www.livesafemobile.com/worksafe/. Prior to coming to campus for any reason, students should complete the health survey in accordance with the seminary’s guidelines. Please evaluate your own health status regularly and refrain from attending class (if in face to face format) and any other on-campus meetings if you are ill. You are encouraged to seek appropriate medical attention for treatment of illness. In the event of contagious illness, please do not come to class or to campus to turn in work Students who miss class due to illness will be given opportunities to access course materials online. Instead notify the professor by email about your absence as soon as practical, so that accommodations can be made. . Please note that documentation (a physician’s note) for medical excuses is not required. [Refer to class attendance and seminary attendance policies]
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOT WEARING A MASK
In accordance with DC DoH guidelines and seminary policy individuals whose unique and individual circumstances require an exception to the face covering requirement, as indicated by a medical professional, are not to come to campus. Students should contact the Office of Community Life at firstname.lastname@example.org with the exemption documentation and rationale. The seminary will make attempts to accommodate students via remote instruction, virtual meetings, and other remote engagement options. Unmasked persons will not be allowed into campus buildings. If found in campus buildings they will be asked to leave campus.
If you have any questions about the use of the Live Safe App or any of our safety policies, please contact the Office of Community Life.
The Title IX policy is currently under review and updated policy will be released soon.
Wesley seeks to provide an institutional environment where all persons may pursue their studies, careers, duties, and activities in an atmosphere free of threat of unwelcome and unwanted sexual actions
Wesley's Title IX policy can be found on page 73 of the Student Handbook.
If you have any questions about Title IX, please contact Dr. Josie Hoover, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com.If you have any additional questions please contact Dr. Asa Lee, the Associate Dean for Campus Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WTS Policy on Diversity
Wesley affirms its identity as a community that intentionally seeks to include persons of both sexes and various national and ethnic backgrounds, ages, and special conditions as Board members, administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
To support Wesley’s commitment to diversity, a Diversity Committee was established and is accountable to Wesley’s Board of Governors.
If you have any questions about Wesley's diversity policy, please contact Octavia Young, Diversity Committee Chair, at email@example.com.