Business Continuity Remote Operations Plan

The Business Continuity Remote Operations Plan serves as a manual to keep Barry University operations running smoothly and ensure continuity of functions. It includes day-to-day operational information as well as key contacts and resources for our remote operations.

University Updates

Summer and Fall 2020 Planning

  • Summer I and II will be delivered remotely.

  • It is our plan and intention to provide an in-person living and learning experience in the fall, provided we can do so safely and in alignment with guidance from public health experts and local regulations. Due to the unpredictable nature of the crisis, University task forces are considering and planning for every eventuality. Protecting public health and safety and the continuation of quality academic instruction and university life remain top priorities.

  • The Barry University Podiatric Medicine Foot and Ankle Clinics will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 with strict parameters in place for in-person appointments.

Spring 2020 Updates

  • On Thursday, March 19, Barry University began remote instruction for all face- to- face academic and laboratory courses for the rest of the semester. The University transitioned to a remote work environment by this date as well, with only personnel supporting basic essential functions reporting to campus.

    Any faculty needing guidance or assistance can contact the Director of Distance Learning, Dr. Jeff Larson, at jlarson@barry.edu. Helpful resources are also available here.

    All students can visit the Learn section in Barry University’s Student Online Orientation website. Additional helpful resources are available here.

    The Department of Information Technology is available to assist with technical questions: (305-899-3604 or helpdesk@Barry.edu).

  • Clinical rotations are being transitioned from direct patient contact activities to virtual activities. Your program director and faculty will guide you during this transition.

  • All on campus meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. Effective immediately, all meeting organizers should arrange for meetings to occur remotely.

  • In light of the collective decisions of the NCAA and the Sunshine State Conference due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, Barry University has determined that athletic activity for all sports will be suspended indefinitely, starting Friday, March 13.

  • While residence halls will remain open to students who meet specific criteria to remain, resident students are urged to return home immediately. Basic services will be provided for those who are unable to leave.

  • Our custodial team has implemented enhanced environmental cleaning protocols, including increased sanitizing of touch points and will adjust cleaning schedules as warranted.

Travel Restrictions and Reporting Requirements

The University has implemented the following travel restrictions:

  • All University sponsored international travel as well as domestic travel utilizing public transportation is suspended. Exceptions for domestic travel may be granted on a case-by-case basis by The Provost or the appropriate Dean or Divisional Vice President. Domestic trips utilizing personal vehicles or private charters are permitted.

  • All study abroad programs are suspended until further notice.

  • Anyone who travels to, or has recently (less than two weeks) visited, China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Japan and most of Europe is required to immediately self-report to Student Health Services via phone or email (305-899-3750 healthservices@barry.edu) and also required to self-isolate at home for 14 days, even if there are no symptoms of illness. Should additional countries be added to the CDC’s Level 3 Travel Health Notice list, the same precautions will apply.

  • The University strongly recommends that personal international travel be avoided until further notice. Reporting any planned international or domestic travel, including cruise ship travel, to Student Health Services (305-899-3750 or healthservices@barry.edu) is required.

Additionally, anyone who meets the following criteria is required to immediately self-report to Student Health Services via phone or email (305-899-3750 or healthservices@barry.edu) and also required to self-isolate at home for 14 days, even if there are no symptoms of illness:

  • Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has traveled to one of the countries listed above within the past two weeks.

  • Anyone who has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 within the past two weeks.

Questions

Any questions regarding study abroad programming pertaining to areas with University travel restrictions should contact Dr. Katherine Nelson, Director of Study Abroad at KNelson@barry.edu.

Questions regarding faculty or staff business related travel should be directed to the appropriate School or College Dean or Divisional Vice President.

Any questions pertaining to student absences or coursework should be directed to the Program Director.

Questions from faculty or staff regarding absences or remote work should be directed to the appropriate Supervisor and Human Resources.

The Command Decision Team will continue to monitor this evolving situation and will provide updates as needed. All communications will be posted to www.barry.edu/prepare. All the very latest updates to University policy will be communicated on the website.

As a reminder, members of the University community should NOT come to campus if experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms including, but not limited to, fever, cough or shortness of breath. Faculty, Staff and Students are to report these symptoms to Student Health Services by calling 305-899-3750 or emailing healthservices@barry.edu.