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COVID-19 Updates

Be well. Be prepared.

We know there is no way to ensure full protection from COVID-19, but we are in this together. Students, staff, and faculty have all stepped up to take vital prevention measures seriously and slow the spread of COVID-19. We welcome new and returning residents to join our continued commitment to the health and safety of everyone on campus.

Email questions to [email protected] and visit the Safe Campus website for more details.

What should I do?

Helpful steps and resources for students living in on-campus housing. More on Isolation and Quarantine.

Health and Safety

Community safety remains a top priority. Getting vaccinated, wearing masks, handwashing, testing, and other healthy behaviors are pivotal to reducing the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring a successful return to campus. It is up to each of us to continue to take precautions to keep our community safe and reduce transmission on campus.

Wearing a face covering is required when inside any University building, including all shared spaces inside our residence halls and apartments (hallways, lounges, bathrooms, dining halls, etc). There are limited exceptions such as when assigned residents are inside their residence hall room or apartment. However, masks are required when any guests are present.

Isolation and Quarantine

Separation from others for a period of time is an important additional step in breaking the chain of community transmission of contagious disease. Isolation separates people who have tested positive for COVID-19 from others. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to COVID-19 to see if they become sick.

Respecting Mask Usage

Mask usage is common around the world to prevent illnesses from COVID-19 to common colds. In addition to the campus mask requirement, you will see people choosing to continue mask usage in other situations for a number of reasons. Remind yourself and others to respect mask usage and to slow the spread of coronavirus and other illnesses by practicing good health habits.

Disease does not discriminate. Xenophobia, racism, and other forms of bias are not tolerated.

Our Behavioral Standards reflect a respect for the rights and responsibilities of all community members. If you experience harassment or discrimination, reach out to your Community Advisor or your building’s Residence Director. You can also report to the Bias Response and Referral Network.