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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Physical Distancing

It is important to keep space between yourself and other people while outside the home. This means staying the recommended distance apart from others, avoiding group gatherings and large crowds. We'll continue to update this information as changes occur.

Given that asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals are known to spread the virus, physical distancing is one effective way to mitigate disease transmission risk. Face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing.

Around Campus and Shared Spaces

  • The preference of the Public Health Team is to maintain CDC-recommended physical distancing of 6 feet where feasible.
  • Changes in traffic flow are indicated by one-way signs and markers with doors labeled as entrance- or exit-only.
  • Furniture has been rearranged or eliminated.
  • Occupancy limits are posted where people might normally congregate.
  • Acrylic glass shields have been added in common areas.

In the Classroom

  • Face coverings are mandatory in all classrooms.
  • Maintain CDC-recommended physical distancing of 6 feet where feasible, but follow WHO guidance and allow not less than 3 feet in combination with face coverings, hand-washing and environmental cleaning if spatial adjustment is necessary.
  • The reduction in physical distancing in the classroom from 6 feet to 3 feet is permitted only as logistical constraints warrant.
  • Face-to-face course offerings on campus are limited to fewer than 100 students and much less when logistical contraints warrant.

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