Public Health and Safety

Until we have an approved treatment or vaccine, you can protect yourself and others with a few simple guidelines.

Watch the “Three Cs” — close, continuous contact with others; crowds; and, close spaces.

Maintain physical distancing to at least 6 feet from others outside your immediate family and friends circle.

Increasing the physical distance between individuals reduces transmission of the virus.

Wear a mask or face covering that covers your mouth and nose.

You should not remove them during conversations.

Dr. Kathy Moffett explains why it’s important to wear your mask or face covering and how to properly put them on.

The spread of COVID-19 can be controlled when 80% of a population wears face coverings and face masks properly.

Keep your environment and your hands clean.

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water or use hand sanitizer when touching public surfaces. Humming the chorus of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is an easy way to estimate.

  • Do not touch your mouth, nose or eyes, which can introduce the virus.
  • Cover your face when sneezing or coughing (even when wearing a mask).
  • Limit touching shared surfaces to reduce the spread of the virus.

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Information from Spring 2020

All information listed below is relevant to the 2020 Spring Semester.