In addition to general coronavirus prevention guidance, employees and students are expected to practice the following COVID-19 prevention practices:
- Use best efforts to keep at least 6 feet of separation from other individuals. If such distancing is not feasible, other measures such as hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness and sanitation should be practiced rigorously.
- Minimize the use of other people’s phones, devices, tools and equipment.
- Respect others in communal or enclosed spaces, including elevators, by limiting entry.
Use of Face Coverings
- Face coverings are encouraged on campus, especially for those who are not fully vaccinated, but they are not required.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Respiratory and Cough Etiquette
- If you are in a private setting and do not have on a face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
Cleaning and Disinfection
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Follow CDC cleaning recommendations.
- Be generally aware of who you are in close contact with, especially for extended periods of time, so that contact tracing can be performed if you become symptomatic.
- Provide information, as needed, to help with contact tracing.