How can I Mask Up, Back Up, and Wash Up effectively on campus? Wear your mask! Masks should cover your nose and mouth and should be worn indoors in public spaces and outdoors when you can not effectively be physically distant from others. If you do not own a mask, you may purchase one in the Campus Store. Back Up: practice physical distancing by leaving 6 feet between you and others. Wash up: wash your hands often.
What should I do if I was exposed to someone with COVID-19? Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the Dean of Students Office and follow any instructions they provide to seek medical care or to quarantine.
What should I do if I see another student who isn't wearing a mask? Remember, this is the year of community. Please remind them nicely to wear their mask. We are all doing this for each other. Should you have questions, you may contact the Dean of Students Office.
How will office hours be managed? All support services are still fully available to you; some are just offered in a different way. For example:
Dear Students and Colleagues –
This feels like another long week, don’t you think? Midterms are behind us, Election Day is behind us (though not all the results yet), but there is plenty ahead and we are less than three weeks from Thanksgiving. This can be a difficult part of the semester. Students – please reach out to your professors when you feel the need. Colleagues – let’s continue to stay focused on supporting our students and each other. I’m reminded by the weather and the forecast that an excellent way to take care of ourselves is to get fresh air by going for a run or a walk. Amy and I are reminded of the importance of getting out for a walk just about every day by our two four-legged family members, Guinness and Stella. They insist we get plenty of fresh air. Be kind to yourself and be sure to enjoy this late fall burst of sun and warmth.
We’ll begin registering for classes for the Spring in just a few more days. Be sure to be in touch with your advisor and your professors as you continue your academic journey. They are here to support you and assist with any questions. Use them! As a reminder, the Spring 2021 semester proceeds as scheduled—with spring break and Easter recess—and we will continue our practice of in-person undergraduate classes with remote options for both students and faculty. Online programs also will proceed as scheduled.
Thank you to all who have borne the brunt of the impact of this pandemic – many of you have made significant sacrifices for the benefit of our community’s health as we work together to limit the spread. And as we approach the holidays, keep in mind that the last thing anyone wants to do is place older relatives in harm’s way. Let’s continue to support each other. Wear your mask, wash your hands, maintain physical distance, and tighten your social circles. Let’s keep it up, and let’s do it for each other.
Cor ad cor loquitur.
-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.
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