Helpful reminders to share with students about new processes and protocols

Due to the many new processes and protocols in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus, below are some helpful reminders to share with students in your classes.

Key reminders regarding risk mitigation in academic spaces: 

  • Wear your mask, correctly, at all times.
  • Wipe down surfaces upon taking your seat, use good hand hygiene.
  • Stay six feet apart from others (not just during class, but at doorways before and after).
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Please do not move chairs/furniture in classrooms.
  • Dismiss class by rows and try to maintain social distancing in the hallways.

FAQs from students about navigating their day 

Where can I go on campus to take my online classes if I don’t have time to get back home?
Visit the campus “map” of virtual learning and study spaces. Here, you can search by building and day/time.

Can I eat during class?
Unfortunately because masks are required, eating will not be allowed in classrooms. Drinking water is permitted, but please use a straw/spigot water bottle to limit the amount of time your mask is off in a public setting.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

  • Your green COVID Cheq “cleared to come to campus” pass
    Make sure to bring your phone (or device on which you completed COVID Cheq) with you to campus, as you may be required to show your green COVID Cheq pass before entering some areas / buildings on campus. See guidance for those without a home computer, smart phone or printer.
  • Your computer / device and charger
    Many courses are entirely online, or have an online component. Be prepared and bring your laptop, tablet or other device when you come to campus.

What should I do if I cannot attend class one day?

  1. Reach out to your instructor as soon as possible to let them know. Attend class remotely if possible.
  2. If unable to attend remotely, reach out when you can to ask what you missed and for any make-up work.
  3. Contact the Office of Disability Services if you need to request a reasonable accommodation to access your course remotely.
  4. Seek medical guidance from the Medical Clinic or your primary care provider if your symptoms worsen or persist.

What should I do if I see someone violating the Community Pledge and/or engaging in unsafe behaviors for our community?
Complete the Community Pledge and Standards Violation Form.