The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises the use of face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19 by helping people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Effective at 5 p.m. June 26 until further notice, Campbell University is requiring the wearing of face coverings for all students, faculty, and staff in all university buildings and specifically in classrooms and laboratories.
Face coverings are also required to be worn in university public settings/outdoor spaces where social distancing (minimum of 6 feet) is not possible.
Face coverings are not required to be worn when individuals are alone in any space including: office space, in a residence hall, or a public space.
Students, faculty, and staff are always expected to have a face covering available so that it can be worn when social distancing is not possible such as being in hallway, elevator, etc.
Each person is required to provide their own face covering and follow CDC guidance on proper use and care.
What to do if you can’t wear a mask
Any student who cannot reasonably wear a face covering for any reason should contact the Office of Disability Services.
Any employee who cannot reasonably wear a face covering for any reason should contact Human Resources.
In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all best practices recommended by the CDC should be followed, including maintaining a minimum of 6 feet between individuals. In the university setting, this will be accomplished through the following guidelines:
- All facilities should ordinarily limit capacity to no more than 50% of approved occupancy including commons areas, dining halls, fitness facilities, etc. In the event that 50% capacity of a large space is still in violation of state restrictions on large group gatherings, additional restrictions on attendance to abide by state or local mandates will be implemented. Classroom capacity will be determined based on a number of factors including facility size and layout, ability to maintain social distance, use of approved masks, and the amount of time scheduled for a course or activity.
- Commons areas, classroom buildings, dining halls, student union, student services facilities, and other university buildings will have a common entrance and a separate exit. Traffic is to flow in one direction from entrance to exit.
- The university will place markers on the floors in areas where lines form to help students, faculty, and staff maintain social distance.
- Large events should use staggered start times, multiple cohorts of students or attendees, or multiple offerings of programs when feasible.
- Students, faculty and staff should be aware of, and abide by facility closing times so that the facilities can be sanitized
- Learn how to make a mask
- Contact the Office of Disability Services to request a face mask accommodation. Students, faculty, and staff given an exception would be given a card they can carry if questioned about not wearing a mask. A list of people granted an exception would also be given to Campus Safety and the Dean of Campus Life.
- Get the answers to your face covering questions
Off-campus visitors should abide by all recommendations of the Health and Safety Committee including social distancing.
The Fall Semester Task Force and University leadership will continue to monitor federal, state, and local guidelines related to social distancing, face coverings, and related practices. We will make adjustments to this policy as needed.
Campbell is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment.