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 but are encouraged, 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.
According to a recent study, the single layer fleece neck gaiter is not an effective face covering.
Each person is required to provide their own face covering and follow CDC guidance on proper use and care.
All faculty, staff, students and contractors of Campbell University must adhere to this policy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to be good role models for our students.
Supervisors are responsible for implementing disciplinary action, as described in Campbell University’s Personnel Manual under the Conduct and Discipline policy, for faculty and staff who do not follow the mask and social distancing policy. Additionally, supervisors must report non-compliance to their respective vice president.
When you see employees not following the mask and social distancing policy, you should contact that employee’s supervisor or department head immediately. Student non-compliance will be handled through the Community Standards and Conduct Office. Any faculty or staff, concerned about a student not wearing a mask, can report it to the Dean of Campus Life, Kellie Nothstine or to Colleen Israel, Coordinator for Community Standards and Conduct.
Contractors who do not follow the mask and social distancing policy, should be reported to the department they represent.
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.
- 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
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.
Visitors in the Workplace
Campbell University has a policy against visitors in the workplace as defined in the personnel manual. During this current pandemic it is especially important for there to be no visitors in the workplace. This includes children, family members, friends, etc. This not only protects Campbell faculty, staff and students from additional outside COVID-19 exposure, but also prevents visitors from potentially being exposed to COVID-19 on campus. Department heads can typically grant exceptions to allow visitors in the workplace, but during this current pandemic, only a vice president can make exceptions.
Off-campus visitors should abide by all recommendations of the Health and Safety Committee including social distancing.
Policy Updates Notice
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.