Community health and wellness

Sharing responsibility for adaptive health practices

Essential to ensuring a healthy campus environment is a community-wide understanding of, and commitment to, our collective responsibility to uphold health practices and guidelines.

Adaptive strategies for health and safety

To best inform our thinking in this area, over the summer of 2020 we established a partnership with Keeling & Associates—a higher education consulting firm with broad experience in campus health-related issues. Keeling & Associates has been a vital voice in our planning. As part of our ongoing consultation with Keeling & Associates, and in coordination with our working groups, we are continuing to pursue a series of measures to help mitigate health risks on our campus.

Health guidelines

Expectations for students residing on our campus, including mask and physical distancing protocols.

Behavior rubric

Consequences for violating our health guidelines.

Campus cleaning

Guidelines for disinfecting and cleaning across campus.

Testing and contact tracing

Protocols for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.

Quarantine and isolation

Quarantine and isolation protocols, and the differences between the two.

Emotional health

Resources to support emotional health and wellbeing

About the virus

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and scientists are learning more about the new virus every day. Learn more about COVID-19, how it spreads, and how to protect yourself and others on the CDC website.