Updated: July 13, 2020 at 7:03AM

Health & Safety

This reopening plan was developed in close partnership with local health officials and is consistent with national guidelines promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In developing its plan, the University has received invaluable advice and guidance from infectious disease experts at the Cleveland Clinic.  

The University continues to monitor closely the evolving understanding of COVID-19 by health and medical experts and will adapt its policies and procedures as appropriate as new information becomes available.

As a condition of returning to campus, community members are required to follow the COVID-19 related policies and requirements established by the University of Notre Dame.

Faculty and Staff Accommodations     Student Accommodations


Before You Begin Your Day

All members of the Notre Dame community (students, faculty and staff) should conduct a daily health check by taking their temperature and assessing symptoms.  

If you have a temperature or any of the following symptoms associated with COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider, or:

Students: St. Liam Hall, 574-631-7497

Faculty and Staff: Notre Dame Wellness Center, 574-634-9355

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever of 100.4 Fahrenheit or higher
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Runny nose or new nasal congestion
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell

Physical Distancing

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Stay out of crowded spaces and avoid mass gatherings

Wear a Mask

  • All students, faculty, and staff in a University campus space will be required to wear face coverings at all times when they are, or may be, in the presence of other individuals, except when alone in a private room (office, assigned residence hall room) or in a private vehicle.
  • Please wash or sanitize your hands prior to handling your mask
  • Wash your cloth mask after each daily use

Hand Hygiene

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Wash/sanitize your hands frequently, including when entering common areas, and while using shared workspaces

Clean Your Workstation

  • Wipe down commonly used surfaces in personal and shared spaces: keypads, coffee makers, printers, anything with a handle, phones, etc.
  • At a minimum, clean at the beginning of your workday.

Building Services has also increased the frequency of routine disinfection of high-touch surfaces.

HERE to care

The University is committed to supporting your wellbeing during this time of transition. A variety of resources are available, including emotional support and counseling, healthcare resources, and child and elder care.

For more information, call the Ask HR hotline: 574-631-5900.