Updated: April 21, 2021 at 12:38PM
Health & Safety
The University's 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 for faculty and staff, and in accordance with the Campus Compact with students, all memebers of the campus community are required to follow the COVID-19 related policies and requirements established by the University of Notre Dame.
Before You Begin Your Day
All members of the Notre Dame community (students, faculty and staff) should conduct a daily health check by using the Return to Campus Advisor tool. The daily health check will take less than two minutes to complete and will help you determine whether you present symptoms that require isolation or further assessment. Once you complete your check, you will be issued a green pass, indicating you are clear to come to campus; or a red pass, indicating you should stay in place and follow instructions.
A helpful FAQ on the Daily Health Check can be found here.
- 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
- Masks must be worn indoors at all times, except by students in their assigned residence hall rooms and by faculty and staff when alone in a private office.
- Masks are not required outdoors, except during University programming (because these events tend to involve larger groups).
- Carry a mask at all times and be ready to wear it should it become necessary.
- Wear a mask if directed by a HERE Ambassador or other campus safety official to do so.
- Please wash or sanitize your hands prior to handling your mask.
- Wash your cloth mask after each daily use.
- 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. A variety of resources are available, including emotional support and healthcare resources.
For more information, call the University's COVID Hotline 574-634-HERE (4373).