Updated: September 30, 2020 at 4:11PM

Health & Safety

HERE is what to expect: Ambassadors

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 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.

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

  • Masks must be worn on campus at all times and in all places (both outside and inside), except by students in their assigned residence hall rooms and by faculty and staff when alone in a private office.
  • 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. 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).

Slow the Spread

CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD discusses how we can slow the spread of COVID-19.

CDC Director discusses how to slow the spread of COVID-19.