Updated: August 03, 2020 at 4:36PM
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.
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.
- 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 a mask 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
- 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 askHR customer service center: 574-631-5900.