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COVID-19 Guidelines

Students, staff and faculty all play an important role in building and sustaining a culture of accountability and personal responsibility at Hope.

Certain safeguards work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and every person on campus has been asked to fully participate in our mitigation strategy so that we have the best chance of remaining in-person, on campus for as long as possible.

We developed a framework with the following assumptions:

Distancing

We do our best to physically distance from one another whenever possible. We understand that there are some situations where we may not be able to maintain a 6-foot distance, and in these situations, the use of face coverings is especially critical.

Face coverings

We wear face coverings in public spaces, classrooms and common areas, as well as any close-quarters situation where we cannot maintain a 6-foot distance. Face coverings have been provided to the campus community.

Hygiene

We wash our hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.

Cleaning

We play an active role in keeping our areas clean. This entails wiping down surfaces before and after use, as well as keeping clothing, belongings, personal spaces and shared spaces clean.

Monitoring symptoms

We screen ourselves for the symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis, and if symptoms are present, will:

  1. Stay home from classes and work, and
  2. Report to a medical professional or the Health Center