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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 will be 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 will be issuing more detailed guidelines about our shared commitment to living and learning on campus, including our specific responsibilities to one another and to our community. Until then, we are developing a framework with the following assumptions:

Distancing

We will 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 will 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 masks will be provided to the campus community, and face shields will be available and used where appropriate.

Hygiene

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

Cleaning

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

Monitoring symptoms

We will 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