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Spring 2022 Commodores Care period

Posted by on Friday, December 31, 2021 in .

We are instituting enhanced safety protocols for the entire campus community, including a Commodores Care period for students and the resumption of required masking indoors.

All students returning to campus for the spring semester, including students living in residence halls, in Greek houses or off campus, will be required to participate in a Commodores Care period immediately upon their return to support the health of our community and reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

The “quiet” Commodores Care period will continue through at least Monday, Jan. 24. Students with negative test results and without symptoms may:

  • Leave their residences to attend in-person classes;
  • Pick up to-go food or supplies;
  • Seek medical attention;
  • Perform essential work or research for the university; and
  • Engage in outdoor activities that do not involve close contact, such as walking, hiking or running.

Students with positive test results or with symptoms must follow the university’s quarantine and isolation requirements.

During this period, all other university programming and student organization activities will be virtual. Student interactions should also be virtual during this time frame. Students must not participate in gatherings of any size or engage in in-person social interactions with anyone other than their roommates/housemates. This includes attendance at athletic events. Student organization and other sponsored travel will not be permitted in January, and all planned trips during the month will be canceled; the only exception is pre-approved undergraduate study abroad.

To help reduce any potential spread, Campus Dining will operate in a “to-go” format during this period. Students are encouraged to eat either outside if weather permits or in their residential space. Libraries and residential common areas will not be open during this time frame; libraries will offer services and support virtually.

Additional in-person activities may resume on Monday, Jan. 24, unless students are otherwise notified by the university.