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Health Practice Recommendations and Requirements

DePauw On-Campus Health Practice Recommendations and Requirements

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      With the wellbeing of the entire DePauw community as its highest priority, and in line with DePauw University’s core and relational values, the DePauw COVID-19 Health and Safety Pod has developed campus health and safety recommendations and requirements in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic that students, faculty, and staff are expected to follow.

      These recommendations and requirements will be updated as new information about the virus develops and we monitor and evaluate data. The University continually monitors news and other information regarding the virus that causes COVID-19, and based upon the latest health data and directives from local, state and national health organizations, DePauw may add or reduce health and safety measures at any time and adapt them to our campus environment, which is unique in how we all learn, live and work together. 

      DePauw cannot guarantee these safety measures will prevent COVID-19 from occurring on our campus; however, given our current understanding of transmission of the virus, adherence to these practices can decrease the likelihood of occurrence and enable us to keep the University open throughout the fall term. 

      Questions about the health practice recommendations and requirements contained herein can be directed to the COVID-19 Operations Task Force at covid19@depauw.edu.


      1. Support the University’s commitment to providing a safe education and work environment keeping issues of equity and inclusion in mind.  

      2. Minimize the transmission of the virus to students, employees, and guests, especially those who are most at-risk. 

      3. Mitigate the potential for a surge of cases.

      4. Provide access to necessary health care and wellness support and resources (physical and mental) for our campus community.

      5. Provide health and safety standards of behavior for students, employees, and guests.

      6. Identify and provide educational information and supplies for students, staff, faculty and guests. 

      Table of Contents

    1. COVID-19 Education
    2. Personal Assessment
    3. Physical Distancing Standards
    4. Personal Hygiene
    5. Contact Tracing
    6. Community Mask Usage
    7. Health Records, Reporting and Testing
    8. Influenza Vaccination
    9. Cleaning and Disinfection
    10. Shared Public Restroom Use
    11. Events and Gatherings
    12. Off-Campus Guests on Campus
    13. Students in living units other than their own
    14. Meal Service
    15. Temperature Checks
    16. Community Travel
    17. Student Personal Medical Kit
    18. Student Remote Education Plan
    19. Student Travel
    20. Residence Sleeping Arrangements
    21. Student Isolation Housing
    22. Quarantine Directives
    23. Residence Hall Disinfection Practices
    24. Intercollegiate Athletics Participation
    25. Employee Mask Usage
    26. Office Expectations
    27. Office Disinfection Practices
    28. Business Related Travel Restrictions
    29. Student Compliance
    30. Employee Compliance
    31. Residential Standards