Fall 2020 Return to Campus

 

RECONNECT DU

MASK • CLEANSE • DISTANCE

 

 

 

  

TAKING PRECAUTIONS

 

We are preparing to return to the Oaks in Fall 2020. While we are excited, students, faculty and staff should prepare for the "new normal." That means all of us working together to prioritize everyone's health and safety.

 

Being on campus is part of a well-rounded educational experience. That is why we have worked closely with UNCF, a consultant team and subject matter experts while collaborating with fellow colleges and universities to identify key areas to be addressed when we return to campus in August. So, we formed a COVID-19 response team who is developing solutions.

 

We will enjoy that classic sense of Dillard connection, but we will also adhere to public health guidelines and best practices as COVID-19 remains a threat to us as a vulnerable community. With that, we have three reminders as the Dillard community prepares to reconnect:

 

Fall 2020 COVID-19 Preparation FlyerMASK

 

Not only will wearing a mask protect you, it will protect those around you.

 

Wearing face masks will be required in classrooms, offices, dining areas and other common areas.

 

This not only applies to the Dillard community but also our visitors.

 

CLEANSE

 

Continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after having been in public spaces, especially off campus.

 

Wash after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Remember to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

If you encounter empty soap or sanitizer dispensers on campus, let us know!

 

The University has begun enhanced sanitizing procedures on campus. However, no one knows your area (your residence hall room, your classrooms or your office) like you. So, wipe down your areas frequently. 

 

DISTANCE

 

Let's admit it, this is a hard one at Dillard. However, remember that even people without COVID-19 symptoms can spread the virus and not everyone's symptoms look the same. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

 

Classrooms and common areas have been arranged to ensure distancing, and larger spaces will be utilized so that class and event attendees can spread out.

 

 


 

 

HOW WILL WE DO IT?

 

For the entire campus, we will implement the following measures:

 

Dillard student wearing protective face maskDistancing in all common areas.

 

Limited in-person events and limited attendance at those events.

 

Distancing in the dining hall.

 

STUDENTS

 

Reduced capacity in residence halls.

 

Continued remote learning for vulnerable students or a return to remote learning should there be a resurgence of COVID-19 in the area.

 

For residential students who show symptoms, meals will be delivered to their rooms.

 

FACULTY AND STAFF

 

Continued virtual meetings.

 

Reduced time and limited teams in offices.

 

Continued remote work for vulnerable employees.

 

Continued flexible HR policies for those affected by COVID-19.

 

 

To maximize the collective health of the Dillard community, we urge all members of the University community exercise self-care.

 

Get physical examinations if you have not done so in over a year. Doing so will alert you to any comorbidities (diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.) that would make you vulnerable to COVID-19.

 


 

 

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