Hygiene, protection, and respiratory etiquette

Maintaining vigilant personal hygiene and respiratory etiquette is one way to care for one another and for those in our local communities. As good general practice, we advise our university community to implement the following into regular routine:

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. This practice is especially important at the beginning and at the end of your time on our campuses, prior to mealtime, and after using the restroom. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout campus and can be used when hand washing is not possible.


Wear a face mask. Anyone on our campus properties must wear a face covering.


Cover your sneezes and coughs using the crook of your elbow or with a tissue, to be thrown away immediately. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available to clean your hands, use hand sanitizer. Learn more about coughing and sneezing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Stay home if you feel sick, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.


Daily clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and personal items like desk spaces, countertops, cell phones, wallet, and keys.


Personal-care kits

Students, faculty, and staff will receive a personal-care kit containing a personal hand-sanitizer bottle, a personal thermometer, and other equipment for daily safety. Hand washing will be routinely encouraged and hand sanitizer will be available via convenient dispensers and refill stations so that personal hand-sanitizer bottles are always full and ready for use.

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