Protocols for Students

 

Training and Monitoring Expectations

Students will be required to undergo basic training for preventing the spread of coronavirus this fall and sign an agreement testifying they’ve completed that training before returning to the A&T campus. That way, we can ensure that we all share the same prevention knowledge and understand how to conduct ourselves in the interests of ourselves, fellow classmates and the university community overall. 

Masks and Face Coverings

All employees, students and visitors on the North Carolina A&T campus this fall will be required to wear masks or face coverings, which have been proven to be the single most effective means of preventing spread of coronavirus. In combination with social distancing and daily, consistent attention to cleanliness and sanitization, they can be especially helpful in stopping COVID-19 in its tracks.

Students spending time in their residence hall rooms or employees working in a closed-door office may temporarily unmask. But moving about campus in commons areas, working in an open-air office, studying in a classroom or the campus library or walking through the Student Center all carry with them the expectation and responsibility of wearing a face covering. Unless we are all diligent in doing that, we risk introducing coronavirus into areas unnecessarily.

Protecting ourselves and each other is a shared responsibility. We're counting on you to take your part seriously. 

Living on Campus

Students living in residence halls or in on-campus apartments will monitor their own health status on a daily basis, assessing themselves for any potential flu-like or coronavirus symptoms. Symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Those symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
Any student experiencing any of these symptoms should contact the Student Health Center and follow any direction for coronavirus testing and self-isolation. Any on-campus student who tests positive will be required to move to special housing set aside for isolation until cleared for resumption of normal activities.
Emergency warning signs for COVID-19 are not to be ignored. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Personal Hygiene Practices
Residence hall and on-campus apartment residents are particularly urged to consistently follow strong personal hygiene practices:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick; do not travel.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as countertops, phones, keyboards, laptops, doorknobs, and bathroom fixtures.
  • Immunize yourself against the flu if you have not already.