With significant progress in our country’s effort to provide COVID-19 vaccinations and new CDC guidelines, Reinhardt University is modifying its COVID-19 policies. Even with the good progress, the University will continue to educate and remind students, faculty, and staff of their responsibility to practice all of the behaviors known to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and continue encouraging members of the University Community to be vaccinated against the disease. Those who are completely immunized should feel comfortable coming to campus. For those who are not, we will keep protocols in place that will keep you as safe as possible on campus.
Reinhardt will continue to prioritize the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus with COVID-19 mitigation practices.
Current University COVID-19 Mitigation Actions:
- Increase communication with campus community to encourage healthy prevention practices.
- Comply local, state or national executive orders, which may include cancellation or postponement of athletic and cultural events.
- Implement rigorous methods of cleaning of high-touch surfaces in buildings with appropriate cleaning agents.
- Maintain communication with local and state DPH officials.
- Consult best practices and guidance published by DPH, CDC, and WHO.
- Practice contact tracing efforts to extent feasible.
- Enhance signage in classrooms, hallways, and entrances to raise awareness about how to stop the spread of COVID-19, including preventative measures such as staying home when sick, practicing good hygiene, self-monitoring for symptoms.
- Face covering/Mask protocol updated to allow for fully vaccinated individuals (2-weeks from receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or two weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) to resume campus classes and other activities without wearing a mask or face covering.
- Require all doors to offices and classrooms to be open. Open windows if possible.
- Establish protocol for campus community members who feel ill or exhibit symptoms when on campus.
- Designate 2% of residence halls to become isolation units.
- Support ways to accommodate needs of community members who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19