The health and well-being of our campus community is essential, and we must each do our part in this effort to Protect the Pride. The following protocols are to be applied to the entire Lindenwood community. A method will be implemented for stakeholders to confirm understanding and compliance of these protocols. Anyone who does not comply may be required to leave campus.
- Wear a mask: All students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to wear a face mask on campus. Lindenwood will provide every student, faculty, and staff a washable, reusable mask upon return to campus. Read tips for best practices to wear and wash your mask.
- Physical distancing: Observe 6-foot distancing in all campus spaces, including offices, classrooms, and meeting rooms.
- Avoid having close contact with people who are ill or who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Immediately wash your hands again after touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Wash your hands: Frequent hand washing will reduce the spread of germs and help keep you and your fellow community members healthy. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer stations have also been added in many locations on campus. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Cover sneezes or coughs with tissues, if possible, or else with a sleeve or the inside of your elbow. Immediately wash your hands after coughing and sneezing.
- Small gatherings: Limit gatherings to 10 or fewer. Help protect your fellow Lions.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Comply with all posted signage and occupancy requirements.
- Daily self-monitoring: All campus community members will be responsible for taking their temperature and monitoring their health, prior to leaving their residence each day. We’ve purchased digital thermometers for all residential facilities to help our students in this effort.
- Stay at your residence when sick or feeling unwell except to receive medical care. It is an expectation that all students, faculty, and staff will self-monitor for potential symptoms.
- Comply with all university-required screening protocols.
Lindenwood University’s expectations for all employees include:
- Follow assigned individual or small group work expectations.
- Follow assigned flexible work hours (staggered shifts).
- Increase physical space requirements between co-workers while at work (6-feet distance recommended when possible).
- Wear masks at all times while present on campus with the exception of being alone in an individual closed office space.
- Wash hands with soap and water per CDC guidelines in the workplace. If soap and water are not readily available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will be provided. If hands are visibly dirty, soap and water should be chosen over hand sanitizer.
- Avoid handshaking and unnecessary touching.
- Human resources developed new policies specific to reentry during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will implement communication and training on these new policies.
Perform regular environmental cleaning and disinfection:
- Routinely clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace.
- If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- For disinfection, the University will provide EPA-approved disinfectant for use against the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Employees should follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
- Employees should not use other employees’ phones, or work tools and equipment, when possible. If necessary, clean and disinfect items before and after use.
- The University will provide disinfectants or disposable wipes so that common areas and high touch surfaces (for example, doorknobs, desks, other work tools and equipment) can be wiped down by employees before and after each contact.
Students are expected to comply with the general safety protocols above. Specific protocols for students are developed at the division level based on the area (i.e. Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC), residence hall, dining areas). If a student tested positive, was tested for COVID-19, potentially exposed to a person who tested positive, or is displaying COVID-19 symptoms, you must immediately contact the Dean of Students at firstname.lastname@example.org or (636)949-4985.
- Recommend daily health screenings for residential and commuter students:
- Students should complete a daily health screening before leaving their residence. This involves taking your temperature and self-evaluating any symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 include, but are not limited to, fever, 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, and/or diarrhea.
- The CDC defines a person with a fever as someone who has a measured temperature of at least 100.4 °F [38 °C].
- Students living in the houses, who do not have a personal thermometer, should have temperature checks at the Area Coordinator housing office (2207 Charbo) or in one of the other designated health check stations.
- Designated health check stations will be located at Spellmann Center, Evans Commons, Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC), and Student-Athlete Center.
- If a student has a fever, the student should return to their residence, contact the Dean of Students at email@example.com or (636) 949-4985, and contact the Student Health Center (636) 949-4525 to discuss their symptoms.