What To Do Next
Feeling sick? What to do next.
If you’re experiencing severe difficulty breathing, confusion or constant chest pain, call 911. It is important not to delay care if you are in a life-threatening situation.
The following guidelines apply to all students, faculty and staff:
- Check daily for symptoms related to COVID-19
- Take your temperature at home daily
This includes taking your temperature each morning before going to work or class. If your temperature is 100.4℉ or higher, stay home and/or isolate, then:
Key Guidelines for QU’s Return to Campus
Key personal health guidelines
It is critical that we all practice the following safety measures — even if you are feeling well — as many individuals who have COVID-19 can remain asymptomatic. In following these measures, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, your colleagues, our students and the entire Bobcat community.
Monitor your health daily
All of us need to monitor our health daily, remain home if we are not feeling well, and report symptoms to our health care providers. If you test positive for COVID-19, students should contact Student Health Services at 203-582-8742, and employees should notify their supervisor and HR.
Wear a face covering
Everyone must wear a face covering in public spaces where they interact with others. QU will provide a limited number of cloth face masks to every student and employee.
Practice good personal hygiene and hand washing
Refrain from touching your face and wash your hands frequently, especially after coming in contact with any public areas, such as restrooms. You should wash your hands for a full 20 seconds to kill germs.
The State of Connecticut will require all students to have been tested for COVID-19 prior to their return to campus. Quinnipiac is currently finalizing the testing program it will use throughout the fall semester for ongoing testing of students and other members of faculty and staff based on the latest guidance from the State of Connecticut.
Approximately 50% or less on-campus room capacity
We are suggesting a 50% or less capacity in every meeting room on a daily basis, especially in areas where physical space does not allow for necessary social-distancing protocols.
Monitoring Your Health
COVID-19 symptoms currently include one or more of the following:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Runny nose or new sinus congestion
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Gastrointestinal symptoms that you haven’t experienced before
- Loss of taste or smell that you haven’t experienced before
Detailed Guidelines and Policies
Social distancing guidelines
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that people remain a minimum of six feet apart. Here are some other steps you can take:
- Limit non-essential interaction across campuses, buildings and work sites.
- Increase physical space between your co-workers, students, visitors and vendors.
- Limit gatherings in your workplace (e.g., no face-to-face meetings, one person at a time in kitchen areas, etc.).
- Use Zoom or alternative meeting tools for person-to-person meetings.
- Avoid physical contact, such as handshakes or fist bumps.
Signage is being installed throughout our campuses with reminders about social distancing, especially in public spaces. Please respect these guidelines.
Face Covering Guidelines
Face covering guidelines
Appropriate use of face coverings is critical in minimizing risks to others near you. Keep in mind a face mask is not a substitute for social distancing. Each Quinnipiac student and employee will receive a washable face mask(s).
- Quinnipiac is requiring all students, faculty and staff to wear face coverings when in public. This means anytime you are outside your suite, living quarters, or personal office or workspace, you must wear a face covering.
- Ensure the face covering fits properly over your nose and under your chin.
- Store face coverings in a paper bag when not in use.
- Wash cloth face coverings with regular laundry detergent before the first use and after each use, and do not use for more than one day at a time.
- Replace cloth face coverings immediately if they become soiled, damaged (e.g., ripped, punctured) or visibly contaminated.
- Do not use disposable face coverings for more than one day, and place them in the trash after use, or if they become soiled or damaged (e.g., stretched ear loops, torn or punctured material) or visibly contaminated.