Public health precautions during the semester
Rams take care of Rams. Our most important commodity is the health of our students, faculty, staff and university visitors. We must do our part to keep each other healthy and to protect the health of our family, friends and larger Northern Colorado community.
Following public health guidance can help prevent COVID-19, and allows us to be together on university grounds.
While you’re on a campus, you will be expected to wear a mask, wash your hands often with soap and water, avoid gathering in groups and practice physical distancing.
- When to wear a mask
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
- Avoid gathering in groups
- Maintain smart physical distancing
The university has protocols in place to clean and disinfect our commonly touched surfaces. Every Ram must also do clean when you arrive and depart from a personal space. This includes cleaning your work station and other office services if you’re a faculty or staff member, If you’re a student, this includes cleaning your residence hall rooms, suite bathrooms, and other areas such as your study cubicle in an academic building or the library when you arrive and leave.
If you are exposed to someone known to have COVID-19 or if you become ill, you are expected to help us trace your contacts with others who may now be at risk of becoming ill or infecting others.
You’ll also be required to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, including logging your temperature daily.
If you do develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, you should take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus by self isolating, covering your cough, and avoiding contact with others.
Employees and students who live off campus must be free of ANY and all symptoms related to COVID-19 to be on a university campus or grounds.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- New loss of ability to taste or smell
- Chills and sometimes shaking
- Muscle pain
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Nausea or other gastrointestinal symptoms
Individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness include those who are:
- 65 or older
- Chronic lung disease
- Serious heart condition
- Chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis
- Severe obesity
Employees must monitor for symptoms and report them daily through the symptom screener. This includes taking your temperature and reporting any flu-like symptoms including coughing.