Effective July 1 and until further notice, Campbell University is requiring the wearing of face coverings for all students, faculty and staff in all university buildings and specifically in classrooms and laboratories, President J. Bradley Creed announced this week.
The University released a detailed Face Covering & Social Distancing Policy to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus as full-time employees return to campus after months of working remotely. Undergraduate classes on Campbell’s main campus begin on Aug. 19.
According to the policy, face coverings will be required in University public settings or outdoor spaces when social distancing (a minimum of six feet) is not possible. They will not be required when the student, faculty member or staff member is alone in their office, a residence hall or outdoors when maintaining a safe distance from others. All will be required to have face coverings available when social distancing is not possible (hallways, elevators, etc.).
Social distancing will be recommended at all times when possible. The Fall Task Force Health & Safety Committee has outlined guidelines to accomplish this important practice.
To help promote social distancing, Campbell will limit capacity in all buildings to no more than 50 percent of approved occupancy — this includes common areas, dining halls and fitness facilities. Classroom capacity will be determined based on a number of factors including facility size and layout, ability to maintain social distance, use of approved masks and the amount of time scheduled for a course or activity. More guidelines are listed in the new policy.
“By taking these important steps, we are joining colleges and universities across the state in a commitment to keep our students and employees safe,” Creed said. “I appreciate everybody’s patience and flexibility and their continued support as we work through this challenging season together.”