It is important to follow these basic prevention methods from the CDC:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
- For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
- For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
- These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.
What is the university doing to help create a safe environment while I’m on campus?
- The university has adopted COVID-19 response guidelines that include enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, especially in high-traffic areas, providing hand sanitizing stations throughout campus and limiting the number of students and employees coming to campus.
- Classroom, library and gathering spaces have been reconfigured to limit seating and increase opportunities to practice safe social distancing.
- The university requires everyone to wear a mask while on campus. That requirement includes students, staff, faculty and campus visitors.
- Most classes have been moved to a virtual format so that the majority of students can take their classes from a remote location.
- The university has added campus signage to reduce traffic flow in certain areas, limited the number of people in elevators and remind everyone to follow the standard health and safety guidelines.
What can I do to help protect myself and others while on campus?
- Everyone should self-screen before coming to campus. Each day before coming to campus, please check for any symptoms of COVID-19 as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Note that some people may show no symptoms and still carry the virus, so continue to follow all safety guidelines even if you don’t feel sick.
- Wear a face covering. Face coverings are required on campus at all times, unless you’re eating or drinking.
- Practice social distancing. While on campus, remain 6 feet apart from others at all times.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
- If you feel sick, please do not come to campus. For the safety of your fellow classmates and all of the UNT Dallas employees, please stay home if you feel sick.
- Follow all of the safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and outlined by the UNT System.