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  1. Masks are required inside of CMU buildings unless you are in a private office by yourself. If a medical condition prohibits you from wearing a mask, you may apply for a waiver to wear a face shield instead or seek a reasonable accommodation.
  2. All members of the CMU campus community will be tested for COVID-19 with an antigen test. This testing will allow CMU to establish a baseline understanding of the presence of COVID-19 among the campus community. You will be required to show a negative test result from 2-4 days prior to returning to campus or a positive test result from 90 days prior to returning to campus.
  3. All members of the CMU campus community must participate in ongoing random COVID-19 testing. Throughout the semester ongoing, random-sampling testing will occur over the 14 weeks of the term to allow campus to monitor COVID-19 prevalence and allow the campus to quickly identify and respond to positive cases.
  4. All members of the CMU campus community should learn to recognize and know the symptoms of COVID-19. Daily, faculty, staff and students will utilize a new MAVzone web tool (also in the Apple store) called Scout to affirm they do not have any new COVID-related symptoms. The Scout web tool in MAVzone can be utilized and displayed using your smart phone or electronic device. After you complete the daily Wellness Passport and you indicate you are free of any COVID-related symptoms, it will display a green check mark screen. This mobile "Green Screen" will serve as your passport to campus for the day allowing you to access your classrooms and other campus facilities.
  5. New incoming students will be required to complete the COVID-101 course through D2L prior to arrival on campus and prior to classes beginning on January 25. This course is similar to the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Basics course that faculty and staff were required to complete during Summer 2020 as a part of the return to campus efforts.
  6. If any member of the campus community is experiencing any new COVID-related symptoms they are required to stay home. Faculty/staff should work with the appropriate supervisor/department head to discuss working from home options or potential use of sick or accrued leave. Students may complete the absence notification form and are encouraged to connect with faculty directly to discuss options.
  7. Observe good hygiene including washing your hands often (20 seconds is recommended) and sanitizing areas where you eat/live/study/etc. Limit, wherever possible, the sharing of equipment and other resources.
  8. Thermal scanners have been deployed strategically throughout campus to assist us in periodic readings of an individual's temperature. Temperature monitoring is another tool that will allow us to respond quickly and to implement mitigation strategies to contain any possible spread of COVID-19 on campus.
  9. With elevated infection levels, the university asks that everyone who travels to use extreme caution and to review CDC Travel Guidelines.
  10. Minimize group gatherings. If meeting in-person, all individuals must be able to maintain 6-foot+ social distancing requirements and wear a mask (if indoors).