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All Centenary community members and guests must adhere to all of the following personal safety guidelines while on campus. Additional guidelines are published in the Student Handbook. Students are required to read and abide by all of these guidelines.

Campus COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Masks: Required Use on Campus

Masks are required in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Exceptions:

  • Wearing a mask is not required if you are alone in a personal space (example: your office, your car, your residence room alone or with your roommate).
  • Wearing a mask is not required when eating or drinking in a space where eating and drinking is permitted and only for the duration necessary to consume the food and/or beverage.
  • Athletic teams engaged in coach-supervised practices and competitions are not required to wear masks.

Generally, masks are not required outdoors. However, masks are required in all outdoor classrooms. In addition, the College recommends that people who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.

Acceptable Masks include disposable or cloth masks made of multiple layers of tightly woven fabric that fits snugly around the face, covers the nose, mouth, and chin and secures with ear loops or ties behind the head. The following face coverings are not acceptable: bandanas, neck gaiters, and masks with a valve or vent.

See Centenary Mask Protocol for more information.

Vaccination Requirements

All students, faculty, staff, and contracted personnel must receive at minimum the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved waiver by October 18, 2021.


All campus visitors must be vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19 (within 90 days of their first positive COVID test) to enter indoor campus spaces without prior approval.

*The campus host or area supervisor will be responsible for verifying vaccination/recovery status and ensuring that visitors adhere to the campus personal safety guidelines, especially campus masking policies.

Please see COVID-19 Vaccination for more information.

Required COVID-19 Testing

Students, faculty, and staff who are not fully vaccinated OR recently recovered from COVID-19 (within 90 days of their first positive COVID test) are required to complete weekly PCR tests.

Please see COVID-19 Testing for more information.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

Protocol for Students:

  1. Isolate
  2. Email covid@centenary.edu for instructions. You will be required to isolate, test, and monitor symptoms.

Protocol for faculty and staff:

  1. Isolate
  2. Contact your supervisor and Director of Human Resources. You will be required to isolate, test, and monitor symptoms.

If You Have Close Contact with COVID-19

If you come in close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, please take the following steps. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). 

Protocol for students:

  1. Quarantine
  2. Email covid@centenary.edu for instructions. You may be required to quarantine, test, and monitor symptoms.

Protocol for faculty and staff:

  1. Quarantine
  2. Contact your supervisor and Director of Human Resources. You may be required to quarantine, test, and monitor symptoms.

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing of a minimum of six feet should be maintained in all at all times and in all spaces on campus.

Hand Washing and Sanitizing

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after touching door handles, light switches, stair railings, office equipment, and any other high-traffic surfaces. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, or mask with unwashed hands. Keep hand sanitizer available for times when hand washing is not available or practical.

Quick Reference Contact
 
Students may direct COVID-related reports and questions to the Health Information Office and other key college officials by emailing covid@centenary.edu. You may also call Ashley Dehart, Coordinator of Student Support, directly at 318.869.5671. 
 
Faculty and staff should direct COVID-related reports and questions to hr@centenary.edu
 
For all Academic Questions, please contact the Provost’s Office at 318.869.5104 or provost@centenary.edu. Both Lauron Callaway, Administrative Assistant to the Provost, and Provost Karen Soul will respond to inquiries.
 
For Residence Life questions, please contact Katherine Shamburger at keshamburger@centenary.edu or 318.869.5280.
 
For general Student Development questions, please contact Dean of Students Mark Miller at mmiller@centenary.edu or 318.869.5023.
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