Protocols for Students

Monitoring Expectations

Students will continue to be expected to complete a daily digital check-in to attest that they are not experiencing coronavirus symptoms and have not been around anyone with the virus prior to coming to campus each day. 

Masks and Face Coverings

All employees, students, and visitors on the North Carolina A&T campus are required to wear masks or face coverings in all indoor locations where more than one person is present. KN95 masks are preferred.
Human subjects' protocols allowing participants to come to campus should follow appropriate mitigation practices (masks,handwashing). In combination with social distancing and daily, consistent attention to cleanliness and sanitization, masks continue to be especially helpful in stopping COVID-19 in its tracks. 

Masks are not required outdoors, including at outdoor sporting events, but are still highly recommended. Maximum capacity of outdoor meeting and gathering spaces is allowed.

Protecting ourselves and each other is a shared responsibility. We're counting on you to take your part seriously

Living on Campus

Students living in residence halls or in on-campus apartments will monitor their own health status on a daily basis, assessing themselves for any potential flu-like or coronavirus symptoms. Symptoms can appear 2-7 days after exposure to the virus. Those symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Any student experiencing any of these symptoms should contact the Student Health Center at 336-334-7880 and follow any direction for coronavirus testing and self-isolation. Any on-campus student who tests positive will be required to move to special housing set aside for isolation or return home. The Student Health Center will connect the student to Residence Life to assist with moving to special housing. Off-campus students must isolate in their off-campus housing and should not return to campus until the isolation period is over. Isolation is a minimum of 5 days. Contact tracing is out-sourced to the State of NC Health Department. Contact tracers will contact anyone who tests positive by phone and will ask questions regarding current status and any other individuals who may have been exposed.

Students should contact instructors immediately to make arrangements for assignments. Students are not required to share their diagnosis but should inform instructors they will not be able to attend in person for a specific period of time due to illness. Instructors should not request medical information from students. But, if a student discloses they are ill and must quarantine/isolate, instructors should allow excused absences.

Emergency warning signs for COVID-19 are not to be ignored. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Personal Hygiene Practices

Residence hall and on-campus apartment residents are particularly urged to consistently follow strong personal hygiene practices:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick; do not travel.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as countertops, phones, keyboards, laptops, doorknobs, and bathroom fixtures.
  • Immunize yourself against the flu if you have not already.