Catawba students and employees are required to wear a face covering on campus when in the presence of others and in public settings where other physical distancing guidelines are difficult to maintain. Appropriate use of a face covering is critical to reducing risk to others near you. You may spread the COVID-19 virus to others even if you do not feel sick. Please note your face covering is not a substitute for physical distancing, but is to be worn in addition to physical distancing, hand washing, and the use of hand sanitizer.
Remember the Three Ws
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands after touching your face.
Keeping space between you and others is one of the best ways to avoid exposure to COVID-19 and slowing spread of the virus. Since you may spread the virus before you know you are sick, it is important you stay away from others when possible, even if you have no symptoms. Physical distancing is important for everyone, particularly those who are at higher risk of getting sick.
- Remain no less than six (6) feet away from other people when possible.
- Do not gather in groups of more than six (6) persons when physical distancing cannot be achieved.
- Stay away from crowded places and avoid mass gatherings