The circumstances caused by COVID-19 continues to impact on-campus living. The health and well-being of the Truman community is our top priority, which means the following guidelines are in place.
We Are All In This Together: How to Protect Yourself and Others
The information below and more can be found at cdc.gov/coronavirus
- According to the CDC COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick.
Clean your Hands Often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and Disinfect
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection, then, use a household disinfectant.
What If I Become Ill While I Live on Campus
- Take a COVID self-test.
- Consult with the Student Health Center or a local health care provider.
- Inform your roommate and suitemate so they can make choices to protect their health and wellness.
- If you test positive for COVID-19 inform Residence Life staff to assist you in making arrangements for isolating yourself.
- Residents who test positive will be isolated on campus according to the most current CDC guidance at the time.
- Arrangements will be made with campus Dining Services to assist in you receiving to-go meals at your living unit.
- As recommended by the CDC, instead of quarantining, if you were exposed to COVID-19, you should wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5.
- We are all in this together.
- What I do impacts you.
- What you do impacts me.
- What we do impacts all of us.