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Meredith College has always been a community of care, valuing the educational and personal needs of each of our members.

As students, faculty, and staff return to campus for the 2020-21 academic year, we continue to take precautions to safeguard the health of our community. 

Campus Preparations

  • Evaluating instructional spaces and scheduling classes in appropriate room sizes to facilitate 6ft physical distancing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfection practices to keep all areas of campus, particularly high-traffic areas, clean
  • Modifying dining arrangements in Belk Dining Hall to follow enhanced cleaning protocols and enable physical distancing
  • Installing protective barriers in customer service locations, where possible
  • Maintaining quarantine locations and procedures
  • Maintaining telehealth capability for health and counseling services for students.
  • Making hand sanitizer more readily available throughout campus
  • Enhancing the operation of ventilation systems
  • Posting signs, floor markers and/or guidelines around campus to remind students and employees of proper hand washing techniques and to maintain appropriate distancing between individuals

Community Responsibility

  • Adopting a comprehensive set of Community Standards to guide on campus behavior and set expectations for personal responsibility
  • Requiring students, employees and campus visitors to wear face coverings and  implementing protocols for the proper care and use of face coverings
  • Educating students, faculty, and staff on good hygiene to prevent the spread of germs
  • Adopting guidelines for students, faculty, and staff to follow for self-isolation in the event they are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19
  • Developing protocols for daily temperature and symptom monitoring of employees and students
  • Limiting visitors to campus
  • Committing to ongoing health wellness education for students and employees