We find ourselves at a pivotal point in history as our communities, states, countries, and world face an unprecedented pandemic. Illinois Wesleyan University students, faculty, and staff play a critical role in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and in protecting the health and safety of our campus community and the greater Bloomington-Normal area.
By taking the pledge to keep Illinois Wesleyan University in good health, I accept responsibility for myself and my actions and will do my best to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I am aware the success of this plan rests largely on each member of the Titan community living up to this pledge, and I commit to doing my part. I am aware that the decisions I make will affect many others.
Adhere to the University’s COVID-19 PCR testing protocols.
Conduct daily self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 and report to Arnold Health Services (students) or a healthcare professional (faculty and staff) if I experience a fever of 100.4 F or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, abdominal discomfort, or new loss of taste or smell.
Wash my hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer and avoid touching my face and eyes.
Wear my washable cloth face mask while around others in indoor and outdoor spaces including class, campus activities, work, and meetings.
Keep my clothing, belongings, personal spaces, and shared common spaces clean.
Protect My Fellow Titans
Observe physical distancing between myself and others.
Stay at home if I feel ill or believe I have been exposed to someone who might have COVID-19.
Remind other Titans about social distancing practices and wearing their face mask at all times while in public. This will require courage, tact and a commitment to self-advocacy.
Not assume that others are comfortable meeting in person, riding together in cars, visiting public places etc. and will ask for and respect their preference.
Protect the Community
Limit leaving the Titan community (e.g., visiting family/friends on weekends) to decrease my chances of coming into contact with individuals infected with COVID-19.
Participate in testing and contact tracing when required to preserve the IWU and local community.
Avoid businesses and gatherings in which mask wearing and physical distancing are not required.
Limit non-IWU guests on-campus in order to protect those individuals and our community.
Follow all health and safety directives provided by leadership at IWU.
Be positive, attentive, and helpful to anyone who might need support.
Be flexible with our current circumstances understanding that none of us has experienced a pandemic and we are all doing our best.