As we prepare for our return to campus this fall, it’s important for the Alma College community to understand the standards we will abide by to help all of us to stay healthy. Our efforts will follow a simple motto: “Plaid protects.”
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. Wearing a face covering reduces the amount of droplets produced by the wearer and currently, wearing a face covering and social distancing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face covering is not a political statement.
Keep a safe space — about six feet — between yourself and people who aren’t in your household, in both indoor and outdoor areas. Social distancing should be practiced in combination with other ways of staying healthy, such as wearing face coverings.
Regularly wash your hands with soap and clean, running water for at least 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content can help.
It’s important to identify and separate people who are ill — even if they are asymptomatic. All campus community members must record their temperature and complete risk screening questions in an online Daily Screening Form.
If you feel ill, do not go to work or classes. Self-isolate and stay at home or in your residence hall room and contact your health care provider or Wilcox Medical Center at (989) 463-7181 for direction.