Everyone is required to wear face coverings (masks) in classrooms, common spaces and anywhere they are not able to practice appropriate physical distancing (including public spaces, offices, hallways, etc.). Each community member is responsible for having their own personal protective gear – Franklin Pierce will have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available, but students, faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their own.
Every member of the community should monitor their own health and conduct a daily health check. If you do not feel well, do not attend class or report for work, and seek medical advice. Any employee or commuter student whose temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher should not be on campus until their temperature has been under 99 degrees oral temperature for at least 72 hours (3 consecutive days), without use of any medication. Residential students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher should self-isolate and contact Student Health Services.
All community members are highly encouraged to receive a flu vaccine and to make sure required vaccinations are up-to-date. Individuals opting out of such vaccines must sign an authorized and acknowledged waiver.
Additionally, we recommend that an updated health check be conducted with a medical professional to assure awareness of any current conditions that might make the individual more at risk for contraction and serious illness or death as a result of the current pandemic.
This will help us maintain a healthier community and reduce the pressure on our campus and region’s medical systems. More information will be sent to students, faculty and staff in the fall regarding the flu shot schedule.
Franklin Pierce’s Student Code of Conduct provides a foundation for Fall 2020. With this Code, we agree to respect ourselves and others. We must also take responsibility for the health of the Franklin Pierce community, because human lives are so intimately connected on a residential campus or hands-on academic center. Students, faculty and staff are expected to abide by University measures to protect the health of our community at all times, and will be held accountable for compliance.
This fall, the Franklin Pierce community will return to campus and academic centers in a very different way from previous semesters, in order to reduce the threat of COVID-19.
Students, faculty and staff should not report to campus if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, please isolate, seek medical consultation and follow provider recommendations prior to coming to campus.