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General Guidelines

We have an ethical and moral responsibility to protect the health and safety of our university community. There is no substitute for personal responsibility. To maintain a healthy and safe campus environment, each member of the university community must take personal care to practice safe hygiene and to monitor their own health and is expected to be wise and use good judgment in all activities, interactions and social gatherings. Even though BJU will take careful steps to protect the campus and to reduce the risks of infection and spread, the best guard from risk of illness is personal care and responsibility.

  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout campus buildings. We encourage every student to use these stations and to carry a personal supply. The University is prepared to refill personal bottles students bring to campus.
  • Face coverings will be required in university buildings.
  • Physical distancing guidelines should be followed in all settings and will be implemented in all campus facilities and buildings.
  • Those who are not feeling well must not attend class or go to work.
  • The Student Health Services Office located in Reveal Hall will assist students as the first point of contact for those with health-related issues. This office will coordinate campus communications for students who are being tested or that need to be isolated.
  • Mitigation efforts will be implemented in keeping with S.C. DHEC Guidelines.

Physical Distancing

When possible and wherever practical, providing distances of 6 feet between you and others is the most effective means of protection. The six-foot distance can best be achieved if each person assumes a distance that is the length of their arm span plus the arm span of the other person. Seating in classrooms and social areas has been adjusted to provide as much physical distancing as possible.

Face Coverings

Face coverings provide protection for those around you from the droplets that are released from your mouth and nose. Droplets are released from normal respiratory functions such as sneezing, coughing, talking and breathing.

The best way to provide a safe environment is to prevent the passing of droplets. Whenever physical distancing is not possible and in university buildings, face coverings (masks) that completely cover the mouth and nose are required. Face masks will be provided at check in. Additional masks may be purchased in the Bruins Shop.

Individuals with a medical condition that would prevent them from wearing a face mask may receive an exemption with physician authorization. Special accommodations will be offered to high-risk individuals, identified by the CDC.

Before Coming to Campus

We want to encourage every member of the BJU community to prepare for a successful fall semester. A successful beginning to the semester is predicated upon good planning. In order to start the semester with a healthy campus we want to encourage every member of the community to prepare by:

  • Monitoring my health for any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus for at least 14 days prior to arrival. Those symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4° or more, chills, muscle or body aches, fatigue, persistent headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, new GI symptoms, and/or loss of taste or smell.
  • Seeking medical assistance if I experience any such symptoms and immediately notifying either the BJU Student Health Services Office or HR of a positive test so that proper planning can be made to assist me in starting the semester successfully.
  • Reducing my potential exposure by adopting the following behaviors at least 14 days prior to arrival on campus: avoiding large crowds and gatherings, practicing safe distancing measures where possible (at least 6’ apart), practicing good hygiene measures such as washing hands, using hand sanitizer, being careful with high touch surfaces, and avoiding touching my face.
  • Avoiding exposure to the COVID-19 virus by not knowingly coming into contact with a person who has been diagnosed with the virus.