Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines
Wilmington University has established COVID-19 guidelines and protocols to protect the community's safety and well-being. The information is based on guidance from state and public health authorities and could change at any time if conditions or circumstances warrant.
These guidelines apply to all individuals while on campus. We strongly recommend that everyone read through these guidelines to ensure that everyone collectively understands and abides by the new COVID-19 protocols. The University will remain compliant with guidance and recommendations provided by state, federal, and public health authorities.
Individuals are not required to be COVID-19 vaccinated but are highly encouraged to. Before entering University buildings, individuals will be required to conduct a daily self-check health assessment and follow University safety protocols as described below.
- Masks/Face Coverings
- Self-Check Health Screening
- COVID-19 Testing/Exposure/Symptoms
- How to Protect Yourself and Others
Masks are not required for individuals who have received the FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines. However, the CDC recommends that people who are not vaccinated and aged 2 or older wear masks in indoor public places. We ask unvaccinated individuals to wear masks to protect themselves and others who are not vaccinated unless in individual offices where safe social distancing measures can be taken. Employees should refer to the Employee Handbook for proper masks/face coverings. Continuing to wear a mask after being vaccinated is a personal decision. We respect anyone who makes that choice while on our campuses.
WilmU will provide cloth masks upon request. Masks are located at the constable desks or by contacting University Safety at (302) 325-3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are coming to campus are required to:
- Assess personally for any COVID-19-related illness. Swiping your University badge confirms clearance of your self-health check. Individuals with COVID-19 related illness are not to report to campus and should follow the University COVID-19 Testing/Exposure/Symptoms protocols.
- Wear a mask or face covering upon arrival to campus if not fully vaccinated.
- Review all protective measures and practice them while on campus.
Individuals that have tested positive to COVID-19, have been exposed to someone that has COVID-19, or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should follow the University COVID-19 Testing/Exposure/Symptoms Protocols.
COVID-19 vaccines are not required to return to campus but are highly encouraged. Individuals are considered to be fully vaccinated per CDC guidelines if it has been:
- Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines;
- Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have implemented travel protocols since travel during this time increases the chances of getting and spreading COVID-19 for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. Therefore, University non-essential business travel is not permitted at this time. However, essential business travel via personal vehicle where safe social distancing can be practiced is permitted with vice presidential approval.
Individuals who travel for personal reasons are encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms and take safety precautions. Individuals that are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to obtain a COVID test after returning from travel.
Individuals are encouraged not to travel internationally, review CDC guidelines for safe travel considerations, and seek information regarding fully vaccinated individuals. In addition, state, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine requirements upon arrival. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state or territorial and local health department where you are, along your route, and at your final destination. Follow all state, local, and territorial travel restrictions.
As members of the Wilmington University community, we should take appropriate measures to protect ourselves and our colleagues and peers against exposure to COVID-19. Some departments may have additional COVID-19 protocols in place. In addition, certain employees who may be considered high risk may need to take extra precautions.
If you need to take extra precautions per CDC Guidelines, you may need to consider additional protocols or workplace accommodations to perform your job. Requests or needs for further consultation for students must be made to the Office of Disability Services 302-356-6937 and employees to the Human Resources Department at 302-327-6527.
Supportive COVID-19 resources are available to eligible employees through Health Advocate, our employee assistance program, at (866) 799-2728 or online at Health Advocate.