Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines

Wilmington University has established updated COVID-19 guidelines and protocols to protect the community's safety and well-being. The information could change at any time if conditions or circumstances warrant it.

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 receive vaccinations. 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

Masks and face coverings are optional while on campus. While masks are not required, continuing to wear one is a personal decision. We respect anyone who makes that choice.

WilmU will provide cloth masks upon request. They are located at constable desks or by contacting University Safety at (302) 325-3333 or universitysafety@wilmu.edu.

Self-Check Health Screening/Return to Campus

Individuals who are coming to campus are required to:

  1. Assess personally for any COVID-19-related illness. Swiping your University badge confirms clearance of your self-health check. Individuals with COVID-19 related illnesses should not report to campus and follow the University COVID-19 Testing/Exposure/Symptoms protocols.
  2. Wear a mask or face covering upon arrival to campus.
  3. Review all protective measures and practice them while on campus.

COVID-19 Testing/Exposure/Symptoms

Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should follow the University COVID-19 Testing/Exposure/Symptoms Protocols.

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Vaccines/Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are not required to return to campus but are highly encouraged. Individuals are considered “up-to-date” with their vaccination per CDC's guidelines on Up-to-Date Vaccines if it has been:

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, AND have received their booster at least five months after the second dose, if eligible.
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, AND received their booster at least two months after their single-dose, if eligible.

Travel

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, with vice presidential approval, essential business travel via personal vehicle where safe social distancing can be practiced.

Individuals who travel for personal reasons are encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms and take safety precautions. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to obtain a COVID test after traveling.

Individuals are encouraged not to travel internationally, review CDC guidelines for travel to and from the United States 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.

How to Protect Yourself and Others

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.

Review Protective Measures

Until further notice, on-campus events will continue to be approved through an area Vice President in collaboration with University Safety. Upon approval, planners will be notified if proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours will be required for attendees.

If you need to take extra precautions per CDC Information for Specific Groups of People, you may need to consider additional protocols or workplace accommodations to perform your job. Requests or needs for further student consultations 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.