Tuskegee University continues to monitor conditions surrounding the pandemic and its effects. The policies and procedures outlined in the COVID-19 Policies and Procedures are necessary, but not sufficient, to ensure meeting our collective safety and health goals. As such, each member of the TU community has a critical role to play in the fight against the spread of the virus. Our success depends on every person adhering to the best practices as outlined, including wearing masks and other protective equipment, practicing physical distancing, washing hands frequently, and so on. As everyone is expected to take responsibility for their own health, we also expect you to be considerate of the safety of others -- together we can succeed in keeping everyone safe and healthy. Read our Return-to-Campus Roadmap.
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Anyone in a Tuskegee University space (including buildings, grounds, shared laboratory areas, conference rooms, elevators, parking structures, shuttles, etc.) must wear a face covering or a mask that covers both the nose and mouth at all times, except when alone in a private room or vehicle. Residents in campus housing are not required to wear a face covering while in their own units or rooms, but face coverings must be worn in all common areas of Tuskegee University housing, buildings, and other campus facilities.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an important factor in your safety when working in laboratories. Gloves, safety glasses and lab coats must be worn as part of lab safety equipment and established experimental protocols. It is expected that anyone who enters a campus laboratory will wear the required personal protective equipment. (See the Guidelines for Laboratories & Research Spaces in the procedures manual for more guidance.)
All students and personnel must practice good hygiene by frequently washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or longer. Hand sanitizer is available in building lobbies and other frequented locations. When possible, use soap and water instead of hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face and hair. If you need to cough or sneeze, please use a tissue or cough inside your elbow.
Students: First failure to comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Policy will result in a warning. Repeated violations of this policy will result in suspension from campus and laboratories. If a laboratorian is suspended, for those with required laboratory experiments, arrangements must be made with the Dean of the respective department or school/college to ensure animals are cared for and/or someone takes suspended persons’ place. Students can report violations of this policy to the Office of the Dean of Students. Students may also use the student complaint form: https://www.tuskegee.edu/student-complaints.