Andrews University Community Covenant of Care

In humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3

As a Seventh-day Adventist Christian learning community, Andrews University is guided by the teachings and example of Jesus. In that context, we regard our personal rights and preferences as secondary to His call to care for the wellbeing of others, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is our shared responsibility (see our Statement of Responsibility) and one for which all members of the Andrews community will be held accountable.

While it is not possible to eliminate the risk of COVID-19 infection completely (see Statement of Responsibility), each one of us as students, faculty and staff must take extraordinary steps to help stop the spread of infection by persistently protecting and caring for our own and others’ health and safety.

Therefore, you, as a valued member of our campus community, are asked to help create a culture of care by practicing our Andrews University Community Covenant of Care. A violation of this Covenant would constitute a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and the Employee Handbook and may lead to disciplinary processes.

We will continue to monitor our protocols in light of guidance from the CDC and public health officials.  We also seek your understanding as this may lead to additional new measures or the relaxing of some other requirements over time.

The Covenant includes, but may not be limited to:

 

CARE FOR MYSELF

Daily self-screening

Conduct a daily health and exposure self-screening, taking body temperature and reporting any symptoms of COVID-19 to the technology platform database (such as a fever of 100.4 F/38 C or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, digestive symptoms, or loss of taste or smell) and contact with a probable or positive COVID-19 individual.

Good hygiene

Practice good hygiene by washing my hands often with soap and water, using hand sanitizer and coughing or sneezing into the bend of my arm or a tissue.

Healthy habits

Practice healthy habits to build my immune system (through proper diet, exercise, sleep hygiene, water intake, fresh air) and seek support and care for my mental health.

CARE FOR OTHERS

Physical distancing

Respect personal space and maintain appropriate physical distancing (ideally, six feet/two meters or as directed by the University), especially in public indoor spaces as well as in occupied outdoor spaces.

Face covering

Wear an appropriate face covering as the University requires. 

Self-isolation

Stay home if I feel ill or after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19. 

CARE FOR ANDREWS COMMUNITY

Clean environment

Actively participate in cleaning and sanitizing shared common equipment and spaces.

Technology platform

Actively participate in testing and contact tracing to preserve the wellness of the community.

Signage

Carefully adhere to instructional signage and University directives.

What we do for the health and safety of our community is vitally important. At the same time,
how we do it will define who we are as a community that seeks to exemplify the love of God.

TOGETHER, AS WORLD CHANGERS FOR A CHANGING WORLD
WE WILL EXTEND GRACE, COMPASSION AND CARE
TO OURSELVES, OTHERS AND THE ANDREWS COMMUNITY.