ANDREWS 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. 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 and one for which all members of the Andrews community will be held accountable.
Students, faculty and staff must take extraordinary steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19, 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 Community Covenant of Care. A violation of this Covenant would constitute a violation of the Code of Student Conduct or 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 the addition of new measures or the relaxing of some requirements over time.
This Community Covenant of Care includes, but may not be limited to:
1. CARE FOR MYSELF
Conduct a daily health 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 or loss of taste or smell). We’ll also screen for potential exposure to or close contact with someone who is a confirmed/probable COVID-19 case, or for travel to or from areas that have a significant community spread of COVID-19.
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.
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.
2. CARE FOR OTHERS
Respect personal space and maintain appropriate physical distancing (ideally, six feet), especially in public indoor spaces as well as occupied outdoor spaces.
Wear an appropriate face covering as the University requires.
Stay home if I feel ill or after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.
3. CARE FOR THE ANDREWS COMMUNITY
Actively participate in cleaning and sanitizing shared common equipment and spaces.
Actively participate in testing and contact tracing to preserve the wellness of the community.
Carefully observe 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.