The following Protocols will be in effect to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Face coverings are required and must be worn whenever transiting through campus buildings, when in an enclosed room with somebody else, actively involved inside a campus building, while in the dining hall (unless seated and eating) or picking up food or outside when at least six feet of social separation cannot be guaranteed.
**Note: A “face covering” means a soft cloth or fabric covering that fully covers a person’s nose and mouth, not a medical-grade mask. The term “face covering” includes, without limitation, scarves and bandanas.
Social distancing is required and all members of the Wesley Campus Community are to adhere to social distancing practices by keeping six feet from others whenever possible, and avoiding large public gatherings – especially indoors. Additionally:
- Elevator use should be minimized as much as possible. Elevators in academic buildings will be for faculty and staff only, unless there is a medical reason requiring the need for a student to use an elevator instead of the stairs.
- Only three individuals may utilize the College Center elevator at any given time (the restriction of two remains in effect for all other campus elevators) and face coverings must be worn, and at least six feet of social separation must be maintained.
Wash hands regularly, especially after touching commonly used items or coming into contact with someone who may be ill. Proper hand washing involves scrubbing hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If you are not able to wash your hands, hand sanitizer dispensers are available in all Wesley College campus buildings.
Please be sure to also avoid touching your face, nose and mouth and avoid rubbing your eyes, and practice proper coughing or sneezing etiquette.
Wesley College Wellness Center Response to COVID-19 Diagnosis/Exposure
If you are on campus and feel like you are ill and may have COVID-19 you should follow the following protocols:
Once the Wellness Center and/or the Dean of Student’s Office is notified that a member of the campus community has tested positive for COVID-19, Wesley College will take the following actions:
- Collect essential information from the individual in question for contact tracing purposes such as buildings, classrooms and other areas they visited, who they came into direct contact with, what dates they were on campus, etc.
- Contact the Delaware Department of Health for contact tracing.
- Notify Wesley College facilities for additional cleaning.
- Direct the individual to return home for testing/isolation or if it is a student unable to return home, place them in one of our designated medical isolation rooms for 14 days, followed by post isolation testing and release protocols (In either case follow up for additional testing/symptom updates).