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Continuing COVID-19 Precautions

Martin University has taken every necessary precaution to ensure our staff, faculty, and students' health and safety. Please remember masks are required. All temperatures are taken upon entering the building. If you are feeling sick, please stay home. Also, we strongly recommend keeping all meetings virtual as much as possible. We understand there are instances where face-to-face meetings are necessary, but please maintain six feet distancing for short periods.

If an employee or staff comes in close contact with someone who has tested positive, according to the IDOH & CDC, follow the steps listed below.

Close contact is defined as follows:

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more

  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19

  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)

  • You shared eating or drinking utensils

  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you.

Necessary precautions to take:

Stay home and monitor your health

  • Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19

  • Watch for fever (100.4 degrees), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19

  • If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk of getting sick and contracting the virus

Remember to get tested if you have any of the above symptoms, those symptomatic individuals who had a positive test can return to work after 72 hours have passed with none of the above conditions.

If an individual received a positive test and was asymptomatic, they should self-isolate for ten days from the test time. Somebody should also advise the individuals' close contacts (within two days before the test) to self-quarantine.

Here are some suggestions to protect yourself and others:

  • Stay home if sick

  • Use online services when available (curbside pickup)

  • Wear masks in public

  • Washing of hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Disinfect the shopping cart and use hand sanitizer after leaving the stores

Please, please do your part to ensure the safety of our campus. Please avoid going into public places if you have underlying health conditions that can increase the risk of getting the virus.

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