What You Need to Know: Public Health and Safety

What You Need to Know: Public Health and Safety


Protect yourself and others by avoiding the Three Cs:

1.     Close, continuous contact with others

2.     Crowds

3.     Close spaces

Increasing the physical distance between individuals to at least 6 feet reduces transmission of the virus. The greater the physical distance from others, the lesser the risk of transmission.

Everyone returning to campus should strive to maintain a 2 meters separation to the fullest possible extent.

Physical distancing may include:

·        working or learning on a remote or "hybrid" basis

·        limiting meetings and gatherings

·        postponing non-essential meetings and events

·        reducing occupant density through staggered or extended schedules

·        removing seats from shared spaces

·        modifying circulation patterns

·        using outdoor venues instead of indoor facilities


·        Tips for Physical Distancing on Campus 



It is critical that all RUW community members wear face masks or coverings to protect others and yourself.

·        The spread of COVID-19 can be controlled if we all wear face coverings and face masks properly.

·        As a general guide, masks should cover both your nose and mouth, and you should not remove them during conversations.

 Failure to Comply

·        Failure to comply with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health on precautionary measures and other publications related to COVID-19, such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, will result in one or more of the following measures: written warning, removal from class, probation, suspension and/or expulsion from the University.

·        Employees will be subject to disciplinary actions for failure to comply with the above-mentioned guidelines,.

 Medical Exemptions

·        Students who are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, which will be the only exemptions allowed, should contact the  Office of Student Life at for possible arrangements.

·        Faculty and staff who want to seek a modification should contact HR department at  to discuss their needs.


·        Campus Mask Guidelines


 It’s up to all of us to create safe, clean campus spaces. The University will increase cleaning protocols in high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces. RUW community members must do their part by maintaining responsible personal hygiene:

·        Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water or use hand sanitizer when touching public surfaces. 

·        Do not touch your mouth, nose or eyes, which can introduce the virus. Cover your face when sneezing or coughing (even when wearing a mask).

·        Limit touching shared surfaces to reduce the spread of the virus.


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure, you must regularly monitor your personal health status.

· You should not come to campus if you are feeling ill.

· Students, faculty or staff who become ill while on campus should immediately inform their line manager and return to their residence, self-quarantine and avoid further contact with others.

You should use a mask or face covering and follow physical distancing guidelines. Call 444 if you feel you have COVID-19 symptoms.

· If you develop COVID-19 symptoms you should immediately call 444 and follow their instructions. Your line Manager must be informed of the same.