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Action Required: Review and Commit to the Stay Safe Pledge
Dear Students and Families:
As you prepare for your return to campus, I want to remind you of the critical role each of us plays in protecting the health and well-being of our campus. Our individual actions impact our broader community and each other. Before you arrive, please review the Stay Safe Pledge and affirm your commitment by acknowledging the pledge for the Spring 2021 semester. The Stay Safe Pledge requires you to:
- Wear a mask;
- Maintain social distance;
- Get your flu shot;
- Limit gatherings;
- Monitor for symptoms and complete the daily health screening;
- Avoid travel outside of Central New York unless deemed essential;
- Participate in testing and contact tracing procedures immediately and honestly; and
- Adhere to all directives from state and local authorities and the University.
Exercising these practices not only protects you, but it also safeguards the campus and surrounding communities, including your professors and campus staff.
As a reminder, all students are required to uphold these practices, including those who have recovered from COVID. Failure to comply with the directives may result in revoked access to on-campus resources and systems. Violations may also result in a referral to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities for violation of the Code of Student Conduct, which governs individual and group behavior on and off campus.
With vaccines becoming more widely available, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. However, continued vigilance is more important than ever. Together, we can achieve a safe and healthy living and learning environment. Let us continue that commitment into the spring and do our part to keep ourselves and one another safe.
Robert D. Hradsky, Ed.D.
Vice President for the Student Experience