First Day of Class Health and Safety Announcement

Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs | August 20, 2021

Dear faculty,

As part of the university’s plan to communicate and reinforce the importance of protecting health and safety in our living, learning, and working environments, I ask that the following health and safety reminders be read to your students on the first day of class: 

  1. Wear a mask indoors at all times. 
  2. Get vaccinated.
  3. Get in the habit of testing for COVID regularly – at least every two weeks. 
  4. Stay home and get tested if you develop cold-like or other COVID-19 symptoms.
  5. Promptly report to Bobcat Trace if you test positive for COVID-19 or have had close contact with someone who received a positive test.
  6. Isolate or quarantine as directed by Bobcat Trace.

Thank you for your support of our health and safety guidelines.


Gene Bourgeois
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs