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Holy Cross Community Commitment

As members of the Holy Cross community, we commit to the following proactive behaviors in order to protect ourselves, one another, and the health of the community at all times, including nights and weekends:

  • Following national, state, and local health recommendations, guidelines and requirements, and adhering to those measures that the College deems safe and appropriate for its campus and buildings as published in the COVID-19 Response and Reopening: Fall 2020 Plans website (which are subject to change), including, but not limited to:
    • Complying with stipulated face-covering requirements
    • Maintaining 6’ of physical distancing requirements
    • Washing my hands frequently
    • Respecting any College-provided physical barriers and directives
    • Following standards set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding the number of people gathering in any one location at any given time or by space occupancy limits set by the College.
    • Refraining from hosting guests on campus, including family members
    • Refraining from hosting students outside my residential cohort in my residence
    • Wearing my Holy Cross identification on a lanyard outside my room at all times
    • Checking the COVID-19 Fall 2020 Plans website regularly for updated information
  • Checking my symptoms daily using the College-approved app
  • Submitting to all testing required by the College and signing releases to permit access to testing and results
  • Staying in my room and isolating if I feel ill
  • Reporting COVID or COVID-like symptoms, or exposure to COVID to Health Services
  • Complying with contact tracing efforts
  • Following isolation and quarantine protocols
  • Returning home for isolation within 24 hours of a positive COVID test if home is within 250 miles of campus
  • Returning home for quarantine within 24 hours of being notified of close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 if home is within 250 miles of campus
  • Returning home within 24 hours should the College return to remote learning due to a viral outbreak and require that all students in residence leave campus