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Respecting the Community
Reports on the spread of COVID-19 infections are a source of stress and concern for many, but it is critical that we pause and reflect on how our words and reactions can affect others during this global health crisis. Now more than ever, it’s important for all members of the Quinnipiac community to treat one another with care and dignity.
Please consider the following:
- Resist the tendency to make broad generalizations about people. Uncertainty about the coronavirus may lead to anxiety and fear. Harmful behaviors can occur when anxiety and fear are projected onto entire social groups. Such behavior is harmful to the well-being of targeted individuals and does not protect anyone from the coronavirus.
- Treat community members with care and empathy. Try to walk in the shoes of others rather than treating someone with suspicion or implicit bias.
- Be vigilant outside of work about social distancing and proper hygiene at locations you visit during non-work hours.
- Continue to follow recommended health and safety guidelines as Connecticut re-opens for business.
Quinnipiac is dedicated to supporting our students through responsive practices. The CARE (Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation) Team employs a caring, preventive, early-intervention approach with students who exhibit concerning or disruptive behaviors. By partnering with members of the Quinnipiac community, the CARE Team works to promote student well-being and success in the context of community safety. CARE referrals are submitted by faculty, staff, students and community members. Helping a student during difficult times, such as the passing of a loved one; supporting students experiencing social challenges with roommates, friends and/or peers; and supporting students whose physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or financial health is at risk are examples of the type of help available.
The multidisciplinary team, trained in both behavioral intervention and threat assessment, meets weekly to review and discuss new referrals, ongoing cases, and the best course of action to support the student of concern. Referrals should be submitted using the CARE and Conduct Incident Reporting Form. The form and other information, such as team membership, when to make a referral, and a list of frequently asked questions, can be found on the MyQ CARE Team site.
Active Bystander Training
Active bystander online training course
The training outlines community standards we must all observe and reinforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers bystander intervention, and what steps you can take to be supportive, active bystanders and to empower your fellow students, faculty and staff to do the same.
University-sponsored travel policy 2020–21
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on worldwide travel and global health risks, Quinnipiac is pausing student, faculty and staff participation in international and domestic university-sponsored travel for Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021. This includes travel for semester- and short-term study abroad, faculty-led trips, conferences, research, and domestic study away programs directly operated by Quinnipiac, partner institutions and third-party providers. If travel resumes for these terms, approval for travel will need to be evaluated by the Management Committee and COVID-19 Taskforce.
This decision is based primarily on the health and safety concerns associated with global travel and ongoing revisions to entry requirements, visa processes and travel advisories.
Online Training Course
COVID-19 Return to Campus online training course
All students, faculty and staff were required to complete Quinnipiac's COVID-19 Return to Campus online training course. It contained important information about the many health and safety protocols we have put in place throughout our campuses to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Assumption of Risk
Assumption of risk
The university has taken steps to implement substantial precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. By entering onto the Quinnipiac University campus, the student agrees to abide by all university policies and procedures related to COVID-19. The student voluntarily and knowingly assumes the risk of exposure to or infection of COVID-19 by using the services or premises, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury or illness. The student also acknowledges that it is impossible to fully mitigate the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and that such exposure or infection may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of the student, university faculty and staff, and other students or visitors to campus. The university will follow all state guidelines and provide guidance on proper protection to alleviate and/or decrease the spread of viruses.
If you have any questions about the policies or information contained in this Return to Campus Guide, please don't hesitate to reach out.
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