Eagles Care Pledge
On July 23, we sent a letter to all undergraduate students requiring them to read and sign the Eagles Care Pledge, which states specific health and safety expectations for the coming year. We urge all members of the BC community, including faculty, staff and graduate/professional students, also to adhere to this pledge, in our community-wide effort to help safeguard the health and well-being of those on and off campus.
Given the reality of COVID-19, I pledge to act according to the following expectations:
- Engage each morning in a daily “self-check” to monitor for the symptoms of COVID-19, and to contact University Health Services if I have a fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. (For the latest list of COVID-19 symptoms, see the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
- Wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
- Keep personal items and spaces and shared common areas clean.
- Take preventive measures to keep healthy, including vaccinations (e.g., seasonal flu).
- Participate in testing and contact tracing as required by the University and public health officials.
- If necessary, follow isolation and/or quarantine protocols as directed by UHS.
- Wear an appropriate face mask or covering as directed by the University.
- Maintain appropriate physical distancing and mask use in classrooms, dining spaces, residence halls, and whenever recreating on or off-campus, especially in the presence of those who may be especially vulnerable to the coronavirus because of age or health issues.
- Stay home or in my residence hall if feeling ill.
- Follow health protocols regarding COVID-19 when off-campus.
- Encourage peers to know and adhere to the Eagles Care pledge and government guidelines regarding COVID-19.
- Limit travel during the semester whenever possible.
- Be caring, sensitive, and helpful to anyone who may be troubled or struggling with such concerns as health, academics, and personal matters.