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Wear a mask. Wait 6 feet away. Wash your hands. Following these simple steps will help protect our Pack.

Your Responsibility to Campus

Every member of the Wolfpack has a vital role to play in reducing the spread of the new coronavirus and keeping our campus community safe. The good news is that you’re probably already familiar with these simple actions that can greatly reduce transmission of the disease.

Physical Distancing

  • Members of the campus community are expected to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others whenever possible.
  • Many campus buildings and spaces now have visible reminders encouraging physical distancing, such as floor tape indicating 6 feet of distance, rearranged furniture and signs indicating traffic flow. Please follow the signs directing traffic flow through building entrances, exits, elevators and other common areas.
  • Love the Pack but don’t pack the elevators. Maintain a safe distance inside elevators.

Personal Hygiene

  • Wash your hands before and after meals and whenever you cough or sneeze. When you wash your hands, wash them for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, you may use hand sanitizer. NC State has increased the number of hand sanitizer stations across campus.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow — not with your hands. Dispose of the tissue immediately and wash your hands. You should also avoid touching your face.

Face Coverings

  • A face covering is an added layer of safety while in a public space. Face coverings are in addition to, not a substitution for, physical distancing, hand hygiene and staying home when sick.
  • Effective July 1 and throughout at least the fall 2020 semester, face coverings will be required to be worn by students, faculty, staff and visitors in all NC State buildings and in all university programs held in nonuniversity buildings. This includes face coverings being worn at all times in classrooms and laboratories.
  • Face covering exceptions include private offices and residence hall rooms when alone or with a roommate. Individuals are also not required to wear a face covering when they are not in close contact with someone else, such as walking alone in an uncrowded outdoor location.
  • Everyone on campus is expected to carry a face covering at all times, in case they encounter an unforeseen situation where at least 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Such situations are likely to occur in hallways, stairwells, elevators, restrooms, kitchens and break rooms, for example.
  • The university will provide face coverings during the reactivation of campus operations in accordance with CDC guidelines. You can request a face covering online.
  • In some special circumstances, the university will make adjustments to campus safety standards on a case-by-case basis.

This information is subject to change. Last updated: June 17, 2020.