At Barry University, a commitment to social justice through collaborative service is one of the pillars of our Mission. We are, and always have been, a community that takes care of one another and the most vulnerable among us. As we head Back to Barry, things will be no different.
We are asking that every member of our university community Take the Lead in promoting health and safety on our campuses and at all locations. This involves wearing face coverings, practicing good hygiene and responsibly practicing physical distancing, all measures that have been shown to be critical in reducing transmission of COVID-19.
In the simplest of terms, we ask everyone to Protect, Respect and Care.
Protect individual and community health.
Respect one another enough to change your routine even if it may be inconvenient.
Care for yourself and those around you and take every precaution you can to prevent virus transmission.
Everyone coming to a Barry location must complete a daily symptom self-check, and resident students are required to perform a check each day before leaving their Residence Hall.
We have in place COVID-19 testing protocols and plans for contact tracing within the university community, should we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 on one of our campuses or at a site.
Any student, faculty or staff member or contingent worker who is experiencing symptoms, has been diagnosed COVID-19 positive or exposed to someone diagnosed COVID-19 positive must complete the COVID-19 Initial Notification Form.
Students, faculty, staff, or contingent workers who have been advised to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19 must do so for 10 full days following exposure. If symptoms develop at any point during the 10-day period, quarantine must be extended. Report any symptoms to the contact tracing team and they will provide guidance on the extension of quarantine.
Students, staff and faculty have been provided with a cloth face covering and required to wear it, or a face covering of their choosing. Faculty will be provided with a face shield for teaching.
Face coverings may not have a one-way filter or valve, as those do not protect others around the wearer.
Face coverings are required at Barry University, with limited exceptions for activities such as exercise and eating, and for individuals for whom a face covering is not recommended. Please review the Back to Barry Guide for detailed information about where face coverings are required.
We will continue enhanced cleaning of touch points, with hand sanitizing stations throughout campuses and locations.
We will also ask students, faculty and staff to routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Frequent and effective handwashing is of critical importance. All students, faculty and staff will participate in training prior to heading Back to Barry and will be encouraged to frequently wash hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
We will continue with reduced density on campuses and at sites for Spring 2021.
There will be signage to encourage distance and one-way foot traffic flow in typically busy areas.
We have reconfigured classrooms and implemented capacity limits for all university spaces to ensure physical distancing.
Residence Hall capacity has been reduced, with space set aside to isolate students should the need arise.
All students, faculty and staff will participate in training prior to returning to Barry with instruction about virus transmission, physical distancing and hygiene.
All visitors, vendors and guests must adhere to the Barry University COVID-19 Guidelines for visitors. Members of the Barry University community should share these guidelines ahead of welcoming any visitors.