Campus Expectations

The 7 Fundamentals of Campus COVID Control

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is committed to providing a world-class education; it is our belief that a rich on-campus experience is a critical part of this education. Ensuring that this experience is a safe one, however, is the responsibly of all of us. Thus, as we open our campus this fall, we ask all students, staff, and faculty to do their part by adhering to these campus safety expectations. Download a PowerPoint slide highlighting the 7 Fundamentals of Campus COVID Control.

View the UNMC Student COVID Commitment and the UNMC Employee Standards. Faculty, staff and students can sign their respective document in Canvas.

  1. Work and study from home when you can.

    While we desire that students are able to avail themselves of an on-campus experience when necessary, we also encourage them to study from home when such study will not compromise their education.

  2. Check the COVID app before coming to campus.

    Self-screen using the 1-Check UNMC app each day that you plan on being physically present on campus. Learn more about self-screening and testing.

  3. Stay away from campus if you screen positive or feel sick.

    Refrain from coming to campus if you (or someone in your house) are sick or if your 1-Check UNMC screen results advise you to. Those whose app screening yields a Red or Yellow condition should follow the advice provided by the app and seek medical attention as indicated.

  4. Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.

    Wear a cloth or surgical/procedure mask that covers the mouth and nose at all times while in public spaces (including classrooms, hallways, and other common areas). Masks should only be removed while eating or while in closed private offices*. Learn more about mask guidance.

  5. Remain at least six feet away from others.

    Maintain a distance of at least six feet from other persons while on campus.

  6. Wash your hands frequently

    Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (roughly the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday to oneself twice). Alcohol-based hand sanitizer may be used when soap and water are not readily available.

  7. Disinfect your personal and classroom space.

    Assist in the cleaning and disinfection of surfaces. Cleaning solution and cloths are widely available in campus buildings; students, staff, and faculty should assist in cleaning their desks, tables, and personal spaces, especially when such surfaces are likely to have become contaminated (e.g. when one sneezes or coughs while their mask is off). View a list of disinfectant cleaning station locations.


* Individuals with closed private offices or personal spaces may remove their masks when alone in those spaces with the doors closed. In addition, all personnel may remove their masks when outdoors only if they are able to maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing from all other individuals at all times. Masks must be kept on within 6 feet of building entrances/exits, and in heavily-trafficked pedestrian areas such as parking garages and crosswalk.