Regulations

COVID-19 Student Commitment

Contact information

I agree to:
To keep my personal and emergency contact information up to date in the Student Information Services by:

  1. Going to one.iu.edu
  2. Searching for the "Personal Information" application
  3. Updating my
    • campus address
    • cell phone number
    • emergency contact

Update contact information in one.iu.edu

Campus & community requirements

While on campus or within the local community where campus is located, I will:

  1. Practice good personal hygiene (washing hands frequently with soap and water, or a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap is unavailable).
  2. Wear a face mask covering my nose and mouth on campus in all hallways, elevators, public spaces, classrooms and common areas, and when entering all IU buildings, as well as in all spaces where physical distancing is difficult to maintain, including both private indoor spaces and outdoor spaces.
  3. Practice physical distancing at all times by staying 6 feet apart from others.
  4. Adhere to other guidelines and requirements when adopted by IU or public health authorities to address changed incidence rates or new scientific information about how best to protect me and others from getting sick.

Monitor your health

When I start classes, I will:

  1. Have a thermometer where I live and will take my temperature daily.
  2. Routinely monitor my health and take reasonable precautions to minimize my exposure to COVID-19 infection.
  3. Immediately notify IU Health via the screening portal, if any one of the following occur:
    1. I have been exposed and/or have reason to believe I have been exposed to COVID-19.
    2. I have a fever (temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater).
    3. I am exhibiting other symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection (e.g., cough, sore throat, fever, chills, muscle pain, loss of sense of smell or taste, and/or shortness of breath).
    4. I have been advised by a healthcare professional not to attend class, to self-quarantine, or to self-isolate due to actual or possible COVID-19 infection or exposure.

COVID-19 testing

I understand and agree to the following:

  • If I am identified as a contact of anyone determined to be positive for COVID-19, I will immediately self-quarantine for fourteen (14) days after exposure and, if recommended, to be tested for COVID-19.
  • If I develop symptoms of COVID-19, I will immediately self-isolate until I have been evaluated through the IU Health screening portal or by a healthcare provider and, if recommended by the portal or a health care provider, been tested for COVID-19. This includes not coming onto campus if I live off-campus, and remaining in a space designated by IU if I live on-campus.
  • If I am determined to be positive or presumed positive for COVID-19 by a doctor outside of IU Health or the Indiana University Health Center, I will immediately notify IU by filling out this form; COVID-19 Reporting Form.

If I'm positive for COVID-19 (or presumed to be)

If I am determined to be positive or presumed positive for COVID-19, I will:

  1. Self-isolate either in a separate room within my off campus housing, at my home, or in a location designated by the residential services staff if I live on campus until either:
    a. I have been cleared by a physician to return to class and to my usual living arrangements.
    Or
    b. My symptoms have improved; and it has been at least ten days, or the current minimum recommended by the CDC, since the start of my symptoms.
  2. Participate fully and honestly with IU and public health officials tasked with contact tracing to determine whom I might have potentially exposed to COVID-19, including the downloading and use of any app if one is required by IU.

Clinical experiences and COVID-19 risk

IU students and trainees (medical residents) who are enrolled in degree programs or coursework at IU that required the student to engage in experiential learning at a clinic, physician office, health care facility or other institution involved in delivery of healthcare (including social, behavioral and mental health) services may be at greater risk.

Examples include but are not limited to nursing, programs in the School of Health and Human Services, medicine, social work, dentistry, optometry, speech and hearing, athletic training, and allied healthcare services programs.

Acknowledge and commit

I have read, understand, and agree to meet all expectations described in this form.
In addition, I understand that these expectations are subject to change and will be updated as necessary by IU. Notice will be provided to students in order to provide sufficient opportunity to comply.

I acknowledge that I have read, understand, and agree to follow the expectations detailed in this document as a condition of my presence on campus, and further agree that I will make every effort to keep myself informed of any changes to these expectations. I understand that these expectations constitute university directives, policies, and procedures. I understand that any violation may lead to student disciplinary proceedings and sanctions.

Thank you for reviewing the guidelines and committing to keep yourself and the IU community safe!

Community Responsibility Acknowledgement

Indiana University is concerned for the health and well-being of the entire community.

The nature of the COVID-19 disease is such that each of our individual actions affect not only our well-being but also those of every other person we interact with or every person who uses the same spaces we use.

In order to keep the university community safe, it is important that every member of the university community is aware of, and their actions are informed by the health and hygiene recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).

Therefore, you are asked to agree to abide by the following best practices to ensure that IU students, faculty, academic appointees and staff all have a safe and welcoming environment.

Monitor your health

I will monitor my health on a regular basis and take reasonable precautions to minimize my exposure to COVID-19 infection.

In addition to monitoring other symptoms of possible illness or COVID-19 infection (e.g., cough, sore throat, fever, chills, muscle pain, loss of smell or taste, and/or shortness of breath), I will take my temperature every day to determine whether I have a fever. This self-assessment of health is required every day regardless of whether I am sick or well.

Stay home and contact IU Health if you feel ill

I will notify my supervisor or department chair that I will not be reporting to work and will immediately contact IU Health if:

  1. I have been exposed and/or have reason to believe I have been exposed to COVID-19
  2. I have a fever (temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater)
  3. I am exhibiting other symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection (e.g., cough, sore throat, fever, chills, muscle pain, loss of sense of smell or taste, fatigue, headache, congestion or runny nose, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and/or shortness of breath), or
  4. I have been advised by a healthcare professional not to report to work due to actual or possible COVID-19 infection or exposure.

Get tested and stop the spread

Indiana University may require me to get tested for COVID-19 if I am experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

In the event I am diagnosed with COVID-19, I will cooperate with Indiana University as well as state and local health departments to provide necessary information about the individuals with whom I had close contact at any time during the 14-day period prior to experiencing any symptoms.

I understand that if I am required to self-isolate or am exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID 19 and cannot work, if I am not already entitled to continued compensation during this time away from work, Indiana University will continue my regular compensation (up to a 14 calendar day period) in addition to any accrued time off I have already accumulated.

Follow the on-campus requirements

While on campus, I will:

  1. Practice good personal hygiene (washing hands frequently with soap and water, or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap is unavailable)
  2. Routinely clean and sanitize my workspace and shared equipment
  3. Wear a face mask (consistent with CDC guidelines)
  4. Practice physical distancing at all times, and
  5. Adhere to the guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, as well as the federal and Indiana governmental authorities, to protect my health and the health of the Indiana University community.

Understand the risks

Further the Restart Committee Report states that people are expected to continue to work or teach remotely until notified otherwise. We expect you to adhere to this guideline. Further information about whether your job or your teaching can be effectively conducted remotely will be forthcoming.

However, the Restart Committee also recommends that special consideration should be given to “vulnerable populations within the faculty, staff, and student community”. The CDC has identified the following individuals at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19:

  • People 65 years and older
  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People who are immunocompromised
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher)*
  • People with diabetes
  • People with sickle cell anemia
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
  • People with liver disease

*Several online calculators are available for BMI, or it may be calculated as 703 x weight in pounds divided by height in inches x height in inches.
Example: 703 x 200 lb./(69 inches x 69 inches) = 29.

Know who to contact

Please note, if you need any further information related to these guidelines, best practices, and your individual work environment, you are encouraged to contact your department chair or campus academic affairs office (faculty and academic appointees) or your supervisor or local human resources representative (staff).

Thanks for reviewing the recommendations and helping keep the IU community safe.

Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct

Please see https://studentcode.iu.edu/ for the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilies, and Conduct.