Campus Health Update: Stronger TUgether

September 25, 2020

Dear Tulane Community,

When we all do our part to fight the spread of COVID-19, we have seen our positive case numbers drop. Letting down our guard means the opposite. We have witnessed this on our campus throughout this semester.

In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community each individual must remain 100% committed to adhering to our health strategies, without exception. We are in this together – all of us need to do our part to keep our community as safe as possible.

This means, each of us must:

Get Tested

Immediately schedule COVID-19 testing each time you receive a new QR code. If you have not received a QR Code e-mail We are currently testing on-campus undergraduate students twice weekly, off-campus undergraduate students weekly, and graduate students and employees at least monthly.

Mask Up!

Face coverings must be worn while inside a university facility or on any university property when in the presence of others (e.g., residence halls, classrooms, common workspaces, etc.). Appropriate use of face coverings is absolutely critical to minimize risks to others near you.

Maintain 6 Feet

Everyone is responsible for maintaining social distancing. This means keeping a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and other people who are not from your household.

No More than 15

Students are required to limit gatherings to no more than 15 people. Even in small gatherings, everyone should be wearing masks and maintaining 6 feet of distance.

Clean Up

This includes very basic steps such as:

  • Frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol when hand washing is not possible. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout all campus buildings.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes and throw away used tissues and immediately wash hands. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with others and with high-contact or frequently touched surfaces.
  • Do not share personal items such as phones, computers, food, drink, deodorant, shampoo, soap, hairbrushes or hair dryers.

Next week, we will announce the on-campus Flu Clinic dates for students. All students should plan to get a flu vaccine by November 1.  

Remember, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or believe you are a close contact who needs testing, please schedule a telehealth visit with Student Health to arrange testing.

Thank you,
Campus Health