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Public Health Strategies

Last Updated: June 15, 2021

Tulane has implemented extensive protocols and procedures to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate potential exposure for the university and New Orleans community. To help achieve this goal, every student, faculty and staff member shares in the responsibility to comply with these health protocols.

Tulane has made, and will make continue to make, every decision about our plans in close consultation with physicians and public health professionals. More information about our health strategies can be found below.

COVID-19 related testing, working and isolation/quarantine protocols for healthcare workers may vary due to the nature of their work. Specific directions or exceptions to stated protocols will be communicated to those employees by their senior leader.

 

 

Face Coverings

In compliance with Louisiana Department of Health and CDC Guidance, Tulane will no longer require fully vaccinated students, faculty, staff, visitors or vendors to wear masks indoors or outdoors while on any Tulane campus - including residence halls, classrooms, dining halls, offices, recreation centers, COVID-19 testing centers, and campus buildings. The only exception is on university transportation shuttles and buses and at Campus Health clinics.

Those who have not received the vaccine are required to continue wearing masks indoors and outdoors on all Tulane University campuses and property.

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Social Distancing

In compliance with Louisiana Department of Health and CDC Guidance, Tulane will no longer require fully vaccinated students, faculty, staff, visitors or vendors to practice social distancing indoors or outdoors while on any Tulane campus.

Unvaccinated are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Social distancing means:

  • Staying 6 feet away from others as a normal practice.
     
  • Eliminating contact with others, such as handshakes, fist bumps or embracing coworkers, visitors or friends.
     
  • Avoid gathering in groups as well as crowded places.

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Personal Hygiene

Proper hygiene practices reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses, like the common flu. This includes very basic steps such as:

  • Frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
     
  • Use of 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.
     
  • 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.

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