The Ramapo College Student Code for Healthy Living and Learning has been developed in order to promote personal responsibility among students in order to help protect the health and safety of themselves and others to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Students are required to read and acknowledge their commitment to the Code for Healthy Living and Learning.
- I will not come to campus, or interact on campus, if I am experiencing any signs of illness. I will know the symptoms COVID-19, will seek medical attention if necessary, and understand that my actions impact the health and safety of others. I am responsible for helping to stop the spread;
- I will not come to campus, or interact on campus, if I have not shown proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 to Health Services or have received an approved medical or religious exemption. Vaccine documentation must be deposited and acknowledged by Health Services, as displaying a vaccine card on campus will not be an acceptable mechanism to prove vaccination status;
- Monitor my daily health using the screening mechanism directed by the College;
- Practice healthy hygiene such as frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol), and refrain from touching my eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands;
- Adhere to instructional signage that is posted by Ramapo College which may include but not limited to one-way hallways and the encouragement of using stairwells over elevators (when practical);
- Guest and Visitation;
- As a resident student, I understand that I may only host other Ramapo College resident students in my room and living unit. Commuters and non-Ramapo visitors are not permitted. The occupancy limits for each housing unit, as stated in the Social Gathering Policy, will be enforced.
- As a commuter student, I understand that I may not visit in any of the residence areas.
- Face Coverings: Fully Vaccinated: Face coverings are required indoors, Unvaccinated: Face coverings and social distancing are required by those students with an approved medical or religious exemption from Health Services. I understand that I am required to wear the face covering in a manner that covers both my nose and mouth;
- I will understand if I am required to register my travel by reviewing the College’s travel policies.
- Abide by directions given to me by college officials related to self-isolation or self-quarantine. The on campus selfisolation/self-quarantine directions will include temporarily moving to a different residence location;
- If required by the College to participate in on-campus COVID-19 testing, I will comply;
- Comply with contact tracing and be truthful in my responses;
- Understand that I am required to report to Health Services (COVID-19 Reporting Form) and stay at my place of residence should I:
- Experience symptoms of or be diagnosed with COVID-19;
- Be informed that I was in close contact with or exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Comply with local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and guidance that may emerge as required public health measures to protect myself and others during a pandemic.
My agreement with the above code signifies my understanding and commitment to do my part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. I understand that elements of the Code for Healthy Living and Learning may be revised to reflect changing guidance from public health officials. I agree that I will take precautionary and preventative steps to help keep myself healthy and understand that I am accountable for protecting the health and safety of others.
Concerns about non-compliance with the Code for Healthy Living and Learning may be directed, anonymously, to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety: https://web.ramapo.edu/ehs/report-a-concern/
I understand that if I fail to comply with the Ramapo College Student Code for Healthy Living and Learning, I may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for disciplinary action, which may include an Interim Suspension, separation of my residence privileges and/or separation from the college.