Student Safe Start Guide

Welcome Back.

As we return to campus and begin our “new normal,” we understand that many members of the AUC family are concerned about safety. We want you to be assured that we are taking your concerns and the well-being of our campus community seriously. This training will help you understand what you need to know about the AUC-wide practices designed to keep us all safe.

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We Can Help Reduce The Likelihood Of Covid-19 Spread On An AUC Campus If We Each Do Our Part.

Expectations Of Students

Mask Wearing

Students must wear face masks when traveling across campus, in public spaces, in a building, or whenever around others, ensuring that the mask covers the mouth and nose.

Physical Distancing

Students are expected to observe physical distancing of at least six feet. Individuals who do not respect the physical distancing requirements will be asked to leave institutional facilities and referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

Large Gatherings

Students are expected to follow institutional guidelines regarding approved gathering sizes. Public safety officials are authorized to disperse gatherings of unapproved sizes and hosts will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

Isolation and Quarantine

Students are required to comply with institutional policies should quarantine, isolation, and/or preventative health-related measures become necessary.

Contact Tracing

Students and employees are expected to comply with all contact tracing efforts undertaken by their institution in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Symptom Monitoring

Students and employees are required to conduct daily personal health screening, including temperature checks.


What Is Covid-19

  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
  • Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
  • Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.


COVID-19 spreads easily from person to person, mainly by the following routes:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, breathes, sings, or talks.
  • Respiratory droplets cause infection when they are inhaled or deposited on mucous membranes, such as those that line the inside of the nose and mouth.
  • People who are infected but do not have symptoms can also spread the virus to others.
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