Safe at Seminary

Our Community’s Expectation to Remain Safe at Seminary

Stay home if you are sick.

Any employee or student who is, or even believes he/she may be, sick is expected to stay home and to contact their health care provider to be tested. If the test confirms an illness, the person must isolate at home immediately. This includes any person that passed a temperature and health check prior to coming to a Seminary site but later become ill during the course of the day. A touch-less thermometer will be available in Human Resources or Student Services (Wilmore campus), as well as in each building complex, for use by persons who are not able to check their temperature prior to arriving on site.

The Seminary requires any employee or student who develops COVID-19 symptoms to be tested immediately by a health care provider.

Coronavirus Symptoms (partial list)

    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell

Practice social distancing.

  • Maintain at least 3-6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) between you and others.
  • Avoid gathering in groups or common areas.
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
  • Masks are recommended to be worn indoors, unless you are in your own work or study area or by yourself in any other space.

Take your temperature daily.

Take your temperature daily before coming to campus. If you do not have a thermometer, you must go to Human Resources (or the designated area in your, or a nearby, building) for a daily check before reporting to work. Your temperature must be less than 100.5.

Wash hands regularly.

Hands must be washed for at least 20 seconds. These short videos provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (total watch time 3 ½ minutes) will help you prevent both the spread of the flu and the Coronavirus:

Utilize hand sanitizer.

The Seminary will supply adequate hand sanitizer and ensure it is available near high traffic and high-touch areas (e.g. doors/door handles, etc.). The Seminary strongly encourages routine and regular hand washing for all employees and guests.

Masks are recommended to be worn indoors, unless in any space where you are alone.

When using a cloth face covering, make sure:

  • The mouth and nose are fully covered.
  • The covering fits snugly against the sides of the face so there are no gaps.
  • You do not have any difficulty breathing while wearing the cloth face covering.
  • The cloth face covering is tied or otherwise secured to prevent slipping.
  • Avoid touching your face as much as possible.
  • Keep the covering clean.
  • Clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately before putting on, after touching or adjusting, and after removing the cloth face covering.
  • Don’t share it with anyone else unless it’s washed and dried first.
  • You should be the only person handling your covering.
  • Laundry instructions will depend on the cloth used to make the face covering.
  • In general, cloth face coverings should be washed regularly (e.g., daily and whenever soiled) using water and a mild detergent, dried completely in a hot dryer, and stored in a clean container or bag.

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?

Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their cloth face covering (remove by touching only the straps if at all possible) and wash hands immediately after removing

Limit face-to-face meetings.

Departments should minimize face-to-face contact with one another and with guests to the greatest extent practicable. Meetings should be conducted via telephone and technology where reasonably possible.