FAQs

FAQs

Student Frequently Asked Questions

Are masks required on campus?

Yes. Beginning January 20, 2022, the university is requiring that masks be worn in all indoor, public spaces on campus. 

Guidelines:

  • All students, faculty, staff members, and visitors to campus are required to wear a properly fitted face mask while indoor in public spaces.
  • Mask wearing is strongly encouraged, but not required, in the residence halls.
  • Masks should be worn between the locker room and athletic practice spaces.
  • Current guidance from the CDC indicates that disposable surgical masks, KN95 or N95 masks provide the best protection from the omicron variant. However, such masks can be difficult to obtain, and well fitted cloth masks represent an acceptable option.   
  • Members of the campus community should continue to practice good mitigation techniques including proper hand washing, social distancing, and keeping appropriately hydrated.

DWU will continue to monitor infection rates in Davison County and will revisit the mask mandate as appropriate. 

What measures are being taken concerning athletics?

  • Sanitation procedures are in place to keep equipment as clean as possible.
  • Practice plans are being modified and adjusted to adhere to CDC regulations.
  • Guidelines by the NAIA and GPAC are being followed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Periodic testing may be required.

If I travel via airplane, will I have to quarantine?

Possibly. Based on CDC guidelines, the DWU Response Team has implemented the following Quarantine Rules for Air Travel.

Domestic Air Travel During COVID-19

Fully Vaccinated People:  

  • Considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single dose vaccine.
  • COVID documentation must be on file with Campus Health.
  • No verbal reports honored.

No quarantine needed. Upon arrival at DWU, self-monitor for symptoms. Should symptoms be noted, self-quarantine in dorm room and email the DWU Response Team for further instructions. Wear a mask and take other precautions during travel.

Unvaccinated People:

  • Get tested 1 – 3 days before air travel.
  • Wear a mask and take other precautions during travel.
  • Self-quarantine 3 days in dorm room. Released at 6 a.m. on Day 4 if no symptoms noted. Should symptoms develop, email the DWU Response Team for further instructions.

International Air Travel (all travel from outside the lower 48 states) During COVID-19

Fully Vaccinated People:

  • Considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 week after a single dose vaccine.
  • Documentation must be on file with Campus Health.
  • No verbal reports honored.
  • Get tested 1 – 3 days before air travel.
  • Wear a mask and take other precautions during travel.
  • No quarantine needed upon arrival, but must self-monitor for symptoms. Should symptoms be noted, email the DWU Response Team for further instruction.
  • Get tested 5 days after travel (free saliva PCR testing available through Campus Health).

Unvaccinated People:

  • Wear a mask and take other precautions during travel.
  • Get tested 1 – 3 days before air travel.
  • Self-quarantine in dorm room 7 days upon arrival and monitor for symptoms. Should symptoms be noted, email the DWU Response Team for further instruction.
  • Test Day 5 (free saliva PCR testing available through Campus Health).
  • If negative, released at 6 a.m. on day 8.

Who do I contact for COVID-19-related questions?

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please reach out to the DWU COVID Response Team by emailing DWUResponseTeam@dwu.edu or calling 1-605-995-2910.