Staying Strong Updates 3/9/22

Staying Strong updates include important COVID-19 reminders that will be helpful during the Spring 2022 semester. Items are either of interest to faculty/staff or on topics about which students may ask questions. 

In acknowledgment of improving COVID-19 metrics on campus, in Wake County, and across N.C., Meredith College further relaxed its community standards starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022.  

The following changes to the community standards are now in effect:

  • Masks are encouraged but optional in indoor spaces on campus, with the exception of classrooms, clinical spaces such as Carroll Hall and athletic training rooms, designated spaces in the Learning Center, and childcare facilities. 
  • Many individuals will continue to wear face coverings for many reasons. While units or departments should not put face-covering requirements in place that are stricter than the policy at the college-wide level, individual employees can designate the mask-wearing preference in their private offices through a door sign that is available through the MyMeredith/Marketing page under the heading COVID-19 campus signage. Everyone is encouraged to carry a mask in order to respectfully comply with these preferences. 
  • The Lowery Fitness center will be mask-optional during open hours. 
  • The daily use of CampusClear to check for symptoms is required and will continue to be monitored by Student Health Services and Human Resources; CampusClear will no longer be checked at the front gate. •
  • The Faircloth gate has now reopened with normal opening/ closing hours, which are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Spring Break and Beyond
Provided COVID metrics continue to improve, the College expects to move to mask optional in most classrooms at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 21. Normal guest policies for the Oaks will begin on Monday, March 21, and on Thursday, March 24, for residence halls. Details will be sent to all resident students. 

Quarantine and isolation are still required as indicated by Human Resources and Student Health, and our current quarantine and isolation policies will remain in effect. 

Visit the Staying Strong site for updates throughout the semester.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330