Health & Safety

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How JWU Is Working To Keep You Safe


Johnson & Wales University is actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and community are the university’s number-one priority.

Support The Overall Well-being of JWU Campuses

All JWU community members must follow these guidelines each and every day:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Visibly display your JWU ID at all times when on campus
  • Complete the JWU screening questionnaire, accessible through JWU Mobile App (App Store | Google Play) or jwuLink before going to class or work
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Maintain a list of contacts using the apps Crush COVID RI (Providence) or SlowCOVIDNC (Charlotte), or by maintaining your own journal 
  • Adhere to ordinances related to social gatherings
  • Adhere to the safety guidelines and healthy practices
  • Follow the JWU COVID-19 Conduct Protocol

Daily Check-in

Each day, all faculty, staff and students reporting to campus are required to screen their current health conditions by answering the daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire, which can be accessed in the JWU Mobile app, jwuLink, or HRpulse

Learn more about the Daily Check-in

Protecting Yourself

We miss having all of our students back on campus, and we know our students with fully remote class schedules miss being in the classroom. Together, we are adjusting to the protocols that have been established to balance our priority of creating a safe environment while keeping students on track to complete their coursework. JWU Health Services suggests following the below guidelines:

External checklist

  • Wash hands often.
  • Utilize face coverings/masks.
  • Keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
  • Follow cough/sneeze etiquette.
  • Stay home when sick.

Internal checklist

  • Sleep 6-8 hours per night.
  • Exercise daily.
  • Eat a balanced diet of lean proteins, whole grains and fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Keep stress levels low by doing something you enjoy every day, such as going outside for walks, meditating, deep breathing exercises, etc.
  • Consider taking supplements like a multivitamin, echinacea, probiotics, or Vitamins A, C, and E.
  • Get vaccinated for the flu when available.
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COVID-19 Regulations

JWU continues to adhere to the guidelines offered federal, state and local officials. Regulations and ordinances such as social gathering limits and travel restrictions may vary by state, city and county, thereby resulting in different guidance for each of our campuses. Check the official government website relative to your campus location for more informaiton.

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Contact Tracing Apps

Faculty, staff and students are asked to keep a diary of locations they have been in the event they exhibit symptoms and test positive for COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will need to work with the your state's health department and are encouraged to virtually notify anyone with whom you came into contact in the days prior to the onset of symptoms.

Providence Campus students, faculty and staff are encouraged to download the Crush COVID RI app to assist with contact tracing.

Charlotte Campus students, faculty and staff are encouraged to download the SlowCOVIDNC app to assist with contact tracing.

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What To Do If You're Sick

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For Students

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises that if you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. JWU students who experience symptoms related to COVID-19 should stay home and contact JWU Health Services.

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For Faculty/Staff

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises that if you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. JWU faculty and staff who experience symptoms related to COVID-19 should stay home and contact their medical provider and supervisor.

Counseling & Mental Health Services

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, what is becoming the “new normal” may not feel normal for many - or perhaps, any - of us. With the amplified stress of our current reality, it is important to remember that support is available for you in coping with the effects of social isolation and physical distancing. The challenges of living in these uncertain times can bring about or worsen symptoms of anxiety and depression. Please seek help whenever you need it.

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More Information

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Information For You

The JWU community is comprised of different constituencies: students; faculty; families and, staff. The university will continue to communicate the evolving guidance from federal, state and local officials to these groups to ensure all communities have the most up to date information.

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Campus Guidelines

Johnson & Wales University remains committed to mitigating the risks of COVID-19 and maintaining a positive campus community and online environment for living, learning and working. Now, more than ever, we all need to reflect on and embody the Wildcat Way: Pride, Courage, Character, and Community.