We can do this. We are in this together.
Any model we develop will include some risk of COVID-19 transmission—and together, we can minimize it.
A key requirement for reducing the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission involves significantly (~ ≥ 55%) reducing the number of close ‘people-to-people’ and ‘people-to-infected-surface’ encounters.
These reductions are achieved through social distancing and campus density reductions; the use of appropriate personal protective equipment and aggressive cleaning protocols; and personal hygiene discipline.
Testing and contact tracing are critical to our ability to isolate and contain COVID-19 infections when they do occur, and this in turn will reduce transmission of the virus.
We can return to campus and protect each other by meeting the following conditions: