As you welcome students to your class -- whether through email, Canvas message, or in person -- you may wish to share this information regarding health and safety during the pandemic.
This is an opportunity to remind students of mask-wearing expectations and to explain your classroom policies related to the ongoing pandemic, such as absenteeism, accommodations, and late assignments. You may find these suggested syllabus messages to be helpful. In addition, review the principles for instructors regarding student absences. To draw attention to the facts about the COVID-19 pandemic, consider a low stakes quiz or an interactive Poll Everywhere.
Health and safety tips for a productive semester:
- Get a COVID vaccination before coming to campus, if you are able
- Wear a face mask properly while indoors (including classrooms)
- Wash your hands frequently throughout the day; use hand sanitizer at the cafeteria
- Take care of your mental health