We are experiencing a unique era. During this time, it more important than ever that we take care of ourselves, each other, and our Wood Duck community. Century College, as outlined in the Return to Campus Plan: Fall 2020, is committed to taking extensive public health and safety measures to protect our community. But everybody plays a role in keeping our community safe.
Feel free to use any of the images on this page in your classes, in emails or documents, and/or on social media. On social media, tag @CenturyStudLife and #WoodDucksCare while you are taking care of our community in this pandemic time. You can also tag us in a video describing why you wear a mask or why you wear the mask you wear to appear below.
Engaging and Connecting While Virtual
Century College has provided many ways and tools for you to connect and engage with fellow students and employees while we are in this virtual world. Whether it is study groups, joining a club, or attending a leadership activity there is still a ton of stuff available to do safely and virtually. For a list click here.
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To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented a daily self-assessment tool for anyone planning on entering our campus. Using this tool helps to evaluate symptoms and whether coming to campus is the responsible thing to do to keep our community healthy. After you complete the self-assessment, you will receive an email indicating whether you should come to campus. This tool, a FAQ, and a tutorial video can all be accessed here. If you do not have access to the tool electronically you can use a computer off-campus and print the email on-campus or use a written tool once on campus.
Face coverings combined with social distancing are crucial to slow the spread of COVID- 19. Century College, and the state of Minnesota, has mandated that face coverings are wore on our campus. By doing this you will:
- Protect yourself and others, including those who are at high risk for COVID-19.
- Reduce your chances of having to self-isolate because of contact with the illness.
- Help keep campus as open as possible (per our Return to Campus Plan: Fall 2020 policy)
The on-campus experience depends on us Wood Ducks! We will be providing face coverings the first week of classes. After that, you can check with the Connection or purchase one at the Bookstore.
Face Covering Best practices:
- Combine face coverings with social distancing.
- Keep a face covering with you and be ready to wear it when needed.
- Avoid stigmatizing the wearing of face coverings.
- Cover coughs and sneezes, especially when you’re not wearing a face covering. Use a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Remember to wash your hands after you remove your face covering.
- Wash your cloth face coverings regularly.
Social distancing is an important part of keeping our community safe. This means keep six feet, or about 4 wood ducks apart. We have placed signage around campus to help you with social distancing. Adjustments have also been made in classrooms and common areas. Currently, indoor gatherings/programming is being reimagined to virtual and there are limited outdoor programs. Please reference our Return to Campus Plan: Fall 2020 policy for further information.
It may seem simple but washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds can help keep our community safe. The CDC has guidance on how to properly wash your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, after touching frequently used items or surfaces, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or removing a face covering.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol, covering all surfaces of hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Remember that hand sanitizer is flammable. Avoid touching surfaces until hand sanitizer dries.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands after riding on any public transportation.
Want a song to sing while washing your hands? Here are some songs where the chorus lasts at least 20 seconds:
- "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson
- "I Want it That Way" by Backstreet Boys
- "Love Shack" by the B-52's
- "No Scrubs" by TLC
- "So Fresh, So Clean" by OutKast
- "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond
- "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo
- "Finesse" by Bruno Mars
- "Without Me" by Halsey
- "Shake It Off" by Taylor Shift
- "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers
- "Bye Bye Bye" by NSYNC
- "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
- "Let it Go" (from Disney’s Frozen) by Idina Menzel
- "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette
- "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten
- "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors
- "I’m Still Standing" by Elton John
- "Circles" by Post Malone
- "Oops...I did It Again" by Britney Spears