For most of our students our mission is best realized on campus – in face-to-face classes, activities, interactions and living communities.
We are a values-based college. One of these values is a respect for the well-being and dignity of every human life. Fulfilling our mission in the midst of a pandemic requires us to balance the need to gather as a community with the need to protect the members of our community, from the least to most vulnerable.
Notre Dame College’s policies and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic will be firmly established in the safety for our community we interact which includes, our employees, students, and the public. It is important to recognize the policies and protocols set forth will only reduce the risk of contracting the virus, and not eliminate it.
This information presented here sets forth guidelines and policies to help protect the safety of some of the most vulnerable members of our community – our staff and faculty. These guidelines and policies encourage College employees to practice personal responsibility for their own safety as well as professional responsibility for the well-being of our entire NDC and global community. They also reflect the College’s recognition of, and respect for the dignity of employees, their right to privacy and their right to make decisions regarding their own personal safety.
It is important to recognize as the understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) continues to evolve, the institution’s policies and protocols will be updated as defined by the local guidance and regulations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance and Ohio Department of Health (ODH).