category: Health Community Update: FAQs, Stay at Home Order and Encouraging Results By Gardner-Webb University On January 12, 2021 Welcome back, Bulldogs! As we prepare for classes to start, we are finishing COVID testing and the initial results are very encouraging. We appear to have only a 1% positive rate among those returning students who have been tested. This is far below the county or state averages and a good sign as we begin the semester! Remember that physical distancing, properly wearing your mask and washing your hands frequently are still vitally important. Do your part to keep us all together on campus! If you are a residential student and develop any COVID symptoms, contact the Dean of Students, Lesley Villarose, at [email protected] or (610) 322-7265. Residential students may also contact Brian Arnold at [email protected] or (704) 974-2810. If you are a commuter, graduate or doctoral student, faculty or staff and you develop COVID symptoms you can contact Barry Lane at [email protected] or (704) 297-6988. Statewide Curfew North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has extended the statewide curfew through January 29, 2021. This curfew is in effect from 10:00 pm until 5:00 am. Residential students will need to be in their own residence halls by 10:00 pm and remain there until 5:00 am, or they will be in violation of the Governor’s curfew. Frequently Asked Questions When are individuals required to stay at home or in their residence hall as part of the Modified Stay at Home Order? Individuals must stay at home or in their residence hall from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am. View Modified Stay at Home Order here. Are there any exceptions to the modified Stay at Home Order? Yes. Individuals may leave home during the Stay at Home Period to: travel to or from a place of work; perform work at their workplace when the worker’s presence is required by the worker’s employer; travel for work purposes; obtain food, medical care, fuel or social services; travel from a business that closed at or after 10:00 pm; travel to a business that will open at 5:00 am; travel to take care of a family member, friend or pet in another household; travel to or from a religious service; travel necessary for personal safety; and travel into or out of the state. Are there any exceptions to the Night-Time Public Closure Period? Yes. Retail businesses that sell groceries, medication, health care supplies and fuel may remain open between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am. Service at restaurants, breweries, distilleries and wineries may continue for take-out and delivery after 10:00 pm. May third-party delivery services, such as Instacart, UberEats, DoorDash and others continue to operate during the Night-Time Public Closure Period? Yes. Third-party delivery services may continue to operate during the Night-Time Closure Period. Employees of these businesses may report to and from work and perform work duties as required by their employer during the Stay at Home Period. If I am outside of my home during the Stay at Home Period, am I required to show proof? No. Individuals are not required to show documentation that they fall within an exception to the Stay at Home Order. If I need technology in order to do my work as I rely on a computer lab who can I contact at the university? Contact the Dean of Students, Lesley Villarose [email protected] If I live in a residence hall does this mean that I need to be in my room or can I be in common areas (kitchens and lounges)? The Governor’s order requires students to be within their assigned building during the curfew period. However, there is nothing in the Governor’s order that prohibits students from going to and from communal space within the building including but not limited to the following: bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and lobbies/lounges. Housing and Residence Education, Student Development, and University Police Personnel will work to address any issues of concern. Will campus buildings close at 10:00 pm? Here are operations hours for common spaces on campus: Library Hours Monday-Thursday – January 11-15 – 7:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday – January 16-17 – closed Monday – January 18 – closed for Martin Luther King Day Monday-Thursday – January 19-21 – 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Friday – January 22 – 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday – January 23 – closed Sunday – January 24 – 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, January 25-18 – 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Friday – January 29 – 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday – January 30 – closed Sunday – January 31 – 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Proposed Dining Hours Cafeteria Breakfast: Monday-Friday Hot Breakfast: 7:00am- 10:00am Continental: 10:00am- 10:30am Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am – 1:30pm Dinner: Monday – Thursday 5:00pm- 7:30pm Friday Dinner: 5:00pm – 7:00pm Weekend Hours: Continental: 9:00am – 10:00am Lunch: 11:30am – 1:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (Note: Caf now open for dinner every Saturday!) Chick Fil-A Monday – Thursday : 7:30am – 6:00pm Friday: 7:30am – 2:00pm Tucker Student Center Hours Monday – Friday: 7:45am -10:00pm Saturday: 11:00am -10:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm -10:00pm Broad River Coffee: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 10:00pm Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm – 8:00pm Food Court Monday – Thursday : 11:00am – 10:00pm Friday: 11:00am – 7:00pm Saturday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm Sunday: Closed WoW Monday – Thursday: 11:00am -10:00pm Friday: 11:00am -1:30pm and Dinner 6:00pm -10:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm Stay safe and be well, Bulldogs!