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Six Tips to Help Combat the Coronavirus on Campus

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This Fall Semester, students across North America are gathering on campuses, wary of the possibility of catching the coronavirus.  Desiring to uphold our role in promoting the health and success of our clients, Unemployed Professors has conducted extensive research to produce the following eight tips that will help you do your part in slowing the transmission of this deadly virus.

  • Include Social-Distancing Friendly Activities. Make sure to minimize social engagements that violate social-distancing rules.  And consider replacing in-person social activities with virtual replacements.  For instance, instead of hanging out with friends, consider scheduling a video call.

  • Conduct Group Meetings Online or Outside. If your class requires collaborative work, or a student organization demands regular meetings, schedule a virtual call and meet remotely.  As an alternative, meet outside and ensure everyone maintains six feet distance, and wears appropriate personal protective equipment.

  • Locate New Places to Study. Given new social distancing rules in effect when you arrive on campus, your favorite study spots may no longer be available.  Right away, begin investigating new locations to study that are easily accessible, have the resources you require, and are relatively free from distraction.

  • Familiarize Yourself with COVID-19 Testing Protocols. In case you begin exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or in case of transmission at your institution, you should familiarize yourself with testing protocols on campus.  Protocols vary between institutions; hence, you must inform yourself of your institution’s specific policy and testing resources.

  • Maintain Mental and Emotional Health. Higher education is already challenging enough.  With the threat of COVID-19, the university experience has become more stressful.  It is therefore imperative that students returning to campus be extra vigilant in maintaining mental and emotional health heading into the Fall semester.  Social interaction is known to stimulate mental and emotional well-being; whereas, isolation is known to contribute to mental illness.  Hence, it is important that you use alternative means such as texting, messaging, phone call, and video call to remain connected to loved ones.

  • Follow New Rules Regarding Dining and Gathering on Campus. Institutions are likely to have established new rules for dining and gathering on campus.  You may find that your favorite on-campus dining establishment has closed, or has reverted to a ‘grab-and-go’ option.  You may find other venues have implemented new restrictions to prevent congregation.  Immediately make yourself aware of these new rules, find reasonable and healthy alternatives, and remain amenable to further adaptations as the academic year progresses.

We urge returning students to follow these tips, and to generally practice caution and care in all their on-campus activities.  We understand how eager you are to return to study and enjoy the company and camaraderie of college life.  However, we remind you that such enjoyment is first predicated on health and safety.

Feel free to ask the team of academic writers at UnemployedProfessors.com any questions you may have regarding their online college writing services and they will be more than happy to guide you along the arduous path!

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