Campus Remains in Phase 2.5 Until October 5


We are in Phase 2.5 (as a College) until October 5 or whenever the Governor gives his next update. The only thing that has changed as a College is that indoor mass gatherings are limited to 25 and outdoor mass gatherings are limited to 50 unless the event supports the instructional mission of the College.

(CONTROLLED Phase – ORANGE)

  • All employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those individuals can work with their managers and HR regarding telework if possible.
  • Tours may continue but face masks must be worn at all times while on campus, unless you are outside with more than six feet between you. Tours of residence halls will not be permitted during this time.
  • Continue enhanced cleaning of all buildings.

All employees will be required to wear a mask when:

  • They are working with other employees in the same location, less than 6 feet apart or if office space is shared.
  • When walking inside buildings from one location to the next.
  • During meetings when 6 feet of space is not available.
  • During any outside (non-activity) event where social distancing is not possible.

Campus Remains in Phase Two-Until Sept 11


Because NC is still in phase two through September 11, we will remain in our phase two as well. As a reminder, here is phase two for Wesleyan.

During Phase Two (CONTROLLED Phase – ORANGE)

  • All employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those individuals can work with their managers and HR regarding telework if possible.
  • Tours may continue but face masks must be worn at all times while on campus, unless you are outside with more than six feet between you. Tours of residence halls will not be permitted during this time.
  • Continue enhanced cleaning of all buildings.

All employees will be required to wear a mask when:

  • They are working with other employees in the same location, less than 6 feet apart or if office space is shared.
  • When walking inside buildings from one location to the next.
  • During meetings when 6 feet of space is not available.
  • During any outside (non-activity) event where social distancing is not possible.

Campus Remains in Phase Two (Controlled- Orange Phase)


Because NC is still in phase two through September 11, we will remain in our phase two as well. As a reminder, here is phase two for Wesleyan.

During Phase Two-Until Sept 11

  • All employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those individuals can work with their managers and HR regarding telework if possible.
  • Tours may continue but face masks must be worn at all times while on campus, unless you are outside with more than six feet between you. Tours of residence halls will not be permitted during this time.
  • Continue enhanced cleaning of all buildings.

All employees will be required to wear a mask when:

  • They are working with other employees in the same location, less than 6 feet apart or if office space is shared.
  • When walking inside buildings from one location to the next.
  • During meetings when 6 feet of space is not available.
  • During any outside (non-activity) event where social distancing is not possible.

Campus Remains in Phase Two through August 7


Because NC is still in Phase Two through August 7, we will remain in our phase two as well. As a reminder, here is phase two for Wesleyan. Please see our revised phase two guidelines below.

During Phase Two-Until August 7

All employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those individuals can work with their managers and HR regarding telework.

Tours may continue but face masks must be worn at all times while on campus, unless you are outside with more than six feet between you. Tours of residence halls will not be permitted during this time.

  • Additional guidelines may come from our VIRT team.
  • Continue enhanced cleaning of all buildings.

All employees will be required to wear a mask when:

  • They are working with other employees in the same location, less than 6 feet apart or if office space is shared.
  • When walking inside buildings from one location to the next.
  • During meetings when 6 feet of space is not available.
  • During any outside (non-activity) event where social distancing is not possible.

Campus Remains in Phase Two


Friday, June 19, 2020 5:00 PM

On Monday, June 22, the College was scheduled to go into phase three of reopening. Governor Cooper is scheduled to discuss next steps for NC on June 26 so Wesleyan will remain in phase two until that time. Modifications may be made to our plan based on the Governor’s announcement.

Please see below for how campus is responding to the State’s Phase II Reopening Plan as released by Governor Cooper.

Campus Remains in Phase Two-Until July 17


The decision was made that NC will remain in Phase Two of reopening for three additional weeks. Because of this, the College will remain in our phase two of reopening as well, which will go through July 17. Also, we will adhere to the new requirement of wearing a face mask while in public. Please see our revised phase two guidelines below.

During Phase Two-Until July 17

All employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those individuals can work with their managers and HR regarding telework.

Tours may continue but face masks must be worn at all times while on campus, unless you are outside with more than six feet between you. Tours of residence halls will not be permitted during this time.

  • Additional guidelines may come from our VIRT team.
  • Continue enhanced cleaning of all buildings.

All employees will be required to wear a mask when:

  • They are working with other employees in the same location, less than 6 feet apart or if office space is shared.
  • When walking inside buildings from one location to the next.
  • During meetings when 6 feet of space is not available.
  • During any outside (non-activity) event where social distancing is not possible.

Campus changes updates and guidelines


Friday, May 22, 2020 5:00 PM

On Tuesday, May 26th, teleworking comes to an end and all employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those individuals can work with their managers and HR regarding telework.

Employees should follow the guidelines below:

  • Do not come to work if you are sick.
  • Continue to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. A complete list of symptoms can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.
  • If you have known exposure, you should not come to work and self-isolate for 14 days or provide evidence of a positive COVID-19 antibody test (test for past infection) to the Director of Health Services, Jessica Brys-Wilson, for clearance.
    • For employees wishing to have an antibody test, the College’s PA, Jessica Brys-Wilson, will provide prescriptions for COVID-19 antibody testing (a test for past COVID-19 infection) for curb-side pick-up. Curbside pick-up hours will be announced early next week (NOTE: Antibody testing does not detect a current infection. If you think you might be sick with COVID-19, contact your primary health care provider for screening and information on how to test for an active infection).
    • All COVID-19-related testing is free for those with the College’s health insurance plan (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina) and for many other plans.
  • Employees are encouraged to maintain 6ft of social distance if possible and wash/sanitize hands regularly.

Admissions/athletics tours may resume for all indoor areas but residence halls (exception: admissions tours may visit the residence hall showroom in Roberson Hall). Protective face masks for visitors on tours of inside buildings are required and can be provided for the College.

Remove the following restrictions on campus:

  • Open the back gates for entrance and exit of College grounds as of Friday, May 21, at 12pm.
  • Library capacity increases from 10 total to 10 in the collaborative zone and up to 10 in all other areas of the college (including the quiet zones, labs, and conference rooms)—20 total. Library visitors must maintain appropriate social distancing (6ft) from other library visitors unless in coming in a group. Groups no larger than 4 should sit together.

Guidelines for campus visitors:

  • Guests are permitted in outdoor spaces (tennis courts, walking trails, etc.).
  • Family members of employees over the age of 2 are permitted to visit campus and come into campus buildings (within the confines of the Children in the Workplace policy). Family members visiting campus should wear masks indoors if they are not able to practice social distancing of 6ft or more (NOTE: Children under 2 are generally advised not to wear masks and cannot be fully protected in Phase II campus reopening conditions indoors. Thus, we ask that these children do not come indoors).
  • Campus visitors (including those scheduled for campus tours) are asked not to come to campus if they are symptomatic or have a known exposure in the last 14 days.
  • Per the Governor’s orders, institutions of higher education are exempt from the indoor mass gathering limit of 10 provided persons wear masks, use appropriate social distancing, clean high touch surfaces regularly, and wash/sanitize hands regularly.

The College is open to allowing building reservations for groups of 20 or fewer at a time in one location provided they are practicing social distancing. Outside groups renting space must also pay a daily sanitation fee to be set by Facilities.

  • There will be continued enhanced cleaning of all buildings.

Commuter Book Return

Commuter students may return their books from the Spring 2020 semester at a Book Drop-Off Event at the Hardee’s Building on Friday May 29 from 8am – 4pm and Saturday, May 30 from 8am – 1pm.

We encourage everyone to use every precaution to remain safe and well.

Phase One with the Stay at Home order in effect


Monday, April 27, 2020 3:02 PM

Based on Gov. Cooper’s last press release, NC is currently in Phase One with the Stay at Home order in effect until May 8th. Below is our current phased plan to reopen campus based on current recommendations. If those recommendations change, this plan may change as well.

During Phase One (After May 8)

  • Teleworking continues.
  • Allow for limited tours of prospective students (less than 10)  touring the outside of buildings on campus. Students and parents can enter the Welcome Center only. Those invited to campus will be asked to wear protective face masks and we will have some on hand to provide if needed. Social distancing will be enforced.
  • We will lessen some of the restrictions on campus for students. This communication will come from the VIRT team.
  • Continue enhanced cleaning of all buildings.


During Phase Two (Starting May 26)

  • On Tuesday, May 26th, teleworking comes to an end and all employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those individuals can work with their managers and HR regarding telework.
  • Continue method above for tours but allow participants to tour any building except residence halls. Protective face masks for visitors are optional.
  • Remove most restrictions on campus. This communication will come from the VIRT team.
  • Continue enhanced cleaning of all buildings.

During Phase Three (Starting June 22)

  • Resume all normal operations while still practicing some social distancing, proper hygiene, and common sense practices if you are showing any symptoms.
  • Continue enhanced cleaning of all buildings.

Stay at home order extended until Friday, May 8


Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM

ON-CAMPUS UPDATE

On Thursday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced the current executive order directing North Carolina residents to stay at home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 would be extended until Friday, May 8.

Due to the continued increase in number of cases of COVID-19 in the immediate area, the campus will maintain all parameters of the campus lockdown that went into effect on Thursday, April 9 at 5pm. The College will allow students starting Friday, April 24 to travel within a 7 mile radius only for purposes to gather groceries and/or other essential items.

RETURN & MOVE OUT PROTOCOL

For students moving off campus, the following plan is to accommodate those students who need to return to campus to retrieve their property, return keys and/or College books. If you only need to return books to the bookstore, you can choose to wait until we are able to reopen campus or mail your books back by August 1. All students who left personal property behind during the move to online classes are now required to return to campus to remove those items and return all school books and property. Please follow these guidelines when returning:

  • See the schedule below for when to return
  • You must sign up using the building link and provide date and time you wish to return and receive permission to return. This is to ensure we do not exceed the 10 person state law threshold on any floor at any time.
  • Once you receive approval you may come with up to two (2) vehicles during your assigned time slot.
  • You may bring ONLY one (1) assistant to come inside the building and assist you with your move out. Any other persons you bring MUST remain curbside and can only assist in loading your vehicle.
  • You, as well as your one (1) assistant, need to have some type of face mask, bandana or covering on at all times in the building.
  • You MUST park in the parking lot or street side- you may not park in the driveways or on the grass.
  • IMPORTANT: For Petteway, Roberson, Pash and Collins residents
    Upon entering Petteway, Roberson, Pash or Collins Halls to move out, there will be one (1) set of steps designated as UP and one (1) designated as DOWN. This flow of foot traffic is important to maintaining social distancing and must be utilized and followed. The end door (emergency exit door) near the DOWN steps of each traditional Residence Hall shall be opened to facilitate this part of the plan. The emergency door near the UP steps will not be opened for this process.
  • Upon move out, NCWC issued keys must be returned to the AD for the area. This include room, mailbox and bathroom keys (if applicable). Failure to return keys will result in charges being assessed to the account.
  • For this move out, our normal policy of having a staff member check the room at the time of move out and receive the keys will not be able to be done. Rooms will be inspected after all move outs have occurred and any damage charges will be assessed and emails will be sent from the Residence Life staff no later than May 18.
  • Items residents are throwing away need to be taken to the trash dumpsters that will be provided near Collins/Pash and near Petteway across from Roberson. Leaving trash in the hallways will result in a fine for residents.
  • Please plan ahead and bring ALL supplies you need to move out including boxes, cleaning supplies and trash bags.

The policy of persons from outside of campus assisting not being allowed in any building (except your designated assistant) will not be waived for any reason. Also be advised that you and your designated assistant are ONLY allowed access to your residence hall. You are both prohibited from entering any other campus building. If you or any guest of yours violates this mandate the fine is $1,000.00.

BOOK RETURNS

Resident Students

Book returns for resident students will be conducted under the Hardees Student Union patio area. We strongly suggest you do this first to increase room in your vehicle. The Book Store will be CLOSED.

  • Bring all books or other items “calculators, disk etc.” supplied by the College to the outdoor covered area during you assigned move out time.
  • You need to wear your face covering and will be required to stand 6 feet apart – markings will be on the ground.
  • You will be required to hold each book up so it can be scanned then you will place your books in the box, bin or location as directed.
  • You may not have others stand with you in line.

Commuter Students

Instructions for commuter students to return books will be sent in 2 weeks. As of now the campus remains on lockdown while we are conducting a controlled move out for residential students. Congrats to our grads!

MOVE OUT SCHEDULE:

Remember you sign up using this link for your building (below) and selected the date/time you want to arrive and move out. There is a limited number of residents per building/floor for each time slot. If there are no additional spaces for your desired time, you will need to select another time. There are 6 time slots available per building.

In order to help manage parking and distancing we will have only select buildings checking out at each time slot. Boddie, Collins and Petteway are one group and then Roberson, Pash, Jin and Taylor. Every building will have 6 options.  

All students returning to move out from these halls will need to do so between April 30 and May 3rd. An email has been sent to each student and sign-up to move out should be done through the links provided in that email to choose a move out date/time.

April 30, May 1, 2, 3

Thursday, April 30
8:30am: Boddie, Collins, Petteway
11:30am: Jin, Taylor, Pash, Roberson
2:30pm: Boddie, Collins, Petteway

Friday, May 1
8:30am: Jin, Taylor, Pash, Roberson
11:30am: Boddie, Collins, Petteway
2:30pm: Jin, Taylor, Pash. Roberson

Saturday, May 2
8:30am: Boddie, Collins, Petteway
11:30am: Jin, Taylor, Pash, Roberson
2:30pm: Boddie, Collins, Petteway

Sunday, May 3
8:30am        Jin, Taylor, Pash, Roberson
11:30am      Boddie, Collins, Petteway
2:30pm        Jin, Taylor, Pash, Roberson

Villas at Wesleyan residents will hear from Jessie Langley directly with regards to their move out schedule.

Wesleyan Inn and Bradley residents will receive an email with specific instructions regards their move out schedule.

Campus goes on lockdown as of Thursday, April 9


Monday, April 6, 2020 at 4:34 PM

Due to the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the immediate area and the projected peak of COVID-19 infection in the state of North Carolina, the campus will go on lockdown as of Thursday, April 9 at 5pm. Here is what the “campus lockdown” entails:

“Campus Lockdown” refers to the complete closure of traffic into and outside of main campus with the exception of essential employees

Limitations for Residential Students

  • Residential students will not be permitted to leave campus.
  • Residential students should not congregate in groups larger than 10.
  • Residential students may continue to participate in non-contact outdoor activities or exercise in small groups while maintaining social distance protocols as set forth by the governor’s executive order on March 27, 2020.
  • Residential students with known exposure to a person with a person testing positive for COVID-19 will be placed in quarantine areas for at least 14 days.Should a quarantined student test positive for COVID-19, the campus would move into a Tier V “Shelter in Place” Response.

Campus Resources

  • The cafeteria will remain on the brunch/dinner schedule until further notice.
  • Necessities (personal hygiene products, and medicines) will be made available to residential students by the College.
  • The Library will be closed for at least 7 days. Librarians are available remotely to assist students with work assignments.
  • The Writing Center continues to operate online.
  • GTC computer labs will remain open; no more than 10 persons may be in any lab at a time.

Limitations for Visitors

  • Visitors will be not be permitted (exceptions: health emergencies, utility-related work [including A/C repair], and construction-related workers).
  • Commuter students are limited to the GTC computer labs (with the exception of those who are still working on campus). No entrance to other campus buildings. Study groups or group meetings cannot meet in the residence halls if any members are not residents.
  • Faculty and non-essential staff that have not been coming to campus regularly must notify and receive permission from the Provost’s or President’s offices prior to arrival.
  • Food deliveries must be picked up at the main entrance of the GTC.

Important Considerations for Residential Students

  • If you plan to leave campus to celebrate the Easter holiday between Friday, April 10-12, we encourage you to consider moving out of your room before you leave. You will not be able to come back to campus otherwise until we have cleared all students to return.
  • Should the federal government, state of North Carolina, Nash County, or the City of Rocky Mount mandate curfews and/or travel restrictions, this could impact your ability to move out and leave campus by April 26. We are not telling you to leave but do want you to be aware that you could be restricted from leaving in the near future given more restrictive government protocols.
  • Upon the official notification of campus lockdown, any violation to residence life policies will incur a $250 fine and/or removal from campus housing. This includes visitation restrictions, drug or alcohol violations, etc. If students who have left campus to return to the residence halls, the $1000 fine still applies.

Moving to a Tier V response level is for your protection and the protection of College staff. While you may not suffer severe effects of the virus should you get it (you may never even have symptoms), passing it to someone else could result in far more serious effects. We absolutely need your cooperation during this time. This is not what anyone wanted to see come of the Spring semester, but it is our responsibility to keep each other safe.

Stay safe and well!
Dr. Wyatt