Let’s Keep Hawks Healthy Pledge

A Pledge to Keep Our Campus and Community Safe and Stop the Spread of COVID-19

As loyal Hawks, we keep learning and we keep going—always taking the next step, together. As the effects of this pandemic impact our friends, our families, and our world, we must work to protect the health and safety of every member of our UHart community.

Our ability to safely re-open and remain on campus is dependent on how we behave as a community. We know at times the guidelines and expectations may seem inconvenient, uncomfortable, or even like an overreaction—but they are necessary—to protect ourselves and each other. We all have a vital role to play. Together, we must commit to safety practices and behaviors that protect our students, faculty, staff, and the larger community.

Let's Keep Hawks Healthy: Our Pledge

Being a part of the UHart community means each of us must commit to taking steps to stay well and persistently protect each other on campus and in the Hartford community. Accountable together, I pledge to take responsibility for my own health, as well as the protection of others, and to help keep the UHart community safe from the spread of COVID-19 and other infections as identified by the University.

As a Hawk, I promise that i will:

Protect Myself: 

  • Frequently wash my hands with soap and water for 30 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer often if soap and water are not available
  • Use the LiveSafe App every day to monitor for the symptoms of COVID-19
  • Carefully observe instructional signs and follow guidelines and directions
  • Avoid touching my eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Commit to being an advocate and influencer with the community to encourage safe routines and behaviors

Protect My Community:

  • Always wear a mask covering my nose and mouth when indoors in all public spaces and outdoors when a 6-feet distance is not possible
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing whenever possible
  • Stay home if I feel sick or after exposure to someone who is not feeling well or has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Wipe down shared spaces after use (library desks, computers desks, etc.)
  • Keep my personal spaces and shared common spaces clean
  • Participate in testing and contact tracing to preserve the wellness of the community
  • Be positive, attentive, and helpful to anyone who may be in need of support