Student Safety and COVID-19

DBU has long been known to have one of the safest campuses in the world, and we remain committed to providing an on-campus, quality, Christ-centered education for all students throughout this time of global pandemic.

Because of this commitment, DBU has implemented a series of policies and procedures in order to provide students with not only a safe environment to learn, but also the flexibility to learn in a variety of formats.

The Return to Campus Guidebook will walk through many of the requirements and expectations for campus life for the Fall 2020 semester.

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Core Responsibilities

DBU is committed to maintaining an on-campus community in the midst of this pandemic crisis, and in order to do that, we must all come together and seek for the care and safety of others.

To this end, DBU has developed a set of four Core Responsibilities for every member of the campus community, as well as off-campus visitors, to abide by and to implement. 

These include:

  • Social Distancing – keep a 6-foot distance from others
  • Face Coverings – wear a face covering when in public
  • Protect Yourself – wash your hands, cover your mouth, check your temp
  • Reporting, Isolation, Quarantining – when you are sick, let us know and stay home until you are better

What Will the Campus Look Like?

We are so pleased to have such a wonderful campus, and we know that many students appreciate the ability to learn in an on-campus setting.

To this end, the DBU Administration and the Coronavirus Taskforce has developed several new procedures and initatives in order to create a safe and healthy campus environment for the Fall 2020 semester.

Symptoms Reporting

For the health and safety of the DBU community, all students, faculty, and staff are required to self-monitor their health and use a Symptoms Reporting form to report any symptoms related to COVID-19 and possible exsposure to an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Health and Safety Policy

In order to ensure the DBU Administration and the Coronvirus Taskforce has established Health and Safety Policy for students.

Campus Information

Throughout the summer, DBU has implemented new protocols and provided new resources in order to continue to provide on-campus learning opportunities while also maintaining a safe campus environment.

Are Classes Going to Be Online or On Campus?

DBU continues to offer a variety of learning options for students, including on-campus, hybrid, hy-flex, and online.

  1. In-person – classroom sessions with reduced class sizes and all students wearing masks;
  2. Hy-Flex – In-person classes with some students in the classroom and others remote during the class period; assigned students so each can be in-person at least once per week, if desired
  3. Hybrid – in-person session plus online components outside of the in-person class session;
  4. Online – completely asynchronous for those who need more flexibility in their schedules

At this time, DBU is planning to provide a robust set of these offerings, including in-classroom options that include expanded safety measures for students. Should an event arise that would force DBU to go to an online only format, plans have been put into place to accommodate this change so that student learning can continue. However, all measures are being taken to continue to provide the on-campus option for students during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Follow the links below to head to the corresponding sections on our FAQ page.