The university reserves the right to adapt the following rules and guidelines in response to changing circumstances; if adaptations to what follows are necessary, all changes will be communicated to the university community through official means.
The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community is our top priority. With that in mind, the following guidelines have been developed as a roadmap to keep our community safe, respecting the diversity of thought within our community, acknowledging that we have demographically both lower risk and higher risk individuals and recognizing that individuals in our community are responsible adults capable of making good choices and exercising good judgment for themselves and others in their community.
All available data indicates that the approved vaccines significantly reduce both the probability and severity of infection and the university encourages faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated.
- Students, faculty, and staff in specific programs and/or schools, such as nursing or educator preparation may be subject to more stringent requirements as deemed necessary by external factors. Individuals who may be affected will be notified by their respective school/program.
- Students, faculty, and staff are expected to follow recommended CDC guidelines.
- Students, faculty, and staff who experience symptoms are expected to report those to university health services.
- All are expected to act responsibly, reasonably, and respectfully of others.
This policy will be maintained by Cumberland University and made available on the University’s COVID-19 webpage (https://www.cumberland.edu/coronavirus/).
If you have any questions regarding Cumberland’s COVID-19 guidelines, please contact Health Services at 615-735-6449.
Or schedule an appointment at: https://www.cumberland.edu/health-services/.