Updated Protocols Issued in Advent of 2022-23 Academic Year

August 12, 2022


  • The following protocol was updated in conjunction with the update by the CDC to the quarantine guidelines. 
  • Compliance with this protocol is mandatory for all employees, students, and visitors regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or tested positive for COVID-19 previously. Faculty, staff and students in non-compliance with protocols will be subject to disciplinary action through the Human Resources office and Student Affairs office, respectively.
  • The current protocols replace all previous campus protocols.
  • This protocol is considered part of the Faculty, Staff, and Student Handbooks and posted on the Wilmington College website COVID-19 page.
  • All faculty and staff are expected to be physically on campus to complete the expectations of their roles and responsibilities, even if classes are being taught on-line or meetings held virtually.
  • We will continue to monitor the medical guidance and governmental changes regularly and make any necessary adjustments as needed.

Campus COVID-19 Protocols


  • Wilmington College encourages all faculty, staff and students to get fully vaccinated.
  • The COVID-19 vaccination is now included the standard immunization requirements for all students. Students are eligible to apply for medical or religious accommodation for the COVID-19 vaccination and other vaccinations. All students must either have a COVID vaccination record or an approved exemption in their PRIVIT account.
  • For those faculty, staff, and students who are currently fully vaccinated, thank you for taking steps to protect yourself and our community.
  • The College will continue to take steps to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to make the process of getting vaccinated as convenient as possible.



  • Additional testing will occur at the discretion of the College administration based on the campus and community COVID-19 cases that will be informed by current CDC and federal guidelines.
  • Testing of symptomatic individuals will continue for the Spring semester.
  • Testing of athletes will continue in accordance with OAC and NCAA guidelines.


  • Spectators are allowed at all indoor and outdoor events. Concessions will be available.


  • Wilmington College will continue with a mask-optional policy campus-wide.*
  • *However, in keeping with our Quaker values, especially Respect for All Others, we must be mindful that there are staff, faculty, and students on campus who have concerns for themselves and/or their family members of being exposed to COVID-19. Therefore, it is expected that when asked to wear a mask in a classroom, office space, meeting room or personal space by any individual on campus that we are respectful to that individual during that time. (As a general practice, you should always carry a mask with you, in case you are asked to wear one.) 
  • Wilmington College fully supports those who choose to continue to wear a mask or need to wear a mask due to health concerns.
  • Faculty will communicate with their classes regarding mask requirements in classes, labs and offices.


  • Classrooms and meeting rooms have been reset to pre-pandemic furniture set-up, normal usage and capacity will be allowed.
  • Eating in classrooms during class/academic session is not allowed.
  • Food and beverages will be allowed during campus events outside of the TOP.


  • The TOP dining hall will continue to be an entrance and exit restrictions.
  • Seating and tables will return to normal capacity.


  • Individuals requesting to participate in Wilmington College sponsored foreign travel/education opportunities will be required to be fully vaccinated and comply with current foreign travel guidelines.
  • Domestic travel as a part of a College sponsored event will be allowed where all individuals will be mandated to follow current COVID-19 protocols.
  • Group leader/driver of campus vehicles may require occupants to wear a mask.


  • Student and campus activities (including academic and athletic events) will continue to be monitored and managed utilizing the Event Approval Form process.


  • All facilities will operate under normal conditions.


  • All facilities will operate under normal conditions.

COVID-19 Accommodations

The College will consider remote learning and working accommodations for individuals who provide supporting medical documentation from a physician. Employees who desire to learn more about receiving a COVID-19 accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department for more information humanresources@wilmington.edu. Students who would like more information about COVID-19 related accommodations should contact the Office of Student Affairs studentaffairs@wilmington.edu. The Office of Disability Services manages all academic accommodations not related to COVID-19. Please submit any questions regarding COVID-19 protocols to askwc@wilmington.edu.

Individual Self-Assessment Requirements


All students, staff, and faculty must continue to conduct a personal self-assessment, including taking their temperature, for the following COVID-19 symptoms daily:

  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Fever (100.4F or higher)
  • Chills.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Sore throat.
  • New loss of taste or smell.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Individuals experiencing the above symptoms will:

  • If an employee, contact their health care provider for assessment of the symptoms prior to coming to campus.
  • If a student, contact Student Health Services for assessment of the symptoms prior to reporting to class.
  • If directed to be tested by your health care provider, employees and students should advise Human Resources (humanresources@wilmington.edu) or Student Health Services (wchealthcenter@wilmington.edu).
  • Follow directives from your health care provider, student health services, and/or local health department about isolation or quarantine requirements. Advise Human Resources (humanresources@wilmington.edu) or Student Health Services (wchealthcenter@wilmington.edu).
  • Students will be required to attend classes via Zoom if: a) experiencing symptoms, or b) in isolation.
  • Employees should not come to campus or attend meetings or other campus events in person if experiencing symptoms.

Quarantine/Isolation Requirements