John McCardell, Vice Chancellor of the University of the South, has issued a “Safer at Home” for the community. Sewanee residents should take refuge inside their homes unless they are engaged in certain “essential activities” or are away for exercise and recreation. On those occasions when you are away from home, the CDC advises you to stay at least one meter away from the others.
McCardell’s policy is addressed to teachers, staff and tenants of the Domain.
Community members can
• Go to the grocery store, convenience store, gas station or warehouse
• Go to the pharmacy to take medications and other health needs
• Go to medical appointments (consult your doctor or supplier first)
• Go to a restaurant for takeaway, delivery or drive-thru. To find information on local businesses, including takeaway menus and hours for Sewanee restaurants, as well as other ways to support downtown businesses, visit the Sewanee Village website.
• Go to and from work as directed by your employer
• Care or support for a friend or family member
• Take a walk, ride a bike, hike, jog and be in nature to exercise: keep at least six feet between you and the others
• Walk with your pets and take them to the vet if necessary
• Help someone get the supplies they need
• Receive deliveries from any commercial company
Community members shouldn’t
• Collect in groups of over 10 people
• Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
• Keep less than six feet away from others when exiting
• Visit loved ones in hospital, nursing home, qualified nursing facility or other residential care facility, except for limited exceptions, as provided on a facility’s website
Students currently off campus cannot return to campus without explicit written permission. Those found in violation of this directive will be escorted off campus by the Sewanee police department.
McCardell said: “This directive has been issued now because it is urgent that each of us do everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The goal is to “flatten the curve” to slow the spread of the virus and ensure that we have adequate health resources for those who get COVID-19 and those who need emergency medical treatment for accidents, heart attacks, strokes and other events. doctors. “