NSU Residential Living Guide 2020-2021

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 41 1. Health and Safety. We expect that all members of the Residential Life and Housing community—residents, staff and visitors—act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around them, including respect and consideration for the health and safety of all community members. All residential students are prohibited from creating a health or safety hazard within Residential Life and Housing and NSU may request or require a resident to leave NSU Housing if their continued presence in the housing community poses a health or safety risk for community members. Residential students are required to comply with health and safety laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health and safety guidance adopted by NSU or the Office of Residential Life and Housing as it relates to public health crises, including COVID-19. Specific details will be provided as circumstances dictate, but this may include, and is not limited to, social/physical distancing, limitations on mass gatherings, wearing a face covering, COVID-19 diagnostic and surveillance testing (including before or upon arrival to campus), contact tracing, disinfection protocols, limitations on guests into residence halls, and quarantine / isolation requirements (including before or upon arrival to campus). Adherence to health and safety requirements applies to all residents, staff and visitors and extends to all aspects of housing, including bedrooms, bathrooms, community kitchens, lounges, computer rooms, courtyards and other common spaces. You agree to do all of this not just for yourself, but for the safety of others, and because this is consistent with the spirit of NSU. 2. Quarantine / Isolation / Separation . At any time, Residential Life and Housing may request or require a resident to leave NSU Housing when that resident’s continued presence in the housing community poses a health or safety risk for community members. Residential students are required to comply with requests from the Office of Residential Life and Housing to leave their assigned space due to COVID-19 or other public health emergency and failure to do so is a violation of the Housing Agreement and may subject a student to emergency removal from their assigned space. Not all NSU Housing residential rooms or halls are appropriate for self-quarantine or self-isolation, for example, and in those situations where a student is recommended to self-quarantine or self-isolate, students may not be permitted to continue residing in their residential space and/or will be provided alternative housing arrangements as needed. Removal from NSU Housing to isolate or quarantine does not constitute a termination of a residential student’s housing contract. 3. De-Densifying Efforts. Residential students are required to comply with any de- densifying efforts needed on campus due to COVID-19 or other public health emergency, including, but not limited to, the relocation of all or some residential students to alternative housing. Relocation does not constitute a termination of a residential student’s housing contract, but can modify the cost of your previous housing assignment. 4. Cleaning. In collaboration with the Office of Facilities Management, Residential Life and Housing will continue to implement and modify its cleaning protocols to address COVID-19 or other public health emergency in the interest of attempting to minimize the spread of disease. Residential Life and Housing will educate and inform residential students on appropriate cleaning protocols within their assigned spaces to attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within residence halls. Residents will be responsible for obtaining cleaning supplies to maintain a clean-living environment within their assigned space.

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