Optional statements about COVID-19 safety protocols for syllabi

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Below please find optional statements regarding COVID-19 safety protocols faculty may add to their syllabi at their discretion.


  • App State’s safety policies, protocols and procedures are based on guidance from the CDC, state and local public health officials, and the UNC System. The university’s latest COVID-19 safety guidance can be found on the university’s coronavirus website.
  • Regardless of the university’s current policy on face coverings, I choose to wear a face covering in public settings, including while teaching and in meetings in order to protect myself from COVID-19, flu and other communicable diseases. This is not an indication of my vaccination status, but it is a proven, effective method for reducing the transmission of communicable diseases.
  • I may hold virtual office hours and choose to have meetings with my students via Zoom or telephone.