Accountability for COVID-Safe Protocols

Posted February 15, 2021 by Wheaton College Parent Engagement
Tags: Parent Announcements

Dear Parents, 

The email below was sent to students earlier today. It announces new opportunities for socially distanced connections and outlines a new system of accountability for students who repeatedly violate COIVD-Safe, Thunder-Strong protocols. 


The Parent Engagement Team 

Dear Students,

Please view this video for key information about our new system of accountability to protect fellow students, faculty, and staff from COVID-19 this semester. Remember, weekly testing allows for more opportunities for students to connect, but it only works if we all adhere to COVID-Safe, Thunder-Strong protocols. And please remember to label your weekly testing vials!

  • New accountability for repeatedly violating COVID-Safe protocols: If you repeatedly fail to socially distance, wear your mask to cover your nose and mouth, or provide a weekly test, Wheaton ambassadors and other employees will alert Student Development for a follow-up conversation that could result in disciplinary action. They are empowered to submit a photo of you or your student ID to Student Development, if necessary.
  • New opportunities for socially distanced connections: You will find less plexiglass in the dining hall for roommates, more spaces in Pierce Chapel and Lower Fischer for student groups to meet, increased access to some academic buildings (until midnight), and longer library hours.

We pray that our Wheaton College community will love one another sacrificially to preserve everyone’s health during our semester on campus together. 

Grace and peace,

COVID-19 Leadership Team