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Community Care Covenant

As Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:37-39), and Paul reminds us to look to the interests of others above our own (Philippians 2:3-4), the faculty, staff, and students of Spring Arbor University commit to practices protecting our personal health as a means of loving others well and caring for our community. We will evaluate our personal actions in light of their impact on others and sacrifice individual preferences and personal freedoms to act in the best interest of the community.

The following is a list of practices that will guide our actions in these areas:

Protecting Myself

  • Complete the daily health screening before leaving our homes or rooms for activities on campus.
  • Wash and/or sanitize our hands regularly throughout the day.
  • Greet one another with social distancing in mind, avoiding hugs and handshakes.

Loving Others

  • Wear an appropriate face mask (covering nose and mouth) as directed by the University.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing at all times.
  • Sneeze or cough into our elbows and away from others.
  • Stay home if we feel ill or after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Be positive, attentive, and helpful to anyone around who may be in need of support.
  • Extend grace, kindness, and patient encouragement to those who may have differing opinions or who inadvertently overlook these commitments.

Caring for My Community

  • Keep our clothing, belongings, personal spaces, and shared common spaces clean and sanitized.
  • Participate in attendance-taking efforts via the SAU mobile app as we enter classrooms and meeting spaces to assist with contact tracing.
  • Be mindful of the extended Spring Arbor community when leaving campus.
  • Carefully observe instructional and navigational signs and follow directions.
  • Abide by State and local guidelines for re-engagement (e.g., size of gatherings and regulated activities).
  • Pray for the health and wellbeing of our community, our city, our nation, and our world.