Show Humanitate takes Pro Humanitate to heart. It’s a way of life that shows you care about your community, and it sets the bar high for the words and actions you choose. Show Humanitate is more than wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance or complying with campus policies. It’s the underlying reason you do those things, and it speaks to the way you will continue to lead your life when you leave the Forest.
Showing Humanitate. This is how it’s done.
Leadership is as Wake Forest as top hats and magnolias. And right now, we need every Deac to dig deep and double down on the behavior that has proven effective when fighting the spread of COVID-19. We know we can do it because we’ve done it before. No matter how annoying, unwanted or unfair, if we hold ourselves accountable to these rules, we can finish the semester the way we started it – together.
Don’t burst our bubble. Even with cases up on campus, there is far less risk here than in the surrounding community where numbers remain high. Whenever possible, stay here. When you leave, you run the risk of returning and infecting your peers.
Stand apart from the crowd
Any crowd right now is the wrong crowd and today there is no safety in numbers. A virus that spreads from person to person wants people in close proximity. Don’t play into its filthy, unwashed virus hand. Skip the party, avoid the bars and restaurants. Keeping our distance is how we’ll go the distance this semester.
Superheroes wear masks
Wearing masks isn’t fun. They fog up your glasses, they’re easy to forget and are the wrong kind of hot entirely. But they work. Transmission in a classroom setting is almost nonexistent for the simple reason that when in class people follow the rules and mask up. Let’s take this knowledge outside the classroom and do what we know works.
Masks offer some protection to you and are also meant to protect those around you, in case you are unknowingly infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Unless you are actively eating, masks should be worn consistently, especially when social deaconing is not an option.
PRACTICE SAFE SIX
It’s smart to take precautions when it comes to physical contact. By maintaining a distance of 6 feet from others, you can reduce the spread of germs normally transmitted by touching, close-talking, coughing or sneezing.
In 15-20 seconds, soap and water can kill COVID-19 and other germs. Please make an intentional effort to wash your hands frequently. It not only protects you, but it keeps our community healthier because it reduces the transfer of germs to objects and surfaces.
A year to remember.