COVID-19 Information and Resources at the Clinton School
The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with the safest possible learning environment. The school will continue to provide the most accurate and reliable information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in accordance with CDC Guidelines.
Currently, the Clinton School has zero confirmed or reported COVID-19 cases.
The Arkansas Department of Health will post school-level data for active cases each Monday and Thursday during the 2020-21 academic year. This data includes public, private, and institutions of higher education. That report, and more, can be found on the Arkansas Department of Health’s Coronavirus Resources page.
Basic Rules and Safety Precautions
Clinton School Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III will serve as the school’s coordinator for coronavirus and COVID-19 questions and information.
Students should contact Dean Rutherford with questions about contact tracing and testing.
Students should not attend class if they are experiencing symptoms that include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, among others. Contact Dean Rutherford for testing information.
As a reminder, remote options are available to students for all classes this semester.
Best Practices Communication
All students will be encouraged to follow the health protocols and procedures announced by the CDC, including avoiding large groups, wearing face masks in public spaces, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer regularly, etc. Students should check their university email throughout the semester for updates.
Masks are Required
The Clinton School will require all students, staff, and faculty to wear face masks while in classrooms or in public areas of the Clinton School campus. A cloth face covering, disposable face mask, or similar face covering must cover the mouth and the nose as recommended by the CDC. A face shield may also be worn but will not serve as a substitute for a face mask. Face masks are also required in outdoor settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
While on campus, individuals should physically distance themselves at least six feet away from others. The school will have assigned seating to accommodate social distancing in class and assist in contact tracing should it be necessary. Students are also encouraged to use good judgement in following social distancing guidelines in their personal lives.
Students, employees, and campus visitors should rigorously practice hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation. This includes frequent handwashing and/or use of hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content, especially after any interaction with other people or after being in shared spaces/using shared items.
The campus is engaging in enhanced cleaning and sanitizing efforts. Classroom spaces will be cleaned before and after each session.
The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.