Social distancing means limiting the number of people we come in contact with and increasing our physical distance between each other in all of our daily activity.

By practicing an extraordinary level of social distancing and avoiding all nonessential gatherings and close contact, we can protect the health of the entire community, especially those at highest risk from severe illness or death from COVID-19.

However, if your daily routines have you interacting with others in public spaces on campus, it is crucial that you follow these social distancing guidelines.

  • If you are feeling sick, stay home or in your residence hall.
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet from other individuals in public spaces.
  • Use only noncontact methods of greeting (no hugs, handshakes or kisses).
  • Wash hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with 60%+ alcohol when entering and leaving shared spaces, before handling food, before and after eating, and after using the restroom.
  • Cover your coughs/sneezes with a tissue, or using sleeves at the elbow. Wash hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer after coughing or sneezing.
  • Use disposable wipes to clean any shared use surfaces (including keyboards, desk/tabletops, chairs, remote controls, cellphones) before and after use.
  • Do not share food or beverages.

Wellness Resources

Whitman College is concerned about the physical, emotional and mental health of our community. Below, find some resources to help you stay fit even as you stay home.

Remember you can still enjoy the outdoors: Take a walk, a run, or go for a hike or a bike ride. For strength training at home or outside, there are many resources being offered for free that you can search online.

Stay active with these workouts provided by some of Whitman’s fitness instructors.