Health + Wellness
Community Expectations and Policies
All students, faculty, staff, and guests are required to wear a mask around campus, in residence halls, and in classrooms.
The University will supply two masks to each student, staff, and faculty member. Residential students are required to wear a face-covering or mask in all common spaces of the residence halls. Residential students are not required to wear masks or face coverings in their individual rooms alone or with their roommate (although face coverings are encouraged in this environment if students are not alone).
If you need to be exempt from wearing a mask for medical reasons, you need written documentation from your primary care physician uploaded into the “medication” section of your Magnus Health portal.
- All traditional undergraduate students (TUG) are expected to complete a Daily Symptom Tracker on their Magnus Health portal before attending classes, visiting the dining hall, or engaging in activities.
- All School of Professional Studies students (SPS) who are enrolled in on-campus courses are expected to record their daily temperature in a log that needs to be readily available upon request. A tracking chart will be distributed to all students prior to the start of the fall semester.
You can access the Daily Symptom Tracker via the Magnus Health portal from your computer or mobile device. The Daily Symptom Tracker asks questions about symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, and exposure to COVID-19. After answering the short series of questions, students will receive a green “GO” light that they are free to engage with the community, or a red “STOP” light that they need to stay home and contact Health Services for further recommendations. Each student will be provided with a thermometer to assist with tracking symptoms.
COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidelines
Prior to campus arrival, all students must complete the COVID-19 required testing* for Spring 2021 and results uploaded to the Magnus Health portal. In order to ensure a successful Spring 2021, it is important that we all abide by the health and safety guidelines and do our part to: Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands, and practice Social Distancing. Link to communications HERE
- * January 5, 2021: This must be a lab-confirmed COVID test, which does not include a rapid test.
- COVID Testing Location Options
Face Masks are Required on Campus
How to Properly Wear a Face Mask
Health, Counseling, and Disability Services staff will be meeting with students via secure telehealth platforms.
To schedule an appointment with a nurse, the doctor, or a counselor, please email the respective office:
The nurses in Health Services can answer questions about COVID-19 test procedures. If you have any of the above symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have received a positive test result, please contact Health Services immediately.
The Office of Disability Services will continue to provide a wide array of services in a remote format during Fall 2020 semester. Disability Services staff will work closely with students, faculty, and staff to ensure appropriate accommodations are in place. To contact Disability Services, please email Disability@peace.edu.>
Know the symptoms of COVID-19
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- COVID-19 is spread by close person to person contact through respiratory droplets from speaking, coughing or sneezing.
- Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. A person does not need to have symptoms to spread the virus.
- COVID-19 can only be diagnosed with a laboratory test.
- An antibody test can show if you were previously infected and if your body has created antibodies in an attempt to defend itself from COVID-19.
The North Carolina Dashboard
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services maintains a COVID-19 dashboard that is updated daily. The NCDHHS also provides information about how it defines and collects data for the dashboard.
Wake County Dashboard
Wake County NC Public Health has developed a COVID-19 resource that includes a dashboard for identifying health concerns and numbers related to the pandemic. You can view the page at: https://covid19.wakegov.com.
To view cases by ZIP code, visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services interactive map.