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In keeping with best practice and consistent with state and CDC guidance, all members of the community who will reside on campus or spend any amount of time on campus are asked to take Roscoe’s Pledge, which follows, to help ensure the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and others. Roscoe’s Pledge will be monitored and updated as appropriate guidance changes in the coming weeks and months.

As a member of the TCNJ community, I will:

  • practice physical distancing when required and abide by crowd control guidance and room occupancy restrictions as directed
  • wear face coverings inside all campus buildings when required; I recognize that face coverings must cover both my nose and mouth (Staff/faculty members may remove face coverings/masks when inside their private offices but must wear them when indoors and leaving these spaces or when someone else enters.)
  • contact the Accessibility Resource Center to receive guidance on face-covering accessibility options if I have communication access concerns or am unable to wear a face covering indoors for a health-related reason
  • wash my hands for 20 seconds as often as possible and use hand sanitizer when I’m unable to wash my hands or after interactions with people or objects
  • cough or sneeze into a tissue, my sleeve, or my elbow, not my hands
  • not share personal-use items such as food, beverages, phones, and hygiene products
  • not come to campus if I am sick or not feeling well
  • refrain from touching my face
  • refrain from shaking hands 
  • disinfect office desks/equipment, etc. after use with campus-provided cleaning and disinfectant supplies
  • observe restrictions regarding gatherings
  • monitor my health, complete the required daily self-checkup in the TCNJ Roar app, and contact my health care provider (faculty/staff) or Student Health Services (students) if I have symptoms
  • comply with any COVID-19-related testing, isolation, and quarantine requirements

Download Roscoe’s Pledge (PDF) »