Important Updates

To align with university directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in-person activities, events and programs must be in compliance with University COVID safety protocols. Refer to the Campus Maize & Blueprint for the most up-to-date guidance.

Effective September 14, 2021 the Children on Campus policy has been expanded to include all study team members who interact with children as research participants.

Interacting with Children

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  • Employ the “Rule of 3’s”
    • Do not be alone with an individual minor. If one-on-one interaction is necessary, meet in open, well-illuminated spaces or rooms with windows observable by other authorized adults or program staff, unless the one-on-one interaction is expressly authorized by the program administrator or is being undertaken by a healthcare provider
  • Do not meet with minors outside established times for program activities. Any exceptions require written parental authorization and must include more than one authorized adult or program staff.
  • Do not engage in any abusive conduct of any kind toward, or in the presence of, a minor, including, but not limited to, verbal abuse, striking, hitting, punching, poking, spanking, or restraining
  • If restraint is necessary to protect a minor or minors from harm, you must
    document all incidents and disclose them to the program administrator and the minor’s parent/guardian