Covid-19 Safety Protocols


Covid-19 Visit Protocols

Covid-19 Safety Protocols Visit


Guest Protocols for In-person Campus Tour

  • Visitors traveling to NH from outside New England (ME, VT, MA, CT, and RI) are asked to self-quarantine for 10 days in NH prior to their visit. Visitors from outside New England can quarantine in their home state for 10 days and visit UNH if they will use private transportation only to campus (no public transportation). 
  • Those unable to quarantine should not attend the in-person program. We are being cautious in ensuring the safety and health of our community and kindly ask that visitors from outside New England, unable to quarantine, drive through campus instead of walking around on their own and/or pursue one of the other virtual visit options available.
  • Negative COVID tests will not be accepted in lieu of the quarantine period.
  • Due to limits on staffing and the complexity of analyzing circumstances on a case by case basis, we are also unable to make exceptions for those vaccinated. 
  • These protocols are in place through the end of the Spring 2021 semester and will be reviewed for Summer 2021 visits once those are available.  
  • Most buildings on campus are closed to the public due to COVID-related precautions and preparations, therefore, the campus tour will be conducted entirely outside.
  • Visitors will not see the inside of any facilities while on campus tour. The University is taking extra precaution to ensure the wellness of faculty, staff, and students at this time.  
  • All those registered for the tour, must measure their temperature on the tour date prior to arriving on campus.
  • Temperature readings of 100.0F or greater, will require you and your guests to cancel the visit.
  • Please call our office to cancel, (603) 862-1360.
  • You may reschedule your visit once symptoms subside and if you can respond ‘no’ to all the health screening questions.
  • Cell phone to check-in via Zoom when you arrive on campus.
  • Water bottle because refreshments will not be available.
  • Dress accordingly for the weather and bring an umbrella or raincoat if needed.
  • A mask that covers your mouth and nose to wear for the duration of your visit.
  • Tours are offered rain or shine. Please check the weather prior to your arrival and plan accordingly. Umbrellas will not be provided, in case of rain, to prevent sharing equipment. We will do our best to seek cover during the tour. However, it is best to be be prepared as a majority of the tour will be outdoors and uncovered.
  • Tours will not be offered if the University curtails (cancels) operations. We suggest calling the UNH Storm Line at (603) 862-0000 to verify the University is open should weather conditions be questionable. We will contact all those registered for tours should the University curtail operations.
  • Check-in for tours will be done via Zoom.
  • Tour groups will include 1 tour guide and 1 registered student plus their guests (maximum of two guests).
  • Registrants cannot bring more guests than the number they indicated when registering for the tour.
  • We will not be able to accommodate additional visitors or walk-ins.
  • The tour will be conducted entirely outdoors.
  • All visitors will be asked to answer a short health screening during check-in. If you answer affirmatively to any of the screening questions, you cannot participate in the campus tour program as your participation may put others at risk.
  • Admissions Tour Guides will be equipped with a microphone and speaker to ensure they are audible while on tour.  
  • UNH employees and visitors will always wear a mask and observe social distancing by remaining at least 6 feet apart while in Durham on University grounds. This practice will be observed both indoors and outdoors.
  • UNH faculty, staff and students are tested at least once a week for COVID and must have a negative test result to be on campus.
  • Should the Admissions Office have any suspected exposure, we will close our office temporarily for a deep cleaning prior to reopening. Any tours scheduled for that day will be cancelled.
  • All visitors, staff, and students must wear masks that fully cover their mouth and nose at all times while on campus, including while outdoors as part of the tour.
  • Visitors will only have access to restrooms upon arrival on campus or after the tour. Please refer to your confirmation email for details.
  • We encourage visitors, staff, and students to wash their hands frequently or sanitize them.

Visitors will be verbally asked to attest (acknowledge or certify) the following. Those who respond ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, will be asked to reschedule their visit and not walk around campus:

  • In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19?  
  • Have you had a temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or above or felt feverish in the last 72 hours (3 days)?
  • Have you experienced any new respiratory symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath?
  • Have you experienced any new muscle aches or chills?
  • Have you experienced any new change in your sense of taste or smell?
  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days?  

Guest Protocol for Admissions Office Visit only

Note: **Those planning not to attend an In-person Campus Tour

  • Per NH State guidelines, visitors traveling to NH from outside New England (ME, VT, MA, CT, and RI) are asked to self-quarantine for 10 days in NH prior to their visit to campus. Quarantine can be in the visitor's home state if they plan to use private transportation only (no public transportation). Those from outside New England, unable to quarantine, are encouraged to set up a virtual or phone appointment. 

  • Appointments are encouraged for those wishing to visit the Admissions Office. The office will be open Monday-Friday between 8am-4:30pm.
  • Walk-ins must call 603-862-2871 to discuss their questions or needs, once they are on campus. We cannot guarantee you will be able to meet with a staff member in person and may ask that an appointment be scheduled for a later time. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • All visitors will be asked to answer a short health screening upon arrival at the Admissions Office (see the Health Screening Questions section, above). Those who answer affirmatively to any of the screening questions, will be asked to leave the building and call our office for further assistance or schedule an appointment for a future date when symptoms subside.
  • Please do not shake hands with staff or students, to minimize physical contact.
  • Masks must always be worn while on University property when both indoors and outdoors.
  • To the best of your ability, maintain at least 6 feet distance from everyone.
  • Please keep the number of people accompanying you to campus to fewer than two guests, by including only those who are most essential to your visit experience.
  • Stand behind the plexiglass when inside office spaces, as appropriate.
  • Please respect any markings on the floor or ground that indicate required social distancing space.
  • Please wash your hands or sanitize them after touching common surfaces (ie. doorknobs, counters, doors, etc.) using available hand sanitizer.
  • Visitors not complying with these protocols following 2 requests will be asked to leave University grounds.