COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Quick Facts

  • Masks are optional on campus at this time, but certain settings and activities will require a mask. Please wear a mask or have one readily available.
  • Vaccines are not required for admission but are strongly encouraged.
  • On-campus vaccine clinic on Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Campus Life

Classes are underway, and we are meeting together daily at 9 a.m. for chapel. Masks in chapel are optional at this time, but a masked and distanced section is available upon request.

Health

Vaccines are not required but are highly encouraged.If you are exposed, develop symptoms, or test positive for COVID-19, follow the guidelines for isolation and quarantine.

Academics

Remote participation in an on-ground class is only being provided for students who are in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. Masks are not currently required on campus, but the University may require masks in class if necessary in the future.

Student Screening Form

Students who are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine and complete the COVID-19 Screening Form. Students with COVID symptoms should refrain from visiting Student Health Services unless instructed to do so. If a COVID Form is submitted after hours or on the weekend, a nurse will respond as soon as possible upon re-opening. If a student needs help or COVID Testing immediately, they should call ahead to the local medical provider of their choice for instructions and proceed immediately for medical evaluation.

Screening Form

COVID-19 Dashboard


This data does not include individuals who were not close contacts who were tested and quarantined while they awaited a test that came back negative.

Individuals who began in quarantine as close contacts but later tested positive are only included once in this data are included under isolation headings.

*Aug. 23 marks the return of student to campus for the fall semester.


Definitions

Definitions

Close Contact: Someone who has been within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more, with or without a cloth face mask, over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset until the time the person who has tested positive is isolated.

Quarantine: Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, or is awaiting COVID-19 test results, must be quarantined according to guidelines set forth by ADH and/or CDC. Learn more about campus quarantine. Data published by the University does not include individuals who were not close contacts who were tested and quarantined while they awaited a test that came back negative.

Isolation: Those who test positive for COVID-19 must be isolated. Isolation lasts 10 days from either onset of symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test AND continues until you are fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medications) and symptoms are improved. Learn more about campus isolation. Individuals who began in quarantine as close contacts but later tested positive are only included once in the data and are included under isolation headings.

Active Cases: Students or employees in isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Recovered Cases: Individuals who were in isolation who have come out of isolation and returned to normal campus life.

*Aug. 23 marks the return of students to campus for the fall semester.