Don’t Think. Report.
If you are a student, faculty, or staff, and:
- Have tested Positive for COVID-19
- Have COVID-19 symptoms
- Have come in direct contact an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has COVID-19 symptoms
You are required to fill out this form: stu.edu/covid19report.
If you have a question that needs an immediate answer, please email email@example.com
To help our community remain safe, please download and use the Rave Guardian app daily.
What is the policy on wearing masks on the STU campus?
All members of the STU community (students, staff, faculty, vendors, and guests) must wear a mask inside all buildings on campus when not in the privacy of their own room or office. This means masks are to be worn during classes, in meetings, and in hallways. When outdoors, masks must be worn if a person is not by themselves. Outdoor gatherings and walking in groups requires a mask.
What is the policy for large group gatherings?
All large group gatherings remain discouraged. If a large gathering is taking place, it is recommended that it take place outside with proper social distancing and with the required facial coverings. Indoor gatherings must follow room capacity limits, with no more than 50% of the traditional occupancy of the room and masks must be worn.
Can I eat lunch with my friends or co-workers?
It is encouraged that any group lunch occur outside with proper social distancing.
What is the plan for academics after Thanksgiving break?
After Thanksgiving break (November 25-27), in-person class attendance will be optional. For students who choose, they may attend class virtually (via Zoom). Students are welcome to come to campus if they need to use STU resources to complete their semester. Students will be allowed to remain in the residence halls during and after Thanksgiving break and will be able to complete their semester remotely while living on campus if they choose. Faculty and staff will continue to come to campus and will be available for appointments with students.
What is the plan for Spring Break?
At this time, there has been no changes made to the Spring academic calendar. There will be a traditional Spring Break, which run from March 8-12. The residence halls will remain open through Spring Break and all STU community members are discouraged from travel. If traveling, all quarantine requirements must be followed.
What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?
Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms.
Both practices are used at STU. If a person has tested positive for Covid-19, the person is placed into a 10-day isolation period that requires a lack symptoms for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication to be cleared from isolation. Quarantine places a person who has had a potential exposure into a 14-day quarantine period to see if symptoms or illness develop.
What constitutes a close contact?
A close contact is someone who is been in direct contact, within six feet, with an individual who has tested positive for Covid-19 or who has Covid-19 symptoms for a cumulative period of 15 minutes over a 24 hour timeframe.