If you have any additional questions regarding COVID-19 or your specific situation, please contact the following individuals.
Quarantine and Isolation Calculator
A tool to help determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.
What is the policy on wearing masks on the STU campus?
Masks are optional in both indoor and outdoor facilities on campus.
Is STU mandating vaccines?
At this time, STU employees and students are able to submit proof of vaccine but are not required to.
Is there a contact tracing form to be filled out?
No. Effective July 6th, STU has ceased formal contact tracing.
Who do I need to inform of a positive Covid test or have symptoms.
Each individual needing to miss class/work/other university functions must follow the below protocol.
Students: Students must inform their individual professors as well as any other coaches or administrators that the student may play or work for.
Employees: Employees must notify their supervisor as well as the Human Resources Department.
When to Isolate:
Regardless of vaccination status, you are required to isolate for 5 days, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask. Utilize the CDC isolation calculator, located at the top of this page, to determine your timeframe of isolation.
- If you had no symptoms
You may end isolation after day 5, but must wear a mask for 5 days.
- If you had symptoms
You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication)
Your symptoms are improving
Upon ending isolation, wear a mask for the next 5 days
What if I came in close contact with someone who tested positive?
There is no need to isolate unless you are sick and suspect you have COVID-19. If you test positive, follow the isolation recommendations.
Will there be Covid vaccination sites hosted on campus?
When am I considered to be fully vaccinated?
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or after their initial dose of Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Booster vaccines are required for Pfizer and Moderna six months after the second dose. Booster vaccines are required for J&J within two months of the initial vaccine.
Is there enhanced cleaning procedures of common areas on campus?
Yes, community spaces and other high touch areas within the facilities will be cleaned at least twice daily and in accordance with CDC and ACHA (American College Health Association) guidance. Hand sanitizers will be placed at the entrance of each building and on each floor of every residence hall.
If I am traveling out of the United States are there any quarantine requirements upon reentry into the US? Who do I need to notify of my travel?
If you are vaccinated, no quarantine requirements are currently in place. If you are unvaccinated, the following guidelines apply: get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 5 days. If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected and complete the university contact tracing form.
If I am required to quarantine or isolate, will I still be paid?
Any STUward (staff or faculty) will utilize their university issued sick time to cover their quarantine period, unless it is approved by a direct supervisor and Human Resources that the individual can adequately complete their job from home.
Once sick time is out, the employee will be given the choice to either take unpaid leave or begin using their university issued vacation time.
Can a professor mandate masks in the classroom?