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Health and Wellness

The health and wellness of our campus community is our top priority. Spalding will continue to abide by federal, state and local guidelines. Any of the university’s policies are subject to change based on the state of the pandemic.

Here are some of the key measures we can all take to prevent the spread.

Health Screening

Check your health daily.

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Take your temperature.

Before taking the daily health assessment and coming to campus, students, faculty, staff and visitors need to take their temperature.

Complete the health assessment.

Every person in our learning community is required to use #CampusClear, a daily health assessment self-screening app to gain access to buildings on campus.white Campus Clear text on blue background

  • Download at Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Create an account using your university email
  • Make sure to enable notifications
  • Self-screen daily (#CampusClear will send 1 daily reminder notification)

More about Daily Health Screening

Hygiene

Wash your hands often.

white handwashing icon on blue backgroundFrequently washing your hands protects you and others by helping to prevent the spread of germs and viruses.

  • Wash before and after visiting public places, eating, using the restroom, sneezing, coughing, blowing your nose, etc.
  • Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

Hand-sanitizing stations

Hand sanitizer dispensers installed across campus will remain in place. Regardless of your vaccination status, please continue to use them regularly as well as practicing frequent, thorough hand-washing throughout the day.

More about Hygiene from the CDC

Vaccination

It’s optional, but strongly encouraged.

Please get vaccinated!

At this time, COVID-19 vaccines are not mandated for any member of the Spalding community, but they are strongly encouraged. The university is reviewing whether or not to require vaccines and will notify the campus community if a change in policy takes place.

  • If a student has any questions about the safety or efficacy of vaccines or is unsure where to get a shot, please contact the Eagle Care Health Clinic at eaglecare@spalding.edu.
  • Information on vaccine sites near your area can be found at vaccines.gov.
Personal Protection Equipment

Wear a mask (Optional).

White icon of person wearing maskSpalding’s mask mandate was lifted on June 30, 2021 for individuals who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. 

  • If you are not fully vaccinated, continue to wear a mask and practice physical distancing in all public, indoor settings on campus. Unvaccinated individuals should follow prevailing CDC guidelines for preventing illness and the spread of the virus.
  • Any vaccinated individual who prefers to wear a mask in any setting will be welcome to do so. Even though masks won’t be required for all, it would be appropriate to continue carrying and wearing a mask as a courtesy to others who may feel more comfortable with having people wear them in close quarters.

How to wear your mask correctly (from the CDC):

  • Wash your hands before putting on your mask
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
  • Make sure you can breathe easily
Physical Distancing

Maintain social distance.

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Keep at least 6 feet apart.

Individuals can still practice social distancing to reduce the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.

CDC’s Guidance for Fully-vaccinated People

CDC’s Guidance for Unvaccinated People

Health and Wellness Questions

What is the university doing support the health and wellbeing of the Spalding community?

We know our success this year requires cooperation, flexibility, patience and the ability to adapt. As such, we will continue to follow health guidelines set by state and local government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and adjust when necessary.

Here are a few things you can expect to see from the university as we work together through this health challenge:

Communication

We will continue important information and updates with our campus community. Read our Campus Updates to stay informed.

Cleaning

Sanitation of campus spaces will be a top priority of our housekeeping staff. Anti-viral cleaning solution and wipes will be available in classrooms across campus, and hand sanitizer dispensers are set up in every building.

Room configurations/capacity

  • Offices and classrooms will return to normal configurations, in accordance with CDC and state and local guidelines.
  • Capacity for on-campus events will return to their pre-pandemic levels.
  • Full fan capacity at athletics events will also return, unless otherwise mandated by our conference.
  • The College Street Café dining hall will operate at normal capacity.

Campus Wellbeing

Many university resources and programming, such as Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), Eagle Care Clinic, “Wellness Wednesdays,” etc.,  have adapted to offer virtual sessions and telehealth. We also have a Student Emergency Assistance Fund help students who are suffering from economic hardships as a result of the pandemic. Learn more about Campus Wellbeing.

What should I do if I do not pass the #CampusClear Health Assessment
Regardless of vaccination status, do not come to campus. The #CampusClear app will advise you of your next steps.

If you are a student, you should also check in with your professor(s) to make alternate arrangements. All faculty and staff should notify their supervisor.

What do I need to know about COVID-19 and its symptoms?
According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as it learns more about COVID-19.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Here is a list of COVID-19 testing sites in Jefferson County.

The Kentucky COVID-19 website includes a list of test sites throughout the state.

The state’s COVID-19’s hotline is (800) 722-5725.

Should I quarantine?

According to the CDC’s Guidelines for When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated, “If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms. However, if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.”

If you test positive for COVID-19 or know you have it, the CDC recommends the following for When You Can Be Around Others:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*

*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​.

On-campus and residential students

  • If a student who takes in-person classes tests positive for COVID-19, the Dean of Students will notify all classmates of that student in the face-to-face classes, and the Provost will notify faculty members teaching those classes.
  • Isolation facilities in campus residence halls will continue to be utilized as needed.