See our campus plan and guidelines for staying Healthy Together at Spalding.


Health and Wellness

The health and wellness of our campus community is our top priority. Here are some of the key measures we can all take to ensure a safe return to campus and 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 and What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

Personal Protection Equipment

Wear a mask.

White icon of person wearing maskFace masks must be worn indoors at all times, except for when you’re alone in private spaces, offices and residential rooms. Masks are also strongly encouraged in outdoor settings in which you’re near others. (Watch Dr. Stack’s Mask Message for Kentucky Colleges and Universities .)

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

The Campus Store will be selling Spalding-branded masks.

More about Personal Protection Equipment


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.

More about Hygiene from the CDC

Physical Distancing

Maintain social distance.

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Keep at least 6 feet apart.

Campus classrooms, community areas, dining and residence halls have been reconfigured to promote social distancing.

  • Classroom capacities have been lowered and classroom seating will be arranged for physical distance.
  • Wayfinding and directional signs
  • On-campus meals will be packaged for carry-out with limited capacity seating at the Spalding Café

More about Physical Distancing and Building Access

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.

You can read our Campus Reopening plan in full, but here are a few things you can expect to see from the university as we work together through this health challenge:


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


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. Learn more about our enhanced cleaning protocols.

Signage and Spacing

We’ve installed wayfinding and directional signage to promote social distancing in buildings across campus. We’ve also limited occupancy and arranged space for social distancing in classrooms, meeting rooms, restrooms, elevators and service centers. Learn more about Buildings and Space Access.

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
Do not come to campus or attend an in-person class. 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?
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of the flu or even a common cold, including fever and symptoms of lower respiratory illness such as cough and difficulty breathing.

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
  • New cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New unexplained fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose (excluding seasonal allergies)
  • 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.

What if I am asked to quarantine?

(Updated Sept. 11, 2020.)

You may be asked to quarantine or self-monitor because of symptoms you are experiencing, potential exposure or while waiting for test results.

Our protocol for a positive test says the following:

  • Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 will be quarantined for at least 14 days AND until they return a negative COVID-19 test.
  • 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.
  • Any students who were within 6 feet of a person who has tested positive must quarantine for at least 14 days. After 14 days, if they are not exhibiting symptoms or return a negative test result, quarantine will be lifted.

For students living on campus, we have set aside a number of isolation rooms for symptomatic residents apart from the general population. Commuter students and employees should quarantine at home.