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Information and guidance to ensure the safety of our community. For additional information, resources and activities for students, visit the Vice Provost for Student Life website.

Spring Quarter COVID-19 Update



We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask indoors when around other people. Masks are especially important when in meetings, at events, or when gathered in groups.

Remember that masks are required in classrooms. If the current increase in cases does not slow, we may need to require masks in all indoor spaces.

KN95 masks are available at multiple locations across campus including the Health Ambassador's table, Campus Safety Office, Provost Office, Charney Hall, Lucas Hall, Guadalupe Hall and at the Jesuit School of Theology front desk. Surgical masks are available in all classrooms.

COVID-19 Testing
  • Students who live in campus housing are required to take a COVID-19 test twice in the next two weeks - once this week and once next week. Students who live off campus; faculty; and staff are also strongly encouraged to test.
  • Color tests are available in residence halls, Benson Memorial Center, or the lobbies of the following buildings: St. Joseph’s, Dowd, Vari Hall, Lucas Hall, SCDI, Guadalupe Hall, and the front desk of JST.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, please take a rapid antigen test instead of a Color test.
  • For rapid antigen tests, come by the Health Ambassadors’ table outside the Learning Commons, 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

Also get tested:

  • If you are experiencing symptoms.
  • If you are concerned about or notified of possible exposure.
  • Before attending a crowded indoor event or gathering.
  • After returning from travel.
  • Before visiting with people who are at increased risk.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19:

  • Get tested 3-5 days after your last exposure, even if you do not have symptoms.
  • Get tested if you start to experience symptoms. Stay home until you get the test results.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors for 10 days after exposure.

If you test positive:

  • Complete the SCU COVID test result survey immediately. 
  • Follow guidance from the COVID Ops team when they reach out via email or phone in response to your survey submission.
  • Tell your friends and close contacts to get tested (SCU Testing Protocols).
Booster Update

Thank you SCU! Over 97% of eligible students and 95% of eligible faculty and staff are fully vaccinated and boosted. We appreciate your efforts to care for yourselves and our community.

Recommendations and Tips
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell. Get tested, so you can isolate if necessary.
  • Spend time outside. Move social gatherings outside when possible.
  • Please remember that eating and drinking are not allowed in classrooms.
  • Students, faculty and staff with approved exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine are required to wear masks in all indoor settings.




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