Harris-Stowe State University is actively monitoring the global spread of the novel coronavirus, which has caused outbreaks of respiratory disease (COVID-19) in numerous countries, including the United States.
The health and well-being of our campus community is our top priority. This webpage is designed to keep members of the Harris-Stowe community informed about the public health situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
HSSU's Fall 2020 Campus Reopening Plan
President Corey S. Bradford, Sr. has released the university's Fall 2020 Campus Reopening Plan. Harris-Stowe will start the fall semester as scheduled on Monday, August 24, and end on-campus presence on Friday, November 20 (to reduce public health risk). We will conclude just before Thanksgiving. The last three weeks of classes will be conducted remotely.
Central aspects of the plan include:
- Academics: Harris-Stowe will offer three types of classes this fall.
- Traditional-online: Distance learning and consists of taking classes via the internet. Students will attend class sessions remotely and complete assignments at their convenience by the instructor guidelines and assigned deadline.
- Virtual-online: With specific time of meeting for at least 50% of instruction. This will be an expectation of video conference real-time interaction and engagement with instructor and between students.
- Hybrid/Blended, at least 50% is virtual-online at specific time or traditional online (time not specified) with the remaining sessions at a specific time (in person for some students). Possibly other students would not be physically present on campus, but would be video conferencing with students on campus with the faculty.
- Mask or Face Coverings: As of July 1, students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear face masks when entering campus buildings and in all public areas. The University will provide reusable face coverings to all students, faculty and staff.
- Physical Distancing: All community members are expected to follow recommendations regarding social/physical distancing (both inside and outside) of buildings. Classrooms and common areas have been reconfigured to apply with social distancing. In addition, plexiglass, rope stanchions, and floor markers have been installed in student services and high traffic areas.
- Enhanced Cleaning Protocols: In compliance with guidelines from the CDC, the University has been and will continue to implement enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols across campus. Classrooms, offices, restrooms, residence halls, and common areas will all be cleaned daily. In addition, high-touch surfaces such as door handles, elevator buttons, railings, and public bathroom fixtures will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.
- Symptom Monitoring: Community members are expected to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone (faculty, staff and/or students) who is symptomatic should remain home and should contact their healthcare providers. The University will conduct daily temperature checks and health surveys for all employees as mandated by the City of St. Louis.
- Housing: All housing students will reside in single bed suites, and there will be one student in designated double-bed rooms to ensure social distancing. Four suites on the first floor of Gillespie Hall will serve as isolation rooms.
Click HERE to read the full Fall 2020 Campus Reopening Plan.
What You Should Do
- Avoid Travel to the Affected Areas: You should avoid all non-essential personal and business travel to the affected countries (China, South Korea, Japan and Northern Italy).
- If you must travel to areas where the virus has been identified, be aware of the latest advisories, protocols and re-entry requirements from the U.S. State Department.
- Anyone who must engage in personal travel to these areas should notify the Division of Student Affairs via email at StudentAffairs@hssu.edu .
- Know the Facts: There is misinformation about the virus circulating. Make sure you have the facts by visiting these resources from the CDC: Share the Facts, Stop the Fear and Stigma Related to COVID-19.
- Always Practice Good Hygiene: Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid sharing food, cups or utensils. This also helps prevent the spread of cold, flu and other illnesses.
- Know the Symptoms: If you have traveled to any of the affected areas and believe you are exhibiting symptoms, please seek medical care as soon as possible and contact the University’s Student Health Center at (314)340-5053.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The following FAQs reflect Harris-Stowe’s current coronavirus policies and resources. We will continue to update our guidance and add to these FAQs as needed.
- Campus COVID-19 Update- November 18, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update- November 2, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update & Testing Reminder- October 16, 2020
- A Message from the President: COVID-19 Retesting for Students- October 5, 2020
- A Message from the President: COVID-19 Retesting for Employees- October 5, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: September 17, 2020
- A Message from the President: COVID-19 Testing for Students- September 8, 2020
- A Message from the President: COVID-19 Testing for Employees- September 8, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: First Week- September 2, 2020
- Memo: HSSU Conducts COVID-19 Testing for Residential Students- August 25, 2020
- HSSU to offer Mobile COVID-19 Testing- August 18-21, 2020
- A Message from the President: Letter to Students Regarding Temp Campus Closure- July 28, 2020
- Memo: Temporary Campus Closure- July 22, 2020
- Fall 2020 Campus Reopening Plan
- A Message from the President: Fall 2020 Campus Reopening Plan- July 9, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: Planning for Fall 2020- May 28, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Application
- Campus COVID-19 Update: Campus Reopening- May 18, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: Stay-at-Home Extended- April 17, 2020
- A Message from the Interim President: Spring 2020 Commencement Update- April 3, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: HSSU Stay-at-Home Employee Remote Work Extended- April 2, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: HSSU Faculty and Staff to Work Remotely- March 20, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: Residential Life- March 19, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: Immediate Closure of the Clay Center- March 19, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: Harris-Stowe to Close Early Childhood Education Center Until April- March 18, 2020
- A Message from the Interim President: COVID-19 Update- March 17, 2020
- Memo: University Cleaning- March 13, 2020
- Campus COVID-19 Update: Harris-Stowe to Move to Online Course Delivery Following Spring Break- March 12, 2020
- HSSU Extends Spring Break- March 11, 2020
- Spring Break 2020 Coronavirus Update- March 3, 2020
Free COVID-19 Test Locations
7398 N LINDBERGH BLVD, HAZELWOOD, MO 63042
10500 SAINT CHARLES ROCK RD, SAINT ANN, MO 63074
1301 S 5TH ST, SAINT CHARLES, MO 63301
2202 CHAMBERS RD, SAINT LOUIS, MO 63136
3822 S KINGSHIGHWAY BLVD, SAINT LOUIS, MO 63109
1225 UNION BLVD, SAINT LOUIS, MO 63113
How it works: Complete a quick screening. If you’re eligible, you’ll choose a location and time for your COVID-19 testing appointment. At the testing location, remain in your vehicle with the window rolled up. A Walgreens pharmacy team member will help you perform the test yourself using a nasal swab. Your test results and contact information will be sent to PWNHealth. Get results from PWNHealth.
Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Center
11642 W Florissant Ave
Appointment required. A photo ID, such as driver's license or state ID card, is required for testing.
5541 Riverview Blvd
Wednesdays 9am -12pm
2425 N. Whittier St
5471 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-12pm
Family Care Health Centers
401 Holly Hills Ave
Phone Screening required prior to testing appointment.
St Louis City Department of Health
1520 Market St #4027, St. Louis, MO 63103
St Louis County Health Department
4000 Jennings Station Rd #3323
In North Central Community Health Center
South County Health Center
Public health department in Sunset Hills, Missouri
4580 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63127