THE OFFICE OF STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

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.

University Updates

Helpful Resources

Free COVID-19 Test Locations

Walgreens

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

314-627-5405

Fridays 8:30am-12pm

Appointment required. A photo ID, such as driver's license or state ID card, is required for testing.

CareSTL Health

5541 Riverview Blvd

314-268-8378

Wednesdays 9am -12pm

Appointment required.

CareSTL Health

2425 N. Whittier St

314-268-8378

Mondays 9am-12pm

Appointment required.

CareSTL Health

5471 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr

314-268-8378

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-12pm

Appointment required.

Family Care Health Centers

401 Holly Hills Ave

314-678-2460

Wednesdays 9am-1pm.

Phone Screening required prior to testing appointment.

St Louis City Department of Health

1520 Market St #4027, St. Louis, MO 63103

314-612-5100

St Louis County Health Department

4000 Jennings Station Rd #3323

In North Central Community Health Center

314-615-9700

South County Health Center

Public health department in Sunset Hills, Missouri

4580 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63127

314-615-0400

 

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