Bee Safe, Bee Responsible
It is our continued expectation that all community members adhere to the Bee Promise.
Our enhanced COVID-19 conduct sanctions (sent via email to students and on the Resources page) reinforce the seriousness of this pandemic and our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the entire campus community.
Update Feb. 17, 2021 – Please read below on the updated policy regarding vaccination and quarantine.
Students or employees who receive a Stop signal from the HealthCheck 360 Tracker qualify to be tested on-campus.
Read our weekly situation reports on COVID-19 as prepared by Master of Public Health professors.
A vaccinated person with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:
- Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
- Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series
- Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure
Persons who do not meet all three of the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Message from Sister Joan
On Friday, February 5, Governor Kim Reynolds updated the State of Iowa COVID-19 public health proclamation and lifted the mask mandate and gathering restrictions that were implemented in December 2020. Despite these changes at the state level, there are no changes to the St. Ambrose COVID-19 protocols at this time.
Upon returning to on-campus operations for the Fall 2020 semester, St. Ambrose implemented COVID-19 health and safety protocols which include required face masks, social distancing, capacity limits based on space, frequent sanitizing and daily health screenings. These protocols, which remain in effect for the Spring 2021 semester, can be reviewed at this link and follow the CDC guidance on reducing the spread of COVID-19.
It is imperative to our successful spring semester that we all continue to adhere to the Bee Safe, Bee Responsible Promise, practice all health and safety precautions, and limit potential exposures to reduce the spread of the virus.
As we prepare for the spring 2021 semester, the COVID-19 Implementation Team would like to thank each and every member of the campus community – St. Ambrose parents included – for your cooperation and active assistance in helping the university manage the many challenges the virus presented in the fall.
As indicated by Sister Joan in this video regarding COVID-19 and the Spring 2021 semester, the challenge will change, but likely won't lessen in the new semester. We need your ongoing and continued cooperation to safely navigate these next several months.
Please send questions and concerns to the Implementation Team via email. We will make every effort to respond in a timely fashion.
Co-chairs Lynn Kilburg and Christopher Waugh and all members of the Implementation Team