COVID-19 Resources


On this page, find some helpful resources for our students and employees.

We will continue to gather resources helpful to our community.

If you have any suggestions, please email them to CommunicationsAndMarketing@sau.edu.


Compiled List of Community Resources Health Services

Weekly Updates

Jan. 14

Weekly Report

Read our weekly situation reports on COVID-19 as prepared by Master of Public Health professors.

Week Ending Jan. 14 (pdf)


quarantine workout

Quarantine Workout


A group of SAU roommates developed this Quarantine Workout to help their fellow classmates when quarantine orders prevent them from going to the gym!

Way to support each other, Bees!


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Mask Up!

Prevent the Spread of Disease

Masks are effective to prevent spreading COVID-19 from someone who has the virus and may or may not have symptoms.

  • If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms: Contact your health care provider to determine if you need testing and receive instructions about caring for yourself at home.

Get Tested for COVID-19


HealthCheck 360 Symptom Tracker
How does it work?

A daily alert that allows you to check your symptoms before heading to class, work, or campus events.

Definitions

Self-Monitoring, Quarantine, and Isolation

Self-monitoring is regularly checking temperature and watching for signs of respiratory illness, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.

Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. Quarantine can also help limit the spread of communicable disease.

Isolation is used to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy. Isolation restricts the movement of ill persons to help stop the spread of certain diseases. For example, hospitals use isolation for patients with infectious tuberculosis.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Distance Learning Resources for Students and Faculty

Academic
Pandemic Non-Compliance Student Disciplinary Policy

Stringent measures are necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, employees and the St. Ambrose University community. It is imperative that we work together to ensure we get through this pandemic successfully with the utmost integrity and respect for one another's health and wellbeing/ For students who disregard the safety measures outlined in the St. Ambrose Return to Campus Guidelines, this Pandemic Non-Compliance Disciplinary Policy will be enforced.

Policy

  • Failure to follow this Policy and/or the Bee Promise may result in disciplinary action of different severity, including, but not limited to, reminders in the Student's conduct file, formal written warnings, meeting with the Dean of Students, removal from residence halls/University-owned residences, requirement to complete classes online, or prohibition from returning to campus.
  • Students are asked to remind peers who may forget to practice safety guidelines, and immediately report any disregard of the St. Ambrose Return to Campus Guidelines to Campus Security or the Dean of Students Office.
  • The University will not tolerate retaliation against any individual who reports non-compliance.
  • Any social gathering that violates the Pandemic Non-Compliance Policy may result in immediate removal from the residence halls by all participants.
  • No non-SAU student outside guests will be allowed in the residence halls for the Spring 2020 semester.
  • For students needing an accommodation, they should contact the Accessibility Resource Center.
Technology
Mental Health and Wellness
  • Academic Health Video with Amber Dopler, MSW, LISW
    Amber Dopler is the university's Mental Health Outreach and Prevention Specialist. In this video, Amber shares ways that students can effectively manage stress and stay motivated with their academics. You must be logged into your SAU email to view this video.
  • TAO Connect 
    TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) is the university's provider of online counseling and therapy. TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides self-guided modules to help overcome stress, anxiety, depression and other common concerns. TAO is also a secure system that can be used for one-on-one appointments with our Counseling Center staff. These services are free of charge to current students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Campus Ministry Food Pantry
    For those in need of food assistance (especially those who are still living on campus), the Campus Ministry Food Pantry is located in the Lower Chapel. In addition to food items, the pantry also has limited toiletries and personal items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.). For health/safety reasons, please contact any Campus Ministry staff member first to arrange a time to come and retrieve items. Boxes and bags are also available if needed.  
  • Spiritual Resources from Campus Ministry
    In addition to the weekly bulletin, Campus Ministry has compiled some digital prayer resources. Also, follow Campus Ministry on social media to stay in touch!
  • Burnout Prevention and Treatment
  • 6 Ways to Weave Self-Care into Your Workday
  • What You Need to Know About Stress and Self-Care
Off-Campus Housing

The City of Davenport is offering rental assistance to Davenport residents whose income has been reduced due to the pandemic and who also meet certain income guidelines.

Visit the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance page for more information

Previous Campus Updates

Dec. 9 – Commencement Update

The following message was sent Dec. 9 to Winter 2020 candidates for graduation:

Dear Winter 2020 Graduates,

St. Ambrose has continued to monitor carefully the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a daily basis. It's important that we have necessary information upon which to make decisions to assist us in ensuring the health and safety of our students and employees. Scott County, Iowa remains listed as "Extreme (severe outbreak)" and the State of Iowa as "Critical (active or imminent outbreak)" according to www.covidactnow.org. The State of Illinois is listed as "Extreme."

Given this information, along with additional information from public health officials that suggest cases are likely to increase again this month, it is with the deepest regret that I inform you we are unable to hold commencement activities Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19, 2020. While this was an extremely difficult decision for me to make given how important graduation is to all of us, the health and safety of the St. Ambrose community is our highest value.

Please look for additional messages regarding commencement next week, and know that we will continue to look for opportunities to celebrate properly the spring and winter graduates of the Class of 2020 when it is safe to do so. My wish for you is for a Happy Holiday Season celebrated in a safe and healthy manner.

Sincerely,

Sister Joan

CARES Act Financial Reporting

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reports for the CARES Act

Jan. 10, 2021 (pdf)

Sept. 20, 2020 (pdf)

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