Below is a copy of the Bee Promise, a pledge that ALL St. Ambrose University students and employees are expected to make and follow.
As Ambrosians, we have a responsibility to care for each other and support the health and wellbeing of our entire community.
As we begin another academic year in the midst of a pandemic, this sense of responsibility remains essential.
Our protocols are informed by guidance from the CDC and regional health experts. Following these safety protocols can protect ourselves, and each other – students, employees, and particularly the most vulnerable among us – against the spread of COVID-19.
It is essential and mandatory that every Ambrosian commit to the following standards:
- if vaccinated, consider submitting my documentation via online forms: students | employees;
- if not yet vaccinated, talk with my health provider about the benefits of doing so;
- monitor my health on a daily basis;
- if exposed to a COVID-19 positive case and not vaccinated, stay home, self-quarantine and report my situation OR if exposed to a COVID-19 positive case and vaccinated, mask at all times and monitor for any symptoms.
- if symptoms occur, stay home, self-quarantine/isolate and report my symptoms if I feel ill or tested positive for COVID-19, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated;
- follow all current St. Ambrose COVID-19 guidelines for masking and social distancing;
- clean and disinfect all personal spaces on a daily basis, including my room/office space and shared bathroom;
- submit to testing on the recommendation of my health professional and complete all recommendations for follow-up;
- as a student, I will contact the Dean of Students Office and/or Health Services with questions and for additional support. As an employee, I will contact Human Resources or my health professional.
While we cannot guarantee these measures will be fully effective, each is a step recommended by health experts to mitigate the spread of the virus. Students, faculty, and staff who blatantly disregard their pledge will face consequences as outlined in University policies. I understand that I may receive updates and/or changes to policies and procedures.
*Masking requirements will be in effect for vaccinated Ambrosians only while recommended by regional health professionals.
Jake Rossmiller '22
Like all students right now, Jake continues to rise above the challenges. His equipment: a mask. His runway: a respectful six-foot distance. His goal: for everyone to thrive on-campus, together.
Ambrosians are leaders and we are called to lead right now. To show, through action, how deeply we care about each other. We will support and protect everyone around us.
Fritz's face covering is a statement that demonstrates how much he cares. "It is selfless, allowing our fellow Ambrosians to feel safe on campus and feel welcome on campus because everyone is doing their best to ensure that we get through this together," he says.
"This shows the true spirit of what it means to be an American, what it means to be an Ambrosian, what it means to be your brother's keeper, your sister's keeper, and ensuring that our community as a whole is successful and can thrive."