Saint Louis University is taking extraordinary steps to provide the safest campus possible under the circumstances and limitations present during the COVID-19 pandemic. These steps are necessary, of course, but it will be our individual compliance and cooperation that will prevent further spread of COVID-19.
Through extensive consultation, University and student leaders drafted SLU's Campus Commitment, designed to keep the SLU community as safe as possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Each part of the commitment is upheld by University policy and has been shaped by local ordinances.
All students, faculty and staff are required to complete the Campus Commitment, indicating an understanding and agreement to follow the requirements in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Failure to submit a completed commitment will result in an inability to return to in-person classes or to campus in general this fall. Abiding by these expectations will allow us to retain the privilege of being in community with one another.
(Note: Access to the Campus Commitment is limited to members of the SLU community.)
Campus Commitment Pillars
- I will monitor my health and consult with a health care provider (including the Student Health Center or Employee Health) if I experience any symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control.
- I will not return to campus (or to my assigned, on-campus residence) if I am currently under direction by Employee Health or the Student Health Center to quarantine or isolate myself until I am otherwise cleared to do so by said medical provider.
- I will monitor my health daily for any symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control, and I will report any symptoms using the mechanisms outlined by SLU.
- I will stay home (or remain in my assigned, on-campus residence) and contact Employee Health or the Student Health Center if I experience any COVID-19 symptoms unless I have otherwise been cleared to be on campus.
- I will stay home (or remain in my assigned, on-campus residence) and contact Employee Health or the Student Health Center if I have been exposed to anyone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. I will not return to work, class or other campus activities until I am approved to do so by either Employee Health or the Student Health Center.
- I will follow all public health requirements and recommendations from the St. Louis Health Department, Saint Louis University, Employee Health and Student Health, including testing for COVID-19, participating in contact tracing interviews, and staying at home until I am cleared to return to class or work.
- I understand that if I live on campus, I may be asked to move to a different location for the benefit of my own health or the health of others, and I agree to comply.
- I will practice good hand hygiene as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and will utilize sanitizer to keep myself safe and healthy when I otherwise cannot wash my hands.
- I will practice social distancing of at least six feet between myself and anyone else when I am on and off campus to keep myself and others safe and healthy. This includes not participating in private, off-campus events or gatherings where social distancing is not practiced.
- I have read and will comply with SLU’s interim policy on face masks. Additionally, I understand that I must comply with any additional expectations related to masks when I am at a clinical or other experiential learning site.
- I will do my part to keep my clothing, belongings, personal spaces, shared spaces and public spaces clean to help reduce the spread of viruses.
- I will respect others and be mindful of the level of risk and concern they are experiencing.
- I understand that I have the right to request an accommodation based on any disabilities I may have by contacting Disability Services if I am a student or Human Resources if I am an employee.
- I acknowledge and agree to comply with all public health and safety standards and protocols set by the University, which are subject to change with guidance from federal, local and state officials.
- I understand and have read about how the University is increasing and enhancing its cleaning practices, among many other best practices, as outlined in the public health safeguards messaging posted on the Back to SLU website.