Courses will be delivered using a variety of methods to accommodate students and faculty who can attend in person and those who attend remotely. SLU LAW faculty adapted their courses to deliver a high-quality experience both for students participating in-person and for those participating remotely and to remain flexible as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. The faculty are using their experiences from the spring and student feedback, in tandem with the latest research on effective teaching strategies, to prepare a rich learning experience. To help create a more uniform experience for students, faculty are using Blackboard or TWEN for course management and and have communicated directly with their students with specific details regarding delivery methods for their courses.
- Legal education is a transformative experience. One of the hallmarks of a legal education is the opportunity to discuss, learn from each other, and engage. While the traditional in-person experience is preferable, we recognize that during this time, some students may need to engage remotely for a variety of reasons. For the Fall 2020 semester, students will be able to make the decision about their preferred modality.
- Some faculty are delivering their entire course in a remote format. Please refer to the Fall 2020 course schedule and the syllabi for your courses. If you have questions, contact your professor directly.
Students must not attend classes in person if they are ill, are experiencing any potential COVID-19 symptoms, that cannot be attributed to any other known condition, or are in quarantine, but students should participate synchronously in classes online if they feel well enough to do so.
Yes. SLU has selected the self-screening app #CampusClear. This app will allow you to quickly report your health status before coming to campus.
The purpose of this daily self-screen is to create a culture of awareness, education and social responsibility. It is not diagnostic and does not capture private, patient health information.
Student Health will have access to self-screening information reports to reach out and further screen students, staff and faculty who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Such reports can be helpful in identifying a potential outbreak on campus.
Again, anyone experiencing symptoms should call the Student Health Center immediately, in addition to filling out the form. If you are symptomatic, stay home and do not come to campus.
Submissions will be handled in a confidential manner.
The Student Health Center can be reached at 314-977-2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University has established detailed guidelines and protocols when students test positive for COVID-19 and for students who believe they have been in contact with an individual who has tested positive. The law school is following these guidelines and protocols. The guidelines and answers to many questions can be found in the SLU COVID-19 Safeguard FAQs on the University website. This information is updated regularly and some information is specifically listed below:
- An exposure to COVID-19 requires having been in a close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 for longer than 15 minutes, at a physical distance of less than 6 feet, and with neither party wearing a mask. Just being in a classroom or passing in a common area with another individual who is symptomatic or has tested positive for COVID-19 does not necessarily constitute a close contact meaning you must isolate or quarantine. The University through the Student Health Center is conducting contact tracing for any individual who tests positive. The University contact tracing teams will identify close contacts and inform those individuals of the need to isolate or quarantine. The team will only contact individuals who may have been in close contact per the above guidelines and will not disclose the identity of any individual who tests positive.
- The primary risk of transmission is through respiratory droplets. The collective use of masks and social distancing greatly reduces this risk. If public health safeguards are being followed, it is unlikely that classroom contact with a student who has tested positive will be considered an exposure or a close contact.
- Any individual who tests positive for, has an exposure to, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should contact the University Student Health Center (314-977-2323 or email@example.com) to ensure that the Student Health Center provides information about how to isolate or quarantine, that contact tracing can be initiated, and other resources and information can be provided. Testing through the Student Health Center is available for students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Any individual experiencing symptoms should stay home and remain away from campus.
All students are encouraged to communicate with their professors to discuss their individual circumstances for a course, if neccesary.
- Our goal is to have as many safe opportunities for students to be in the building as is recommended by public health and University guidelines. SLU LAW leaders and public health professionals surveyed and analyzed the building space to establish safety measures and protocols, including maximum classroom and common space capacity.
- Additional hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the building and regularly restocked. Additional sanitation by housekeeping personnel will be conducted. Please do no move or take cleaning supplies from classrooms or other spaces..
- Building Hours - SLU LAW students, faculty and staff can access Scott Hall from 6:00 am - Midnight, seven days per week. Your University ID is required to access Scott Hall. The building is closed to the public.
- Movement Throughout the Building -
- Students should read and follow the signage throughout the building regarding safeguards and procedures.
- Classrooms, study rooms, and common areas are available for student use and will be marked accordingly and furniture will be moved to comply with social distancing guidelines provided by public health experts. Tables, desks, and chairs should not be moved in and out of or around any rooms or common areas.
- Elevators will hold a maximum of four individuals at a time, and those individuals should remain in the corners of the elevator. To reduce people gathering by the elevators, those who are able are encouraged to use the stairwells to access the classrooms/office floors and to leave the building. The two internal (closed) stairwells will be designated to be used for only one direction (up or down).
- Gatherings - Students should avoid gathering in large groups and should stay at least 6 feet away from others while in class, common areas, restrooms, accessing your locker, or traveling through the building, including in the elevators and stairwells.
- Masks - Masks are required to be worn by every individual in Scott Hall while in class, in common areas, and around other people. Additional information and the University's mask policy can be found here. If you cannot wear a mask due to a health condition or disability, contact Heather Stout, Accessibility and Wellness Coordinator.
- General Guidelines - All occupants of the building are required to comply with social distancing and
hygiene guidelines from the University and public health officials, including:
- stay home when you are sick
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose; if soap and warm water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer by rubbing into your hands for 20 seconds and letting the sanitizer completely dry before touching anything
For all other questions about the University’s COVID-19 related policies and procedures including testing, quarantine, and travel, please refer to the University’s COVID-19 website: https://www.slu.edu/health-advisory/.