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SLU LAW COVID-19 Protocols and Policies - Fall 2021

Face Mask Requirements

The University mask requirement applies to Scott Hall and face masks are required to be properly worn by every individual in Scott Hall while in classrooms, common areas, and around other people, regardless of vaccination status.  The mask must cover your nose and mouth, except when actively eating and drinking.

Study Rooms - Students may remove their face mask if you are alone in a study room when the door is closed, but please remember to put your mask on again whenever exiting the room. 

Classrooms - Individuals using a classroom must wear their face mask in the classroom at all times, even if you are the only person in the classroom at the time. 

Protocols if you test positive or are exposed to COVID-19

Please continue to monitor your symptoms daily.

The University has established 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.  Any student 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 to ensure that the Student Health Center provides information about how to isolate or quarantine and that contact tracing can be initiated for those in close contact since exposure.  The Student Health Center will provide any additional information, resources, and assistance needed.  They will not disclose your identity to anyone.  Any individual experiencing symptoms should stay home and remain away from campus until cleared to return by your doctor of the Student Health Center.  Testing through the Student Health Center is available for students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Class Attendance
Classes are being taught in-person, without the option of attending remotely and students are expected to regularly attend class in compliance with your professors' attendance policy.  However, students must not attend classes in-person if they are ill, are experiencing any potential COVID-19 symptoms (that cannot be attributed to some other known condition) or are in quarantine.  Professors will be recording their classes this semester to be able to provide the recordings to students who are unable to attend because of COVID-19. Please review your individual class syllabi for attendance requirements and notify your professor as soon as possible if you will be absent from class because of illness, so arrangements can be made for material you will be missing.  
Building Access and Social Distancing

Students can access Scott Hall from 6:00 am to Midnight, seven days per week and your University ID card is required to enter Scott Hall.  The building is not open to the public.

Currently, there are no social distancing requirements in any areas of Scott Hall. 


Hand sanitizing stations are placed throughout Scott Hall and are regularly restocked.  Additional sanitation by housekeeping personnel is being conducted.  Do not move or take cleaning supplies from classrooms or other spaces. 

Students must stay home when sick and avoid close contact with people who are sick.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands and cover your cough or sneeze.  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. 

As a final reminder, we all should continue to recognize the challenges that members of our law school and University community are experiencing during these challenging times. All measures should be taken to respect the confidentiality and privacy of health information and let us remain supportive and respectful of each other. If you are struggling and need assistance, resources are available to help, and many can be found at this link on the law school website: Please also contact any member of the Student Services Office for assistance needed.

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: