Spring 2023 Health and Safety Plan - Message from Health Services
January 16, 2023
Dear Seton Hill Community,
As we approach the start of the fourth year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Risk Assessment Committee has updated the Seton Hill University COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan to streamline the processes around contact tracing and testing in order to best serve our campus community and begin to move from institutional to personal responsibility.
The Seton Hill Health and Safety Plan - updated for Spring 2023 - includes several changes from previous plans. Please take a moment to read the full plan, which can be found here.
Here are some highlights:
- Masking will no longer be required in instructional spaces for individuals who have a COVID-19 vaccine or booster waiver. As always, faculty and staff have the right to require masks in classrooms, laboratories, studios or work study spaces, regardless of vaccination status;
- Health Services staff will no longer conduct contact tracing. Instead, those who test positive will be asked to let their close contacts know and will be provided with instructions for their contacts;
- Contacts will only have to test if they become symptomatic. They must continue to wear a mask for 10 days after contact and test if symptomatic;
- Resident students who test positive for COVID-19 and are in their own room will be able to isolate in place;
- As outside testing is readily available now and with the need to prioritize student health, the Office of Health Services will no longer test employees for COVID-19. Employees who are symptomatic can take a home test or test with an outside health care provider.
Thank you for taking the time to review the COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan and for your continued cooperation.
The Office of Health Services