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Overall Guidance

  • Each Asbury University community member has an individual responsibility to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. For fall 2021, Asbury recommends all vaccinated community members follow the CDC’s guidance for vaccinated people and unvaccinated community members follow the CDC’s guidance for unvaccinated people.
  • Students who are studying on campus are strongly encouraged to vaccinate against COVID-19 to protect themselves and all members of our residential learning community.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to upload a picture of their vaccination card. This will become part of their Health Services record and exempt them from testing and quarantine if exposed to COVID-19. Students who do not upload their vaccination card will be considered non-vaccinated.
  • Students who are not vaccinated should follow CDC guidance regarding masking when indoors.
  • Non-vaccinated students will be required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19 and get tested if they experience COVID-like symptoms.
  • All students are required to follow Health Services procedures and direction regarding COVID-19 symptom reporting, testing, quarantine, and isolation.
  • Students are encouraged to quarantine or isolate at their permanent residence.
  • Students who are not able to quarantine or isolate at their permanent residence may be charged a fee up to $25 per day to assist with additional student services (ex: housing, meal delivery, administrative work and student follow up).
  • Students who do not follow Health Services COVID-19 procedures and direction may be required to withdraw from the University without refund of tuition, room, or board.
  • The University reserves the right to modify or add to these protocols as deemed necessary or in case of change in COVID-19 cases in our community, state, or region.

General Questions

▾ Will I be required to show a vaccination card upon arrival or at any other time?

Students will not be required to present a vaccination card. However, students are strongly encouraged to upload a picture of their vaccination card at their earliest convenience to become part of their permanent Health Services record. Students who do not upload a vaccination card must quarantine in the case of a COVID-19 exposure.

▾ Where do I upload my vaccination card?

Please use this link to upload your vaccination card. Please upload a picture of the front and back of the card.

▾ Will I have to quarantine if I am exposed to COVID-19?

Students who have not uploaded a vaccination card showing that they are fully vaccinated will be required to quarantine according to Health Services guidelines if they are exposed to COVID-19.

▾ Where will I quarantine if I am exposed to COVID-19?

Students are strongly encouraged to return to their permanent residence if they are exposed to COVID-19. Students who remain on campus will stay in their current campus housing. A fee up to $25 per day may be charged to assist with additional student services (ex: housing, meal delivery, administrative work and student follow up).

▾ Where will I isolate if I am COVID-19 positive?

Students are strongly encouraged to return to their permanent residence if they are positive for COVID-19. Students who remain in campus housing will be moved to isolation housing. A fee of $25/day will be charged to assist with housing, meal delivery, administrative work and student follow up.

▾ Will mask wearing for non-vaccinated students be enforced?

We will not force students who are not vaccinated to wear masks. We will not be aware of which students are vaccinated and which are not. However, non-vaccinated students are strongly encouraged to follow the CDC's guidance for unvaccinated people.

▾ Can faculty/staff members ask students if they are vaccinated?

Health Services will hold any/all student vaccination information, and employees who need to know for student support services regarding COVID-19 symptoms, quarantine or isolation will be notified. Faculty and staff will not ask students if they are vaccinated.

Academic Questions

▾ Will seating be at a physical distance in the classroom?

Seating is returned to normal. However, the University may require distance at any point throughout the semester if community transmission rises.

▾ What if I desire to sit at a physical distance of 6 feet apart due to a medical condition?

Students with a documented medical condition that requires them to physically distance from other students may request accommodations through Academic Accessibility Resources (AAR). Address your request to Dr. Victoria Slocum at victoria.slocum@asbury.edu. The application for AAR can be found at https://start.asbury.edu/register/AAR_Intake.

▾ If I am quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure or symptoms or isolated due to COVID-19, what should I do about my coursework?

Students who are required by Health Services to quarantine or isolate should contact their professors to determine how to move forward. Health Services will also notify the Registrar’s Office, who will notify the student’s faculty members. Depending upon the nature of the class and the timing in the course curriculum during the term, a faculty member may: a) choose to record class sessions and make them available asynchronously for the student to watch after class sessions end; b) allow the student to join the class synchronously via Zoom; or c) make other arrangements for the student to continue the course.

Chapel Questions

▾ Will chapel seating be "regular" or at a distance?

Chapel services will be held at full capacity (without physical distancing) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m.

▾ What if I desire to sit at a physical distance of 6 feet apart due to a medical condition?

Students with a documented medical condition that requires them to physically distance from other students may request accommodations through Academic Accessibility Resources (AAR). Address your request to Dr. Victoria Slocum at victoria.slocum@asbury.edu. The application for AAR can be found at https://start.asbury.edu/register/AAR_Intake.

▾ If I am quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure or symptoms or isolated due to COVID-19, what should I do about my chapel attendance requirements?

Students who are required by Health Services to quarantine or isolate should contact the Chapel Office at chapelattendance@asbury.edu for further instructions.

Move-In & Residence Hall Questions

▾ What should I do if I want to have a roommate who is vaccinated?

While the University will not gather vaccination information as a requirement for attendance or housing, students are welcome to discuss their vaccination status with their roommate. Students who would prefer to have a vaccinated roommate and determine that their roommate has not been vaccinated may request a room change. The University will do everything possible to accommodate that housing change request but does not guarantee that the student will be rehoused. However, almost always we can accommodate roommate change requests in time.

▾ Will move-in be staggered?

Move-in will not be staggered. Students and guests with COVID-19 symptoms should not come to campus. If a student is not able to move in on his or her move-in day due to symptoms, the student should contact Health Services at health.services@asbury.edu immediately.

▾ What if I have COVID-19 symptoms on move-in day?

Students and guests with COVID-19 symptoms should not come to campus. If a student is not able to move in on his or her move-in day due to symptoms, the student should contact Health Services at health.services@asbury.edu immediately.