COVID-19 Information & Resources, University News
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CSP has been blessed with a low COVID case count, remaining well below averages versus the broader community. The health of our community is a testament to wise decision-making by students, staff, and faculty.
Today, we are pleased to share that all remaining COVID guidelines have been lifted for our St. Paul, MN campus, effective immediately. Any community member who tests positive will no longer need to complete the COVID-19 form. While there are no longer any current COVID-related requirements, CSP still recommends the following health guidelines outlined below.
CSP’s Portland, OR campus still recommends wearing face masks, and students who test positive should communicate directly with their instructors and or clinical sites.
Common Sense and Courtesy as Guides
We can all put into practice the general, common sense things that help avoid the spreading of illness and viruses of all kinds:
- Wash hands frequently.
- Cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough (try to create space from others as you do).
- Stay home or study remotely if you are not feeling well, including times you may feel you simply have a cold.
- If you have a fever, sore throat, or other symptoms that could indicate COVID, get tested.
- Return-to-campus standards follow our standard guidelines (pre-COVID):
- 24 hours at normal temperature (99.5 or less) without medication
- No excessive coughing
- No vomiting or diarrhea
The Path Forward
As has been our practice prior to COVID, if a student or employee is generally sick (cold, mild flu-like symptoms, etc.), they should seek guidance from their medical provider about appropriate next steps. However, when signs and symptoms of highly infectious diseases, such as COVID, flu, pink-eye, RSV, pneumonia, and others, simply stay home until cleared by your medical provider.
Throughout this pandemic, CSP has been a model of excellence and cooperation. We will continue to be in close contact with state health officials and will track ongoing changes in protocols from the CDC and other governing bodies. As has been the case for over two years, we will adjust accordingly – and we will keep you posted as required.
Thank you all for being part of the solution to an unprecedented societal challenge.