Spring COVID Update

Written by Lee Anne Hanke

Welcome back, Knight Nation! 

In an effort to curb a COVID-19 outbreak on campus, each student is required to provide proof of a negative test result for the virus prior to both moving into their residence hall and beginning classes.

Student Check-In and COVID-19 Case Count

Students were encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 within the seven days prior to check-in for the spring semester and if they were unable to bring those results to campus, a rapid test was administered upon their arrival. From the 365 rapid tests that were conducted on-campus during the two days of check-in, St. Andrews had five students, three staff members, and zero faculty members test positive for the virus.

January 13th, 2021 – Moving Forward

The students who have tested positive are currently being quarantined, either at home or in Granville Hall on campus, for 10 days from the day of the test per the CDC requirements. Granville Hall is being used this ’20-’21 school year strictly for the 10-day quarantine period of students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Staff members are quarantining in their homes for 10 days from the day of the test as required by the CDC. Other students or staff members who were exposed but tested negative are also isolating for the required 14 days.

Students, staff, and faculty are to stay home and get tested if they are not feeling well with symptoms of COVID-19 and follow the instructions provided by the CDC and healthcare professionals.

SAU ended the fall semester with zero active covid cases across campus and zero hospitalizations. The protocols that led to an academically, athletically, and socially successful fall semester will remain in place for the spring semester.

If you have any questions about St. Andrews’ COVID-19 policies or protocols, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez, Dean of Students at hernandez.elizabeth@sa.edu.

Our COVID-19 Dashboard reflects active and recovered cases from the spring semester only.