Covid-19

Cougar Wellness Policies

Have questions? Contact the Wellness Center at (773) 995-2010 or coronavirus@csu.edu

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Upload your test results & vaccination cards

pdf University Protocol For COVID-19 Confirmed Cases & Symptoms.

pdf Chicago State University 2022-23 Academic Year Operating Plan.

 

Guidance

For the 2022-2023 academic year, Chicago State University is fully open for in-person instruction, classes, activities, and events. CSU is here for you. Learn more about how we are providing a safe and enriching academic year below.

Procedures for Exposure to COVID-19

The CDC defines exposures as “contact with someone infected with… COVID-19, in a way that increases the likelihood of getting infected with the virus.” Please note the following for counting days: If you have been exposed to COVID-19, count the day of your last exposure as Day 0. 

I've been exposed & do not have symptoms Do I need to quarantine if I don't have symptoms? Can I go to work/school? Do I need to test?
Fully vaccinated+boosted more than 14 days ago No Yes Only if symptoms develop
Fully vaccinated but have not received a booster if eligible Yes. Isolate for 5 days & wear a mask at all times around others for an additional 5 days On day 6 if symptom-free Test on Day 5, if possible
Are not fully vaccinated (less than two weeks past first dose of Johnson & Johnson or 2 weeks past second dose of Pfizer or Moderna) Yes. Isolate for 5 days & wear a mask at all times around others for an additional 5 days On day 6 if symptom-free Test on Day 5, if possible
Tested positive withing the past 90 days No Yes Test on Day 5, if possible
Unvaccinated Yes. Isolate for 5 days & wear a mask at all times around others for an additional 5 days On day 6 if symptom-free Test on Day 5, if possible

 

Procedures for Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms or Positive COVID-19 Test

Isolation is for people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 positivity. Please note the following for counting days: If you have symptoms, count the day that your first symptom appeared as Day 0. If you do not have symptoms, count the day that you got tested as Day 0.

I have symptoms and/or tested positive - regardless of vaccination status Isolation and physical distancing instructions When can I be cleared by CSU to resume work/school Testing
Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms & have not come in contact with someone who is positive (no known exposure) Isolate for 5 days. Maintain strict masking for 5 additional days On day 6 after symptom onset & symptoms are improving. If PCR test comes back negative, & symptoms are improving, including being free from fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours isolation can end early. Seek a PCR test to determine if positive for COVID at onset of symptoms.
Positive for COVID but does NOT have symptoms (asymptomatic) Isolate for 5 days. Maintain strict masking for 5 additional days On day 6 after positive test if still asymptomatic. No need to re-test
Positive for COVID, with symptoms Isolate for 5 days. Maintain strict masking for 5 additional days On day 6 from onset of symptoms OR initial test (whichever first), & symptoms are improving, including being free from fever, vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours. No need to re-test

 

COVID-19 Policies & Plans
7/20/22 Chicago State University 2022-23 Academic Year Operating Plan

$100 Vaccine Incentive

All students who show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination will receive a $50 payment incentive for proof of being fully vaccinated and a $50 payment for proof of booster. The payment is issued as a refund or applied directly to an account balance. To receive this credit, scan or take a picture of your COVID vaccination card and email it to the Wellness Center at wellness@csu.edu.

 

Positive Cases

On-Campus
1 Employees positive
0 Students positive

Updated 7/28/2022

Cumulative Cases
89 Employees positive
54 Students positive

Since 9/4/2021

 

Number of Isolation Beds in Residence Hall Used: 0 of 6

The data reflects cases reported to CSU from our students, faculty, and staff who have visited the campus during the fall 2021 semester and within two weeks of receiving a positive test.