As of today, October 1, 2020, Shippensburg University has had 22 reported positive COVID-19 cases. The University has 16 active cases currently.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms please contact Etter Wellness Center for Testing:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Cover your MOUTH & NOSE
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when outside of your individual room, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.
- Masks are to be worn at all times on campus except- in the privacy of your room and when eating.
ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING: The University continues to invite a random selection of students to participate in Asymptomatic Testing every week. These tests will require 48-72 hours for results. If a student is invited, they will receive an e-mail from the SU COVID Office. A different sampling of students will be invited to participate each week. It is highly recommended and encouraged that students take advantage of this voluntary testing initiative.
Asymptomatic testing is available for ALL students free of charge and is highly recommended and encouraged. If a student is interested, please contact the Etter Student Wellness Center to make an appointment. X1458. At this time, ASYMPTOMATIC TEST WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
SYMPTOMATIC TESTING: Etter/WellSpan continues to test for symptomatic students. WellSpan works with each student who arrives and is exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection. Some students may not qualify for the symptomatic tests in accordance with medical protocol and their presenting symptoms/illness, but can request an asymptomatic test at that time. Symptomatic tests are administered to students who present symptoms in line with COVID-19 infection.
Since August 20, 2020 we are up to 508 total tests. 158 symptomatic and 350 asymptomatic. We have had 11 symptomatic positives and 9 asymptomatic positives. 440 negatives. The other positive cases were self-reported after testing off-campus. All testing, Asymptomatic and Symptomatic on our campus is purely voluntary but highly recommended and encouraged, in accordance with State System (PASSHE) directives.
CAMPUS SHIELD: If you haven’t already, download the Campus Shield app and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. By answering three easy questions each day you can assess your health and determine if you are at risk for testing positive for COVID-19. You answer the questions, and Campus Shield will provide guidance and recommendations based on your answers.
Please visit the Health & Well-being dashboard of the Navigate Fall 2020 Website for additional information. All members of the Shippensburg family are urged to visit the Raider Respect webpage to download the Campus Shield self-monitoring app and to find information on COVID-19 exposure, positive COVID-19 cases and case investigation.
On Mondays and Thursdays, the COVID-19 office will email updates on case counts and necessary protocols. The case count will be updated every weekday on the Health & Well-being webpage. At any time, find the latest updates on tackling COVID-19 together at ship.edu.
OFF CAMPUS TESTING OPTONS: For Faculty and staff who wish to get tested, you can find a testing location near you by going to the following link: https://pema.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=1a4c139769d646839e1549bcb6a668f1