Dear Campus Community,

The SU COVID Office sends best wishes to all for a joyous Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. Let us all be thankful that we can gather and remember we will all stay healthy through the holiday season if we remain vigilant in practicing caution and limiting COVID-19 exposure!


Getting vaccinated pays. It can help you, help others and it can enter you into Ship’s Vaccination Incentive program. The SU Foundation is offering scholarships for students providing proof of vaccination ($5,000, $2500 and $500 awards are waiting!!!). The next drawing is January 14th, so if you are not vaccinated yet, there is still time to participate! Submit proof of vaccination online or by submitting directly to Etter Health Center. Your chance to win is just one more benefit of being vaccinated. Vaccinated members of the community are less likely to get sick and have less disruption in life on campus (class, work, activities) if exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19, reducing your time in quarantine by at least 7 days.

Positivity rates are once again on the rise again, and being vaccinated helps reduce the severity of symptoms if you do become infected.  The COVID Delta variant remains highly communicable and requires all of us to do our part to minimize exposure and infection. Masking and vaccination continue to be the most effective tactics for minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Please keep wearing your mask and if you haven’t yet, get vaccinated your time in quarantine by at least 7 days.



See our Raider Respect website and dashboard for the latest COVID updates for our campus community.



Students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call x1458 to set up an appointment with Etter Health Center. Students can also notify the COVID Office that they were tested off campus. The COVID Office will then notify faculty about an excused absence for that day.



Please remember that face masks are required indoors. These should be tight-fitting face masks, not face-coverings like bandanas or neck gaiters. When outdoors, we ask non-vaccinated individuals to wear masks when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance. If you forget your mask, disposable masks are available throughout campus. You can find masks at the CUB info desk, the front desk at ShipRec, Reisner, Lehman Library front desk, and the COVID Office in Old Main (Just to name a few!).

Happy Thanksgiving,

Your SU COVID Office