July 3, 2023
Dear Sonoran University of Health Sciences community,
The COVID-19 Taskforce continues to monitor the impact and effectiveness of our COVID-19 policies in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, the Taskforce and the President's Council have approved the changes outlined below to our policies.
Infectious Illness Notification Policy
a. All community members should stay home, if ill, for at least a period 24 hours (5 days if COVID positive). You must notify the Dean of Students (Students), or Human Resources (Employees), and will be placed on Quarantine Protocol, if you are exhibiting any of the following infectious illness symptoms:
- Fever (>100F or >38C) or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestions or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
b. Any person placed on Quarantine may request from the Dean of Students or Human Resources to return to campus once the following conditions have been met:
- Symptom-free for 24 hours (diminished or reduced do not count).
- Negative COVID-19 test.
c. Upon return to campus after the release from quarantine, returning students and employees will be required to wear an N95-type mask for the next 24 hours while on campus.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
The COVID-19 immunization requirement has been changed to highly recommended.
Clinical Care Masking
All students, staff, and faculty involved in patient care are welcome to wear a mask at any time. Masking when involved in patient care is at the patient's preference and the discretion of the faculty or staff.
The Task Force will monitor incident levels of all infectious illness on campus and adjust our policies as needed. We encourage all community members to continue doing their best to ensure the safety and well-being of us all.
Have a wonderful summer quarter.
COVID Task Force