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COVID-19 Protocols

University Housing - Fall 2020

General Guidelines

  • All students are asked to report coronavirus symptoms, exposure or testing. The COVID-19 Self Reporting Form provides detailed information about who should complete the form and next steps for reporting.
  • Mask Policy: All students are required to wear a face covering when entering and exiting facilities and in common spaces when social distancing is not an option.  This includes residence halls.
  • Daily Student Screening: Student residents are asked to complete a self-screening each morning before leaving the residence hall.  The screening may be found in My Campus.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to practice the following health precautions daily: frequently wash hands, practice social distancing, and wear mask.
  • Visitor policy for Fall 2020: off campus visitors are prohibited from entering the residence halls.  Intra-hall visitation is permissible at this time, but is subject to change for the health and safety of student residents. Inter-hall visitation is not permitted.
  • High risk students may contact Access and Accommodation for assistance throughout the semester.

 Quarantine and Isolation Procedure

  • It is important that all campus residents are aware and understand the resident isolation and self-quarantine plan. The university is collaborating with NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine to create a COVID-19 sample collection site on campus for students and employees who show symptoms of coronavirus infection. We are also collaborating on a contact tracing protocol for our campus to limit the amount of time between a positive test and efforts to contact people who may have been exposed. We have established isolation and quarantine protocols for those who are affected by COVID-19.
  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate at The Village apartments or other available on-campus residence (or return home) for a time period established by a physician. Students identified through the contact tracing assessment as having been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus will be required to quarantine, most likely in their current residence, for a time period established by a physician. “Direct contact” means sustained interaction with an infected person that is less than six feet apart, not wearing a face covering, and for longer than 15 minutes. Residents in isolation or quarantine will continue their coursework online and will receive meal deliveries in their rooms. We are encouraging residents to bring items during move-in that may assist if isolation or quarantine is needed (e.g., a microwave, mini fridge, kitchen utensils and supplies, disinfectant and cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and preferred electronics). Students who are in isolation or quarantine will not be allowed to leave their room if they remain on campus. Quarantined and isolated students who leave their room are subject to a referral to student conduct. 

Move-In Procedure

  • Student residents should complete the following action steps before arriving to campus.
  1. Obtain your mobile A-State Student ID to have access to the hall and meals when you move-in. All students must have one. Follow the instructions here.
  2. Make sure you are enrolled in classes. Contact your academic adviser if you are not sure. 
  3. Get informed about financial deadlines to make sure payments are made on time and avoid being dropped for non-payment. Contact the Treasurer's Office and Financial Aid for more information.
  • Due to current circumstances, student residents are asked to arrive during the assigned scheduled time slot which allows for proper physical distancing during move in.
  • Check-in locations for August 22-24
CommunityCheck-in Location
Arkansas Hall Arkansas Hall Lobby
Collegiate Park Collegiate Park Clubhouse
Kays Hall Kays Hall: Tent Located South of Building
Living-Learning Communities Honors Lawn
Northpark Quads Northpark Quads Commons Building
Pack Place Pack Place: Tent Located West of Building 1
Red Wolf Den Northpark Quads Commons Building
University Hall University Hall: Tent Located North of Building


General Move In Protocols

  • To promote public health on our campus, all individuals that come to campus should self-screen for possible symptoms before coming to campus. All of the A-State Coronavirus resources can be found here.
  • Residents may have up to two additional people to assist in the move-in process.
  • All residents and their guests must wear masks during the move-in process.
  • As you unpack, trash and boxes should be taken out to dumpsters located outside of your building.

Operation Move-In Volunteers

  • Volunteers must register with University Housing.
  • Volunteers must wear masks and maintain six feet social distancing guidelines.
  • Community volunteers are not permitted inside residence halls. University affiliated volunteers are only permitted inside residence halls in which they have an assigned living space for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Food is permitted during Operation Move-In. All food and drinks must be distributed to guests by volunteers. Self-service food stations are not permitted.
  • Volunteers may greet students, assist with traffic flow, transport student belongings outside as requested by the student and distribute food/beverages.
  • Student residents and two guests are permitted in the residence halls during move in. All three of these individuals should wear masks.
  • Student residents may come and go as needed after completing the official check in process.
  • Volunteer groups (community and university affiliated) must register with University Housing.  Groups will be assigned a volunteer location and University Housing will confirm the maximum number of volunteers per organization.  
  • Volunteer Move-In Dates: August 15, August 16, August 22.
  • Sign up here: https://forms.gle/fWiHFRxs2NiBuyNu8.