Seattle University’s faculty and staff are on the front lines of the educational and co-curricular experience we deliver to our students. It is imperative that the university provides a teaching environment and workplace that is safe and supportive.

Faculty and staff are asked to please notify Seattle University Public Safety as soon as possible at covid-19-report@seattleu.edu or 206-296-5990 in the following situations: 

  • If you remain on campus or have contact with campus members and develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 even if testing has not been done or has not come back yet; 
  • You have been diagnosed, tested or suspected to have COVID-19; 
  • You have been asked to self-quarantine because of close contact to a confirmed case or travel from area with a travel warning;

If you have confirmed or suspect you have COVID-19.

If you were potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19

Safe Start Health Check

Faculty, staff, student workers and other employees who are returning to a campus workplace must complete the university’s online health screening Safe Start Health Check and receive approval to be on campus every day before reporting to work.

Students, faculty and staff who complete the health screening and are approved to be on campus will receive an automated email from the university with a notice of approval and the current date in large font, suitable for displaying to others from a distance of six feet away. Individuals on campus without this approval must immediately complete the screening and receive approval or leave campus. Willful or continued violations of this requirement should be reported to campus Public Safety.

Safe Start Health Check

Complete the self-assesment form to receive your notice of approval email.

COVID-19 Self-test Kits Available for Faculty and Staff Working on Campus

Seattle University is now providing COVID-19 self-test kits to faculty and staff who regularly work on campus. Use of the kits is voluntary as a convenient supplement to the many other testing sites and providers in the greater Seattle Metro area. Seattle University will pay for the cost of the kit, but the administration and results are private—no information is shared with the university. 

To receive a testing kit, please use this link to set an appointment for pick-up at the Human Resources office located at Rianna 200, 718 12th St (between Columbia and Cherry). By scheduling an appointment, HR staff will be able to maintain appropriate social distancing, follow all safety protocols and prevent wait times. Upon arrival please ring for entrance and provide your SU ID as identification. 

 

Mandatory Online Health & Safety Training for Return to Campus Workplace

All faculty, staff, and student workers must complete the mandatory online health and safety training before returning to work on campus.
Learn More about the online training

Information about Self-Isolation

What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19  

If you test positive for COVID-19, or get sick after you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, you can help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Please follow the guidance below.  

Symptoms of COVID-19  

Common symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.  

If you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and you have these symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Contact your healthcare provider for a COVID-19 test. 

If you have been requested to self-isolate you can not visit the Seattle University campusuntil you have met the following: 

How long should I isolate myself?  

  • If you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and have symptoms, you can stop your home isolation when: 
  • If you tested positive for COVID-19, but have not had any symptoms, you can stop your home isolation when: 
  • You’ve been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication AND  
  • Your symptoms have gotten better, AND  
  • At least 10 days have gone by since your symptoms first appeared.  
  • At least 10 days have gone by since the date of your first positive COVID-19 test, AND  
  • You have not gotten sick with COVID-19  

A Seattle University representative will check-in with you during your period of self-isolation. Once you are eligible to return, remember that you must still complete theSafe Start Health Checkprior to each visit to campus. 
 
For more information about Seattle University's response to COVID-19, visitwww.seattleu.edu/coronavirus.

Essential Toolkits for Returning to Campus

Resources ready to print and post. Check back for updates and additional resources.

 
Guide for Returning to the Campus Workplace

Guide for Returning to the Campus Workplace

Symptoms and Exposure Checklist

Symptoms and Exposure Checklist

COVID-19 Safety Practices Communications Templates Catalog

COVID-19 Safety Practices Communications Templates Catalog

COVID-19 Face Covering Policy

COVID-19 Face Covering Policy

COVID-19 CAMPUS SAFETY MATRIX

COVID-19 CAMPUS SAFETY MATRIX

COVID-19 Community Protection Supply Procedure

COVID-19 Community Protection Supply Procedure

Page last updated
January 7, 2021

TO REPORT CONFIRMED OR SUSPECTED CASES OF COVID-19