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March 2, 2022

Not feeling well? Stay home

To the University community:

As we transition from the traditional cold-and-flu season and into the spring, it’s important to remind you that symptomatic similarities exist between COVID-19, the common cold, and seasonal allergies.

For this reason, please stay home if you are not feeling well.

Here are immediate action steps:

  • Complete the University’s disclosure form if any of the following apply:
    • You are experiencing symptoms like a runny nose, nasal congestion, a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, among others.
    • You had close contact with someone who has tested positive.
    • Someone you know (or observe) is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., a faculty member should submit a form if a student notifies them that they are missing class due to symptoms and they are not sure if the student had submitted the form).
  • Make all necessary arrangements.
    • Students: Your faculty will work with you to make up for classwork missed due to a health-related absence.
    • Employees: Speak with your supervisors to develop contingencies that ensure workplace continuity.

Our work to keep La Salle’s community safe and healthy is ongoing. We continue to benefit from a low rate of transmission and an incrementally rising booster vaccination rate.

As we enter the third year of this global pandemic, it’s natural for fatigue to continue to grow.  However, maintaining an authentic campus experience relies on honesty and a shared responsibility. We must stay vigilant and hold ourselves accountable. Visiting campus when you are experiencing symptoms will have ramifications for your colleagues and classmates. That’s why it is essential for you to stay home when you are feeling unwell.

Sincerely,

Kristin Heasley, M.S., PHR, SHRM-CP, CPSP
Vice President of Human Resources

R. Scott Cook, D.O., FAOASM
Assistant Vice President, Student Wellness
Director, La Salle Student Health Center
Team Physician, La Salle Athletics