COVID-19

Cougar Wellness Policies

Have questions? Contact the Wellness Center at (773) 995-2010 or coronavirus@csu.edu

med proctor

Upload your test results & vaccination cards

pdf University Protocol For COVID-19 Confirmed Cases & Symptoms.

 

Maps of Testing Sites

For the 2021-2022 academic year, Chicago State University is fully open for in-person instruction, classes, activities, and events. CSU is here for you. Learn more about how we are providing a safe and enriching academic year below.

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Exposures, Symptoms & Positive Tests As of: January 31, 2022

Chicago State University is updating procedures regarding vaccination status and instructions for quarantining and isolating to reflect the newest guidance from the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health. The information below is subject to change and will be updated as new guidance is received.

Procedures for Exposure to COVID-19

The CDC defines exposures as “contact with someone infected with… COVID-19, in a way that increases the likelihood of getting infected with the virus.” Please note the following for counting days: If you have been exposed to COVID-19, count the day of your last exposure as Day 0. 

I've been exposed & do not have symptoms Do I need to quarantine if I don't have symptoms? Can I go to work/school? Do I need to test?
Fully vaccinated+boosted more than 14 days ago No Yes Only if symptoms develop
Fully vaccinated but have not received a booster if eligible Yes. Isolate for 5 days & wear a mask at all times around others for an additional 5 days On day 6 if symptom-free Test on Day 5, if possible
Are not fully vaccinated (less than two weeks past first dose of Johnson & Johnson or 2 weeks past second dose of Pfizer or Moderna) Yes. Isolate for 5 days & wear a mask at all times around others for an additional 5 days On day 6 if symptom-free Test on Day 5, if possible
Tested positive withing the past 90 days No Yes Test on Day 5, if possible
Unvaccinated Yes. Isolate for 5 days & wear a mask at all times around others for an additional 5 days On day 6 if symptom-free Test on Day 5, if possible

 

Procedures for Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms or Positive COVID-19 Test

Isolation is for people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 positivity. Please note the following for counting days: If you have symptoms, count the day that your first symptom appeared as Day 0. If you do not have symptoms, count the day that you got tested as Day 0.

I have symptoms and/or tested positive - regardless of vaccination status Isolation and physical distancing instructions When can I be cleared by CSU to resume work/school Testing
Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms & have not come in contact with someone who is positive (no known exposure) Isolate for 5 days. Maintain strict masking for 5 additional days On day 6 after symptom onset & symptoms are improving. If PCR test comes back negative, & symptoms are improving, including being free from fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours isolation can end early. Seek a PCR test to determine if positive for COVID at onset of symptoms.
Positive for COVID but does NOT have symptoms (asymptomatic) Isolate for 5 days. Maintain strict masking for 5 additional days On day 6 after positive test if still asymptomatic. No need to re-test
Positive for COVID, with symptoms Isolate for 5 days. Maintain strict masking for 5 additional days On day 6 from onset of symptoms OR initial test (whichever first), & symptoms are improving, including being free from fever, vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours. No need to re-test

 

COVID-19 Policies & Plans
2/23/22 Indoor Mask Policy
1/20/22 N95/KN95 Fact Sheet and Distribution Memo
1/19/22 KN95 Masks for Students, Faculty, and Staff
1/12/22 CSU's Surveillance Testing Procedures & Details
1/10/22 Updates to COVID-19 Mitigation Procedures for Spring 2022
12/30/21 Updated Return to Campus Testing Requirements
11/26/21 Requirements for Entry to Academic Buildings
9/10/21 Student Vaccination & Testing Requirement for Sept. 19
9/9/21 COVID-19 MOU 2021-2022
9/3/21 Testing Requirement for Students Not Fully Vaccinated, Effective 9/5/21
9/3/21 Med Proctor - Instructions for Uploading Proof of a COVID-19 Test
9/1/21 State Mandate for University Student and Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations
8/26/21 CSU Reviewing Gov. Pritzker's COVID-19 Vaccinate Mandate
8/20/21 COVID-19 Health & Safety Practices 2021-2022
8/20/21 Faculty and Staff Vaccination Policy
8/4/21 Faculty and Staff Vaccination Announcement
8/4/21 Mask Policy
6/28/21 Student Vaccination Incentive Program and Guidelines
4/12/21 Academic Year 2021 - 22 Operating Plan

Get Vaccinated

CSU is partnering with the Illinois Department of Public Health to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics from March 22 - March 24, 2022. The clinic will have Pfizer, Moderna, J&J Vaccines and Boosters available.

Date Time Location  
March 22 10am - 6pm Jones Convocation Center Register
March 23 10am - 6pm Jones Convocation Center Register
March 24 10am - 6pm Jones Convocation Center Register

 

$100 Vaccine Incentive

All students who show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination will receive a $50 payment incentive for proof of being fully vaccinated and a $50 payment for proof of booster. The payment is issued as a refund or applied directly to an account balance. To receive this credit, scan or take a picture of your COVID vaccination card and email it to the Wellness Center at wellness@csu.edu.

COVID Testing

Days of Operation:

  • Monday & Friday 9am to 12pm
  • Tuesday 1 to 5pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday 3 to 6pm

more information on testing with Shield

Building: Cordell Reed Student Union, Conference Room C (see building 10 on map)

Appointments: Register with Shield Illinois.

  • Non-invasive using saliva samples  • FREE no insurance required • Quick (10 min or less)
  • Walk-up services are available (no appointment needed), but a MySHIELD portal account is needed to securely receive your results. 

 

Positive Cases

On-Campus
5 Employees positive
0 Students positive

Updated 5/20/2022

Cumulative Cases
76 Employees positive
51 Students positive

Since 8/23/2021

 

Number of Isolation Beds in Residence Hall Used: 0 of 6

The data reflects cases reported to CSU from our students, faculty, and staff who have visited the campus during the fall 2021 semester and within two weeks of receiving a positive test.