As an important reminder, the University will include boosters as part of its definition of fully vaccinated for Campus Entry Protocols, effective Monday, February 14. The booster will only be necessary if your initial vaccine was finalized more than five months ago, and you choose to enter campus with voluntarily vaccination disclosure. The Daily Health Screening form has been updated to reflect this change and allow you to upload your confidential vaccine booster confirmation, if applicable.

FAQs: The Reentry Protocol FAQs, which are posted to our reentry site, have been updated with a section on Boosters to address questions regarding how soon a person can receive a booster after having COVID-19, eligibility questions, details on what “fully vaccinated” means and more. 

Masks: The University will also continue to reinforce the use of face masks and public health measures that it has embraced during the pandemic. As a reminder, a three-ply, surgical/procedural face mask, or a N95 / KN95 mask, must always be worn when entering/exiting campus and while on campus. Reference: COVID-19 Policy on PPE Requirements

Read the full January 28 communication on usa.edu/return-to-campus.

 

USHAS is pleased to announce a new initiative called iLEARN (the Innovation, Learning Excellence and Academic Resource Network). The mission of iLEARN is to enhance student success through learning opportunities that strengthen scholarly skills, digital literacy, and leadership development. You can access the offerings available through iLEARN at https://ilearn.usa.edu/.  

What does this mean for students?  

  • Browse and register for events designed especially for you to help you be more successful in your courses and career, with all academic support events located on a single calendar. 
  • Watch a recording of a live event you missed, whenever is convenient for you. 
  • Provide feedback about learning sessions you would like to see offered in the future.  

iLEARN has interesting and useful events planned all trimester long, such as: 

To celebrate the launch of iLEARN, students who attend any iLEARN session between now and March 31, 2022, will be entered to win one of six $50 gift cards. Each session you attend will give you another entry in the drawing! Be sure to bookmark and check the iLEARN page frequently for new events and opportunities!  

  • For suspected exposure or presumed positive situations for faculty, staff and students who are currently reporting to campus, please contact reentry@usa.edu or 855-GOUSAHS.
  • January 10, 2022: The University has revised campus entry requirements for the 2022 Spring Term. These updated protocols address types of masks that must be worn, length of necessary isolation / quarantine for those who have tested positive for or have a confirmed exposure to COVID-19, and vaccine booster shots. Read the entire communication and access reference links and FAQs on the Reentry website. 

  • January 5, 2022: Vaccination and Booster Shot Update: Impact on student and clinical experiences on the Return to Campus website

  • Mask use: Masks are required when entering campus/in line and while indoors on campus. Please ensure you are wearing your mask properly so it covers your nose and mouth.

  • To enter campus, all USAHS students, employees, vendors and visitors must voluntarily disclose and agree to provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit proof of a valid negative COVID-19 test taken within seven days prior to each campus entry.