Salus University continuously updates its COVID-19 guidelines to inform and assist the University community.

Updated 6/28/2022, 9:10 a.m. 
Summary of Update History

June 2, 2022
Current Masking Guidance

January 10, 2022
CARES Act Institutional Funds

January 2, 2022
Salus Safety Strategy update

December 15, 2021
Salus Safety Strategy update; Vaccination Booster Requirement

September 9, 2021
Random testing process

August 12, 2021
Fall Semester COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

August 2, 2021
Salus Safety Strategy update, effective August 1st

June 17, 2021
Fall Semester COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

May 13, 2021
Vaccination Letter to Incoming Students

April 30, 2021
Salus Safety Strategy update, effective May 16th

January 8, 2021
Vaccination Information

December 8, 2020
Return to Learn Testing

October 28, 2020
CARES Act Institutional Funds

October 23, 2020
Salus Safety Strategy updated for CDC's revised Close Contact definition

September 8, 2020
COVID-19 testing

July 20, 2020
Salus Safety Strategy

June 25, 2020
Protocols extended for balance of the summer semester and updated to include on-campus printing  

June 24, 2020
Fit testing of N95 masks

June 22, 2020
COVID-19 symptom check

June 15, 2020
Fall semester on-campus operations

May 28, 2020
Yellow Phase operations

May 22, 2020
PA program protocols

May 13, 2020
Essential personnel screening and protocol

April 22, 2020
CARES Act student funds

April 9, 2020
Prospective student letters

April 6, 2020
Spring commencement details update

April 3, 2020
Clinics assisting emergency patients

March 26, 2020
Spring commencement details update

March 23, 2020
Per Governor Wolf’s mandate, Salus campus and clinics closed until further notice

March 20, 2020
Food pantries in the region for students in need

March 17, 2020
Spring Commencement will be held virtually on May 22

March 16, 2020
Externships cancelled/continued as notified by individual program

March 12, 2020 (p.m.)
Per Governor Wolf’s mandate, Salus campus and clinics closed effective March 13

March 12, 2020 (a.m.)
Didactic instruction moved online effective March 16

March 10, 2020
University-related travel and meeting restrictions enacted

March 5, 2020
Salus University’s initial COVID-19 Guidelines announced

Current Masking Guidance

In order to allow you to easily check the COVID Policy we have put up posters with a “stop light” theme. The indication of the classification will be adjusted as needed so that you can easily see the mask expectations daily: 
 
  • Red Light for high, masks are mandatory everywhere in Salus facilities
  • Yellow Light for medium, masks are mandatory in instructional spaces and at Salus clinics and optional everywhere else
  • Green Light for low, masks are mandatory at Salus clinics and optional everywhere else
Please check the signs as you enter campus each day to see the mask policy for that day
 

Vaccination Information

Over 95% of the Salus community (students, faculty and staff) report being vaccinated. Faculty and staff can report their booster status here. Students should report their booster status through CastleBranch.


Salus Safety Strategy: COVID-19

The Salus Safety Strategy is designed to protect our community.

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Individual Action

COVID-19 PosterOur protocols are designed to reduce the risk of exposure, but the contagious nature of COVID-19 means we cannot eliminate all risk of infection. Everyone must also do their part and follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.

We want to implore that if you or a family member is sick, or has been exposed to someone who is sick, STAY HOME and contact your health provider. 

Any individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 is asked to report this information to Human Resources (faculty/staff) or Student Affairs (students).

COVID-19 Symptom Check

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and would like to speak to a healthcare provider, we have arranged for you to be able to do so through Jefferson Health’s JeffConnect. You can either download the app from the App Store (Apple) or on Google Play (Android) or access it from your web browser at JeffConnect. After you register, you can schedule a telehealth appointment. If warranted, the Jefferson provider will arrange for you to be tested at one of Jefferson’s mobile test sites. Subject to applicable co-pays, the health insurance coverage (students, faculty and staff) offered by Salus University covers the telehealth visit and any ordered testing. If you maintain other health insurance coverage, please check with your carrier.

Student Funds - CARES ACT and CRRSSA

Through the CARES Act, the Department of Education (DOE) made a limited amount of funds available for Title IV eligible (US residents, enrolled in on-campus degree-granting program) students to reimburse them for expenses related to disruptions to their educations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Eligible students who had incurred expenses submitted requests. After reviewing all submissions and taking into account the limited amount of total funds received by the University for distribution, the University’s grant committee determined to distribute an award to all eligible students who submitted a request by the deadline. Awards were also made to certain classes of 2020 students who had their expected graduation delayed. All grantees received an email detailing the amount of their award and how to access it. Full details regarding the University’s grant distribution, as of the last quarter that a distribution was made, can be found here

Prior CARES ACT Reports:


Through CRRSSA, the DOE made additional funds available for eligible students (US residents enrolled at Salus) to reimburse them for expenses related to disruptions to their educations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The University’s grant committee determined to distribute an award to all eligible students. All grantees received an email detailing the amount of their award and how to access it. Full details regarding the University’s grant distribution can be found here

Please contact financialaid@salus.edu with any questions.

CARES Act Institutional Funds

Through the CARES Act, the Department of Education (DOE) made an additional amount of funds available to Salus University. The required quarterly reporting regarding the awarding and expenditure of these funds can be found below:

Inquiries

Please direct any questions or concerns to Brian Zuckerman, Pandemic Safety Officer, 215.780.1281 (office), 267.879.8597 (mobile). The University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak is being coordinated by President Mittelman and our Crisis Management Team.