Abundant thanks to the entire Salus community for your collective efforts, which have allowed us to safely navigate the pandemic and continue University operations.

If you are feeling ill for any reason, we encourage you to stay home and rest. Students should contact student affairs for an excused absence and faculty and staff should contact their supervisor to arrange for sick leave.

If you believe that you have or have been exposed to COVID-19, you should follow the CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation. You no longer need to report potential exposure or cases of COVID-19 to the Pandemic Safety Officer. Tests continue to be available at the security desks on campus for all who need them.

Updated 5/25/2023, 7:45 a.m.

Summary of Update History

March 29, 2023
CARES Act Institutional Funds

March 15, 2023
CARES Act Institutional Funds

January 27, 2023
CARES Act Institutional Funds

January 10, 2023
CARES Act Institutional Funds

December 20, 2022
Salus Safety Strategy update

October 7, 2022
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

July 7, 2022
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

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 clinical facilities and optional everywhere else
  • Green Light for low, masks are mandatory at Salus clinical facilities 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 (PDF) is designed to protect our community.

Individual Action

COVID-19 Poster
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Our 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.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), and the American Rescue Plan (ARP), the Department of Education (ED) made funds available for institutions of higher education to distribute to students to reimburse them for expenses related to disruptions to their education, and to the institution’s use to offset expenses incurred due to changes in delivery of education and increased safety protocols due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Additionally, the University has applied for, and received, additional funding through the Supplemental Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education (SAIHE) Grant.

Most recent report (includes both Student and Institutional Fund information) for 2022, Q4: 00331100_HEERF_Q42022_11102023 (PDF) (original) and
00331100_HEERF_Q42022_11102023 (PDF) (revised).

For more information about the distribution and use of funds from these programs, please see the reports below:

Previous Reports

Student Funds Institutional Funds Student and Institutional Funds
October 8, 2021 (PDF) 2022, Q1 (PDF) 2022, Q3 (PDF)
January 22, 2021 (PDF) 2021, Q4 (PDF) (original)
2021, Q4 (PDF) (revised)
2022, Q2 (PDF) (original)
2022, Q2 (PDF) (revised)
October 5, 2020 (PDF) 2021, Q3 (PDF)  
August 26, 2020 (PDF) 2021, Q2 (PDF) (original)
2021, Q2 (PDF) (revised)
June 4, 2020 (PDF) 2021, Q1 (PDF)  
  2020, Q3 (PDF)  


The University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak is being coordinated by President Mittelman and our Crisis Management Team.