Community of Care during COVID-19

Sun Devils build a community of care, together.

As Sun Devils, we take care of ourselves, each other and our community.  Thank you for doing your part to slow the spread of COVID-19 to keep our community healthy and well. By continuing to educate yourself, following public health recommendations and getting tested, you can contribute to the community of care we are constantly striving for. Live Well. Be Well.

Prevention

ASU’s Community of Care plan provides guidance regarding the many preventative measures that the university has implemented to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and create a safe and welcoming environment in which all students can live and learn. Prevention is key to protecting yourself, your peers and those who are most vulnerable in our community. It is important to remember that we need everyone to take personal responsibility for their actions and behavior. We remind all members of the ASU community to continue to adhere to public health protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The university strongly recommends that people get vaccinated and ASU continues to provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge to students, faculty and staff.  Greater rates of vaccination are the best tool available to reduce the rate of transmission in the community.  If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you can visit our vaccine FAQ page or contact ASU Health Services at 480-965-3349 or immunizations@asu.edu.

 

Education

Continue to educate yourself on COVID-19 by seeking out information about the virus and what we all can do to prevent it from spreading. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides accurate and updated information about COVID-19 in the United States and The World Health Organization provides additional information about COVID-19 on a global level. ASU also has a COVID-19 FAQs webpage and publishes updates regularly that impact the campus community. If you come across information that you are unsure of, please refrain from sharing it on social media or other platforms. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 also means stopping the spread of misinformation that can be harmful to the health of the community.

 

Community Care Support

Support

This is a challenging time for individuals and communities, and it is important to know what resources are available to support the physical and mental well-being of all members of our Sun Devil Family. ASU Health Services is currently offering in-person and Telehealth appointments, both of which can be scheduled through My Health Portal. ASU Counseling Services offers mental health support to students and the ASU Employee Assistance Office provides counseling and wellness workshops to faculty and staff. Students can also participate in Devils 4 Devils peer-led community circles, which is an online platform for students to support and connect with each other while practicing physical distancing.

Health Check

In an effort to keep our Sun Devil community healthy, we strongly recommend students and employees to participate in daily health checks through the ASU Mobile App or healthcheck.asu.edu.

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Physical
distancing

Sneeze guards and Plexiglas barrier installations are used in high-frequency visitor areas and touchless technology is used where appropriate.


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Face covering

Consistent with CDC guidelines for colleges and universities, ASU strongly recommends that everyone wear a face cover when inside a university building.

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Healthy habits

Wash hands frequently and always before eating. Cover coughs and sneezes. Maintain a clean environment by frequently disinfecting workspaces and frequently touched items like phones and computers.

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Stay home
when sick

Stay home when feeling ill and self-isolate if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Staying home is the right thing to do and ASU will support you for it.

Students can now go to Sun Devil Campus Stores on each of ASU’s metropolitan Phoenix campuses to get a Community of Care kit featuring free cloth face coverings, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and a thermometer.