We understand some students and families have concerns about measures that may need to be taken by SPU in the event of widespread local, regional, or national transmission of COVID-19. SPU has extensive and thorough emergency procedures, and is committed to doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our community.
In the event that a quarantine involving students becomes necessary, we are preparing for a multifaceted response that would include providing food service and/or moving students off campus or to sequestered areas of the residence halls. In the event many cases are diagnosed, those who could safely leave the campus would be encouraged to do so, thereby increasing our capacity to assist others who are unable to travel. SPU officials will coordinate all responses to COVID-19 with county and state health agencies.