Staying Saints Strong
In light of the recent CDC guidance on masks and in consultation with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, OLLU has instituted some changes to campus mask requirements. At this time, the changes DO NOT apply to classrooms – masks are still required for students attending in-person classes.
The following changes took effect on March 7:
▪ Masks are no longer required in common areas as long as social distance can be maintained. Common areas include hallways, the cafeteria, the library, lounge areas, residence halls, and the UWAC. Masks are not required in outdoor spaces.
▪ Faculty have the option of not wearing a mask in the classroom if they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from students.
▪ Faculty and staff can request that masks be worn by individuals visiting their private office or workspace. Community members should be respectful of individual requests.
▪ Anyone who wishes to continue wearing a mask may do so.
Currently, the communities served by the university have seen a significant decline in cases; however, the university will continue to monitor and adjust as needed.
Students, faculty and staff are required to submit a self-report when diagnosed with COVID-19 or after having close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. Complete the self-report online .
COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing
OLLU is not, at this time, making COVID-19 vaccinations a requirement for anyone. The university, however, strongly encourages all employees and students to receive the vaccination and voluntarily share your vaccine status with the university by using our online system for uploading your vaccine record .
Cleaning and Disinfecting
OLLU campuses will continue the widespread use of hand sanitizing stations, increased disinfecting of high-traffic, high-touch areas as well as the use of plexiglass guards in some key student services areas.
Courses listed as “lecture” in the course schedule are face-to-face classes and are meeting in person according to their scheduled class days, times and locations. Courses listed as “hybrid” or “hyflex” may have a face-to-face component. Students in these courses should consult with their professor about when classes will meet in person.
Student Services and Administrative Offices
Faculty and staff may request that masks be worn by individuals visiting their private office or workspace. Community members should be respectful of individual requests.
COVID restrictions set in place for our residence halls have continued for the spring 2022 semester. Our spacious triple occupancy rooms will remain double occupancy rooms and our double rooms will remain single occupancy spaces. No more than two residents will share a restroom. For the upcoming fall 2022 semester, plans are in place to return to pre-pandemic occupancy levels and more shared space.
The university continues to make space available on campus for residential students needing to isolate should they contract the virus.
Residential students are highly encouraged to get vaccinated.