Reminder: Limiting Travel Crucial for COVID-19 Safety

October 16, 2020 - 2:07pm

The Campus Community--students, staff, and faculty--has collaborated closely and had a successful and safe semester so far. Through rigorous testing, adherence to safety protocols, and a full campus response to COVID-19, there are currently no active cases in the campus community.

But that doesn’t mean the University can let down its guard. Please continue to adhere to the Social Responsibility Commitment.

In particular, recall that if you travel outside Humboldt County for any reason, you are expected to quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to campus. That means not attending or teaching face-to-face classes, not visiting campus services, and not returning to your in-person job. If you’re a student employee, for example, traveling can have serious consequences for your job--unless you work virtually, you’ll miss at least 14 days of work. And keep in mind that HSU has limited quarantine spaces available for Housing residents. 

Face-to-face instruction ends Nov. 6, and Fall Break runs Nov. 23-27. The College Creek Marketplace will be open limited hours during Fall Break.

Travel may be necessary for some individuals. If you must travel out of the area, please contact the appropriate supervisor and professors as soon as possible.

Student residents can choose to stay in Housing straight through to the start of Spring semester. 

Students who elect to leave for the rest of the Fall semester will be released from the remaining rent and board charges by following the Request to Vacate procedure that was emailed out this week to all Housing residents. Contact Housing with any questions about this process: or 707.826.3451.

The safety of our campus and community relies on everyone being responsible, not just for their health and safety, but for that of the campus community and surrounding area. It’s crucial not to become complacent in our relative success so far in preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

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