Anderson University’s Response
Anderson University isn’t a place. It’s our people. It’s our students who choose to learn with us. It’s our faculty who dedicate their lives to the most noble pursuit of educating the next generations. It’s our staff who work tirelessly to make sure the campus is the best place to get a college education.
This unprecedented event that we are living through is our chance to live out real life together. It’s all of us working together to do the most good that we can.
We believe that the good we can do extends outside of the classroom. We believe that right now, especially, it has to. We have to care for our community, the one on campus and all of the ones surrounding it.
There have been hard decisions we’ve had to make already, like postponing trips, canceling or rescheduling events, and moving classes temporarily online. These are not decisions we make lightly. We know these events and activities are important to students. They’re important to us, too.
Even more important to us, though, than the day-to-day activities that make up college life is the safety of the people we spend those days with. Because of this, a Task Force has been set up to quickly make decisions to ensure the safety of our community.
For more information about the safety of vaccines, please click here.
Campus COVID-19 Dashboard
Our goal is to provide clear accurate information concerning COVID-19. In order to quickly communicate the current reported COVID-19 cases, the following dashboard will be updated weekly. With rapidly changing information, please note that exact numbers may differ slightly with what is reported here.
- Quarantine: Individuals exposed to a confirmed positive case, has symptoms without a test, etc.
- Isolation: Individuals that have tested positive or are assumed positive.
- Recovered Cases: Isolation or quarantine precautions have ended.
Know Before You Go: Holidays
Here are some additional resources that may be helpful to you during the holiday season:
Recommendations for the day of travel:
- Reduce the number of stops on your trip. Take a direct flight if possible, and if driving, pack food and snacks for the car trip home.
- Delay travel if sick or exposed. You don’t want to expose your loved ones and put them at risk.
- If you are taking any form of public transportation (plane, train, subway, etc.) wear face covering at all times and consider wearing a face shield as well. Stay at least six feet away from other people. Carry and use hand sanitizer frequently.
- Use a disinfecting/sanitizing wipe to clean any touchable surfaces in the vehicle in which you are traveling.
- If using public transportation, open the windows if the vehicle and weather allow.
- Self-monitor daily and if exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms stay home and report your symptoms here.
When you arrive home,
- Avoid physical contact like hugging and kissing (I’m a hugger myself, so I know how hard this will be). Find a way to express love without the embrace you are used to giving.
- Wear a face covering for the duration of your visit (while in the presence of others)
- Use a separate bathroom from other family members. If you can’t do this, you will want to disinfect the bathroom after each use.
- Suggest to your family that they place HEPA filter units in the home, and plan to open windows to increase air circulation, especially during a gathering of family or friends.
Plan to implement a modified quarantine:
- Restrict your movements inside the home.
- Don’t attend large gatherings or visit other homes while you are away from campus. Remember that any close interactions with persons outside your ‘bubble’ will present an opportunity for infection that progresses from you to your extended family members.
Before you return to campus,
- Get an influenza vaccine, if you haven’t already done so. Influenza is a respiratory illness and getting it will predispose you to a much worse course of illness if you get COVID19 at the same time.
- Touch base with your primary care provider or mental health clinician if you are feeling sad, anxious, or hopeless.
Raven Mobile Safety is an emergency alert system capable of delivering messages to your Anderson University and personal email addresses, as well as your office and cell phone.
Community Hospital Anderson COVID-19 hotline
Community Health System hotline
Indiana State Department of Health hotline
After hours: 317-233-1325
AU Health Services