As a part of the testing process, all residential students and employees will be required to affirm a covenant and commitment. This document is available for electronic signature through mySBTS, and must be completed prior to residential move-in and class attendance. Please click below to access the document.
As we return to campus for the fall semester students, residents, employees, and visitors must adhere to the following practices in our effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for our campus community:
We are monitoring all travel restrictions and recommendations imposed by the CDC. For the latest international restrictions, please click the button below:
Additionally, the state of Kentucky is monitoring “hot spot states” around the country that have a 15% or greater infection rate. As of October 20, 2020, these states include: Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
NOTE: All employees and students returning to campus from these states will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Students are strongly encouraged to test prior to returning to campus for the fall semester. If able, please ensure you receive the COVID-19 Antigen Test, also known as the “Novel Sars Coronavirus 2019 Test” on or after August 3, 2020.
For Kentucky residents, approved testing sites may be found at the following link:
For residents outside of Kentucky, please visit the following link for approved testing sites nationwide:
Students unable to test prior to returning to campus will participate in the on-campus testing protocol detailed in the following link:
WHAT IF I TEST POSITIVE?
If a student tests off-campus and is positive, then the student should remain home for 10 days of self-isolation before coming to campus. At the end of isolation, the student must be re-tested and submit a negative test result. These results can be uploaded through his or her MySBTS portal. The student should notify either Boyce or Southern Student Life and arrangements can be made to participate in classes online while in isolation.
If a student tests at the SBTS Health Clinic and is positive, the student may:
1. return home for the required 10-day isolation, or
2. be placed in an on-campus residence room identified for isolation purposes for 10 days per CDC requirements and the SBTS isolation protocol. The student’s health will be monitored daily by the Health Clinic staff and the Student Life leadership will provide daily assistance for each student.
3. Students placed in isolation will have online access to classes during the isolation period.
NOTE: Only students planning to live on campus in a dorm would have the option of being placed in an identified isolation room. All students who commute or live in an apartment would be required to isolate at home.
As a part of fall enrollment and being cleared to enter campus, on-campus students (campus residents and commuters) will be required to sign several documents prior to moving in and/or attending classes. These documents are available for electronic signature through mySBTS and must completed on or before August 10, 2020. Failure to do so will block students’ access to Canvas, until the required forms are completed. Please click below to access the forms.