Spartan Health

Spartan Health Center Information 

Our highest priority is the health and safety of the NSU Community. The University’s senior leadership team and Emergency Operations Committee is continuing to monitor the local and regional impact of COVID-19, and is taking proactive actions to mitigate potential risks to our community.  The Spartan Health Center has provided the following information about the Coronavirus, now known as COVID19.

Return Testing Information

Holiday Celebrations & Extended Breaks

Protect Yourself and Others
Take steps to protect yourself by reviewing the information below.

Covid 19 Vaccine Options 
Benefits versus risks of vaccination I View CDC Covid 19 vaccines
Over 300 million doses of Covid 19 vaccines have been given in the US, mostly mild side effects have occurred. Please speak with a trustworthy healthcare provider, mentor, community leader if you have questions or hesitation about getting vaccinated. 

Watch for Symptoms

  • What are the common symptoms of COVID-19?
    View the VDH Article
    ​People with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe illness. Click the link above to learn more from the Virginia Department of Health.


Hygiene and Prevention

  • Face Masks:  How to Select, Wear & Clean Your Mask
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    CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, like on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.
  • Stop the Spread of Germs
    View the Factsheet

Social Distancing

  • Learn more about Social Distancing and why it is important.
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    Limiting close face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease. Visit the CDC website to learn more about social distancing. 

Learn Facts, Unlearn Myths about Covid 19

Keeping Healthy During Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Stress and Coping
    Read the Article
    Coping with stress during a COVID-19 outbreak will make you, your loved ones, and your community stronger.  Also recognize stress at work and how to build resilience, and know where to go if you need help.
  • Who Needs a Flu Vaccine and When?
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    Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • CDC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
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    Frequently asked questions in case of an outbreak in your community.  
  • VDH COVID-19 Resources
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    The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has created a resource page with links to COVID-19 resources such as the COVID Check Symptom Checker, information about COVID-19 testing, testing sites and other information. 
  • CDC Coronavirus Information
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    As cold weather moves in, people spend more time indoors, and the holidays approach, take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often. The more steps you take, the more you are protected against COVID-19.

Health and Safety Tips
Dr. Vanessa Blowe discusses ways to keep yourself well during this cold and flu season. 

Health and Safety Tips


Faculty and Staff Return Testing Information | Read the Announcement
Start of the Semester - Classes Begin − January 27, 2021. ​
All employees may voluntarily take a COVID-19 test on campus for free. Testing will be held on January 14, 2021. If demand warrants it, there may be additional testing times provided. See the announcement above for additional information.