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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

Return testing information/dates to be posted when finalized.

Student Return Testing Information | Read the Announcement
Start of the Semester - Classes Begin − January 27, 2021. ​

  • All residential students and any student who plans to be on campus this spring for any reason must complete testing on campus prior to January 27, 2021.
  • New Students and Residential Students – January 19, 2021 and January 20, 2021
  • Returning Residential Students – January 21, 2021 through January 26, 2021
  • Commuter Students and Graduate Students – January 22, 2021 through January 26, 2021


Holiday Celebrations & Extended Breaks

  • 11/19/20
    Celebrating Holidays Safely | View the Article
    If you are not fully vaccinated(2 weeks post completion of your Covid 19 vaccine dose(s)), please protect yourself and those around you by following CDC guidance on safety. If you are fully vaccinated- see latest CDC guidance.
  • 11/06/2020
    Checklist for Returning Home for Holidays or Extended Breaks | View the PDF
    If you are planning to return home to spend time with your family or friends during the holidays or for an extended break, please consider taking these steps to help keep you and those around you who may be at risk for severe COVID-19 safe.

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.


  • VDH Guidance for Students on College Campuses | View the Factsheet - pdf
    Guidance for college students on COVID-19 testing, symptoms, isolation and quarantine, and contact tracing. 

Hygiene and Prevention

  • Face Masks:  How to Select, Wear & Clean Your Mask | Visit the Website
    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. | Visit the Website
    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. 

Prevent the Spread
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.

  • Isolation and Quarantine What's the Difference | View the Factsheet - pdf
    What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?  When is it safe to resume normal activities?  Download this factsheet to learn more. 
  • Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 If You Are Sick | View the Factsheet - pdf
    If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps on the factsheet linked above, to help protect other people in your home and community.
  • When is it safe to be around others:  Ending Self-Quarantine | View the Factsheet
    This factsheet covers persons who either had COVID-19 symptoms and were directed to quarantine or were tested positive and never had any symptoms. 

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?  | Read the Article
    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 | View the Website
    Frequently asked questions in case of an outbreak in your community.  
  • VDH COVID-19 Resources | View the Website
    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 | Visit the Website
    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. 



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.