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COVID-19 October 12 Update

SAU Community – 
We were notified late Friday that three of our student-athletes (1 volleyball athlete and 2 baseball athletes) tested positive for COVID. Our Student Development (SDS) team worked with Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) late Friday and Saturday to contact trace and review the situation, and with a few more symptomatic students awaiting test results, all members of the volleyball and baseball teams (and some coaches) have been placed in quarantine for the next two weeks. Those impacted have been notified, and specific timelines of isolation and quarantine have been communicated. Most of the students are undergoing their quarantine period from home; however, a few are living in our campus isolation/quarantine housing. This message serves as a general community notification only. Individuals in contact with the COVID-positive students and personally impacted have already been contacted by either JCHD or SDS. Remember, those in contact with those now in quarantine are not required to separate from the community – only those in “close contact” with the COVID-positive individuals.
To keep our campus healthy, we wanted to remind the community to monitor your own health and remain diligent in following our “Safe 8” Community Health Guidelines. If you are concerned about your health, or if you start to feel symptoms, please stay home or in your room and reach out to your primary care physician or Holton Health and Wellness (
Holton Health and Wellness is open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 1 pm (but they check emails regularly and will get back with you as quickly as possible even outside of those hours). In addition to this, you can submit health info any time on the Health Screening tile on the SAU mobile app which will notify Holton Health.
If you need face-to-face assistance or tests outside of the HHWS hours, the links below may help you find testing and medical care options in the Jackson area.

If you have any questions, please contact For questions on COVID symptoms and an assessment tool to help you identify whether to seek medical attention, please visit the “What to do if you’re sick” section of the CDC website or the World Health Organization’s “Advice or the Public.” As always, we will have updated campus information and COVID counts on our own website:

Corey R. Ross | Vice President for Student Development and Success
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