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It’s Up to Us: Campus Safety Protocol Update – September 3, 2021

Over the past year we have put in place COVID-related safety protocols and practices that reflect both the science and the unique needs of our campus community. Those measures will continue to evolve and change in response to conditions on campus and in Northeast Ohio. We asked for your help and cooperation in keeping us all safe, and you responded, most recently by continuing to wear masks in all indoor spaces on campus.

Thanks to all of you, we continue to have one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates among urban public universities in the country. So far this fall, we have had only 12 reported positive cases, none of which were acquired on campus. We will remain vigilant and do everything in our power to keep these numbers low. 

How will we do this? The science tells us that the absolute best tool we have for combating COVID is vaccination. After closely examining the limitations, shortcomings and consequences of vaccine mandates at other universities, we believe a rigorous education and testing campaign – right now – is the best approach and fit for CSU.  

In addition to continuing our random testing program for students,
beginning next week we will launch a 4-6 week comprehensive, peer-to-peer education campaign designed to ensure as many members of our community are vaccinated as possible. 

The campaign will include multiple coordinated strategies: opportunities for faculty, students and staff to share our stories of getting vaccinated, doubling down on information about how and where to get the vaccine, listening with empathy to the concerns of those who are vaccine- hesitant and sharing accurate information about the value and safety of vaccines. 

We will also announce incentives to students, faculty and staff who get vaccinated. Throughout the campaign we will assess its impact and the health of the campus community. As we track progress, and as circumstances require, we will adjust our approach to keep everyone on campus safe and healthy, as we have over the last 18 months.   

A reminder: COVID-19 vaccines are available on campus for all members of our CSU community on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Health & Wellness Services in Room 205 at the Center for Innovation in Medical Professions (2112 Euclid Avenue). No cost and no appointment needed. If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to make this a priority the first day back after the long weekend. Just walk in. 

It’s up to us — ALL of us – to ensure the safety and well being of our campus community. Thank you for doing your part.


Harlan Sands

Laura Bloomberg, PhD
Provost & SVP, Academic Affairs

Forrest Faison, MD
SVP, Research & Innovation
Chief, Health Strategy

David Jewell, MBA
SVP, Business Affairs
Chief Financial Officer 


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Past Communications

May 20, 2021 - Updated fall semester plans

April 1, 2021 - CSU to Welcome All Students Back to Campus for Fall 2021

February 26, 2021 - COVID-19 testing expands to CSU students with in-person classes

January 19, 2021 - Welcome to spring 2021

January 14, 2021 - Back to Campus - Spring Semester 2021 Update

December 23, 2020 - Winter Break Student Update

December 10, 2020End of Semester Student Update

November 17, 2020CSU to move to remote instruction after Thanksgiving

October 30, 2020 - Important Campus Status Update

October 26, 2020 - Important Fall/Spring Updates

October 20, 2020 - Fall Health Update

September 28, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 31, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 25, 2020 - How to take the required daily health assessment

August 21, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 17, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 8, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

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