Everyone (students, employees and guests) is required to wear a face covering on campus when in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors.
Fontbonne is implementing enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols throughout campus based on guidance from the CDC.
Potentially Contaminated Spaces
Isolation and Quarantine Spaces
ESD employees will not enter isolation or quarantine rooms while they are occupied. Students using these rooms will be instructed to clean and disinfect their spaces with products ESD employees will provide.
We encourage all Fontbonne community members to take the following CDC-recommended steps for COVID-19 protection and prevention:
At this time, routine testing of asymptomatic individuals is not readily available. We will continue to monitor public-health guidance and may adjust surveillance testing requirements accordingly.
Students and employees are strongly encouraged to get a flu shot. Updates regarding flu shot availability on Fontbonne’s campus will be communicated at a later date.
Everyone should maintain at least six feet of separation from others in all indoor and outdoor spaces on campus at all times. Signs outlining distancing guidelines will be posted in common spaces and some offices. To promote distancing, classroom and office capacity will be reduced; physical barriers will be installed where needed.
Elevator occupancy will be limited; posted signs will indicate capacity. Where feasible, stairwells will be one-way and will be clearly marked. Furniture has been arranged to maintain social distancing and should not be moved.
Fontbonne will limit the number of guests on campus. Employees may host invited speakers or vendors and will be responsible for ensuring they follow our guest guidelines.
Fontbonne is taking a holistic approach to physical and emotional well-being. While steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are physical, they will undoubtedly have consequences for short-term and long-term mental health. For information regarding how to improve your physical and mental health upon returning to campus, visit our counseling page.
COVID-19 is a contagious illness caused by the Sars-CoV-2 virus. This virus is passed mainly from person to person typically through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing or talking. The primary symptoms may include dry cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell and sore throat. You could have other symptoms in addition to the ones listed above, congestion or runny nose, fever/chills, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
All campus community members need to actively monitor their own health each day and seek medical evaluation and treatment if they have any symptoms affiliated with COVID-19. Students may contact the campus nurse at 314-889-4784 or email@example.com, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.