Saint Strong FAQ

Frequently Asked
Questions

FAQs

 
 
Updated 4/13/22
 


 
If you have more questions, please contact the Solution Squad at (314) 529-9360 or email ssc@maryville.edu.
 

Return to Campus

  • Are face coverings required on campus?

    Face coverings are optional.

    Face coverings continue to be welcome on our campus. Community members are welcome to wear masks and should do so with confidence in their personal choice. A shared respect for the decisions and perspectives of others will continue to be the expectation for all in our community.

  • Is social distancing required on campus?

    Consistent with CDC guidelines, Community Members who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are encouraged to continue to practice social distancing by maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from others. Community Members who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to practice social distancing or maintain 6 feet of physical distance in public spaces.

    Most classes are not scheduled to capacity and will have some open seating for those who wish to social distance on campus. Students who attend a class and don’t feel there is adequate space to social distance may contact the Solution Squad to adjust their registration to identify a different section or course.

  • Do I need to fill out the Daily Health Survey?

    Community Members should complete the Health Screening Survey if they:

    • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 either through a positive test result or presumed positive.

    Community Members who are reporting a positive COVID-19 test must remain off-campus or in their residential space until contacted by the University’s Health and Wellness Office, the Office of Human Resources, or other University officials.

 

Covid-19 Testing

  • Do I have to get tested?

    Currently, Maryville does not have a regular testing requirement; however, the university may conduct testing at key points during the academic year such as return to campus and move-in. Intercollegiate and club sport athletes will follow the athletics testing protocols. Maryville reserves the right to make changes to testing requirements based on COVID-19 landscape.

  • How do I submit COVID-19 test results to Health and Wellness?

    COVID-19 test results can be submitted via Maryville’s COVID-19 Submission Form.

    If you get tested and the result is positive, please contact Maryville’s Health and Wellness Office immediately at 314-529-9520. Do not come to campus if you’ve tested positive!

 

Health and Wellness

  • I’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19. What should I do?

    You should monitor symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days. If you develop symptoms, stay home, get tested, and isolate until you receive your test results. If you test positive, you must complete the Health Screening Survey and quarantine/isolate.

    Individuals who are not fully vaccinated or individuals who are fully vaccinated but not up-to-date may be required to complete a 5 to 10-day quarantine, following exposure. The exact quarantine period will be determined by the Health & Wellness Office or the individual’s primary care provider based on a review of their individual circumstances. Notify the University using the Health Screening Survey.

  • I’m experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. What should I do?

    If you develop COVID-19 symptoms you should:

    • Wear a mask when around others.
    • Students and employees can contact Maryville’s Health and Wellness Office at 314-529-9520 or contact your primary health care provider to determine if testing is warranted. You can also call the St. Louis County COVID-19 Hotline at 314-615-2660.
    • Follow your health care provider’s directives.
    • Notify the University using the Health Screening Survey if you test positive for COVID-19.
  • I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
    • Immediately leave campus (non-residential students and employees) or quarantine/isolate in your residential room (residential students), unless provided with other instructions.
    • Students and employees can contact Maryville’s Health and Wellness Office at 314.529.0520 or your primary health care provider to determine if testing is warranted. You can also call the St. Louis County COVID-19 Hotline at 314.615.2660.
    • Follow your health care provider’s directives.
    • Notify the University using the Health Screening Survey if you test positive for COVID-19.

    Maryville may require individuals to provide documentation from their local county health department or a healthcare provider before returning to campus or lifting residential isolation requirements.

    Students will be able to continue to participate in their courses remotely. The University will notify a student’s instructors about their need to participate in courses remotely, but students should also make contact with each instructor to discuss specific requirements for each course affected by their remote attendance.

    Requests for additional accommodations related to short-term or long-term disabilities associated with COVID-19 should still be submitted through the Office of Disability Support and Success at (314) 529-9347 or afuller2@maryville.edu.

    Employees should contact Human Resources to discuss work expectations.

  • How will Maryville approach contract tracing, quarantine and isolation?

    Maryville will coordinate contract tracing through the Health and Wellness Office, following CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation related to COVID-19 exposure and infection. All community members are expected to fully cooperate with contract tracing efforts.

    Fully vaccinated up-to-date individuals with no COVID-like symptoms following exposure do not need to quarantine. However, you should still monitor symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days. If you develop symptoms, contact Health and Wellness. The CDC recommends getting tested 5-7 days after your exposure. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 10 days following exposure or until your test result is negative.

    Individuals who are not fully vaccinated or individuals who are fully vaccinated but not up-to-date may be required to complete a 5 to 10-day quarantine, following exposure. The exact quarantine period will be determined by the Health & Wellness Office or the individual’s primary care provider based on a review of their individual circumstances. Notify the University using the Health Screening Survey. Depending upon availability of quarantine and isolation space, residential students may be directed to complete quarantine or isolation at home.

  • What is the status of COVID-19 cases in Missouri?

    For updated state information, visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website.

  • How do I reach the Maryville Health and Wellness Office?

    You can reach the Health and Wellness Office at (314) 529-9520 or healthandwellness@maryville.edu.

  • The pandemic is a lot to handle. What should I do if I’m concerned about my or someone else’s mental health?

    Maryville students always have access to counseling support. We offer a 24-7 Counseling Center Support Line for students. You can call the line to speak with a mental health professional free of charge anytime of the day or night. Reach the Counseling Center Support Line at 314-529-6630. At any time, if you or someone you know is in crisis, you can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the National Alliance on Mental Illness at 741741. Other mental health resources can be found at: https://www.maryville.edu/studentlife/services-programs/personal-counseling/.

 

Vaccine Information

  • Is a COVID-19 vaccination required for Maryville students, faculty and staff?

    Maryville expects all community members to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date against COVID-19. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may be subject to additional health and safety requirements.

    We acknowledge that some individuals have health, religious and other reasons why they cannot get vaccinated.

    While Maryville does not require COVID-19 vaccination, students should be aware that some third-party external sites, such as clinical sites, study abroad programs, student teaching or internship sites, may require vaccination. Per Maryville’s affiliation agreements with these third-party sites, we are required to comply with the standards implemented by the site. Maryville will work with students to identify alternative options should external vaccination requirements present a barrier to a student’s participation; however, Mayville cannot guarantee the availability of alternative sites or that alternatives will be comparable to the student’s preferred site. Getting the vaccine is the surest way to help avoid any disruption to your academic progression.

  • Is Maryville offering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters?

    Yes. Vaccination appointments are available on an ongoing basis. You can make an appointment by calling 314-529-9520 or emailing healthandwellness@maryville.edu. You can also find a full list of other vaccination sites on our COVID-19 Vaccination Information page.

    The Health & Wellness Office is also sponsoring walk-in clinics throughout the year for Maryville community members. These clinics are advertised to the community through email announcements. For additional information, contact the Health & Wellness Office.

  • Can I get both doses at the same location?

    It’s recommended to receive both doses from the same vaccination site, but not required. You should take your vaccination card with you for the second dose so your provider can fill in the information about the second dose. Keep your vaccination card in case you need it for future use.

  • Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

    The COVID-19 vaccine is a Messenger RNA vaccine, also called a mRNA vaccine. mRNA vaccines do not contain a live virus and do not carry a risk of causing disease in the vaccinated person. For more information on the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit covidvaccine.mo.gov/facts/.

  • Where can I find information on the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine?

    Information on the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 along with other important information can be found at: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/facts/.

  • Will I be required to get a flu vaccine?

    All students and employees are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available.

 

Academics

 

Travel

  • Can I study abroad?

    Study abroad is not available at this time. Maryville is offering virtual study abroad programs until it’s safe to travel abroad. You can learn more about the summer virtual study abroad programs here.

  • If I travel, do I have to quarantine when I return?

    In line with CDC guidance, Maryville strongly recommends all community members not up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccine quarantine for five full days after travel, international and domestic, and get tested three to five days after returning from travel. Maryville also strongly recommends all individuals returning from international travel, regardless of vaccination status, get tested for COVID-19 at Maryville’s Health and Wellness Office three to five days after returning. The Health and Wellness Office will provide free testing to those returning from travel.

    The CDC recommends that individuals delay travel until fully vaccinated. According to the CDC, people are “fully vaccinated and up-to-date” when one of the following is met:

    • primary vaccine series completed and boosted;
    • or are within 90 days of documented COVID-19 infection;
    • or it has been less than 6 months since 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine;
    • or it has been less than 2 months since initial J&J vaccine.

    We expect all Community Members to be responsible in limiting personal exposures and to adhere to CDC-recommended health and safety practices in preparation for your return to campus.

 

Housing

 

Guests/Events

  • Are guests allowed on campus?

    External guests and visitors are permitted on campus; however, all visitors must comply with all of Maryville’s health and safety policies.

  • Is Maryville allowing on-campus events?

    Yes. Maryville is not limiting capacity at gatherings, meetings and events. To permit appropriate cleaning and set-up, all gatherings, meetings, and events must be requested and approved in advance. Spontaneous events will not be permitted.

    • For gatherings, meetings and events organized by students or student organizations, requests must be submitted to the University Events Office at least four weeks before the date of the gathering, meeting, or event and must be approved by the University Events Office and Student Life.
    • For gatherings and events organized by employees and departments, requests should generally be submitted at least four weeks before the date of the gathering or event and must be approved by the University Events Office. For in-person meetings, which may occur with less advanced notice, requests should be submitted at least two business days before the meeting.
    • The University Events Office will consult with event organizers to provide tips and guidance to support physical distancing, good cleaning/disinfecting practices and catering arrangements that are considerate of the public health situation. As outlined in the university policy, events should be scheduled in spaces large enough to permit physical distancing for guests who choose to do so. Additionally, event organizers should consider hosting events virtually or livestreaming in-person events so guests may choose to participate remotely.

    Learn more about Maryville’s event guidelines here.

 

Dining

 

This guidance is not a contract or guarantee with any student. The University reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret this guidance and/or amend it at any time.