Return to Campus Safety Plan for Students, Faculty, and Staff
New Notice January 1, 2021
As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered many of our daily lives. Our hearts are with everyone around the world who has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and we are unbelievably appreciative of all who are working hard to keep our communities healthy and safe — many of them United States University students, alumni, and faculty.
As online students, we recognize that you are going through a unique set of challenges. Through these difficult times, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the present events and to be worried about the future. United States University is fully prepared to fulfill our commitment of providing you with a quality education.
Under the most challenging circumstances, we all have the opportunity to put some of our best qualities — resilience, wisdom, commitment, and compassion — on display. We have continued to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as the situation has evolved, and we remain committed to supporting you through your educational journey, no matter what may come.
United States University may permit the opening of the following locations after January 15, 2021 to a limited number of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, as appropriate, with prior approval for designated date(s) and timeframe(s).
|7675 Mission Valley Rd.||San Diego||CA||92108|
|4605 E. Elwood St. Suites 309, 100||Phoenix||AZ||85040|
|12802 Tampa Oaks Blvd.||Tampa||FL||33637|
|101 W. Louis Henna Blvd.||Austin||TX||78728|
Campus activities will look different in many ways and we will need the cooperation of every member of the United States University community to ensure their success. These plans reflect current public health guidance and are subject to change throughout the semester. United States University will continue to proactively communicate any changes that may affect campus activities.
- Students, staff, faculty, and visitors are required to wear a face cover while in the University’s buildings, wash hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer.
- Staff may remove face coverings while working at their desks or in their offices. Where 2 or more gather, wear a face cover.
- Face coverings are also required in all campus outdoor spaces (except when eating).
- If feeling sick, staff should stay home. This includes fever, cough or other symptoms.
- If staff test positive for COVID-19, they are required to quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, report any positive test to HR immediately. The names of all the employees they have been in contact with (within a 6-foot radius) the previous two weeks will be collected so that they can be quarantined as well for 14 days.
- All are required to practice social distancing of 6 feet.
MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
The MSN-FNP program has activities that do not lend themselves to remote instruction. However, the program will resume campus-based immersions as soon as health and safety conditions permit. As of March 2, 2021, immersions may be conducted within various sites. The University will schedule the activities to keep the density in the suite to a reduced number.
- If feeling sick, students, faculty, staff, and university visitors, should stay home. This includes fever, cough or other symptoms. If a student states they are feeling sick, they will be referred to their healthcare provider for clearance to return; doctor’s note required.
- Students/faculty/staff are required to wear a face covering as well as a face shield, gloves, and gowns while participating in immersion activities. Standardized patients must wear a face covering.
- To conduct the 4-day immersion experience:
- maximum 10 students/2 standardized patients/2 faculty in classrooms/immersion space at one time
- large group demonstrations and activities conducted via Zoom from home or hotel prior to coming to campus
- On campus, small groups with standardized patients: maximum 5 students/group, 1 standardized patient, 1 faculty x2 groups within the individual spaces at one time
- rotating groups to get through students
- The university also has implemented increased cleaning protocols including daily cleaning of classrooms and immersion space with additional cleanings of high-touch surfaces between group use, providing cleaning and sanitizing supplies in the classrooms and immersion spaces for faculty/students, and reducing attendance by alternating group activities.
International Master of Business Administration
International MBA student courses have been moved exclusively online. It is critical for students to maintain active participation. Students who return to their home country must notify the University as soon as possible. Due to travel restrictions and other safety guidelines, the University will not be able to guarantee the student’s return to the United States. The University will do its best to work with international students on other available options.