Sullivan University's Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Informational Webpage
Updated: May 21st, 1:10pm EDT
Sullivan University officials are continuing to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its presence in Louisville, Lexington and surrounding areas. Sullivan University is following its Pandemic Preparedness Plan along with guidance and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and local and state health authorities. While officials have taken steps to minimize exposure to the Sullivan University community, it is important that everyone do their part to help minimize the potential spread of the virus. Sullivan University strongly encourages all students, faculty, staff and visitors to become familiar with prevention and self-isolation protocols and procedures announced by the CDC. Links contained on this webpage provide easy access to those sites and information.
Sullivan University’s campus buildings and offices have been re-opened in accordance with our reopening plan submitted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To access a campus building, students, faculty, staff and visitors must participate in a screening process, to include a temperature check, practice social distancing and proper hand hygiene, and wear a mask and any other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times while in a public area of the building. While buildings have reopened, course instruction remains primarily online at this time to minimize exposure and infection. Lab classes that require in-person, practical application will resume on June 1, 2020. Students in lab classes should reach out to their instructor for more information if such has not yet been provided. The number of lab participants in any one lab will be minimized to ensure social distancing and compliance with the University reopening plan, and guidance from proper authorities. Housing students are being contacted by members of the housing staff with information about housing accommodations.
The University is in full operation electronically, and the educational mission and operations related thereto continue to move forward. Course registration for Sullivan University’s summer term (which starts on Monday, June 29, 2020, and July 6, 2020 for Pharm.D. and Physician Assistant students), is now active and students are encouraged to register for their summer courses as soon as possible. Due to the ongoing status of the virus, the summer term will be primarily taught online. Only lab courses that require in-person participation will operate for the summer term and protective measures will remain in place. It is the institution’s hope that on-campus course offerings can be expanded for the fall term which begins on Monday, September 28, 2020.
Sullivan University’s revised reopening plan that was submitted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and details related thereto is available here.
Incoming, new students with questions should reach out to their Admissions Advisor. Active students who may have a question or need may reach out to the following departments by email or phone:
The best way to prevent the spread is to follow the Centers for Disease Control recommendations shown here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
The Centers for Disease Control provides very thorough information through their website shown here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html#risk-assessment
The Centers for Disease Control addresses symptoms, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you are sick here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
In the event a housing student becomes symptomatic and/or is diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pathogen, Sullivan University has made plans that will allow for isolation and quarantine within a specific and remote area housing at both the Gardiner Point Residence Hall, and in the apartment style housing in Lexington. In such an instance, food service will be provided to the affected individual(s), along with any necessary supportive care.
Faculty and staff in such a situation should remain off-campus and communicate as soon as possible with their supervisor. Supervisors will consult with the institution’s Human Resources department who will coordinate staffing decisions with appropriate members of the administration. The Human Resources department will share timely information about leave exceptions, etc., via email.