Student Safe Return

Health and Safety First

Our number one priority is the health and safety of all community members.

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3 Simple Ways to Stay Safe

  • Wear Face Masks
  • Practice Physical Distancing
  • Wash Your Hands

Other Campus Preventative Measures

  • Classroom spaces measured and marked for social distancing.
  • Hand sanitizing stations in all buildings.
  • Symptom monitoring and temperature stations located throughout campus.
  • Classrooms, offices and buildings disinfected frequently.

students in classroom wearing masks

Contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 719-587-7746 or oas@adams.edu for special accommodations regarding mask-wearing. Must provide documentation of disability and how mask wearing will interfere with health and/or processing.

Fall Calendar Dates

August 20–21

Housing Move-in Dates

August 21–23

New Student Orientation

August 24

Fall Semester First Day Classes

August 24 – 29

Welcome Week

Labor Day

Classes in Session

November 24

Last Day Regular Classes

November 25 – 29

Thanksgiving Break

November 30 – December 3

Final Exams via Blackboard

Student Health and Safety

Coronavirus Symptoms

Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle pain and body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or a fever above 100.4.

Coronavirus Prevention

Keep yourself and others safe:

Clean your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before eating, after using the restroom, and after touching possible contaminated surfaces.

Use a gel hand sanitizer and/or antimicrobial wipes.

Practice good respiratory etiquette: wear a mask whenever on campus (indoors or outdoors); cough or sneeze into sleeve or tissue, dispose of used tissue as soon as possible; sanitize or wash hands.

Avoid close contact especially with people exhibiting symptoms or when feeling sick or have a temperature. Use disinfectant wipes to sterilize room/work area before touching and after using.

Student gets their temperature check, wireless thermometer reads 97.7

Student Responsibilities

Stay home when sick, especially when experiencing flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle aches, loss of sense of smell or taste, or gastrointestinal issues.

  1. Wear mask and return to room or home immediately and avoid contact with others.
  2. Call the SLV Health Respiratory Clinic 719-589-2511 extension 9.
  3. Comply with medical instructions/advice.
  4. Monitor symptoms at home for the next 72 hours. If fever reaches 100.4° or above and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms stay home.
  5. Notify your professors/coach via email when unable to attend classes.
  6. On campus residents contact the Housing office at housing@adams.edu or 719-587-7227.
  7. If tested and the test comes back positive for Coronavirus, contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@adams.edu or 719-587-7221.

Other Resources

Alamosa County Public Health
719-589-2562

Valley Wide Convenient Care Community Clinic
719-589-2562

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus Information Card (PDF)

Housing Protocols

Common areas will limit capacity or will close if necessary.

  • Check out is Wednesday, Nov. 25.
  • Common bathrooms in Girault and Conour Halls cleaned daily by custodial staff; students required to clean private bathrooms in Coronado Hall and residential apartments.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols in high-traffic areas like stairwells, elevators, and hallways.
  • Residents of suite rooms should wear personal face coverings outside their own personal living space.
  • Frequently clean shared spaces, such as in-suite shared bathrooms and in-suite shared common areas.
  • University staff are required to wear face coverings when entering housing units.
  • No off-campus visitors or overnight guests in residence halls or apartments.

Positive Case in Campus Housing

  • Students who test positive for or are directly exposed to COVID-19 will return home; self-isolate in the assigned campus housing unit; or move to isolated space on campus.
  • Roommates of infected students are required to quarantine for 14 days and follow Alamosa Public Health Department guidance and instructions.
  • Rooms contaminated with COVID-19 exposure will be cleaned and sanitized, according to recognized cleaning protocols.
  • Students in isolated rooms will have access to medical care, food service, and other essential services.

Contact tracing performed by Alamosa Public Health Department. Students must return phone calls and answer all questions truthfully or face suspension from Adams State University.

Alamosa Public Health Department will manage all aspects of an outbreak. For definitions of an outbreak visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Housing Check-in Dates

Thursday, August 20 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Students whose residence is within 200 miles of Adams State University.

Thursday, August 20 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Students whose residence is greater than 200 miles from Adams State University.

Friday, August 21 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Residence Hall lobby desks open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. August 20 through August 23.

2-hour campus limit to assist students with move-in and final details.

2-Person limit in residence halls to assist student with move-in/check-in process.

Campus Space and Facility Changes

Campus Bookstore

  • Limited in-person capacity.
  • Masks required.
  • Online ordering options for course materials available.
  • Pick up online orders in-person.

Dining

  • Masks required except when seated and eating.
  • Seating spaced for social distancing.
  • Queue lines configured for social distancing.
  • Card readers swiped by students.
  • No self-serve options.
  • Space cleaned frequently throughout meal shifts.
  • Placards placed on tables indicating whether or not available for seating.
  • May limit number of students in dining spaces at one time.
  • Adhere to directional signage.
  • Grab and go options available.
  • Commuter meal plan options available: 10-20-30 meals.

Nielsen Library

  • Must have an ASU ID or Presence Digital App to enter.
  • Masks required.
  • Social distancing required.
  • Follow directional guidelines throughout building.

Rex Activity Center

  • Must have an ASU ID or Presence Digital App to enter.
  • Masks required.
  • Capacity reduced to provide social distancing space.
  • Time limits imposed to maximize efficiency of use.
  • No towel or mat service.
  • Lockers and showers closed.
  • Cardio and weight machines only.
  • Clean exercise equipment before and after use, with provided cleaning supplies.
  • Staff will clean the center frequently.
  • Staff required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Temperature checks upon entry
  • No fitness classes or exercise rooms.
  • No mat service.
  • Automatic dispensing for personal water bottles only at water fountains.

Climbing Wall

One Stop Student Services employee in front of laptop wearing mask