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COVID-19 Response & Updates

The health and safety of our campus community is of the utmost importance to the University. If you have questions about how the Student Health Services is handling safety for COVID-19, contact or 337-482-1399.

Student Health Service follows the recommendations of the Louisiana Office of Public Health, Department of Health and Hospitals, American College Health Association, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health & Safety for Patients

We have implemented the following procedures for patients:

Face coverings or masks

  • All patients and staff members are required to wear face coverings or masks in areas of patient care, which includes exam rooms and other areas where patients receive treatment.
  • Staff will wear appropriate PPE per CDC guidelines and patient care situations.

Online paperwork

  • To prevent multiple people from touching the same surfaces, we have eliminated the self-check-in kiosk.

Sanitation & cleaning

  • Housekeeping and sanitation happens every morning before the clinic opens, and common-touch areas are sanitized regularly and between patient appointments.
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed at all check-in and check-out areas.
  • Exam rooms have been designated as either “ill” or “well” rooms for patients who are either exhibiting symptoms or not. 
  • Social distancing and hand hygiene signs have been placed around the clinic.
  • Student Health Services is closed from 12-1 p.m. every day to allow for extra cleaning.

Contact tracing

  • Student Health Services is conducting contact tracing to help decrease the spread of COVID-19. We work together with the local Office of Public Health and assist their efforts with contact tracing.

Staff Safety

  • All staff are required to wear masks while they are in the building. They are also required to wear full PPE while interacting with sick patients. 
  • All staff and visitors are screened for COVID-19 symptoms every day, including a temperature screen. Ill staff are not allowed to report to work.
  • Student Health Services is closed from 12-1 p.m. every day to allow for extra cleaning.

Information for International Travelers

Visit our International Arrival Guidance page for more details.

Additional Information

Visit the University's COVID-19 response website for more information about how the University is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the health of all students and employees.