COVID-19 – USJ Reopen Plans

The University of Saint Joseph is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing to reopen based on state guidelines.

When you are on campus, you are required to take the daily USJ Health Assessment and comply with the USJ Fall 2020 Face-Covering/Mask Policy

Update as of August 3, 2020:
The August 3, 2020 message from President Free and the Officers of the Student Government Association.

All information below was last updated on August 3, 2020. USJ will be updating this information as the situation with COVID-19 changes.


Campus Life

Health & Safety

USJ U.S. CARES Relief Fund Report

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is required to provide regular reporting to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on the use of funds authorized by the CARES Act. Funds received by USJ under the CARES Act were authorized by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020.  The information in the linked report is intended to meet the reporting requirements of the CARES Act.

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About COVID-19

COVID-19 has similar symptoms to the flu and can range from mild to severe. Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Read more about the difference in the transmission of and severity between the seasonal flu and COVID-19 here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure.

You can find information about local test centers near campus, here.

Limit Your Risk of Exposure

Connecticut has prepared tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19, feel free to share this poster with tips.

The CDC recommends the following steps to help limit the risk of exposure:

  • Wear a mask when you are in a shared space.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Singing happy birthday is a good way to time it out. If soap and water isn’t available use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. Make sure you throw away any tissues once they have been used.
  • Clean and disinfect including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.


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