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General Information

All members of the University community have a shared responsibility in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and protecting each other.


Reporting Cases and Contact Tracing
Information on reporting symptoms and how to assist with contact tracing

  1. COVID-19 vaccinations are the best preventative measure to avoid unnecessary illness and absenteeism.
  2. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 unless they are symptomatic. If individuals develop symptoms they should be clinically evaluated for COVID and should isolate until results are received.
  3. Persons who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should contact University Health at (208) 282-2330 or their health care provider and self-report.
  4. It is required that students, faculty and staff continue to report suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the self report form or COVID hotline at (208) 282-2705.
  5. In order to assist contact tracing and intervention, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to voluntarily add their vaccination status to their ISU health record or send this information to the secure email address:
  6. Cooperation with contact tracing and following the advice of the COVID-19 health team is required per ISU policy, including quarantining for the recommended duration. Screening for COVID-19 is also part of this process.


COVID-Related Absences
Information about absences due to COVID-19

  1. Students, faculty, and staff are asked NOT to come to campus when ill. This is true for minor symptoms such as “allergies” or conditions that might otherwise be attributed to environmental conditions like wildfire smoke. If symptoms of COVID-19 are present, individuals should be tested and quarantine until results are back.
  2. Students should be encouraged to notify faculty of illness and expected duration of absenteeism. Comment end Employees should report illness to their supervisor, and supervisors should advise employees to report any COVID-like symptoms to the self-report form.


 Information about vaccinations and where you can get them.


COVID-19 Screening Program
All students, faculty, staff must be screened when returning to campus in January 2021.


Medical and Disability-Related Accommodations
Who is included in this population?


Face Coverings
A quick reference for face covering usage.


University Health Center
Online scheduling is available for telemedicine appointments. Please call to schedule in-clinic appointments or if you have questions. (208) 282-2330



Student Resources


Request Help or Ask a Question
Send a question to the Dean of Students 


Student Success Center
Need help staying on track academically? 



Faculty & Staff Resources


Guidance for Academic Instruction and Events


Operational Levels
Idaho State University's current operating level


Bengal Depot COVID Supplies and Signs Form
Order Covid supplies for you workspace


Face-Covering Managers Toolkit
Printable signs to remind people to wear masks


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
If you are feeling overwhelmed, the Employee Assistance Program can provide free counseling sessions


Determine what kind of travel is allowed based on operational levels


Leave of Absence
This guidance is established to assist employees that may be unable to work  as a result of COVID-19


Health Exception Request Form
Use this form to request approval for in-person activities