Help us keep our USI campus safe.
The University is open, and offering a flexible mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online courses. We are monitoring COVID-19 developments daily and following recommendations and guidance from the State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Indiana State Department of Health and local healthcare providers.
We value a culture of care and concern and our faculty and staff are working hard to ensure the safety of our entire community and visitors. We understand that, during this pandemic, things are different, and at times challenging, but as Screagles, we take care of each other.
The University of Southern Indiana currently strongly encourages, but is not mandating, all members of our community, employees and students, be vaccinated against COVID-19. We will continue to monitor and evaluate local, state and federal safety guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mask / Face Covering
Beginning June 9 and until further notice:
Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering indoors or outdoors on campus. However, those who may be uncomfortable in a group environment where some or many may be unvaccinated, are encouraged to continue wearing a face covering.
Those who are not vaccinated should continue wearing face coverings indoors.
Those who are not vaccinated should continue wearing face coverings outdoors when distancing is not possible.
Masks must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status, when riding the METS busses and when visiting the University Health Center.
Physical distancing of 3 feet or more is recommended whenever possible and continued regular hand sanitizing is recommended.
University Health Center
The University Health Center (UHC) provides medical services and health-related information to students, faculty and staff.
The University Health Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The UHC is located in the lower level of the Health Professions Center. Always call ahead, 812-465-1250, especially if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
COVID-19 Testing on Campus
On-campus COVID-19 testing is available for USI students and employees at the University Health Center). Testing is available for USI students and employees by appointment only. (More information)
Call the University Health Center (UHC) at 812-465-1250 to schedule an appointment to be tested for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccinations on Campus
The University Health Center (UHC) is hosting a series of USI Vaccination Clinics in the Health Center to provide the vaccine for USI students and employees.
Appointments can be made by calling the UHC at 812-465-1250.
We all can do our part
Clean & Sanitize
Maintaining good personal hygiene practices like hand washing and cleaning/sanitizing frequently touched surfaces will help the safety of our community.
Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering indoors or outdoors on campus. Those who are not vaccinated should continue wearing face coverings. (read full statement on requirements)
Physical distancing of 3 feet or more is recommended whenever possible around people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Self-Monitor for Symptoms
The USI community should self-monitor and check daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone with symptoms or who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, should fill out a self-reporting form, remain off campus and contact their primary care physician for evaluation.
Statements, Messages and Campus Updates
June 15, 2021: Questions Regarding Return to Campus
April 20, 2021: Important Employee Planning Information
March 29, 2021: On-campus vaccine clinic to open for USI community
February 3, 2021: COVID-19 Information and Reminders
January 21, 2021: Safe Return and Welcome Back