- SMU is no longer requiring masks in most spaces on campus.
- During the fall, faculty will have the discretion to require masks in their instructional spaces (classrooms, labs, etc.) as well as during research activities.
- Please submit this online form two weeks prior to the first day of class to indicate whether you will require masks in your classroom.
- The online form generates a list of faculty who need masks. Each School/College has a designated contact person who will tell you how to obtain masks the week prior to classes.
- We also strongly encourage you, during the week prior to classes, to send an email to your class roster(s) that confirms classroom masking requirements.
- You can choose to change your masking policy as the semester unfolds by simply revisiting the same online form.
- Please note that masks must still be worn inside the health center and when using public transportation (DART) in accordance with local and federal rules.
- SMU is transitioning towards a traditional fully in-person fall semester.
- Unlike the 2020-21 academic year, there will be no Red/Blue days.
- Check here for the full timeline of expected modifications during the summer transition to a regular fall semester.
- The COVID-19 vaccine is available at SMU’s Dr. Bob Smith Health Center for University employees, as well as their spouses and dependents at no cost to you.
- The vaccine will continue to be offered on campus to the SMU community and new employees throughout the fall.
- To schedule your vaccination, or to learn more about the University's COVID-19 vaccine campaign, click here.
- Off-Campus - Through Virtual Care Families
- On-Campus - Through the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center
- SMU employees may also use the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center during the summer months for COVID-19 testing.
- An appointment is required and can be scheduled by calling the health center at 214-768-2141.
Maintaining Academic Continuity During Isolation and Quarantine
- Isolation is for those who have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals remain at home for at least 10 days and until they are no longer symptomatic.
- Quarantine, which spans 10 days, is for individuals who have come into close contact with a known positive case. An individual is not considered a close contact if they've been fully vaccinated.
- Faculty who test positive should complete the SMU Health Reporting Form, isolate at home, and work with their chair and students with a clear plan to ensure academic continuity.
- If a dependent tests positive, faculty should contact their department chair and dean per the guidelines laid out by each department for additional instructions.
- When a student tests positive and is in University isolation, the student receives an email from the Office of Student Academic Engagement and Success as part of the contact tracing process.
- University buildings will continue to use MERV-13 filters, the highest allowed by the air handling system, throughout the summer months and into the 2021-22 academic year.