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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Information


ASU-Beebe is committed to protecting the health and safety of the Vanguard community while continuing to remain focused on our mission to "Transform Lives Through Quality Learning Experiences". This page is intended to provide important resources and information, as well as answer any questions that the Vanguard community may have regarding COVID-19. 

Click here to complete the ASU-Beebe COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

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COVID-19 Dashboard Report

Arkansas State University-Beebe is committed to its role as a leader in our communities. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve. This dashboard provides updates regarding positive cases on campus and the College's effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All information and data is subject to change. 

Total Active Cases for all ASU-Beebe campuses
ASU-Beebe active cases currently in isolation
Reporting Began August 24, 2020
As of Friday, February 10, 2023
0 0 1 0 1 746

About the Report

These figures are based on self-reporting to ASU-Beebe. They also include cases which may have been initially reported and confirmed through the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) or UAMS, and forwarded to ASU-Beebe. Cases reported through the ASU-Beebe COVID-19 Self-Reporting form are included in these totals. 

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Information and Updates for Students & Employees

Classroom Protocols Employee Protocols  

What to do if you are sick

If you have developed signs of ANY infectious illness, including symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and contact your health care provider for testing and care. 

Information on what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 can be found in the Testing and Tracing section. 

What to do when returning from Isolation

People with COVID-19 must adhere to CDC recommendations on testing positive regardless of vaccination status. Please visit the CDC Quarantine and Isolation website on calculating isolation and taking precautions until day 10.  

Face Coverings

Face coverings are optional in all campus spaces and are not required. 

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The ASU-Beebe Office of Human Resources has the capability to test students, faculty, or staff members who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or those who believe they may have been in close contact with an infected person(s). 

COVID-19 rapid antigen testing is available during normal operating hours Monday through Friday. Testing is fast, easy, and confidential. To make an appointment, call (501) 882-4469. 

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, please complete the ASU-Beebe COVID-19  Self-Reporting Form and a member of the ASU-Beebe staff will advise you of your next steps. 

Isolate yourself immediately, and do not return to campus until you have met the following CDC recommendations. 

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
    • Stay home for 5 days. 
    • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you may return to campus. 
    • It is recommended that you continue to wear a high-quality mask around others through day 10 unless you test negative on two rapid tests administered 48 hours apart. Avoid being around people who are at high risk of severe Covid-19 until at least day11. 

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.  

What to do if you have been designated as a close contact or have been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19

As knowledge and resources have evolved during the pandemic, our response to COVID-19 has been modified to balance the educational and physical well-being of students at ASU-Beebe. Quarantine for students who are identified as probable close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 individual, are no longer required to quarantine or restrict from campus.

Quarantine and Isolation Letters

The ASU-Beebe contact tracing team will issue isolation letters as needed. Notify your instructors or supervisors that you have been placed in isolation in accordance with Arkansas Department of Health and CDC recommendations. Email your instructors or supervisor the isolation letter issued by the ASU-Beebe contact tracing team, sending an additional email is not necessary. 

ASU-Beebe no longer places students, faculty, or staff members in quarantine based on exposure or symptoms of COVID-19. Please review the above guidance on how to proceed. 


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Where can I find current public health information about COVID-19, such as current variants, vaccines, Post-COVID conditions, and other health impacts?

Visit COVID.gov to find COVID-19 guidance for your community and resources about masks, treatments, vaccines, and testing. 

You can also visit the CDC COVID-19 Science Agenda website for additional information about health equity, vaccines, current variants, prevention strategies, and other information regarding the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can I get a COVID-19 test on campus?

Yes. ASU-Beebe has the capability to test students, faculty, and staff members who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or those who believe they may have been in close contact with an infected person(s). The college has rapid antigen testing available on the Beebe, Searcy, and Heber Springs campuses. The onsite test takes about 10 minutes to yield results. Testing is fast, easy, and confidential. To make an appointment, call (501) 882-4469. If you have medical questions, please contact your healthcare provider.

What is the difference between "isolation" and "quarantine"?

Quarantine: According to current CDC definitions,  quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. The practice of quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.

Isolation: According to current CDC definitions,  isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. 


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ASU-Beebe Update 45 - Mask Mandate Rescinded Protocol

ASU-Beebe Update 44 - Vanguard Community Protocols

ASU-Beebe Update 43 - Vanguard Community Protocols

ASU-Beebe Update 42 - Covid19 and Vaccination Status

ASU-Beebe Update 41 - Vaccination Clinic Reminders 

ASU-Beebe Update 40 - Facemask Requirement and Protocol on All Campuses

ASU-Beebe Update 39 - Vaccination Clinics for Employees and families, and ASUB Students

ASU-Beebe Update 38 - ASUB Extends Limitations on Meeting Space Use through Sept. 1, 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 37 - ASUB Academic Program and Learning Space Protocols for Summer - Fall 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 36 - Coronavirus Protocols for Employees - June 10, 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 35 - Vanguard Community Encouraged to Get Vaccine Now That Access is Open to all Adults

ASU-Beebe Update 34 - HEERF-2 Student Grant Awards Distribution Set for Week of April 5th

ASU-Beebe Update 33 - COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Available On-campus through May 6, 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 32 - Continued Requirement for Wearing Face Covering on ASU-Beebe Campuses

ASU-Beebe Update 31 - Student Vaccination Clinic for Group 1-C Eligible

ASU-Beebe Update 30 - Update Status on Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grants - Round 2

ASU-Beebe Update 29 - ASUB Extends Meeting Space Restrictions to June 1, 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 28 - Classroom Protocols for Spring 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 27 - ASU-Beebe Moving to Remote Learning after Nov. 20;  All Campuses to Remain Open for Services

ASU-Beebe Update 26 - Vanguard Community Encouraged to Continue Following COVID Protocols Off-Campus

ASU-Beebe Update 25 - ASUB Extends Meeting Space Restrictions to February 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 24 - ADH Reporting for Education Institutions

ASU-Beebe Update 23 - Protocol Reminder for Fall 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 22 - Classroom Protocols for Fall 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 21 - Changes to Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

ASU-Beebe Update 20 - Protocol Regarding Venues, Gatherings, & Facility Use on ASU-Beebe Campuses

ASU-Beebe Update 19 - ASU-Beebe Return to Fall Classes, Open Registration Dates, Campus Tours Resume July 1

ASU-Beebe Update 18 - Faculty Update on Fall 2020 Class Instructional Planning

--Faculty Canvas Course Checklist for Fall 2020 Class Preparation

ASU-Beebe Update 17 - Summer Term II - All Classes Transitioning to Online or Internet Assisted

ASU-Beebe Update 16 - Fall 2020 Semester to Return to In-Person Classes on Campus

ASU-Beebe Update 15 - CARES Act - Funding for Emergency Financial Aid Grants

ASU-Beebe Update 14 - Summer Semester Class Changes - April 14th

ASU-Beebe Update 13 - Guidance for Final Exams for Spring 2020 terms - April 7th

ASU-Beebe Update 12 - AMI for Remainder of Spring 2020 Semester - April 5th

ASU-Beebe Update 11 - Clery Notification of COVID-19 Case - April 4th

ASU-Beebe Update 10 - Alternative Methods of Instruction Extended to April 17th

ASU-Beebe Update 9 - Spring Break Update- All Services Moving Remotely Thru March 27

ASU-Beebe Update 8 - All Non-Essential Employees Work Remotely - March 19,2020

ASU-Beebe Update 7 - Heber Campus Only - March 16, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 6 - Meeting Space Cancellation - March 15, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 5 - Detail on Campus Status, Spring Break and Learning Support - March 15, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 4 - All ASU-Beebe Campuses Moving to AMI/Remote Instruction - March 15, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 3 - Establishment of Coronavirus Information Resources - March 13, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 2 - Vanguard Health Professions - Clinical Rotations Suspended - March 12, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 1 - Vanguard Travel Information Update - March 12, 2020

ASU-Beebe: Message Regarding Precautions for Coronavirus - March 2, 2020


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