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Covid-19 Information

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

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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 are subject to change.


Total Active Cases for all ASU-Beebe Campuses

ASU-Beebe active cases are currently in isolation. 

Reporting Began August 24, 2020, Reporting as of February 10, 2023: 

Student Housing Cases: 0

Student Off-Campus Cases: 0

Employee Cases: 1

Vendor Cases: 0

ASU-Beebe Total Currently Active: 1

ASU-Beebe Cumulative Total: 746

These figures are based on self-reporting to ASU-Beebe. They also include cases that 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. 

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. People with Covid-19 must adhere to CDC recommendations on testing positive regardless of vaccination status. Please visit the CDC Quarantine and Isolation website to follow all current protocols. Face coverings are optional in all campus spaces and are not required. 

The ASU-Beebe Office of Human Resources can test students, faculty, or staff members exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 or those who believe they may have been in close contact with an infected persons. Covid-19 rapid antigen testing is available during regular operating hours, Monday through Friday. Testing is fast, easy, and confidential. To make an appointment, call 501.882.4469

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 resolve 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 at high risk of severe Covid-19 until at least day 11. 

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

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 identified as probable close contacts of a confirmed Covid-19 individual are no longer required to quarantine or restrict from campus.

The ASU-Beebe contact tracing team will issue isolation letters as needed. Notify your instructors or supervisors that you have been placed in isolation per Arkansas Department of Health and CDC recommendations. Email your instructors or supervisor the isolation letter the ASU-Beebe contact tracing team issued. 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.

Where can I find current information about Covid-19, such as variants, post-Covid conditions, and other health impacts?

Visit for guidance 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 the public health response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Can i get a Covid-19 test on campus?

Yes. ASU-Beebe can test students, faculty, and staff members exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 or those who believe they may have been in close contact with an infected persons. 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 health care provider.

What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?

Quarantine: According to current CDC definitions, quarantine keeps 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 separates people infected with the virus (those who are sick with Covid-19 and those with no symptoms) from those who are not infected. 

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