Bison S.A.F.E.: The University's Pandemic Response

Howard University’s pandemic response is built with the goals of Bison S.A.F.E. at heart: Supporting our community; Advocating for high-risk populations; Facilitating ethical, culturally sensitive, and inclusive research; and Educating the public on best practices for safety. 

Everything You Need to Know in One Place

Important Information for Students

Get the Bison Safe App and Complete Your Daily Self-Assessment

An iPhone with the Bison Safe app onscreen.

Bison Safe is the official safety app of Howard University. The app will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to campus safety resources. Furthermore, students, faculty, and staff are required to complete a daily self-assessment using this app before visiting any campus buildings. Find instructions for completing the daily self-assessment here.


Download the Bison Safe App

Common Questions for Faculty and Staff

This resource for faculty and staff contains information regarding meetings, classrooms, facilities, and more.

Common Questions for Faculty and Staff

Fall 2021 Campus Facilities Safety & Management

We are excited to begin the Fall 2021 semester, and we want to ensure our entire campus community is familiar with the steps that we must take to have a safe and successful semester. In addition to all of the precautionary measures the University has already taken, we’ve added more information to our Fall 2021 COVID-19 guidance that you will find helpful. Please see our updated Facilities Safety & Management page for more information on what Howard University is doing to keep classrooms, residence halls, and the rest of campus to protect our community.

Facilities Safety & Management

Campus Protocol

Read the Protocol

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Verification

Please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Verification page for information regarding vaccination requirements, answers to frequently asked questions regarding vaccination, and instructions for faculty and staff to verify vaccination.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Verification Page

University COVID-19 Testing Dashboard

Data Dashboard

There have been significant developments in the ongoing spread of COVID-19:  

The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. As of September 13, 2021, there were 224,511,226 reported cases worldwide, and as of September 12, 2021, there were 40,870,648 reported cases in the United States.  

COVID-19 Data Tracker

The Federal Government has issued guidance discouraging any travel of U.S. citizens abroad. For more information on country by country updates, and the worldwide status, visit the link below.

Travel Advisories

A return-to-work plan for faculty and staff has been released.


Read the Full Plan

Get Tested for COVID-19

How to Get Tested

Coronavirus News Updates