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. 

COVID 19 Booster Shot Requirement

In response to this new variant and rise in cases, all faculty, staff and students will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster by Monday, January 31, 2022.

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

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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.


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Important Information for Students

Deadline for Employees to Upload Vax Cards

The deadline for all employees to upload verification of a booster shot in Workday is Monday, January 31, 2022. Employees that are noncompliant with the University’s policy after the deadline will face progressive discipline that is described in full here

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Spring 2022 Campus Facilities Safety & Management

We are excited to begin the Spring 2022 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 Spring 2022 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

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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 November 29, 2021, there were 260,867,011 reported cases worldwide, and as of November 29, 2021, there were 48,160,971 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.


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Get Tested for COVID-19

How to Get Tested

Coronavirus News Updates