COVID-19 and Wellness Resources

A Message from the School Director, Meenakshi Wadhwa

I am deeply grateful for the support and resilience of our community in the School of Earth and Space Exploration as we continue to navigate the evolving circumstances relating to COVID-19 and face the ongoing challenges of our ever-changing world.

Despite these current challenges, we are making every effort to keep everyone safe, healthy, and connected. The School of Earth and Space Exploration has revamped this special webpage to offer resources for your personal health and wellbeing while providing the latest COVID-19 updates. If you have questions or suggestions for additional content, please e-mail us at seseinfo@asu.edu

Whether you are facing daily pressures or major challenges, we are a community where we support each other and help each other to succeed. On behalf of our School’s leadership team, I want to assure each member of our community that we are here to assist you!

Health and Wellness Resources

Discover the ASU Mindfulness Center and ASU Wellness for the body, mind, and soul.

Connect to ASU resources, services and support https://eoss.asu.edu/resources.

For counseling needs, contact ASU Counseling Services available 24/7 at no cost. Call 480-965-6146 or after business hours: 480-921-1006

To speak with a health professional, contact ASU Health Services

For peer-led, peer-based student support, contact Devils 4 Devils Support Circles.  

The Employee Assistance and Employee Wellness team’s focus is to support the health and well-being of the ASU workforce and offers tips on how to stay healthy while working from home.

Visit the Student Emergency Fund website for students who encounter critical financial situations.

Pitchfork Pantry is a campus food pantry that receives, stores, and distributes food to students on ASU's Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses.

ASU Campus Safety  877-Sun-Devl

For emergencies after business hours and on weekends, you can call the Empact's Suicide Prevention ASU-dedicated hotline at 480-921-1006.

Send any requests or questions to Human Resources at sesehr@asu.edu. This allows the HR team to access and respond to your inquiry in a timely manner. 

COVID-19 Virus and Vaccination Updates and Links

View the ASU official source of information about COVID-19 and important information for the ASU community to get the latest information.

Review the Spring 2022 Learning Expectations updated March 14, 2022.

If you have questions, the ASU COVID-19 FAQ's and the ASU COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ's webpages have answers.

View the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

ASU has updated its policy on face coverings, effective as of March 14, 2022. Read the university update to learn more.

Anyone needing an alternative workplace arrangement due to COVID-19 health concerns should visit the Workplace accommodation webpage and fill out the appropriate workplace request form.

The safety of our faculty, staff, and students remains our highest priority. Safe behavior is required by all. If you are in need of basic PPE (face coverings, hand sanitizer, disinfectant cleaner), please contact Marc Biren (marc.biren@asu.edu) from the SESE Facilities and Safety group.

Access to FREE vaccinations and COVID-19 testing

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has partnered with ASU to launch several testing sites providing free saliva diagnostic testing for COVID-19 around the state available to everyone. The tests are by appointment only. No walk-ins. Children under 5 years old cannot receive saliva tests. Search testing locations in Arizona in English or in Spanish.

Videos

Learn about the COVID-19 vaccines and how they work to protect your body. This three-part video series provides some of the basics about how the vaccines work with your body to protect you from the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

  1. Ask A Biologist: COVID-19 VACCINES and your body
  2. Ask A Biologist: COVID-19 vaccines - Who, Why, and Should I?
  3. Ask A Biologist: Vaccine Testing - What You Should Know

Additional video resources

From ASU Knowledge Enterprise, get the latest information and guidance about the three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use, updated Jan. 21, 2022.

COVID-19 Reporting Procedures

The ASU Employee Wellness Exposure Management team provides outreach support to those affected by COVID-19 in our community. Our team offers supervisor consultations, guidance to employees who test positive for COVID-19 and identifies and notifies ASU community members who may have been in close contact with infected individuals.

The Employee Wellness Exposure Management team is available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 480-727-6517 or email EmployeeWellness@exchange.asu.edu.

Please leave your name and phone number only. Do not provide additional details in an email or voice mail. A team member will contact you promptly.

Supervisors: How to respond to an employee with COVID-19

If an employee tests positive, they must immediately contact Employee Wellness Exposure Management to clarify quarantine periods for the individual and identify any close contacts. Supervisors and staff should not evaluate and make independent recommendations. Employees identified as close contacts should not return to work until completing their quarantine period.

Review the COVID-19 supervisor guidelines for additional details about how to address employee concerns and sharing information

Community Conversation Discussion and Archives

The Colloquium team will hold a community conversation via Zoom to provide updates on the COVID-19 situation and answer questions from students, staff, faculty and the school community. These webinars are archived here.

Spring 2022

SESE Community Conversation webinar 3/31/2022 with Evan Scannapieco and Patrick Young

SESE Community Conversation webinar 2/24/2022 with Hilairy Hartnett and Kelin Whipple, presentation slides

SESE Community Conversation webinar 1/27/2022 with guest speaker Efrem Lim and Mini Wadhwa presentation slides.

Fall 2021

SESE Community Conversation webinar 12/2/2021 with Patrick Young presentation slides and Mini Wadhwa presentation slides.

SESE Community Conversation webinar 10/28/2021 Ariel Anbar video and presentation slides and Mini Wadhwa presentation slides.

SESE Community Conversation webinar 9/30/2021 with guest speaker Asheley R. Landrum or view the presentation slides.

Recommended follow-up reading materials:

SESE Community Conversation webinar 8/25/2021 with guest speaker Karen Anderson or view the presentation slides.

Spring 2021

SESE Community Conversation Webinar 3/25/21 with guest speaker Steven Desch or view the presentation slides

SESE Community Conversation Webinar 2/25/2021 with guest speaker Karen Anderson or view the presentation slides.

SESE Community Conversation Webinar 1/28/2021 with guest speaker Joshua LaBaer or view the presentation slides. Your questions answered with Joshua LaBaer and Ariel Anbar. 

2020

SESE Community Conversation Webinar 11/19/20 or view the presentation slides 20201119 sese community conversation covid-19

SESE Community Conversation Webinar 10/29/20 or view the presentation slides 20201029_sese_community_conversation_covid-19

SESE Community Conversation Webinar 9/24/2020 or view the presentation slides 20200924_sese_community_conversation_covid-19

SESE Community Conversation Webinar 8/5/2020 or view the presentation slides  202000805_sese_community_conversation_covid-19.pdf

SESE Community Conversation Webinar 7/1/2020 or view the presentation slides 20200701 sese_community_conversation_covid-19.pdf

SESE Community Conversaton Webinar 6/3/2020 or view the presentation slides 20200603 sese_community_conversation_covid-19.pdf

SESE Community Conversation Webinar 4/1/2020 or view the presentation slides 20200401_sese_community_conversation_covid-19.pdf

SESE Community Conversation Webinar 3/18/2020 or view the presentation slides 20200318_sese_community_conversation_covid-19.pdf

Return to campus Spring 2022

ASU has updated its policy on face coverings, effective as of March 14, 2022. Read the university update to learn more.

Anyone needing an alternative workplace arrangement due to COVID-19 health concerns should visit the Workplace accommodation webpage and fill out the appropriate workplace request form.

The safety of our faculty, staff, and students remains our highest priority. Safe behavior is required by all. If you are in need of basic PPE (face coverings, hand sanitizer, disinfectant cleaner), please contact Marc Biren (marc.biren@asu.edu) from the SESE Facilities and Safety group.

Take the 2021 Community of Care training

Even if you took the 2020 training, all ASU employees are required to take the 2021 Community of Care training. Learn how to help keep yourself and others safe while on campus. Read more

Laboratory and Research Facilities

Review the Biosafety Program webpage for laboratories including checklists, guidelines, resources and guidance.

We provide PPE to all school personnel approved to work on campus as part of the Research Intensification Plan, in the form of 2 cloth face masks per individual, as well as a supply of disinfectant cleaner and hand sanitizer per laboratory. Once approved for working on campus, please contact Marc Biren (marc.biren@asu.edu) to arrange pickup of your PPE. As research laboratories ramp up, PIs will be responsible for purchasing any additional PPE required inside the laboratory, such as gloves, disposable face masks, etc. Please contact SESEBO@asu.edu for pricing and for assistance with ordering (or do it yourself through Workday if you are able).

Donate to the School of Earth and Space Exploration Student Emergency Assistance Fund

The School of Earth and Space Exploration has long been committed to supporting its students and community. In this time of unprecedented crisis, our School is dedicated to making every effort to keep everyone safe, healthy, and connected. When you give to our student emergency fund, you enable us to provide meaningful and immediate support to our students.