We are in the midst of germ season - bugs including Covid, flu, RSV, cold, strep, mpox, etc., are ravaging our community. As a friendly reminder, the current Covid-19 protocols for campus should be followed.  


In addition, if you are not feeling well, please stay away from campus, and work with your supervisor. If running a fever, employees are allowed to return to campus after the fever has been broken for more than 24 hours without medication. 


For further questions on these issues: 

  1. Staff should reach out to the Human Resource department (
  2. Faculty may reach out to the Human Resource department or the Provost office.
  3. Students may reach out with questions to:



Fall 2022 Back to Campus Plan

Fall 2022 Back to Campus Plan

Dear Campus Community,


Please see the Fall 2022 Back to Campus Plan. There are a few noteworthy changes and reminders, including:


  • The isolation period is 5 days from the first day the symptoms appeared or 5 days from a positive test (whichever is earlier).
  • After leaving isolation, individuals should wear a face mask around others while indoors through day 10 after testing positive or after symptoms started.
  • New guidance from the CDC recommends close contacts wear a face mask around others instead of going into quarantine unless the individual is experiencing illness.
  • Unlike the past two years, there will not be a COVID-19 testing location on campus. Individuals may use at-home rapid tests if they want or need to test for COVID-19. Individuals may order free COVID-19 tests from the government at this link: Individuals may also get tested, or purchase at-home tests, at most pharmacies.


We ask that you adhere to these updated protocols, as well as those around wearing masks appropriately and where required, cleanliness, and social distancing as much as possible. We realize that everyone is experiencing a level of pandemic fatigue; however, we must be vigilant in following and enforcing all protocols to increase the likelihood of a safe and healthy campus community.


Thank you for your continued compliance and support in making our campus a more comfortable and safe shared space. 


Yours ‘neath the elms,

President Wright  


Eureka College Administration

Upload Tests/Vaccines to SONIS

COVID Vaccinations/Boosters and Tests can be uploaded to SONIS by logging into your SONIS account and following the instructions below.  Contact the Office of Student Life ( with any questions about these documents.


  1. Log into your Eureka College SONIS Account via this link ( using the username and password provided to you.


  1. On the left-hand side, choose the “Biographic” page.


  1. Next to your name, you’ll see a paperclip or number. Click that and follow the instructions to upload your records to your account. Use the following DMS categories to upload your documents:
    • COVID TESTS: Choose the “COVID” DMS category
    • COVID VACCINES/BOOSTERS: Choose the “Immunization” DMS category
    • State Mandated Immunizations: Choose the “Immunization” DMS category
    • Athletic Forms (Athletes only): Choose the “Athletic Forms” DMS category
  2. When uploading a document, ensure you title the upload with your Student ID and the name of the document. For example: TE1234567_Immunizations, or TE1234567_COVIDTest.
Student Reporting COVID Concerns



EC's response to the pandemic prioritizes the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and the Eureka community. In order to better serve our campus community Eureka College has created an anonymous reporting structure for students to report COVID-related concerns.


Below you will find a link that can be used to report any Coronavirus concern anonymously. 

Click here to report.

Faculty and Staff / Reporting COVID Concerns

All Eureka College employees returning to work on campus are expected to adhere to the college's and public health policies and guidelines. EC's response to the pandemic prioritizes the safety of our students, faculty and staff,  and the Eureka community. In order to better serve our campus community Eureka College has created an anonymous reporting structure for faculty and staff to report COVID-related concerns.


To report a COVID-related issue please complete the COVID Concern Form. 


Preventing Illness

The best way to prevent infection is to get vaccinated for COVID-19. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:


  • Get a flu shot! Woodford County Health Department offers flu shots daily. Appointments are necessary. Don’t delay in taking this important step.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Practice good cough and sneeze hygiene. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.


What to do if you have symptoms...

Common human coronavirus usually causes mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. Symptoms may include fever, cough and shortness of breath.



The virus most commonly spreads from an infected person to others through the air by coughing or sneezing, or by touching an object or person with the virus (ie, touching a door knob or shaking hands), then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing the hands.


Recommendations from the CDC and the U.S. Department of State change frequently. You are encouraged to monitor the CDC and U.S. Department of State websites.


The CDC has issued information regarding symptoms, prevention and treatment, as well as a number of other frequently asked questions and answers.


Eureka College received funding through the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. The College signed and returned the required Department of Education certification and agreement under Section 18004(a)(1). Eureka College had to distribute 50% of the total funds received under the CARES Act, or $312,455, to students in the form of emergency financial aid cash grants. The College distributed 100% of those funds to students in early May 2020 


In order to be eligible for cash grants, an individual must be eligible to participate in Title IV programs of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The College had an estimated 462 students eligible, of which 276 residential students received emergency cash grants. Eligible residential students who were displaced from campus due to the virus pandemic received an equally disbursed cash grant of $1,158.32. Eligible residential students who remained on campus received a $500 cash grant.


Students received a communication informing them that the cash grants were a result of support received from the U.S. Department of Education.  The communication noted that the cash grants were distributed to assist students in offsetting unexpected expenses as a result of the COVID-19 disruption, including being unable to return to campus and having to pay for unexpected expenses like food and housing.