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Important News and Updates

This is your one-stop location for all news and updates happening on the Ottawa University campus in Ottawa, Kansas. We will be making changes and modifications as needed to this page, so we encourage you to check back often. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to complete the form in the section below.

Updated: August 10, 2021

Quick Reference Guide

Updated: August 2, 2021

The Ottawa University sports medicine team is currently gathering vaccine information through our ATS health tracking system. All students are required to report vaccine status.

Vaccination Declaration Process

Login to your ATS profile at ottawa2.atsusers.com

LOGGING IN

  1. Click on the “Athlete Information Logo” on the home page
  2. Select the “Screen/Tests” tab
  3. Select the blue box that says “Add New Vaccination”

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION

If you ARE vaccinated:

Enter the following information from your vaccine card:

  • Vaccine Type
  • Manufacturer
  • Received at Location (City & State)
  • 1st and 2nd Shot Dates (if 2 shot vaccine)
  • Status

Please upload a picture of the FRONT of your vaccination card at the bottom. IMPORTANT: Don’t Forget to Hit SAVE!!

If you are NOT planning on getting vaccinated:

Enter the following information:

  • Vaccine Type (Put “No Vaccination”)
  • Status (“Refused”)

IMPORTANT: Don’t Forget to Hit SAVE!!

If you are NOT vaccinated, but want to be:

Enter the following information:

  • Vaccine Type (Put “No Vaccination”)
  • Status (“Want to be Vaccinated”)

IMPORTANT: Don’t Forget to Hit SAVE!!

Updated: July 30, 2021

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Campus Building Details

Updated: July 30, 2021

  • Face masks will be REQUIRED on campus, except in personal living spaces (rooms only)

 

Update: August 3, 2021

The Ottawa University sports medicine team is currently gathering vaccine information through our ATS health tracking system (see upload instructions on the next page). All student-athletes are required to report their vaccine status by their scheduled check-in date so that we can track the vaccination rate of our entire athletic department, as well as each of our teams.

MASKING

Consistent with the campus masking policy announced by University President/CEO Bill Tsutsui on Friday, July 30, ALL Ottawa University student-athletes will be required to mask when indoors and when not actively engaging in activity. All students will be required to mask when in the locker rooms, Braves Athletic Performance Center, while traveling in buses and vans, in the athletic training room, attending team meetings/film sessions, team study halls and when walking through all indoor athletic facilities including the Hull Center for Athletics. At times when student-athletes are not actively engaged in activity and are sitting out of active participation, student-athletes are required to be masking at this time.

COVID-19 SURVEILLANCE TESTING

All student-athletes will be subject to random, routine Covid-19 surveillance testing. This may include entire teams or partial team rosters as selected. This testing is done at no cost to the student-athletes.

ATHLETES WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Student athletes who are experiencing symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 (i.e. sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, congestion, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills or fever, fatigue with muscle or body aches and/or headache), please self-isolate and call the health office at 785-248-2330 to seek health guidance and next steps.   

QUARANTINES AND WEEKLY TEAM STATUS DETERMINATION

As positive Covid-19 cases are confirmed through symptomatic testing and surveillance testing, student-athletes and teams will be subject to individual quarantines based on contact tracing, restricted team activity, team quarantines and team shutdowns upon assessment of Covid-19 activity and risk within the team. In the unfortunate event that team shutdowns and quarantines impact the roster or a specific position group, reschedules and/or forfeits of games may be the result.

SPECTATORS

We do expect to open the 2021 fall seasons allowing both home and visiting spectators to attend our indoor and outdoor sporting events on campus. Stay tuned as we will release more specific information including safety protocols for our fans as we get closer to our fall season openers. 

Please note that we will continue to monitor and re-evaluate our Covid-19 mitigation procedures throughout the academic year and communicate any changes as they are determined for the safety of our student-athletes and extended community. Please know that we will also continue to work closely with our health partners including AdventHealth, Ottawa Family Physicians and the Franklin County Health Department, and make changes to our policies as required or deemed necessary.

 

The Ottawa University sports medicine team is currently gathering vaccine information through our ATS health tracking system. All students are required to report vaccine status.

Vaccination Declaration Process

Login to your ATS profile at ottawa2.atsusers.com

LOGGING IN

  1. Click on the “Athlete Information Logo” on the home page
  2. Select the “Screen/Tests” tab
  3. Select the blue box that says “Add New Vaccination”

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION

If you ARE vaccinated:

Enter the following information from your vaccine card:

  • Vaccine Type
  • Manufacturer
  • Received at Location (City & State)
  • 1st and 2nd Shot Dates (if 2 shot vaccine)
  • Status

Please upload a picture of the FRONT of your vaccination card at the bottom. IMPORTANT: Don’t Forget to Hit SAVE!!

If you are NOT planning on getting vaccinated:

Enter the following information:

  • Vaccine Type (Put “No Vaccination”)
  • Status (“Refused”)

IMPORTANT: Don’t Forget to Hit SAVE!!

If you are NOT vaccinated, but want to be:

Enter the following information:

  • Vaccine Type (Put “No Vaccination”)
  • Status (“Want to be Vaccinated”)

IMPORTANT: Don’t Forget to Hit SAVE!!

Updated: July 30, 2021

  • Face masks will be REQUIRED on campus, except in personal living spaces (rooms only)

 

Updated: July 30, 2021

  • Face masks will be REQUIRED on campus, except in personal living spaces (rooms only).

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