STA is closely monitoring all absences for communicable illness concerns.

Any updates regarding your son/daughter's absence is greatly appreciated.

Per the CDC's guidelines, STA continues to ask anyone experiencing cold, flu, or COVID-like symptoms to test for COVID-19. 

If testing is challenging, our Medical Team can provide a rapid parking lot test on campus or a take-home QuickVue test kit for your convenience.

Think you have a cold or the flu?

Please stay home and contact your doctor, or,  rule out COVID by testing right away.  

Common symptoms associated with COVID

Fever or chills


Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


Muscle or body aches


New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting


Testing: If personal testing arrangements prove difficult or delayed, STA's Health Office may be able to accommodate a drive-up testing option on campus for students. Appointments may be scheduled as resources and supplies are available.  Please reach out to to inquire about testing. 

Isolation and Quarantine Recommendations for the General Public

Free At Home Tests

STA accepts PCR, Rapid, and EUA/FDA-approved Home Testing results when individuals are testing due to illness. 

If PCR testing is obtained, students should not be reporting to campus until those test results are available.  

Even when COVID is ruled out, individuals should feel as though their symptoms have generally improved and their body temperature should be normal for 24 hours without the use of fever medication before returning to campus. 

Please keep the Health Office updated, and forward any testing results to

Thank you for helping us to maintain a safe and healthy campus!