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ASUMH and Covid-19

COVID-19 UPDATE - January 10, 2022 - Guidelines for Spring 2022 

COVID Quarantine Guidelines - January 2022

COVID Isolation Guidelines - January 2022

Previously Posted:  

COVID-19 Boosters are now available.  There is an article on today that lists eligibility requirements.

BRMC will hold a COVID vaccine booster event on Tuesday, November 9th, 8am-4pm, at the Baxter County Fairgrounds Education Building.  They will administer the Pfizer vaccine.  Go to to register. 

The Baxter County Health Unit is administering COVID boosters and have both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.  They accept patients on a "walk in" basis, Monday-Friday 8a-11a and 1p-4p. No appointment is necessary.

Additionally, there are many other clinics and pharmacies in the area that have the vaccine to administer.  These are listed at

For any of these clinics be sure to take your COVID vaccination card, insurance card and ID.  If you do not have insurance you may still receive the vaccine.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Julia Gist

Julia Henderson Gist PhD, RN, CNE
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Arkansas State University Mountain Home
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR  72653

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Preserving the health and safety of students, employees, and our community while sustaining the high-quality and accessibility of our academic programs and services are our top priorities. 

ASUMH will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State of Arkansas officials including the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. CDC guidelines for Institutes of Higher Education 

While we cannot eliminate all risk of exposure and infection on campus, the plan will attempt to manage and mitigate those risks 

Important information will be communicated through the ASUMH website COVID-19 page,, mobile app, text messages, emails, campus video messaging boards, social media, and Blackboard. Educational and informational signs will be posted on campus. 

Questions or concerns from students, parents, employees, or the public may be sent to: Dr. Julia Gist at or through the COVID-19 Requests, Concerns, and Assistance Form.


COVID-19 Vaccinations

1. No requirement.  ASUMH does not currently require the COVID-19 vaccine.

2. Strongly recommended. ASUMH strongly recommends that students, faculty, and staff receive a vaccination to immunize themselves against COVID-19 and protect others.

3. Vaccinated students have a better chance for an uninterrupted semester. In keeping with CDC guidance, if you are fully vaccinated, you are less likely to get sick and need to isolate for 10-14 days; you will not be deemed “close contacts” and have to quarantine for 7-10 days, and you will not need to test for COVID-19 unless you show symptoms.


1. Required. 

2. Mask policy:  Face masks or face shields are required for all persons while they interact within any facility operated by ASUMH.  Exceptions to this requirement will include the allowance to remove the face covering while in an office or workspace alone or at the discretion of the instructor, when removing the mask will facilitate instruction and adequate social distancing spacing allows.  This requirement for face masks will begin on Monday, August 16, 2021.  The caseload and hospitalizations in the area will be reviewed at least every thirty days and a determination of the repeal or continuation of this requirement will be made at that time.

Physical Distancing

1. Three-feet distancing in classrooms. ASUMH has adopted CDC guidance for K-12 schools and established a minimum of three-feet distancing in all classrooms, meeting rooms, and conference rooms. 

2. General Policy. We trust our campus community to manage their physical distancing in areas not listed and outside.

Personal Responsibility

1. Hygiene practices.  
  • The CDC recommends frequent hand washing and respiratory etiquette.

2. Personal Health
  • Stay home when sick and see your personal health provider.  Notify your faculty or supervisor if absent.
  • Isolate or Quarantine if you test positive for COVID-19 or are a considered a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person.
  • Complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form at
  • General Policy.  We are all part of a larger community and we encourage you to remember that fact when making decisions that could impact the health and safety of others.

Classroom Plan

1. Technology.  All classrooms are equipped with the technology to deliver lectures through zoom.

2. Student Responsibility.  If a student is required to miss lecture/lab because of illness, isolation, or quarantine they should notify their instructor of their absence and develop a plan to remain current in the course.

This plan will be updated as appropriate for guidance and/or regulatory issues from federal, state, or local health officials. Questions about this plan may be directed in writing to

At the June 3, 2021, ASU System Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved a resolution to rescind effective immediately the requirement for face coverings to be worn on ASU System campuses. Trustees adopted the policy on Aug. 12, 2020, as a measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Act 1002 of 2021 requires all state and local requirements for mask coverings to end on June 28.

We do request that you continue to report a positive Covid test, exposure, or symptoms.

On Tuesday, November 3, Governor Hutchinson announced Winter Strategies for Preventing COVID-19. The main strategies are:
1. Wearing a mask

2. Social distancing

3. Testing if you have symptoms

4. Contact Tracing - answer the phone
877-272-6819, 833-283-2019, 501-686-5875 and 501-214-2410

5. Compliance Checks in bars, food establishments, and other facilities.

6. Get a flu shot
Click here to read the full guidance release:

Arkansas State University Mountain Home continues to work closely with public health officials at all levels to support the health and safety of our campus community. The university’s COVID-19 Task Force aligns its prevention and preparation efforts with guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arkansas Department of Health.

For Covid-related questions or concerns, 

contact Dr. Julia Gist. 

Julia Henderson Gist PhD, RN, CNE

Dean, School of Health Sciences
Arkansas State University Mountain Home
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR  72653


Please call 870-508-6100 or email your advisor or one of the contacts below for more information. 


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For Covid-related questions or concerns, 

contact Dr. Julia Gist. 

Julia Henderson Gist PhD, RN, CNE

Dean, School of Health Sciences
Arkansas State University Mountain Home
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR  72653


Please call 870-508-6100 or email your advisor or one of the contacts below for more information. 


Financial Aid:

Career Pathways:




Mandatory Password Reset for All ASUMH Users

Passwords were reset for all ASUMH users at 7:25 pm, April 21, 2022. If you reset your password before this time, please reset it again, and then you should be able to access your email and portal information.

If you are unable to login on an ASUMH-issued laptop, use your phone or another computer and go to to reset your password.

If you do not know your ASUMH ID, please call 870-508-6101 to verify that.

If you have any questions, please contact ASUMH IT at or call 870-508-6223. Please leave a voicemail, as they are likely helping other students and faculty.  A voicemail will immediately notify the staff that you have issues you are unable to resolve.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Still have questions?

A password reset server is available for you to change your password 24/7. Please use the following link to reset your password:
If you are logged onto a campus computer, you can use CTRL-ALT-delete and then "Change a Password" to set a new password. If you still have trouble with the login, please call the ASU System Help Desk at (870) 701-0523.

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Step Up, Reach Back Intern Application

An important part of the Leadership Intern program is service to others. Reaching back after you have been through the program and helping a new member of the program is encouraged. Consider the list of ideas below and mark at least two things you would be willing to do.

Statement of Commitment
By signing this form, I agree to the following:
  1. I will enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  2. I will maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  3. I will attend orientation, retreat, by-monthly meetings with my mentor(s), and any other required activities on the attached required activities list.
  4. I will participate in planning and executing a leadership event.
  5. I will provide feedback to the mentors.
I confirm that all information on my application is accurate and I give the Women’s Leadership Center permission to verify any information included in this application. My signature below represents an awareness of my commitment and responsibilities to my mentor(s) and the Leadership Intern program.

Funeral Science Program Application

BIOL 1013 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology for Non-Healthcare Majors
  BIOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
  BIOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
CIS 1053 Computer Essentials
COMM 1203 Oral Communication
ENG 1003 Composition I
ORT 1001 First Year Experience for Funeral Science
Admission acceptance status made at application due date is contingent on final grades.
Important Disclosures about the Program and the Funeral Service Industry
I understand the program has a specific course rotation that I am required to follow each semester.
I understand that all Funeral Science Education curriculum course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
I understand that I must maintain a 2.5 GPA and will only be allowed to retake courses from which I withdrew or failed in the first semester upon admission to the program.
I understand that I am responsible for any costs associated with the program including field trips and Training Camp.
I understand that it is my responsibility to know the licensing requirements for any state in which I intend to practice.
I understand that students who have previously been convicted of a crime may be restricted from certain clinical facilities and may be ineligible for some state licenses.
I understand that students who have a physical disability should contact the state in which he/she plans to seek licensure to determine if the disability will affect licensure.
I understand that a current driver’s license is required prior to enrolling in a clinical or practicum course.
I have read and understand the program dismissal policies contained within the Funeral Science Student Handbook.

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