Video Updates

COVID-19 Video Updates

Creighton Looks to Safely Foster Community

Whether it’s a murder mystery dinner in Brandeis, a make-your-own charcuterie board night, an intramural volleyball game or a Wellness Wednesday spin on the Smoothie Bike, Creighton is committed to providing opportunities to connect with friends, classmates, peers and colleagues. Visit Creighton’s COVID-19 website to learn more about scheduling an event.


‘You are Giving People Real Hope’

With the incredible volunteer support of more than 500 faculty, staff and students, Creighton University has been able to help vaccinate almost 8,000 people at its COVID-19 community vaccine clinic in just a few short weeks. Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, said it’s been a sight to see.


‘This is Going to Help Everybody’

Husband and wife Roger and Anne Cognard of Omaha share their experience after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at the first community clinic held at Creighton’s Rasmussen Center on Feb. 6. Creighton will administer second doses of the vaccine to that group this Saturday, along with first doses to those who qualify and have registered for an by appointment with the Douglas County Health Department.


Health Sciences Students Serve at COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Creighton University health sciences students are preparing and administering COVID-19 vaccines at the community vaccination clinic being held at the Rasmussen Center on campus, in collaboration with the Douglas County Health Department. 


No “Immunity Period” After a Positive Test

There is no official 90-day “immunity period” for individuals who test positive for COVID-19, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Angela Maynard with Creighton’s Student Health Education and Compliance explains.


CURA Calling Campaign

During a winter break lengthened in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 1,700 freshmen and sophomores received calls from Creighton University representatives – just to check in and see how they were doing. Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, was even one of the callers.


COVID-19 Update: Free Hand Sanitizer

Kandi McCafferty, PhD, associate professor in the College of Nursing, encourages students, faculty and staff returning for the spring semester to continue to follow COVID-19 safety requirements, and to pick up their free bottle of hand sanitizer at the COVID-19 Test Center. 


Fall 2020 Video Resources

COVID-19 Update: Testing Center Remains Open

Jenni Bragg, a registered nurse, certified contact tracer, and assistant director with the office of Student Health Education and Compliance, explains that Creighton’s COVID-19 Testing Center will remain open daily through the end of the semester, and quarantine and isolation protocols still apply.


COVID-19 Update: Wellness Tips

Jennifer Yee, a faculty member in the Department of Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions, offers students and others a few simple tips to help stay healthy and well during these busy final weeks of the fall semester.


COVID-19 Update: Contact Tracing

Angela Maynard, a registered nurse, certified contact-tracer and associate director with Student Health Education and Compliance, explains Creighton University’s contact tracing procedures.


COVID-19 Update: Focused on Students’ Academic Success

Academic Success within the Creighton EDGE offers Creighton students online individual and group peer tutoring in more than 80 courses, along with in-person and virtual academic coaching. These services are also offered to students in quarantine and isolation to help them stay on track academically.


COVID-19 Update: Creighton Dining Updates

Creighton’s Brandeis and Harper Center dining halls will open for limited seating beginning Monday, Oct. 19, during normal operational hours, with a number of COVID-19 precautions in effect. Creighton Dining also continues to serve students in isolation and quarantine, and the University is restarting its popular food truck and other dining programs.


COVID-19 Update: Continue to Follow Simple Precautions

Wear your face coverings, practice physical distancing and wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Creighton University’s Renuga Vivekanandan, MD, associate professor of medicine and an infectious disease expert, says it’s important to continue to follow these simple steps to reduce the spread of the virus.


COVID-19 Update: Keeping Connected in Quarantine and Isolation

Mary Ann Tietjen, associate director of the Office of Student Retention, discusses how Creighton keeps students placed in isolation and quarantine connected to their academics and other services.


COVID-19 Update: Scheduling Events

Creighton University students, faculty and staff planning in-person gatherings of any size, on or off campus, must complete a “COVID-19 Event Risk Matrix” and submit their event request for review by the Event Review Task Force and final approval by the COVID-19 Strategy and Implementation Team.


COVID-19 Update: Shoo the Flu

Creighton University will offer free flu vaccinations on campus as part of its Shoo the Flu campaign. All students, faculty and staff are required to get a flu vaccination this year before Nov. 1 to comply with Creighton’s COVID-19 Community Standards.


COVID-19 Update: Surveillance Testing

Creighton University is instituting weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing of students, faculty and staff. Surveillance testing is achieved through random sampling. Carrie Hoarty, MD, medical director of Student Health Education and Compliance at Creighton, discusses the process.


COVID-19 Update: Mind, Body, Spirit

For those in quarantine and isolation because of COVID-19, Carrie Hoarty, MD, medical director of Student Health Education and Compliance at Creighton University, offers a friendly reminder to take care of your body, mind and spirit.


COVID-19 Update: Testing Center

A COVID-19 testing center recently opened on Creighton University’s campus, providing free service to Creighton students, faculty and staff.


COVID-19 Update: Isolation vs. Quarantine

Carrie Hoarty, MD, medical director of Student Health Education and Compliance at Creighton University, discusses the difference between isolation and quarantine.