COVID-19 Campus Protocols

COVID-19 Campus Protocols
Updated: 8/31/2021

As COVID-19 cases rise due to the Delta variant, it is more important than ever to follow strict protocols to ensure the health and safety of the campus community. If you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, please do not come to campus and seek medical care. If you are exposed to the virus or test positive, please follow the protocols below and contact [email protected].

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

COVID-19 Campus Exposure Procedure

Possible Exposure - Close Contact

 
 
 1.

If you have:

  • Been within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

   OR

  • Been less than 6 feet from an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 (laboratory confirmed) but has not had any symptoms

You should:

  • Immediately report this possible exposure to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee).
  • Isolate yourself from all other people, including those in your household.
  • Contact your healthcare provider or county health department for evaluation and testing.
  • Stay away from campus for 14 days from the date of exposure. After 14 days you may return to campus as long as you do not have any symptoms or a positive test result.

Positive Test but No Symptoms

 

 
 
 2.

If you have:

  • Been tested for
    COVID-19 and received a positive diagnosis but are currently not experiencing symptoms

You should:

  • Immediately report this diagnosis to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee).
  • Isolate yourself from all other people, including those in your household.
  • Follow your healthcare provider’s directions for follow-up testing + CDC guidelines for monitoring your symptoms. Monitoring includes watching for symptoms and checking your temperature every 12 hours.
  • Stay away from campus for 10 days following your diagnosis and healthcare provider's directions for follow-up testing. After 10 days you may return to campus as long as you do not have any symptoms.

Quarantine Exception: People who are fully vaccinated will not be quarantined as long as they are asymptomatic.

Positive Test with Symptoms

 

  
 
 3.

If you have:

  • Been tested for
    COVID-19 and received a positive diagnosis and are currently experiencing symptoms

You should:

  • Immediately report this diagnosis to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee).
  • Isolate yourself from all other people, including those in your household.
  • Follow your healthcare provider’s directions for treatment of your symptoms.
  • Stay away from campus until:
    • you have gone 3 days with no fever without using fever-reducing medication during that time,
    • your respiratory symptoms have improved,
      AND
    • it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared.

Negative Test With Symptoms

 4.

If you have:

  • Been tested for
    COVID-19 and received a negative diagnosis and are currently experiencing symptoms

You should:

  • Immediately notify your instructor (if you are a student) or your supervisor (if you are an employee) that you are experiencing these symptoms.
  • Stay away from campus until your symptoms have improved.

Communication

 
 
 
 5.

  • Upon receiving a report, instructors and supervisors will immediately notify Human Resources (at  [email protected]) and their direct supervisor.
  • Human Resources will communicate with executive leadership and maintain appropriate confidentiality while promptly notifying anyone who may be impacted so that they can self-monitor.
  • Individuals who initiated the response will be asked to assist with contact tracing. This information will be tracked separately from personnel and student records, and names will remain confidential.
  • The college may elect to close an impacted classroom, office or building space for a period up to 72 hours following a confirmed case to allow for disinfection and natural deactivation of the virus.
  • Individuals who were possibly exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 may be asked to provide documentation from a healthcare provider that they are cleared to return to campus.