College leadership has been in ongoing conversations to discuss the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The purpose of this webpage is to update you on our current course of action regarding the COVID-19 situation and to provide resources to our students. Please refer to this page frequently, as the content will be updated whenever appropriate.
COVID-19 Response Update 8/10/2021
- Continue to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
- Stay home if you feel sick.
- Get vaccinated, if able.
Reporting and Quarentine requirement update:If a fully vaccinated person is exposed to coronavirus and exhibiting no symptoms, quarentine is not required. If a fully vaccinated person is exposed and shows symptoms, quarentine is required.
COVID-19 Response Team Protocol
Exposed Cases without vaccine
No Symptoms- Submit an Exposure Form if you have been exposed to COVID-19. You will be eligible to test five (5) days after exposure if you do not have any symptoms. If the test is negative, you are eligible to return to campus after seven (7) days. You cannot test any earlier than day five (5). Exposure date is day zero (0).
Example: Pippi was exposed to Junie on August 15. She will be eligible to test on August 20. If the test is negative and Pippi is still asymptomatic, she may return to campus on August 23. Pippi has been quarantined for a full seven (7) days.
Symptoms- Submit an Exposure Form. You will be expected to remain off campus and in quarantine for a full ten (10) days. You may return to campus on the eleventh (11th) day if your symptoms have abated. If you are beyond ten (10) days, you may not return to campus until you have marked symptom improvement for twenty-four (24) hours.
Exposed cases with vaccineNo Symptoms- Submit an Exposure Form if you have been exposed to COVID-19. You will not be required to quarantine as long as you remain symptom-free. COVID-19 testing is encouraged.
Symptoms- Submit an Exposure Form. If you are experiencing symptoms, proceed to a testing site and remain off campus until results are received. If positive, remain off campus for ten (10) days. If negative and symptoms have abated or markedly improved, you may return to campus. Please contact the COVID-19 Response Team before returning to campus.
If the exposure is a household member, you may not test until five (5) days AFTER the household member’s day ten (10). See below for positive case guidelines.
Exposures who have had COVID-19 in the past ninety (90) days do not require quarantine. Documentation of a positive test result dated within ninety (90) days is required before returning to campus.
Positive Cases with or without vaccine
Please submit an Exposure Form if you test positive for COVID-19. The standard protocol for a positive case is ten (10) days away from campus beginning from the date of symptom onset or the specimen collection date for the positive test. Most COVID-19 cases have run their course by the end of ten (10) days. If you are still having symptoms after ten (10) days, you will need to have marked symptom improvement for twenty-four (24) hours without medication to be approved to return to campus.