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Health and Safety Notices

Daily Update

Last updated: October 23, 2020

We have 10 confirmed active cases among our student body - two are isolating in place in a residence hall and eight are in isolation off campus. This represents less than 1% of our student population. All students, faculty, and staff are required to conduct a daily health assessment and submit their results via the #CampusClear app.

Cumulative Numbers - Updated Weekly

Last update period: October 15-22, 2020

Total number of cases among students living or attending classes on campus: 71
Number of new cases among students living or attending classes on campus: 6

Total number of cases among students exclusively attending virtual classes: 6
Number of new cases among students exclusively attending virtual classes: 0

Total number of cases among faculty and staff working on campus: 4
Number of new cases among faculty and staff working on campus: 0

Total number of cases among faculty and staff working 100% virtually: 0
Number of new cases among faculty and staff working 100% virtually: 0

 

Privacy and Reducing Stigma

Personal medical information is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This ensures that those who are sick can focus all their attention on their recovery. It is very important to respect the privacy of all COVID-19 positive cases and not to disclose any suspicions if you believe you know someone who is positive. You must also respect the privacy of anyone who chooses to disclose their personal medical information with you. While we are all doing the best we can to mitigate the spread of the virus, we must expect that some members of our community will test positive, and it is important that we treat them with the same sympathy and understanding that we would wish to receive ourselves.

Contact Tracing 

It is very important to use the #CampusClear app daily and follow all recommendations provided to facilitate the contact tracing process. The contact tracing team will notify those who have been in close contact with individuals who have tested positive to let them know what they need to do. Student Health Services will follow normal protocols to advise faculty when students have health-related excused absences from class. 

Know When to Self-Isolate or Quarantine

If a contact tracer notifies you that you have been in close contact (within less than 6’ for at least 15 minutes within two days of symptom development or positive test if asymptomatic), you must quarantine for 14 days from the incident of close contact. If you are sick or receive positive test results, you must self-isolate for 10 days from the development of symptoms. You may return to normal activities after those 10 days and after you have had no fever (without fever-reducing medications) for 72 hours, and your other symptoms are improving. 

 

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