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COVID-19 Weekly Update - Don't Forget to Screen

Covenant Community: Thank you for your continued vigilance these first weeks.  Please continue to prioritize screening each day.  At the first sign of symptoms or notification of exposure, please stay put and contact Health Services (706.419.1275) during working hours or the RD on Duty (706.450.7001) after hours.  Do not put others at risk by putting yourself in close contact with them.  

We have no new cases this week though we do have three students in quarantine pending test results.  Here is some information to help you understand our definitions and protocols:
Isolation (diagnosis) - Student or employee has tested positive and must isolate for a minimum of 10 days.  Employees isolate at home.  Students should isolate at home if at all possible, but there are designated rooms on campus for those who cannot go home. Faculty and Work Study supervisors will be notified by Student Success or Student Development about this isolation status. 
Quarantine (exposure) - Student or employee who identifies or has been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive must quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.  Employees should quarantine at home.  Students should also plan to quarantine at home, but there are designated spaces on campus for quarantine if needed.  Faculty and Work Study supervisors will be notified by Student Success or Student Development about this quarantine status. 
Quarantine Pending Results - Individuals who are symptomatic will be directed to quarantine while they await their test results.  This will typically be a 2-3 day short-term quarantine that students can do either at home or on campus in a designated space.  Students will be given a note from Health Services and will be responsible for communicating with their faculty and work study supervisors. Students can return to class after being cleared by Health Services.
Data for the week ending August 28, 2020:
Active positives (student): 0
Active positives (employee): 0
Cumulative positives (student): 12
Cumulative positives (employee): 2 
Quarantine on campus (student): 2
Quarantine off campus (student): 2
Quarantine pending results (student): 3
Brad Voyles

Brad Voyles
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students