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Isolation and quarantine procedures

The Connecticut Department of Health will notify CCSU personnel of all known or suspected cases tied to the University. The duration of an individual’s quarantine or isolation period is determined by several factors, including guidelines from the Department of Public Health and the CDC and information gathered during telehealth and medical assessments. Human Resources and Health Services will determine when an individual can leave quarantine or isolation and return to the campus community.

You can also view the Before and After COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing factsheet here.

Isolation plan

Those directed to isolate must do so for a minimum of 10 days and meet the following conditions:

  • Must be afebrile without medication for 72 hours
  • Show improving symptoms
  • Receive medically clearance in writing by a licensed medical provider and approval by CCSU Health Services

Seth North Hall serves as the University’s isolation facility for resident students who test positive for COVID-19 or are deemed highly symptomatic by Student Health Services. It is staffed 24 hours a day with a combination of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and one staff member per shift.

The medical staff complete symptom checks, assess students’ general well-being, and perform temperature checks.

Medical staff report to the Director or Associate Director of Student Health Services.

Accommodations for students in isolation in Seth North Hall:

  • Deep cleaning and high-touch cleaning are performed daily.
  • Three meals a day delivered by a third party.
  • Single bedrooms receive a change of linens by third-party staff and a mini fridge.
  • Technology and phones for contact with Student Health Services in each room.

Isolation protocol

All students will be contacted by the Contact Tracing Center and offered a telehealth appointment with Student Health Services.

Resident-students who opt to isolate on campus are required to have a telehealth appointment with a health services provider and will receive additional instructions, including a required check-in time for moving into Seth North Hall.

Non-resident students and staff are instructed to remain off campus until they receive written notification from the University confirming their date of return.

The contact tracing team supervisor (or Student Health Services director) will notify the associate dean of students and other key University administrators of students required to isolate.

Students may continue to take classes remotely if well enough to do so. Until cleared by Health Services, students may not attend on-ground classes.

Students who are too ill to attend classes while in quarantine or isolation will not be penalized academically for missed assignments or tests but may be required to make up the work.

All students must remain in isolation until they receive written notification from the University.

Quarantine plan

Catherine Beecher Hall serves as the University’s quarantine facility for resident-students identified as a primary contact with a COVID-19 patient. It is staffed 16 hours a day with a combination of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and one staff member per shift. The medical staff complete symptom checks, assess students’ general well-being, and perform temperature checks.

Accommodations for students in quarantine in Beecher Hall:

  • Deep cleaning and high touch cleaning are performed daily.
  • Three meals a day delivered by a third party.
  • Technology and phones for contact with Student Health Services in each room.

Quarantine protocol

Individuals who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be notified by the Contact Tracing Center and directed to get a COVID-19 test and quarantine for up to 14 days from their last exposure to the infected person. Students also will be offered a telehealth appointment with Student Health Services.  

Student Health Services recognizes that a 14-day quarantine could become a significant burden to students, and SHS staff may reduce the quarantine period for students to 10 days if daily self-monitoring shows the student has experienced no symptoms for 10 days. After 10 symptom-free days, students must monitor and report symptoms for four more days and follow campus health and safety protocols. If symptoms develop in those four days, students must immediately self-isolate, contact the CCSU student contact tracing line, and schedule an appointment with Student Health Services or their PCP.

Resident-students who opt to quarantine on campus are required to have a telehealth appointment with a health services provider and will receive instructions, including a required check-in time for moving into Beecher Hall.

Non-resident students and staff are instructed to quarantine off campus until they receive written notification from the University confirming their date of return.

The contact tracing team supervisor (or Student Health Services director) will notify the associate dean of students and other key University administrators of students required to quarantine or isolate.

When medical clearances are approved or other health service dispositions are made, the Student Health Services team will notify relevant campus personnel.

Students who feel well enough may continue to take classes remotely during their quarantine period.

Students who are too ill to attend classes while in quarantine or isolation will not be penalized academically for missed assignments or tests but may be required to make up the work.

 

 

 

 

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