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Quarantine and Isolation Care

The Connecticut Department of Health will notify CCSU personnel of all known or suspected cases tied to the University, and we are doing everything possible to make sure campus is as safe as possible this semester. We hope all the technological upgrades, CDC guidance, and new deep cleaning protocols will keep COVID-19 at bay, but we’re ready to protect our campus community before and after anyone tests positive on campus. Help us contain the spread by getting familiar with CCSU’s isolation and quarantine procedures.

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

Isolation plan

Students who test positive for COVID-19 or are symptomatic but have not yet tested positive will be evaluated via a telehealth appointment by Student Wellness Center (SWC) Health Services and directed to isolate or go to a local hospital emergency room based on symptom severity.

Students who are directed to isolate will be encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 if they have not already done so. The CCSU Contact Center will provide resources about COVID-19 testing on and/or off campus as needed.

Students may continue to take classes remotely if they are directed to isolate.

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

Resident students and University contacts who live on campus who test positive for COVID-19 will have two options: 1. isolate safely at home and refrain from returning to campus until they provide evidence of medical clearance and SWC health services approval; 2. isolate on campus in Seth North Hall, the University’s designated isolation residence hall until they are medically cleared to leave and receive approval from SWC health services

Resident-students and staff will be contacted by the Contact Center and Student Affairs with isolation instructions, including a required check-in time for moving into Seth North Hall.

Isolation care on campus will be monitored and managed by a Registered Nurse under the direct supervision of a physician. Those in isolation must remain in Seth North Hall for a minimum of 10 days and must be fever-free without medication for 72 hours; report improving symptoms; and medically cleared in writing by a licensed medical provider in writing and approved by the SWC health services.

Individuals in isolation on campus will receive daily medical check-ins, Wi-Fi access, health education materials, necessary PPE, thermometers, hand sanitizer, food service, laundry service, pharmacy service, and cleaning services.

Non-resident students who test positive for COVID-19, as well as any University contacts who live off campus, will be instructed to isolate at home and remain off campus until they receive and provide evidence of medical clearance.

Students who cannot isolate safely at home may request approval from the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs to isolate on campus in Seth North Hall. Isolation rules and duration for resident students will apply to these students.

Quarantine plan

Students who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be directed to seek COVID-19 testing and quarantine for up to 14 days from their last exposure to the infected person. During this time, contacts are encouraged to stay home, monitor their health, and maintain social distance from others.

Students who are directed to quarantine will be strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 if they have not already done so. The CCSU Contact Center will provide contact tracing assistance and resources about COVID-19 testing on and/or off campus if needed. Students who refuse to comply with recommended testing will not be permitted to quarantine on campus.

Students may continue to take classes remotely if they are directed to quarantine.

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

Resident students and University contacts who live on campus will be directed to quarantine must report to Catherine Beecher Hall. The Contact Center and Student Affairs will reach out to resident-students with additional instructions.

Individuals quarantined in Beecher Hall will receive daily medical check-ins, Wi-Fi access, health education materials, necessary PPE, thermometers, hand sanitizer, food service, laundry service, pharmacy service, and cleaning services.

The estimated quarantine duration is 14 days; students must remain in quarantine until they provide evidence of medical clearance and approval from Health Services.

Those in on-campus quarantine will be moved to isolation in Seth North Hall if they test positive or develop symptoms.

Non-resident students and University contacts who live off campus will be instructed to self-quarantine at home. The estimated quarantine duration is 14 days.

Students who cannot quarantine safely at home may request approval from the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs to quarantine on campus. Quarantine rules and duration for resident-students will apply to these students.

 

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