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A testing protocol for all students will be implemented. If a student had close contact with a COVID-19 positive person, the student will be tested and quarantined per VDH and CDC guidelines (currently 14 days). Health professionals in the Spartan Health Center will evaluate symptoms and make a recommendation for symptom management or further treatment at a local hospital. Healthcare professionals on campus can provide telemedicine visits to monitor students in isolation or self quarantine, on or off campus. Students will be required to include the Spartan Health Center in their contact list, answer phone and keep their voice mail active, check their temperature daily, access the Self Checker daily (or other VDH or CDC recommended tool for self- monitoring).

CDC Daily Self-screen Recommendations

All students should plan to self-screen daily for any potential of infection with coronavirus. That includes regular temperature checks and noting any symptoms consistent with infection. According to CDC at this time, COVID-19 symptoms include one or more of the following:

  • Cough
  • Unusual shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever 
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • New gastrointestinal symptoms
  • New loss of taste or smell