COVID-19

COVID-19

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Phone: 803/323-2191
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Reporting positive cases

  • Report students who have tested positive to covidreporting@winthrop.edu. Health Services will contact the student directly. Please provide the student’s name, CWID, and current phone number. Health Services will only identify students for DHEC reporting and to initiate residential student temporary housing. Health Services will not communicate about student results with faculty or staff.
  • Health Services will communicate to the Dean of Students Office students who need to quarantine or isolate and the associated timeframe. The Dean of Students Office will issue an absence notification (dates only, not condition) to students’ faculty. Health Services will communicate with affected students daily; therefore, we will not issue a letter of clearance to return to class. Should a student’s condition change, Health Services will notify the Dean of Students Office of a change in dates for the quarantine or isolation period.
  • A positive Covid test is a reportable condition to SCDHEC. DHEC manages contact tracing and will coordinate with Health Services and Human Resources regarding students and employees who have been identified as close contacts.

Isolation and Quarantine Criteria

Isolation criteria:
You will no longer be considered infectious when all of these conditions have been met:
  1. It has been at least ten (10) days since the illness began – AND
  2. It has been least three (3) days since the last fever without taking medication that lowers fever -AND-
  3. Respiratory symptoms, such as cough and shortness of breath, and other symptoms have improved.
**Note: If you have not experienced symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19, you may discontinue isolation when at least 10 days have passed since the date of your positive COVID-19 test result as long as you have not become ill during this 10-day period.
 
Quarantine criteria:
Quarantine lasts 14 days starting with the last day you were in close contact with the individual who was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. If you don’t know when your last contact was with the infected individual, your quarantine period will last 14 days from the date of notification to quarantine. If you live in the same housing area as someone with COVID-19, the quarantine period will last until 7 days after that individual is no longer in isolation (i.e. 17 days). You must complete the full duration of quarantine.If at any point during your Quarantine Period you begin to feel ill with fever, cough, shortness of breath, sudden onset loss of taste/smell, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, chills, or muscle pain, you need to immediately take the following actions:

Information about coronavirus (2019-nCoV): 

World Health Organization Advice for the Public
World Health Organization Travel Advice
World Health Organization Daily Situation Reports
American College Health Association Information for Campuses
CDC Information for Travel
CDC Hygiene Etiquette
Corona Virus Etiquette 

Last Updated: 7/23/20