COVID-19

COVID-19

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Daily Covid-19 Symptom Tracker

Reporting positive cases

    • If a student contacts a faculty or staff member about testing positive by an off campus provider and needing to be out of class/campus work, the F/S needs to report that information to covidreporting@winthrop.edu and include the student’s name, CWID, and current phone number if available. Health Services will contact the student directly. Health Services will not communicate about student results with faculty or staff.
    • For acute illness that results in absence from in-person classes, Health Services will notify the Dean of Students Office that provides official absence notifications to Academic Affairs. Health Services will only share dates of absence regardless of the health related issue. No health details will be shared. The Dean of Students Office will issue an absence notification (dates only, not condition) to students’ faculty.
    • Should a student’s condition related to Covid-19 change, the student must communicate that information to Health Services who will notify the Dean of Students Office of a change in dates for the quarantine or isolation period. Students should immediately communicate this information to Health Services by emailing covidreporting@winthrop.edu.

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 (or since date of testing for asymptomatic people testing positive) – AND
  2. It has been at least 24 hours since the last fever without taking medication that lowers fever -AND-
  3. All Covid related 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 

Physical and Mental Health Resources for Dealing with COVID-19

Last Updated: 9/8/20