Caring Well. Staying Well. COVID-19 Operating Plan

18 CaringWell. StayingWell. ISOLATION IF INFECTED Residential students who either test positive for COVID-19 or who exhibit symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as determined by a medical provider will, if possible, go home to the care of their family or will be isolated in campus housing specifically set aside for this purpose. Nonresidential students and employees will self- isolate at home. Staff support will be available to students who are isolated on campus. Meals will be provided to the student’s room, and the University will provide any necessary transportation to local hospitals. Students will be able to participate in their classes remotely, and we will work with our local health department along with campus resources to contact trace. QUARANTINE IF EXPOSED Students or employees who have been in close contact of an individual with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19 will self-quarantine and will be monitored for developing symptoms over time. Close contact is defined as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient was isolated. Students can be released from quarantine on day 7 with a negative rapid test or on day 10 if no symptoms occur. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 previously are exempt from having to quarantine for 90 days from the date of their positive test. In addition, students who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be exempt from quarantine. CONTACT TRACING The University will assist in identifying individuals who may have been exposed to infection and quickly track areas where the virus may be spreading. TESTING UMS has the capability to provide rapid antigen testing for students. Results are available within 10–15 minutes. In addition, UMS works with an independent lab to provide PCR testing with results generally available in one to three days. The local Cedar Care Village Pharmacy also has rapid antigen testing capability. Will receiving the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory? No. We will defer that decision to individuals, unless mandated by state or federal authorities. REVIEWING ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE PROTOCALS