covid-19 campus exposure procedure

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important note: in the event of confrmed covid-19 exposure, the college may need to move a course/courses online for a minimum of 14 days.

possible exposure

if you have had: what to do:
  • contact of less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer with an individual who has symptoms
  • contact with an individual who has tested positive for covid-19 (laboratory confrmed) but has not had any symptoms
  • report exposure to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee) immediately.
  • isolate yourself from all other people, including those in your household, per cdc guidelines.
  • contact your healthcare provider or your county health department for evaluation and testing.
  • do not return to campus for 14 days from the date of exposure. after these 14 days, you may return to campus as long as you do not develop symptoms or have a positive test result.


positive test but no symptons

if you have: what to do:
  • been tested for covid-19 by a healthcare professional and received a positive test but are not currently experiencing symptoms.
  • report diagnosis to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee) immediately.
  • isolate yourself from all other people, including those in your household, per cdc guidelines.
  • follow your healthcare provider’s directions for follow-up testing and cdc guidelines for monitoring your symptoms. (monitoring includes watching for symptoms and checking your temperature every 12 hours.)
  • do not return to campus for 10 days following your diagnosis and healthcare provider’s directions for follow-up testing. after these 10 days, you may return to campus as long as you do not have any symptoms.


positive test with symptons

if you have: what to do:
  • been tested for covid-19 by a healthcare professional and received a positive test and are currently experiencing symptoms.

for a full list of covid-19 symptoms, visit cdc.gov/ coronavirus.

  • report diagnosis to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee) immediately.
  • isolate yourself from all other people, including those in your household, per cdc guidelines.
  • follow your healthcare provider’s directions for treatment of your symptoms.
  • stay away from campus until:
    1. you have had 3 days with no fever (without using fever-reducing medication during that time);
    2. your respiratory symptoms have improved; and
    3. it has been at least 10 days since your symptoms frst appeared.


negative test with symptons

if you have: what to do:
  • been tested for covid-19 by a healthcare professional and received a negative test and are currently experiencing symptoms.
  • report symptoms to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee) immediately.
  • stay away from campus until your symptoms have improved.


communication

  • instructors or supervisors must immediately notify the safety compliance officer at 919-536-7200 ext. 5510, or email covid-19@durhamtech.edu as well as their direct supervisor.
  • the safety compliance officer will communicate with executive leadership and initiate communication with any potentially impacted members of the college community. the safety compliance officer will maintain appropriate confdentiality and ensure that any student or employee who may have been exposed is promptly notified so that they can self-monitor.
  • individuals who report exposure will be asked to assist with contact tracing. this information will be tracked separately from personnel and student records, and names will not be released.
  • the college may elect to close an impacted classroom or office for a period of up to 72 hours following a confrmed case to allow for natural deactivation of the virus.
  • individuals who self-report exposure may be asked to provide documentation from their healthcare provider to confrm that they are cleared to return to campus.

 

Slow Covid NC logo with a stylized Cthe nc department of health and human services (ncdhhs) has launched slowcovidnc, the free and official covid-19 exposure notifications app. this statewide public health tool is in addition to contact tracing within the campus community.

 


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