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Procedure for Students Exposed to COVID-19 or Testing Positive for COVID-19

Students Exposed to COVID-19:

Students who are exposed to an individual with COVID-19 (primary exposure) should isolate themselves to the fullest extent possible and contact Student Affairs immediately for instructions on how to proceed.

Students who test positive for COVID-19:

Students who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate themselves to the fullest extent possible and contact Student Affairs immediately for instructions on how to proceed.

Impact of Quarantine on Educational Requirements:

Decisions about virtual participation, make-ups required, and need for a leave of absence will be made on a case-by-case basis by a committee comprised of members of the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Academic Success, and curricular deans.

  • First 100 Weeks

    Students who are in quarantine for exposure but are not ill:

    • will be expected to participate in all educational activities available virtually and keep up with all assignments if feasible;
    • will be held responsible for material covered during all sessions.
      • To support students in this regard, technology has been added to allow students to remote into as many in-person sessions as possible, recordings of sessions will be made available, and faculty members will have increased office hour availability, both virtually and in-person, throughout the course. Students should reach out to faculty members to schedule office hour appointments or in-person practice sessions as needed.
    • will be expected to make up clinical activities at a later date;
    • will be provided with rescheduling options for examinations, as needed.

     

    Students who are ill from COVID-19:

    • will have the option to participate in educational activities available remotely, if feasible, depending on their ability to do so;
    • will be held responsible for material covered during all sessions.
      • To support students in this regard, technology has been added to allow students to remote into as many in-person sessions as possible, recordings of sessions will be made available, and faculty members will have increased office hour availability, both virtually and in-person, throughout the course. Students should reach out to faculty members to schedule office hour appointments or in-person practice sessions as needed.
    • will be expected to make up clinical activities at a later date;
    • will be provided with rescheduling options for examinations, as needed.
  • Second 100 Weeks

    Second 100 Weeks

    Students who are in quarantine for exposure but are not ill:

    • will be expected to participate in ACE Rounds and didactics virtually (if available) and keep up with all assignments if feasible;
    • will be expected to make up clinical activities at a later date;
    • will be provided with rescheduling options for examinations, as needed.

     

    Students who are ill from COVID-19:

    • will have the option to participate in ACE Rounds and didactics virtually (if available) if feasible, depending on their symptoms;
    • will be expected to make up clinical activities at a later date;
    • will be provided with rescheduling options for examinations, as needed.

     

    Guidance for Students Who Test Positive or are Exposed to COVID-19 Who Live with Other Students:

    Students who test positive or who are exposed to COVID-19 and live with other students should quarantine and self-isolate and minimize all in-person contact with roommates. Whenever feasible, arrangements should be made for contact-free delivery of food and essentials, and a cleaning protocol for the bathroom should be established. For more guidance on caring for someone who is sick, refer to these CDC guidelines.

    Guidance for Students Who Test Positive or are Exposed to COVID-19 Who Live Alone:

    Students living alone are encouraged to make a plan with Student Affairs to ensure their personal and medical needs are attended to.

    Guidance for Students Who Live with Individuals at Increased Risk for Severe Illness due to COVID-19:

    Students living with individuals at increased risk for severe illness due to COVID-19 should refer to these CDC guidelines.

Last Updated: July 2020


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