For Students

This page was updated Sept. 21, 2021

All Students

  • Must report to Health Services any COVID symptoms or exposure to COVID-19
  • Must use HC Clear to schedule COVID tests and perform a daily symptom check
  • Must test twice per week at our testing center on the third floor of Hogan, Room 320. 
  • Will be able to isolate in campus Isolation/Quarantine space in the event that they test positive.
  • Will be able to quarantine in College Isolation/Quarantine space in the event that they are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and live greater than 250 miles from campus, or have been granted an exemption from returning home to quarantine.

Distancing

No specific physical distancing requirements apply at this time. Should conditions change during the term, this may be revised.

Masking

  • Due to the Delta variant, conditions in our county, and based on CDC guidance, masking is presently required for everyone indoors until further notice.
  • Masking outdoors is optional.

Visitors

  • All guests and visitors to campus must be fully vaccinated.

COVID Cluster or Increased Cases

  • In the event of a COVID outbreak or increased cases on campus, the College will work with the Department of Public Health to determine additional steps needed to control the spread of COVID. These steps may include quarantine, isolation, increased testing, shelter in place, and changes, suspension or termination of classes and activities on campus, and housing in the residence halls. 
  • The College also reserves the right to differentiate between vaccinated students and unvaccinated students, in compliance with applicable law. 

Vaccinated Students

(FULLY Vaccinated with a World Health Organization (“WHO”)-approved vaccine — two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose series or the first dose of a single dose vaccine)

Testing Frequency

  • All students must test twice weekly, on non-consecutive days.

Isolation

  • Must isolate for 10 days with a positive COVID test, with release on day 11.

Quarantine

  • Do NOT have to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19
  • If deemed a household contact of a positive case, may be required to “soft quarantine”. This will depend on information obtained through contact tracing.
  • Must monitor for COVID symptoms for 14 days after exposure 
  • Must test twice weekly after high-risk exposure for 2 weeks (as determined by a contact tracer) (recommend day 1, 5, 8, 12)

Travel

  • Can travel within the US without any requirement to test or quarantine upon return.
  • For international travel, please read “Students arriving from an international location” below.

Unvaccinated Students

Testing Frequency

  • Must get a COVID PCR test twice weekly on non-consecutive days.

Isolation

  • Must isolate for 10 days with a positive COVID test, with release on day 11.

Quarantine

  • Must quarantine for at least 10 days if exposed to COVID-19 
  • Must be asymptomatic with a negative test on or after day 8 to be released after 10 full days

Travel

  • If traveling within the United States, students must submit a negative PCR test from within 3 days prior to return to campus
  • If traveling internationally, please read “Students arriving from an international location” below.

COVID Cluster or Increase in Cases

  • As noted above, in the event of a COVID outbreak or increased cases on campus, the College reserves the right to take additional steps as required under federal and state law, orders, and guidelines and as the College determines to be necessary or desirable, in its sole discretion, to respond to the situation. The College reserves the right to differentiate between vaccinated students and unvaccinated students, in compliance with applicable law

Students Arriving from an International Location

  • International Travelers must follow CDC Guidelines, which are currently as follows:
    • Must have a negative COVID PCR test result no more than 3 days before boarding a plane to enter the US, regardless of vaccination status.
    • If unvaccinated, must quarantine for 7 days, with a negative PCR test on day 3, 4 or 5, and a release from quarantine on day 8. (This testing can be obtained at Health Services) 
    • International Travel During COVID-19 CDC Guidelines 

Vaccination Status

  • An International student may choose to (1) get vaccinated in your home country if the vaccine is available or (2) obtain the vaccination in the U.S.
  • If you receive a non-WHO approved vaccine in your home country, you should submit this vaccination to Health Services via the Patient Portal. Upon arriving in the US, you will need to follow the protocols for unvaccinated individuals (please read “Unvaccinated students” above). 
  • According to the CDC, students who choose to receive non-WHO approved vaccines can receive an approved vaccine upon arriving in the US, but it must be administered at least 28 days after your most recent vaccination. Once you have completed your WHOapproved vaccine series you can follow the protocols for vaccinated individuals, above.
  • If you are unable to get vaccinated in your home country, you may arrive on campus unvaccinated and Health Services will assist in scheduling a COVID vaccine. These students must follow the protocols for unvaccinated individuals until they are fully vaccinated (please read “Unvaccinated students” above)

Move In

  • Fully vaccinated: students arriving from an international location must have a negative COVID PCR test within 3 days of arriving in the US. Do NOT need to quarantine after arriving in the United States, but MUST get tested 3 to 5 days after travel, and report any symptoms to Health Services.
  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated: students arriving from an international location must have a negative COVID test result no more than 3 days before returning to the US. Must quarantine for 7 days, with a negative PCR test on day 3, 4 or 5, with a return to campus on day 8.