COVID-19

Guidelines for COVID-19 Exposures

*ALL students, faculty, and staff must submit a COVID test result when submitting an incident report.

Students, faculty, and staff are expected to follow these guidelines if ever exposed to COVID-19 in order to prevent the spread within our communities.

Definition of Exposure:

Exposure for students, faculty, and/or staff is defined as one who has had prolonged (≥15 minutes) close contact (being within 6 feet of a person with confirmed COVID-19) or having unprotected direct contact with infectious secretions or excretions of a person with confirmed COVID-19 either:

NOT wearing PPE:

  • Student, faculty, or staff not wearing a respirator or facemask
  • Student, faculty, or staff not wearing eye protection if the person with COVID-19 was not wearing a cloth face covering or facemask
  • Student, faculty, or staff not wearing all recommended PPE (i.e., gown, gloves, eye protection, respirator) while in the presence of an aerosol-generating procedure

OR

Correctly wearing PPE:

  • Student, faculty, or staff is wearing a respirator or facemask
  • Student, faculty, or staff is wearing eye protection if the person with COVID-19 was not wearing a cloth face covering or facemask
  • Student, faculty, or staff is wearing all recommended PPE (i.e., gown, gloves, eye protection, respirator) while in the presence of an aerosol-generating procedure

Masks are required on campus. Masks and face shield/goggles are required in clinical settings.

Steps to Follow After Exposure to an Individual with Laboratory Confirmed Positive COVID-19:

If not wearing PPE:

  1. Students: Notify clinical instructor, or preceptor, and course coordinator/clinical coordinator immediately after your confirmed exposure.
    Faculty: Notify their course coordinator/clinical coordinator immediately after confirmation of exposure.
    Staff: Notify supervisor/director immediately after confirmation of exposure.
  2. Complete an Incident Report and submit it to the Dean/Director’s office and to HR@oakpoint.edu
  3. UNVACCINATED OR ARE MORE THAN 6 MONTHS OR FROM THE SECOND mRNA dose (or more that 2 health for 10 days after exposure.
    VACCINATED students, faculty, or staff: If you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 AND you do not have symptoms, you do not need to quarantine. Wear a mask for 10 days after exposure. It is recommended that even fully vaccinated people get tested 3-5 days after exposure.
  4. Self-monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
  5. Follow all recommended infection prevention and control practices, including wearing a facemask for source control; social distancing (greater than 6 feet); and frequent hand-washing.
  6. Contact your healthcare provider or any of the drive-up COVID testing sites for information regarding COVID testing
  7. Based on current data, it is recommended that post-exposure testing be done at 5–7 days post-exposure to COVID-19. This is to avoid potentially false-negative results
  8. Notify your course coordinator/clinical coordinator of COVID test results as soon as they become available.

If Correctly Wearing PPE:

  1. Students: Notify clinical instructor, or preceptor, and course coordinator/clinical coordinator, appropriate faculty immediately after your confirmed exposure.
    Faculty: Notify their course coordinator/clinical coordinator immediately after confirmation of exposure.
    Staff: Notify your immediate supervisor/director immediately after confirmation of exposure.
  2. Complete an Incident Report and submit it to the Dean/Director’s office and to hr@oakpoint.edu
  3. Quarantine—is not warranted.
  4. Self-monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
  5. Follow all recommended infection prevention and control practices, including wearing a facemask for source control; social distancing (greater than 6 feet); and frequent hand-washing.
  6. Contact your healthcare provider or any of the drive-up COVID testing sites for information regarding COVID testing
  7. Based on current data, it is recommended that post-exposure testing be done at day 5 post-exposure to COVID-19. This is to avoid potentially false-negative results.

Notify your faculty/course coordinator/clinical coordinator/director of COVID test results as soon as they become available.

Steps for Students, Faculty, or Staff Who are Experiencing COVID Symptoms:

  1. Do not come to campus or clinical if you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19
  2. Students: Notify clinical instructor, preceptor, and course coordinator/clinical coordinator, or appropriate faculty.
    Faculty: Notify course coordinator/clinical coordinator and Dean/Director or appropriate faculty.
    Staff: Notify immediate supervisor/director.
  3. Complete an Incident Report and submit it to the Dean/Director’s office and to hr@oakpoint.edu
  4. Quarantine—stay at home and monitor your health until 10 days after exposure. Please see next section if your COVID test is positive.
  5. Contact your healthcare provider or any of the drive-up COVID testing sites for information regarding COVID testing
  6. Based on current data, it is recommended that post-exposure testing be done at 5 days post- exposure to COVID-19. This is to avoid potentially false-negative results
  7. Notify your course faculty/coordinator/clinical coordinator/director of COVID test results as soon as they become available.

Steps if You Become Symptomatic and Test Positive for COVID-19:

  1. Students: Notify clinical instructor, preceptor, and course coordinator/clinical coordinator of your positive COVID test.
    Faculty: Notify course coordinator/clinical coordinator and dean/director, or appropriate faculty of your positive COVID test.
    Staff: Notify immediate supervisor/director of your positive COVID test.
  2. Complete an Incident Report and submit it to the Dean/Director’s office and to hr@oakpoint.edu
  3. Self-isolate for 10 days. Current CDC guidelines indicate that one must be afebrile for 24 hours with other COVID symptoms improved. (Loss of sense of smell/taste may last weeks to months and does not need to delay the end of isolation)
  4. Students will discuss plans for alternate assignments and/or making up missed experiences with their faculty.

Please note that these guidelines are consistent with the current CDC guidelines and that University guidelines will continue to change as the CDC guidelines change.

*ALL students, faculty, and staff must submit a COVID test result when submitting an incident report.

 

Attachment: Oak Point Incident Report
Created 2020-10-21, Updated 2021-05-05, Updated 2021-10-01, Updated 2022, 01-03