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Quarantine and Isolation

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Close Contact and Symptomatic Quarantine

All students or employees in close contact with a confirmed positive case (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control) will be required to quarantine for 10 days. Some students may be able to quarantine in their assigned room or off-campus apartment, while others may be required to relocate to specified quarantine housing or return home to their permanent residences. Isolation housing may also be provided for symptomatic students who are awaiting test results.

Health Services has eliminated walk-in appointments and will rely on telehealth for initial screenings of all needs. If a screening indicates the need for testing, students will be directed to the on-campus respiratory clinic. Resident students may be instructed to bring their “go-bag” of clothing, toiletries and learning materials in case they need to be relocated to quarantine housing. After testing, students will receive directions from Health Services regarding where they should quarantine and what actions they should take until test results are available, they are released to the care of their parents or guardians, or their illness is resolved according to CDC guidelines.

While in quarantine housing, students will be able to access their courses in real time or on demand. They will have food delivered on a regular basis and will be provided with basic supportive medicines. Students will have their health monitored via telemedicine each day. If their condition worsens, they may be transported to Newport Hospital.

Isolation of Confirmed Positive Cases

Students who are confirmed positive will be strongly urged to return to their permanent residence for isolation and recuperation. However, Salve Regina will provide isolation housing for students who cannot return to their permanent residence or who wish to remain on campus.

While in isolation housing, students will be able to access their courses in real time or on demand. They will have food delivered on a regular basis and will be provided with basic supportive medicines. Students will have their health monitored via telemedicine each day. If their condition worsens, they may be transported to Newport Hospital.