If a student who has recently had COVID-19 has been exposed to an individual who tests positive, LVC’s healthcare providers and contact tracers will triage and advise the students on what to do. Our providers treat each case as a unique one based on many factors including symptoms. Typically, students who had COVID-19 within the last 90 days have not had to quarantine, but as we have seen over the last two years, guidelines can change at any time.
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Vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet ALL of the following criteria+:
*You are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine).
*You are within three months following receipt of the last dose in the series.
*You have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure.
Persons who do not meet all three of the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Please visit Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC for additional information.
Not sure whether you meet these criteria or should quarantine or not? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance before attending any classes or activities.
LVC tracks the status of COVID-19 in our campus community during each academic semester. Data is updated here daily by 5 p.m. during the academic term. Data reflects the numbers as of Dec. 18, 2020. We will again provide daily updates on January 11, 2021.
|Number of COVID-19 tests|
(total since Aug. 24)
|Number of COVID-19 tests|
administered off-campus (as reported to the College)
(total since Aug. 24)
|Number currently self-isolating on-campus||0||0|
|Number currently self-isolating off-campus (as reported to the College)||3||6|
|Number currently self-quarantining on-campus||1||0|
|Number currently self-quarantining off-campus (as reported to the College)||3||0|
- If you are given additional or different instructions from a contact tracer or healthcare provider, follow those instructions. Students should contact Shroyer Health Center immediately to share those instructions.
- LVC protocols will ultimately guide decisions regarding quarantine, isolation, and return to in-person classes.
Self-quarantine: For asymptomatic individuals with potential exposure to COVID-19 or those who have traveled:
- Stay in your room if you are a residential student, and stay home if you are a commuter or employee. Leave your room only to use the bathroom or go outside for fresh air, following safety protocols. Practice vigilant physical distancing, wear a cloth mask, and wash your hands often. Take your classes virtually.
- Do not go to work or socialize with friends or family outside your immediate household or roommate(s). The other members of your household or your roommate may go to work and class but should self-monitor closely for COVID-19 symptoms. They should be diligent about wearing a mask, hand washing, and physical distancing.
- If you have been exposed to COVID-19, your healthcare provider will give you an end-date for self-quarantine. Per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health, a negative COVID-19 test does not automatically end your self-quarantine.
- If you have traveled, you must self-quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania or provide a negative COVID-19 test within a 72-hour timeframe of your return.
Self-isolation: For those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have either tested positive or are awaiting test results:
- Stay home except to receive medical care.
- Stay separate from family members and pets, use a different bathroom if possible, do not share personal items, and wear a mask around other people.
- Your healthcare provider will advise you when to stop self-isolating. Per the CDC and PDH, a negative COVID-19 test or the resolution of symptoms does not automatically end self-isolation.
What counts as close contact?
- You were within six feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more within 24 hours.
- You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19.
- You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them).
- You shared eating or drinking utensils.
- They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you.
Contact Tracing: Contact tracing is the process of identifying close contacts of laboratory-confirmed or probably COVID-19 patients. Contact tracers are trained and keep your information confidential. Please respond promptly and honestly if a contact tracer calls you.
If you have any questions about LVC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please email email@example.com or call 717-867-6555.