Protocols for Positive Cases
Upon notification of a confirmed case of COVID-19, probable case, or physical, close or proximate contact with COVID-19, the College will focus its response on the following areas:
- Contact/location tracing
Expectations for specific community members
To ensure that the College can take the appropriate steps and provide the necessary support and resources to members of the campus community, the College expects that as soon as a member of the campus community becomes aware that they have a presumed or confirmed case of COVID-19, or that they have been directly exposed to another individual with COVID-19, that they (or a designee) complete the College’s COVID-19 Reporting Form.
The information gathered will assist the College and public health officials with monitoring cases occurring among the campus community and taking necessary actions. Those actions include:
- A campus contact tracers and case manager will notify DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) of positive cases.
- The College will work to notify individuals or groups who were in physical, close or proximate contact with positive or presumed positive COVID-19 cases and to provide those individuals with public health recommendations that may include isolation, quarantine and/or self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.
- The College will notify the school, department, office, class and/or larger campus community of confirmed or presumed cases of COVID-19 as warranted from a public health and safety perspective.
Isolation and Quarantine Protocol
If in consultation with the Dyson Wellness Center and DuPage County Health Department, a member of the campus community is instructed to isolate or quarantine due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure, they will be asked to do so at home for the designated timeframe. If a resident student cannot or should not return home to isolate or quarantine, the College has designated Kimmel Hall—which offers private bedrooms, bathrooms and access to a kitchen/kitchenette—for this purpose.
Resident students in isolation or quarantine on campus will receive necessary supplies, a list campus resources, local emergency numbers, local medical resources and campus contact numbers in case of an emergency. Residence Life staff will facilitate food delivery, pick-up and delivery of mail, and other services as necessary.
An assigned campus contact tracer and case manager will follow up with members of the campus community throughout their isolation or quarantine period. Campus community members cannot return to campus until cleared by their contact tracer and case manager.