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Protocols for COVID-19 Scenarios 

The following information offers guidance for Cabrini community members,vaccinated and unvaccinated, who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19; who have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19; and who received a positive diagnosis themselves.

For Those Experiencing Symptoms

Symptoms for COVID-19 include:

  • 100.4 degrees F temp or higher   
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  • Cough  
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing  
  • Fatigue  
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Headache  
  • New loss of taste or smell  
  • Sore throat  
  • Congestion or runny nose  
  • Nausea or vomiting  
  • Diarrhea  

Please note, this list is not inclusive of all COVID-19 symptoms. For a full list of symptoms, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 symptoms page.

If your symptoms or temperature require immediate attention, call 911. 

Regardless of your vaccination status, remain home (off-campus home or residence hall room) and work with the appropriate people to identify your next steps.

Employees should notify Health Services (healthservices@cabrini.edu). 

A representative from Health Services will contact the employee to discuss symptoms and provide guidance on next steps, including contacting the employee’s primary care physician or other healthcare provider. The employee should ensure that the employee’s supervisor has been notified. Health Services will stay in touch with the employee regarding quarantine, physician’s recommendations, and when it is safe for the employee to return to work on campus. 

Students: All students should notify Public Safety (610.902.8111); Public Safety will then notify the appropriate staff for follow-up. Students should alert their professors of any absence from class and arrange for alternate attendance and/or work completion. 

The Director of Health Services will call the student to discuss symptoms and provide guidance on next steps, including the student contacting their parents/guardian.  

Students should immediately initiate a telehealth appointment with Penn Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (PAYAM) or with a physician/urgent care of their choice if they are symptomatic.

Based on the telehealth appointment, the student will either be required to get tested (this can be done by PAYAM or by student’s primary care physician) or will manage symptoms and stay home—both should be reported to healthservices@cabrini.edu.   

Cases will be reviewed everyday with the Director of Health Services and the Dean of Students.     

For Those Exposed to Someone Who Tests Positive for COVID-19 

Please note, exposure is qualified as being within six feet of a person for a period of 15 minutes or longer within a 24-hour time frame, with or without wearing a mask.

You do NOT need to quarantine if you:

Have been boosted.
OR
Completed the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months / J&J last 2 months.
OR
Had a confirmed COVID infection within the past 90 days (reported to Health Services).

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if required by Director of Health Services.

If you develop symptoms, get tested right away at testing site and stay off-campus.

 

You DO need to quarantine if you:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted.
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted.
OR
Are unvaccinated.

  • Report to healthservices@cabrini.edu (all) and students call Public Safety (610) 902-8111.
  • Stay off-campus for full 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • Test on day 5, if required by Director of Health Services.

If you develop symptoms, get tested right away at testing site and stay off-campus.

 

If You Develop COVID-19 Symptoms (Quarantine)

  • Report to healthservices@cabrini.edu (all) and students call Public Safety (610) 902-8111.
  • Stay off-campus.
  • Consult with Director of Health Services and be prepared to get tested at a testing site right away.
  • Do not return to campus until approved by Director of Health Services.

Additional Information

Employees should notify Health Services (healthservices@cabrini.edu). 

The Director of Health Services will contact the employee to discuss symptoms and provide guidance on next steps, including contacting the employee’s primary care physician or other healthcare provider. The employee should ensure that the employee’s supervisor has been notified. Health Services will stay in touch with the employee regarding quarantine, physician’s recommendations, and when it is safe for the employee to return to work on campus. 

Students: All students should notify Public Safety (610.902.8111); Public Safety will then notify the appropriate staff for follow-up.  Students should alert their professors of any absence from class and arrange for alternate attendance and/or work completion. 

The Director of Health Services will call the student to discuss to determine the circumstances of the exposure and to advise on next steps. If required to quarantine, students typically will go to their permanent home (if they live within 2 hours) and quarantine for the appropriate amount of time. Students with symptoms should arrange to be tested.  

In the rare circumstance that a student cannot quarantine at their permanent home, the student will be moved to Casey House , where they will check-in two times daily by email/phone/virtual meeting. All campus supports are engaged, regardless of where the student is quarantining.      

To calculate your 5-day quarantine period, day 0 is your last exposure date to the person who has tested positive, and day 1 is the first full day you are not exposed to the positive-tested person. You can leave quarantine after 5 full days and with approval from the Director of Health Services.

CDC Quarantine and Isolation information can be found here.

For Those Who Test Positive for COVID-19

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Report to healthservices@cabrini.edu (all) and students call Public Safety (610) 902-8111.
  • Stay off-campus for 5 full days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 full days, you can return to campus when approved by the Director of Health Services.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 full additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay off-campus until your fever resolves without medication.

Additional Information

Employees should notify Health Services (healthservices@cabrini.edu). 

Employees will be advised to isolate at home per CDC guidelines. The employee should ensure their supervisor is notified. If others within the Cabrini community have been exposed to the employee, they will be informed of the exposure and will be advised accordingly.    

Students: All students should notify Public Safety (610.902.8111); Public Safety will then notify the appropriate staff for follow-up.  Students should alert their professors of any absence from class and arrange for alternate attendance and/or work completion. The University will also coordinate official notification to all instructors.

Students will go to their permanent home within 24 hours.

In the rare circumstance that a student cannot go to their permanent home, the student will be moved to McManus House, where they will check-in two times daily by phone/virtual meeting. All campus supports are engaged, regardless of where the student is isolating.   

To calculate your 5-day isolation period, day 0 is your first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms develop. You can leave isolation after 5 full days and with approval from the Director of Health Services.

For those who are asymptomatic, proactively test, and have a positive result, your test date is day 0.

 

 

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