Quarantine Expectations and Guidelines

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In response to updated CDC recommendations for quarantine protocols, the COVID-19 Response Team, in collaboration with the Clark County Combined Health District, has updated the quarantine options for employees and students of Wittenberg University.

Wittenberg University’s Quarantine Options for Unvaccinated Individuals Exposed to a COVID-19 Positive Person

Option 1: 14-day quarantine from last time of contact with a COVID positive person.

Option 2*: 10-day quarantine from last time of contact with a COVID positive person if the following conditions are met:

  • The quarantining individual must be symptom-free during the entire quarantine period.
  • The quarantining individual must continue to self-monitor for symptoms through day 14.
  • If the quarantining individual has been asymptomatic during the entire 10 days, they may return to work or school on day 11 after the last time of contact with the COVID positive person.

Individuals fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter. Additionally, they can refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if they remain asymptomatic.

Remote Learning During Quarantine or Isolation Periods

When a student is required by the University to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19, they are approved to participate in classes remotely. The remote learning period begins at the time of the order and goes through their last day of quarantine or isolation. Students must communicate with their individual professors to arrange remote participation. While faculty receive notice from COMPASS: Sweet Success Center granting approval for individual to participate in classes remotely, it is the student’s responsibility to communicate with each professor. Upon completion of the quarantine or isolation period, students are expected to return to the regular structure and participation of their classes.

In all other situations, student must adhere to the attendance policies outline in the academic catalog and/or listed in class syllabi.

Reminder for people who have had COVID, regarding their 90-day exemption from quarantining.

90-Day Immunity: Individuals who have tested positive by a molecular (PCR) test have a 90-day period during which they are not required to quarantine if they become exposed to a COVID positive person. The 90-day period is counted from the original date of their symptom onset OR, if they never had symptoms, then 90 days is counted from the date their positive test was conducted. Proof of a positive molecular (PCR) is required to qualify for immunity. Students can provide proof to the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@wittenberg.edu. Employees can provide proof to the Director of Human Resources at walterm@wittenberg.edu.

Effective May 26, 2021

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