Phase II - FALL 2020
Timeline and activities described below are contingent upon health and safety guidelines and current pandemic conditions and are subject to change.
Phase II of the Back to Campus Plan will begin Fall Semester, August 24, 2020.
Safety is a top priority as we navigate this new normal that is COVID-19. We will not take chances with student or employee safety. Therefore, each employee and student must undergo a wellness screening prior to gaining access to Southwest locations. To expedite the screening process as much as feasible, all employees and students will be asked to self-screen prior to coming to campus and screened upon arrival to campus for face-to-face instruction each day.
This questionnaire is mandatory for anyone who will be on campus. In addition, employees and students will be required to have their temperature screened upon arrival to campus and will not be allowed to participate in face-to-face instruction should their temperature register above 100.6 Degrees Fahrenheit. The screening questionnaire will include the following questions and must be utilized for each campus visit:
- Do you currently feel ill or sick now?
- Do you currently have, or had in the past 14 days, any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches, sore throat, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or change in sense of smell or taste?
- Have you been around anyone having any of those symptoms or diagnosed with COVID- 19 in the last 14 days?
- Have you traveled out of state in the last 14 days?
If the answer is “yes” to any of the survey questions, The College will respond: “Please go home now and contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms/situation and follow their instructions. If you do not have a health care provider, please contact the Shelby County Health Department.”
The following guidance will determine whether an employee may return to work on campus or a student may return to face-to-face instruction:
- Any employee or student who feels ill, regardless of symptoms, will be sent home.
- Any employee or student who develops symptoms (cough, fever, chills, malaise, headache, chest pain, shortness of breath) will be directed to seek medical care and sent home.
- The medical provider’s clearance will be required to access campus in the future.
- Any employee or student who has exhibited respiratory or COVID 19 symptoms (cough, fever, chills, malaise, headache, chest pain, shortness of breath) will be required to be symptom-free without fever-reducing medications for 72 hours and at least 7 days since symptoms started prior to entering campus.
- Any employee or student who has tested positive for COVID 19 will be required to be symptom-free without fever-reducing medications for 72 hours and at least 7 days since symptoms started prior to entering campus.
- Any employee or student who has had a medium or high-risk exposure in either a healthcare or community setting shall be required to remain off campus for 14 days since the last exposure or resolution of symptoms.
- Any employee or student who has been exposed to COVID19 during their clinical experience will be required to remain off campus for 14 days since the last exposure. If available, the student will access class online or via livestream when possible.
Please refer to this public health guideline online: https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/what-to-do-if-you-are-sick-or-possibly- exposed#symptoms
All common areas where people are likely to congregate and interact will remain closed. Bookstores, libraries and cafeterias will conduct curbside operations.
Mail and package delivery will run on normal schedule for buildings that are open during Phase II.