Good afternoon, Blue Hose!
I hope this email finds you healthy and well and looking forward to classes beginning on Monday, January 25. As we approach our return to campus for Spring 2021, here are the things you need to know and do to continue to #ProtectPC and return to campus ready for a successful semester.
Self-Monitor and Self-Quarantine Beginning Wednesday, January 13
- Students should begin completing the LiveSafe daily health screening again on January 13. This will help you identify possible concerns that need to be addressed before your return to campus.
- Students must also self-quarantine beginning on January 13 before returning to campus.
- Do not come to campus if:
- You have a fever
- You have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days
- You have been out of the US in the last 14 days
- You have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 (cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4° or more, chills, repeated shaking with chills, fatigue, muscle pain, sore throat, GI symptoms, loss of taste or smell)
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any of the above conditions so that we can arrange an alternative date for your arrival.
Get Tested for COVID-19 (PCR Test) Between January 15-20
- We strongly recommend that you have a COVID-19 test within 5 days before your return to campus in order to avoid unintentionally spreading the virus. We request that you provide a documented negative PCR test result for COVID-19 dated between January 15-20 to the PC Counseling Center at email@example.com.
- For your convenience, PC is partnering with Self Regional Healthcare to offer Free COVID-19 Testing every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in front of Bailey Stadium. You can utilize this option as it begins on Tuesday, January 19.
- If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days prior to return, you may submit documentation of the positive test in lieu of other testing. This documentation could help you avoid being unnecessarily quarantined if exposed to an active COVID-19 case within 90 days of having the virus. Send documentation of the date of your COVID-19 case to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NOTE: Early arrival student-athletes should follow the instructions sent by Athletics.
Prepare for Health Screening at Check-In
- All students and helpers will undergo health screenings for COVID-19 and check-in at Laurens Hall (January 22-25) before entering any other campus buildings.
- The health screening will consist of a temperature check and a questionnaire using the LiveSafe app.
- Once your temperature has shown that you are fever-free and the questions on the LiveSafe app are answered, your screen will display either a green checkmark or a red X.
- If you are fever-free and your screen displays a green checkmark, you will be allowed to proceed with check-in.
- If you have a fever OR your screen displays a red X, you must return home and contact us at email@example.com to arrange an alternative date for your arrival.
Sign Up for Residence Hall Move-In Now
- Residence halls and apartments open for Spring 2021 on Friday, January 22. If you will be living on campus and you haven’t scheduled a day and time to move in already, please sign up on SignUp Genius now.
- See Residence Life message from December 18 for specific move-in instructions.
Continue to Protect Yourself and Others
- Before you return and after you arrive on campus, protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet from others, and avoiding crowds. [https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html]
- For more information on PC’s approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19, refer to the PC website.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students