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On-Campus Housing COVID-19 Policies & Procedures for Fall 2020

Students living in the Residence Hall during the 2020-2021 Academic Year will need to abide by the following guidelines, in addition to the Housing and Residential Life Terms & Conditions and the Code of Student Conduct.

These guidelines are being established to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students living in the Residence Halls during COVID-19 and are in alignment with guidance from CA Public Health and LAC Public Health.  Students not abiding by these guidelines will be subject to the Administrative Review process as described in the Code of Student Conduct.    Students found responsible for not abiding by these guidelines may be subject to removal from on-campus Housing.

 

Move-In Testing & Quarantine
  • Students moving into the Residence Hall will need to undergo a COVID 19 test administered by the University as part of their move-in process.
  • As part of test process, students will agree to release test results to the University. The purpose of the test will be to follow appropriate safety protocols for individuals who test positive, including isolation and quarantine.
  • After undergoing the COVID-19 test as part of move-in process, students will be quarantined (approximately 48 hours) in their residence halls until test results become available. As part of quarantine, students are asked to stay in their rooms to the extent it is feasible and not leave the Residence Hall Building.  No visitors will be permitted, and boxed meals will be provided to residents.
General Guidelines
  • To the extent feasible, students are instructed to stay in their individual rooms while in their on-campus housing.
  • Students are asked to maintain at least six feet distance from each other when in on campus housing or on-campus property; students may momentarily come closer when passing in hallways or stairwells, riding in elevators, or as otherwise necessary.
  • Face coverings must always be worn when students are outside their private rooms and bathrooms. Students will be provided with a Face Covering as part of their move in packet.
  • To help identify students as permitted on campus residents, students must wear a lanyard when outside of their res hall room and while on University property. Students will be provided a lanyard as part of their move in packet
  • Not outside guests will be permitted. Building access will be limited to residents only; non-residents, including outside guests, non-residential staff, and others are prohibited.  Exceptions will be made for essential visitors, such as personal care attendants for students with disabilities.   Request for essential visitors need to be submitted and to Housing and Residential Life office.  Approved essential visitors will need to check-in with Campus Safety upon arrival and departure each visit.
  • Students must adhere to posted capacity limit in all areas of res hall, spaces on campus, as well as individual room capacity limit and shared suite spaces. Individual room capacity limit is 2.  Shared suite capacity spaces capacity limit is 4.   Residents may not remove or relocate furniture as laid out/designed or from their assigned locations.
  • Students will be required a COVID-19 on-line safety course that will be made available to them via blackboard within a week of moving-in.

Residents will be required to conduct a daily symptom check, including temperature checks.   Residents can use smart phones apps or paper/pencil daily log to record that a symptom check has been completed.  Students will be asked to provide their own thermometer for temperature checks.

Health, Safety & Exposure
  • If a student has a reason to believe that they have been exposed to or are infected with the novel coronavirus, they are asked to contact a residence staff member and fill out a tracking form on the ULV Coronavirus webpage. The form can be found at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?UnivofLaVerne&layout_id=127
  • Students who are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 are asked to stay in their room, contact a staff member and fill out a tracking form on the ULV Coronavirus webpage. The form can be found at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?UnivofLaVerne&layout_id=127
  • Housing Staff will work with the Student Health Center and medical providers to monitor and support students
  • Students will be required to practice basic health safety strategy including staying in their room if sick and contacting the Student Health Center, washing their hands for 20 seconds, covering their mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing.
  • Students will be required to participate in periodic COVID-19 surveillance testing to be administered by the University. As a part of that testing, students will be required to release results of the test to the University.
Environmental Limitations
  • Gaming equipment, cooking utensils and other items will not be available for check-out or usage at the front desk
  • Lounges and kitchens will be closed or have restricted access.

 

Isolation & Quarantine

Any resident (including students and live-in staff members) that tests positive for COVID-19, has had close contact with or exposure to anyone that tested positive or is suspected of having COVID-19, or has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (including an oral or forehead temperature higher than 99˚F) must submit a Coronavirus Report through Maxient and follow any instructions provided by the COVID-19 Containment, Response, and Control team member.

1—Isolation Procedures

  • Residents that test positive or are suspected of having COVID-19 based on symptoms, will be moved to an isolation room.
  • If a resident has not yet been tested, they will be provided with instructions on how to obtain a diagnostic COVID-19 test.
  • Residents that test negative may return to their normal room with approval from the COVID-19 Containment, Response, and Control team.
  • Residents that test positive may return to their normal room
    • Three days after cessation of fever and respiratory symptoms without pharmaceutical treatment, and
    • Ten days after onset of symptoms, and
    • With a negative diagnostic test, and
    • With approval from the COVID-19 Containment, Response, and Control team

2—Quarantine Procedures

  • Residents that have had close contact with anyone that tested positive or is suspected of having COVID-19 and anyone who is otherwise exposed to COVID-19 will be required to self-quarantine.
    • Close contact is defined as contact within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more.
    • Other exposure include having contact with body fluids and/or secretions of a symptomatic person (they were coughed on/sneezed on, shared utensils or saliva) or providing direct clinical care to a symptomatic person without wearing a surgical mask or gloves.
    • The contact or exposure may have been with a newly infected staff person or resident, a staff person who has worked while infected, or someone outside the facility.
    • The contact or exposure may have occurred while the infected person was symptomatic OR up to 48 hours (two days) BEFORE the infected person showed symptoms.
    • Self-quarantine must be for 14 days from the time of contact.
  • Residents who have been exposed will be provided with instructions on how to obtain a COVID-19 diagnostic test.
  • If a resident does not share any living space, including a bathroom, they may self-quarantine in their normal room.
  • If an exposure occurred within a shared living and bathroom space such that all cohort members were exposed, each resident in the cohort may self-quarantine in their normal rooms, but must discontinue using any shared spaces except for the shared bathroom.
  • If a resident shares living spaces and a bathroom with others who were not exposed to the same individual, they will be moved to a separate quarantine room.
  • If a resident develops symptoms during the quarantine period, they will follow the isolation procedures detailed above.
    • The resident’s isolation period must be counted from the start of symptoms rather than the state of their quarantine period.
  • Residents in quarantine may return to their normal room
    • Fourteen days after their latest exposure if they experienced no symptoms, and
    • With a negative diagnostic test after the end of the quarantine period, and
    • With approval from the COVID-19 Containment, Response, and Control team