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COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs

COVID-19: Close Contact Flowchart

COVID-19: Individual with COVID-19 Symptoms


How Does Jefferson County’s COVID-19 Status Impact Jefferson College? 

The Jefferson College Return to Campus Plan is not based solely on the status of Jefferson County. A possible shift to "Red" status does not dictate an immediate closure of the College. At this time, the College will continue to follow the processes and procedures that have been implemented along with ongoing contact tracing to make sure that students and employees are safe. The College is already in alignment with recommendations for schools associated with a county wide "red" designation.  

We continue to make the health and safety of employees, students, and campus visitors the highest priority as we respond to issues surrounding COVID-19. Thank you for continuing to work together for the safety of our college community. Each one of us has an important responsibility to minimize the spread of COVID and all viruses.


Health and Safety Update (August 26, 2020)

Wondering what to do if you have symptoms you think may be COVID-related? The following information is taken from the Jefferson College Return to Campus Plan that contains important protocols and procedures designed to keep students and employees safe. It is very important to stay home if you are sick or may have been exposed to COVID-19.

The health, safety, and well-being of the campus community is of paramount concern, guiding all COVID-related decision-making processes. Jefferson College's standards and protocols are at least as stringent as the Jefferson County Health Department and the CDC. 

Self-Quarantine Requirements - Students or employees who have symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) must stay home and notify their instructors and supervisor. Students should also notify the Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Kim Harvey-Manus, at kharvey@jeffco.edu. They will be encouraged to contact their healthcare provider and/or local health department and follow CDC guidance for symptoms.

If a student or employee thinks they may have been exposed to COVID-19, they must stay home and notify their instructors or supervisor. Students should also notify the Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Kim Harvey-Manus, at kharvey@jeffco.edu. They should also contact their healthcare provider immediately and follow CDC guidance for quarantine.

If a student or employee is sick, they should follow CDC-recommended steps by not returning to campus until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html

If a student or employee is well but has a sick family member at home with COVID-19, they should notify their instructors or supervisor and follow CDC recommended precautions. Students should also notify the Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Kim Harvey-Manus, at kharvey@jeffco.edu.

Returning to Campus After Having Tested Positive - After having met CDC guidelines for quarantine, a student or employee may return to campus after all of the following conditions have been met: (1) the student or employee has had no fever for at least 48 hours (that is, 2 full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers); (2) COVID symptoms have improved (for example, cough, shortness of breath, etc.); and, (3) at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared. Additionally, a student or employee is required to again complete the Acknowledgement of Return to Campus Guidelines.

A doctor's note to a supervisor or faculty member does not indicate a return by the individual. Official return status is confirmed by the Vice President of Student Services (for students) or the Human Resources Specialist (for employees)
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Reminder of Campus Mask Policy - Masks are required by everyone at all times inside campus buildings, with some exceptions for pre-approved activities and programs. Because the CDC does not recommend use of face shields for normal everyday activities or as a substitute for cloth face coverings, students are required to wear a cloth or disposable facemask. Face shields may be used by employees only in situations when six-foot physical distancing can be maintained. 

Students who require ADA accommodations, resources, etc., should contact the Disability Support Services Coordinator to discuss options per the Facemask Accommodation Policy. Employees who require ADA accommodations should contact the Human Resources Specialist.

Any student or employee who does not wear a mask or does not appropriately wear a face covering will be asked to comply with the College's safety protocols. Those who refuse or repeatedly fail to follow the guidelines will be subject to student or employee disciplinary measures and may be asked to leave campus.

We continue to make the health and safety of employees, students, and campus visitors the highest priority as we respond to issues surrounding COVID-19. Thank you for continuing to work together for the safety of our college community. Each one of us has an important responsibility to minimize the spread of COVID and all viruses.


Campus Health Safety Updates

Student Services Resources
View a list of resources and contact information.
CARES Emergency Financial Aid Grants


Athletics
Visit the NJCAA COVID-19 homepage to learn more.

Employees
View additional information on telecommuting operations and helpful resources.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
FFCRA Leave Request Form


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