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What to Expect at DC3

DC3 COVID-19 Committee Response/Communication Process

Positive Case of COVID-19 Student and Employee Safety Procedure

Possible exposure to COVID-19 Student and Employee Safety Procedure

Updated CDC Guidance

 

Instruction:

 

Residence Life:

  • Disinfecting stations are available throughout the DC3 residence halls.
  • Students are encouraged to clean surfaces in their residence hall rooms often.
  • Students are asked to practice physical distancing by keeping 6 feet between themselves and others.
  • When moving into the residence halls, students should consider bringing a “Covid bag” in the event they must isolate as a result of COVID. It is recommended to include personal hygiene items, masks, over-the-counter medicines, fluids, food, activity items, etc.
  • If students are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, they should contact residence life staff immediately. For a list of symptoms, please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html. Useful Residence Life phone numbers include the 24-hour phone line at (620) 255-2872 and (during office hours) the Residence Life office at (620) 227-9304.

Quarantine & Isolation

  • Quarantineis designed to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.
  • Isolationis used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected.

Protocols

  • On-campus students who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate in their assigned rooms for five days.
  • Off-campus students who test positive for COVID-19 are also required to isolate for five days and should utilize their homes for isolation.
  • All students who test positive, whether living on or off-campus, should wear a mask if living with roommates and always when leaving their room/residence for food or other allowable reasons.

 

Testing Positive

  • Individuals who test positive for COVID are required to isolate in their on or off-campus residence for five days. Assuming they are symptom-free, they may return to their normal activities after five days, while masking and monitoring their symptoms for an additional five days. If, after 5 days symptoms still exist, continue isolation until you are symptom free.

Close Contacts

  • Roommates of an individual who tests positive for COVID are considered close contacts and, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask for five days.
    • Fully vaccinated roommates who are symptom free are encouraged to wear a mask for 5 days and may leave their residence while wearing a mask and also attend classes.
    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated roommates must wear a mask and remain in their residence for five days or until symptom free.

On-campus Students

  • On-campus students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate in their assigned rooms for five days, leaving only to retrieve meals from the designated meals pick up location, attend a doctor’s appointment, picking up medicine/food supplies, or other approved reasons and must wear a mask when out of the room.
  • Off-campus quarantine space is not available to on-campus students whose roommate(s) tests positive. Roommates who are uncomfortable with isolating with their positive roommate may choose to isolate at an off-campus facility at their own expense.

Off-campus Students

  • Off-campus students should utilize their homes for quarantine or isolation.

Academic Preparation

As you prepare for your stay in isolation, you should contact your professors to discuss both how you will access course materials and make up any missed work.

Covid Testing Resources

If you choose to be tested, you may go to the Ford County Health Department at 507 Ave. L, Dodge City, KS, 67801 from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.  You can call to make an appointment at (620) 227-4545.

All questions or requests can be directed to reslife@dc3.edu.

 

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Updated 7/5/2022