Raider Respect | Let’s tackle COVID-19 together

To be a Raider is to pledge Respect to doing our part for everyone’s well-being.
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Help Shippensburg University stay healthy and open! Visit our Health & Well-being page for updated case counts, and remember to follow the Raider Respect Pledge. Report a COVID-19 positive case to [email protected], or call (717) 477-1007.

Shippensburg University is providing a self-check app, Campus Shield, as well as touchless temperature check stations across campus for students, faculty, and staff to monitor their health and well-being. Pay attention to how you feel, and stay home/in your room if you are sick!

CampusShield

Ship has partnered with the CampusShield app to increase your safety on and off campus. Allow location services and connect to wi-fi for the best results.

Monitor your health and well-being, submit anonymous tips, have one-tap access to COVID-19 resources, and show your Raider Respect with this FREE app!

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DEFINITIONS

We know there are many new terms and words to get used to… here are a few terms and their definitions:

ISOLATION means to separate those infected (either with or without symptoms) from those who are healthy. This action should begin once you start to feel symptoms and/or test positive and should end once you are no longer presenting any symptoms. Current health standards recommend a 10-day isolation since symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours since any signs of symptoms have passed without the use of medication.

QUARANTINE means to separate those potentially infected from those who are healthy. Unlike isolation, quarantine focuses on contacts (people who may have been in the presence of a case). A person should quarantine if they have come in close proximity for more than 15 minutes with someone who tests positive. Current health standards recommend a 14-day quarantine protocol.

TEMPERATURE

Take your temperature wherever you see a temperature station! It is our first line of defense to keep you and everyone around you healthy!

Green? All clear! Enjoy your day.

Red? You may have a temperature. Self-report on the CampusShield app and be in touch with the COVID office for further guidance.

SYMPTOMS

COVID-19 symptoms are varied and can cause mild to severe illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the following signs and symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever or chills
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Use the self-check app to see how you feel and if you need medical attention. Here are a few symptoms that indicate you need to seek emergency medical attention:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

This list does not contain all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider if you experience other concerning symptoms or CampusShield indicates you need medical attention.

Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.

 TESTING

Any student with symptoms should be tested. In general, you do not need a test if you do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Use the self-check app, CampusShield, to see if you need to see a medical professional.

Students may be tested by their private health institution or through Etter Health Center. 

ETTER HEALTH CENTER TESTING
Monday through Friday | 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Saturday and Sunday | Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Etter Health Center is located in Naugle Hall, ground floor. Call (717) 477-1458 to consult with a medical professional.

Temperature? Stay Home!

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COVID-19 EXPOSURE

If a student is identified as having come in close proximity for more than 15 minutes with someone who tests positive, the student will be asked to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

Students who live on campus who are exposed will quarantine in their residence hall room/suite for 14 days and will:

  • self-monitor wellness twice daily (Residence Life staff will check in daily)
  • choose meals each day and a supply of snacks to be delivered
  • participate in remote learning

Students who live off campus who are exposed will:

  • quarantine at their local residence or return home
  • self-monitor wellness twice daily and check in with a member of health services
  • participate in remote learning

CASE INVESTIGATION

When a student has reported testing positive for COVID-19, the University case investigation Team (CIT) will:

 

  • Perform a personal interview with the student.
  • Use a case investigation process to assess the class schedule, living situation, activities, on-campus work locations, face-to-face meetings and any other situations that may have resulted in close contact from 2 days before the onset of symptoms or confirmed positive test.
  • Team members are trained by Johns Hopkins University and follow guidelines set by the CDC and the Commonwealth. 
  • Use a contamination tracing a service, Campus Pulse, to assist with COVID-19 mitigation. This social density tracking system uses anonymous data to assist in case investigation.
  • Notify all members of the campus community who have been identified as exposed and assist in appropriate quarantine protocols.

POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES

Students who test positive for COVID-19 will self-isolate for 10 days or will extend self-isolation until cleared by the SU COVID Office following the most current CDC guidance. Students who are exposed to a COVID-19 positive person will follow the appropriate 14-day quarantine guidelines.

The Registrar and Academic Dean will be notified about the planned period of isolation/quarantine (who will inform faculty of the learning platform change, if applicable) and the move to remote learning for the duration of this period, if needed.

Students who live on campus who test positive for COVID-19 will be assisted by the SU COVID Office to choose isolation:

  • in a university provided, off-campus location
    • Residence Life, Student Affairs, and the COVID Office staff will assist the student in relocation
  • by returning home
    • Assisted by Residence Life and Student Affairs staff, the student will make immediate arrangements for leaving campus and returning home.

Students who live off campus who test positive for COVID-19 will be assisted by the COVID Office to determine their 10-day isolation plan at either a current local residence or return home.

Updated October 30, 2020

Total Positive Case Reports Since August 1,2020

[Confirmed positives cases updated below same day as reported]

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Students, On-campus

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Employees

As we navigate to welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester, some details of the plan may change based on continuing developments and revised guidelines and recommendations from the federal government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (State System/PASSHE). Shippensburg University is deeply committed to the well-being and success of our campus family, Shippensburg community, south-central Pennsylvania, and the Commonwealth.