category: Advisory

Community Update: How to report COVID-19 Symptoms and Current Status

Over the first two weeks of classes, we have had a couple of individuals come to campus even though they had symptoms of COVID-19. Those individuals were tested and immediately sent to quarantine. It’s very important to remember if you have symptoms you must report this immediately.  Do NOT come to campus with symptoms.

Faculty and staff with active symptoms, or actual or potential exposure to COVID-19, should notify their supervisor immediately, and their supervisor will then notify David Wacaster (704.406.3235), Barry Lane (704.406.2266) and Human Resources—Eric Plemmons (704.406.4259) or Frances Sizemore (704.406.3502). Faculty may also use [email protected]create new email for any questions or concerns you may have regarding quarantine dates for your students.

Remember that all employees are allowed a maximum of 10 days of paid leave if they are confirmed to have Covid-19 or are required to quarantine due to contact tracing or while awaiting test results.

If you are a residential student and develop any COVID symptoms, contact [email protected]create new email or call (610) 322-7265. If you are a commuter, graduate or doctoral student and you develop COVID symptoms you can contact Barry Lane [email protected]create new email  or (704) 297-6988.

Taking action quickly if you develop symptoms reduces your number of contacts and, consequently, the number of individuals you might expose.

Current Status

As of today, January 22, Gardner-Webb has two positive cases of COVID-19 among residential undergraduate students in isolation on campus. We have one residential undergraduate student who has tested positive and is in isolation at home. We have five residential undergraduate students in quarantine on campus and 10 residential undergraduate students in quarantine at home.  

There is one commuter/graduate student with COVID-19 in isolation at home, and there are nine in quarantine.

Students with questions regarding classroom or online attendance while in isolation or quarantine should contact Dean of Students, Lesley Villarose, at [email protected]create new email.

Among our faculty there is one positive case of COVID-19 in isolation at home.  We have three staff members positive with COVID-19 in isolation at home, while a further three staff members are in quarantine waiting to be tested or waiting for test results.

Stay safe and mask up Bulldogs!

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