COVID-19 Updates

University COVID-19 Updates

Common Questions and Guidelines

In order to continue to promote the health and safety of students, staff, and faculty, the below scenarios and guidelines have been written to address our community’s most common questions.

Definition of Vaccinated Status

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an individual is considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or

  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

If you have tested positive, take the following steps:

  1. Do NOT attend on-ground classes or events.
  2. Notify the university by emailing attend@stanbridge.edu.
  3. Consult your healthcare provider for further guidance.

You may return to campus once:

  1. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the date you tested positive, if asymptomatic,
  2. At least 24 hours have passed since you have been fever-free without the use of fever reducing medications,
  3. Your symptoms have improved,
  4. A negative COVID-19 PCR test is confirmed, and
  5. Your submitted Return to Campus form is approved.

Have you been exposed to a person who is COVID-19 positive?

A. If you were wearing PPE during the entirety of exposure AND are not exhibiting symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, body aching, etc.), take the following steps:

  1. Attend class or event,
  2. Continue to monitor for symptoms, and
  3. Get PCR tested 72 hours after exposure.

B. If you were not wearing PPE for the entirety of the exposure, take the following steps:

  1. Do not attend on-ground classes or events.
  2. Notify the university by emailing attend@stanbridge.edu.
  3. Consult your healthcare provider for further guidance.

You may return to campus once:

  • You receive a confirmed negative PCR test that is taken 72 hours AFTER exposure, and
  • Your submitted Return to Campus form is approved.

Have you tested negative for COVID-19 and are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms?

If you are experiencing an illness, contact your healthcare provider to take a COVID-19 test. If you test positive, review the "Have you tested positive for COVID-19?" protocols. If you test negative, follow the protocols below.

If you have tested negative for COVID-19 and are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms, take the following steps:

  1. Do NOT attend on-ground classes or events.
  2. Notify the university by emailing attend@stanbridge.edu.

You may return to campus once:

  • Your symptoms subside, and
  • You receive a Green Campus Screen App day pass in tandem with a negative COVID-19 PCR test.