You have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Diagnosis is confirmed by one or more lab tests. In rare situations, people have been diagnosed based on symptoms. You will need to follow the guidelines below for isolation. Failure to do so is subject to Lenoir-Rhyne Judicial or Human Resources intervention.
Follow Lenoir-Rhyne protocols for reporting your COVID-19 positive diagnosis to firstname.lastname@example.org (students), email@example.com (faculty) or firstname.lastname@example.org (staff).
In compliance with Lenoir-Rhyne and CDC guidelines all persons who receive a positive COVID-19 test will be required to:
- Self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days following the day your symptoms began.
- If you are symptom free, you will self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the date of your first positive COVID-19 test.
- For most persons with COVID-19 illness, isolation and precautions can generally be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and with improvement of other symptoms. However, this is not guaranteed, and Lenoir-Rhyne requires medical clearance to return to campus.
- You will need to schedule a telehealth visit for day 10 or later with LR Cornerstone Health provider, Mary Fran Sears, PA-C for written medical clearance to return to campus. You can schedule by calling 828-328-7959. You may also use your personal healthcare provider if preferred.
High School Scholars students will need to contact and arrange for clearance with their personal care provider. Documents will need to be submitted to Dean Katie Fisher at email@example.com Faculty/Staff documents will need to be submitted to Angelene Fortune at firstname.lastname@example.org They, or their designee, will provide notice of clearance status once the submitted documents have been reviewed.
- Isolation requires that you remain in a specific room separate from other non-exposed people and pets in the home. Ideally, you will have access to a separate bathroom and food/beverages.
- You should wear a mask.
- You should not have visitors nor should you leave your residence except for medical care.
- You should monitor your symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms may be mild or progress quickly and become life-threatening. Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of fluids. Sodas, tea, coffee and alcohol are strongly discouraged.
- If you have a more severe COVID-19 illness, it may produce replication-competent virus. This may extend your isolation beyond 10 days and may warrant extending duration of isolation and precautions for up to 20 days after symptom onset.