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Dear campus community,
Good Wednesday morning.
Thanks to all of you for your efforts to slow the COVID-19 spread and following the health and safety guidelines for our campus. All of your efforts are helping us to achieve our goals for providing you with the great educational experiences that you desire.
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced changes in their recommended quarantine time for direct contacts (someone who has been within six feet for a time period of 15 minutes or more) of those who’ve tested positive for COVID-19. The Louisiana Department of Health has accepted these changes, and our University is implementing them as well.
These changes should make it simpler for our community members to comply with quarantine requirements. However, they make it even more important for those who should be restricting their movement to do so.
These modifications do not impact the isolation requirements for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The following revisions are now in place for quarantine:
- Quarantine can end after Day 7 post-exposure if a diagnostic specimen (PCR or antigen) tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (cannot be tested prior to day 6). Quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7, and evaluation of the quarantine process on Day 7 requires proof of a negative test result.
- Quarantine can end after Day 10 post-exposure without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
- Quarantine can end after Day 14 post-exposure without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring. The original 14-day quarantine period remains available if requested.
- Persons can discontinue quarantine IF they have remained asymptomatic during the quarantine period. If they develop symptoms at any time during the quarantine process they should get tested as soon as possible. The quarantine period will be reevaluated pending the test results.
In each of these instances, those returning to campus will need to complete the appropriate Return to Campus form, which is available from a member of the SRT or Human Resources.
Free testing at the Argent Alumni Pavilion will continue through the end of this year. The Louisiana Army National Guard will take time off Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31 through Jan. 1. They will be providing testing for most of the holiday break, however.
The site is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the link to register for testing is http://health.questdiagnostics.com/STLOU. Results from this test have been available in two to three days.
Free antigen testing will also continue at Green Clinic’s TechCare location at the Lambright Wellness Center. With this test, results will be available within 30 minutes. Antigen testing – the “quick test” – is most effective when the patient is displaying symptoms that are representative of COVID-19 but could also indicate another viral infection.
The clinic is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted until 3:45 p.m. You should schedule your free test through TechCare’s online scheduling system at: https://gctechcare.simplybook.me/v2/#book.
Thank you for your continued diligence in following our campus COVID-19 guidelines. I appreciate your help keeping our campus community healthy and safe.