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Symptoms and Case Tracking


  • Tracking for the Week of Nov. 22 - 28

    (last update noon, Nov 25, 2020)

  • Positive Test Results with Potential Campus Exposure (This Week)

    1

    weekly count of faculty, staff, and students who have positive test results from a medical provider and may have exposed  fellow community members in the past 48 hours 

    (surveillance testing added 11/2)


  • Negative Test Results (This Week)

    6

     number of faculty, staff, or students that were sent for testing this week and received a negative result  


  • Total Recovered Number

    81

    A total number of faculty, staff or students that have concluded their isolation period and symptoms have resolved

  • Isolation Off Campus

    6

    current students who have positive test results from a medical provider and have been moved to isolation off campus per medical guidance


  • Results Pending

    10

     number of faculty, staff, or students sent for testing at the request of their medical provider with no results available



    (surveillance testing added 11/2) 

  • Isolation Housing on Campus

    0

    current students who have positive test results from a medical provider and have been moved to isolation per medical guidance


  • Quarantine Housing on Campus

    1

    current students who have no test results from a medical provider but have been moved to quarantine because of suspected exposure



  • Cumulative Negative Test Results

    358

    total number of faculty, staff, or students sent for testing and received a negative result from their medical provider (since semester start) 

    (surveillance testing added 11/2) 

  • Total Positive Cases
    (from semester start)

    92

    ****total number of faculty, staff, and students who have positive test results from a medical provider and may have exposed fellow community members

  • Quarantining Off Campus

    37

    current students who have no test results from a medical provider but are quarantining in non-campus owned housing


  • Anyone who has been in close contact with an individual who tests positive will receive official notification along with instructions for precautionary steps to take. Campus-wide notification of a positive case will not be sent. Anonymity for these individuals remains paramount. Please respect their privacy so they can focus completely on their own health.

  • Students: What to do if you feel sick.


    Download Detailed Instruction Handout

  • Protect Yourself

    • Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and report to a medical professional if you experience fever of 99.5 F or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste or smell.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
    • Be mindful to your wellness need.
    • Be aware of the risks of being part of the community.
    • Wear your mask and social distance.

    Protect Others

    • Be positive, attentive and helpful to those who may need support.
    • Ensure a safe environment for others by social distancing and wearing your mask.
    • Keep personal spaces and shared common spaces clean.
    • Participate in daily wellness checks and contact tracing to preserve the wellness of the community.
    • Carefully observe instructional signs and follow directions.
    • Monitor COVID-19 updates at francis.edu/coronavirus/.

  • Students: Symptom Reporting

    MyHealth@School Saint Francis


    After business hours, if you find you need non-emergency medical attention see the “afterhours" access: on MyHealth@School Saint Francis  

    Employees: Symptom Reporting

    If you have symptoms (or are a confirmed case, suspected case, have been sent for testing or you are at substantial risk due to exposure to an individual that has a confirmed case) follow these steps:

    • Notify your supervisor that you cannot report to work. 
    • Contact your healthcare provider and follow their recommendations; or use your free UPMC AnywhereCare benefit to connect with a UPMC provider
    • Notify Zachary Burke  zburke@francis.edu immediately and determine a plan for returning to work.

     

    Quarantining: After Travel or Potential Exposure

    Travel and Potential Exposure

    The CDC is requiring individuals who have come in contact with a suspected or confirmed case, as well as those who have travelled to a high risk state, to quarantine for 14 days.  CDC Guidelines for Quarantining

    Pennsylvania Guidance for Travel: If you have traveled, or plan to travel, to an area where there are high amounts of COVID-19 cases, it is recommended that you stay at home for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania. See states included on restrictions list.

     

     

    Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Your mental health is just as important as your physical health in this time of uncertainty. Here are resources to help:

    CDC’s Guide to Stress and Coping

    Students: Mental Health and Counseling Services 

    Employee Assistance Program

     

  • Contact Us

    The university is in the final review phase of our COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan. In the meantime, we know that you have many questions surrounding our return to campus. Please feel free to submit your questions here and we will get them to the appropriate university resource. 

    Submit Your Questions

  • Make the Commitment. Protect that Someone

    Help keep the Red Flash community safe from spread the of COVID-19. 

    Make the Commitment

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