New COVID-19 Testing Policy for Quarantined Employees/Students
As a result of the revised CDC guideline, William Penn University has developed the following policy, effective January 11, 2021.
If a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19 they must isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms or 10 days from the positive test, if asymptotic. If an employee or a student is deemed a contact of a positive test, they must quarantine for 10 days.
The employee who is quarantined will be required to have an on-campus COVID test on the 7th day (or after if testing on campus is unavailable) of their quarantine. If the employee’s test is negative they will return to work that day. If the employee is positive, the employee will be required to isolate for an additional 10 days.
A student in quarantine may choose to take an on-campus test on their 7th day of quarantine (or after if testing on campus is unavailable). They will be obligated to pay for the test. If the test is negative, the student may return to class and activities. If the test is positive, they will isolate for an additional 10 days.
William Penn University will use funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Click here to read more about the CARES Act or the heerf quarterly reporting.
This is an evolving situation and updates are available from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including updated Travel Notices for countries with community transmission.