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KBOCC Campus Health and Safety: Current Level 2 - Niizh

Campus Health and Safety

Due to a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases and exposure I want to update KBOCC staff, students, and faculty on our COVID-19 protocols and procedures when there is an exposure based on vaccination status, please read below.

IF EXPOSED AND UNVACCINATED:

Unvaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 (see attached flowchart):

  • Isolate for 5 days or until cleared by your medical provider, if utilizing KBIC Health System please follow the protocols in place
  • Inform your supervisor and provide a written statement from a health professional

Unvaccinated people who are a close contact (see attached flowchart):

  • Inform your supervisor you have been identified as a close contact or provide written statement from a healthcare professional
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if experiencing symptoms
    • If you receive a negative test, you may return to work.

Unvaccinated people who are not a close contact but considered a third-party exposure (see attached flowchart):

  • You do not need to quarantine, but it is a good idea to be cautious and monitor yourself for symptoms
  • You can report to work as usual

IF EXPOSED AND FULLY VACCINATED:

Fully vaccinated people with COVID-19 symptoms

Although the risk that fully vaccinated people could become infected with COVID-19 is low, any fully vaccinated person who experiences symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should:

  • Isolate themselves from others
  • Be clinically evaluated for COVID-19
  • Get tested for SARS-CoV-2 if indicated. The symptomatic fully vaccinated person should inform their healthcare provider of their vaccination status at the time of care.
    • If positive, follow the procedures above for an unvaccinated person testing positive for COVID-19
    • If negative, you may return to work when feeling well enough to do so just like any other sickness.

Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19:

  • Tested 5 days following the date of their exposure 
  • Wear a mask in public indoor settings for 10 days until a negative test result is received
  • Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be restricted from work following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, if they follow the testing and masking recommendation above.
  • Fully vaccinated people should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 5 days following an exposure.

Reminder:  UPDATED 1/11/12

Our mask policy will be as follows: Students/Staff/Faculty you must wear a mask in our KBOCC’s buildings and classrooms. If alone in your office with the door shut, you don’t need to wear a mask.  If anyone comes to your office, please put your mask on. If you have concerns about this policy, please contact the President’s office.

If you need a vaccine, please contact the Health Center and make an appointment.