Identifying people who are sick or have underlying health conditions per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines will be of the utmost importance as we work to operate successfully in our academic environment and contain the threat of the COVID-19 illness.
When Will Health Screening Take Place?
- Students coming to campus in August will undergo a brief face-to-face health screening process as part of their residence hall move-in operation.
- Commuter students will be screened upon their arrival to campus for classes on Aug. 24 in a central location.
- Employees will be required to complete an electronic Health Screening Process each day.
- Visitors and guests will be screened at the Office of Campus Safety upon arrival to campus.
What Are the Health Screening Questions?
- Do you have a fever of 100.4 or greater?
- Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has a health care provider advised you to self-quarantine because you are suspected to have COVID-19?
- Have you been in close contact with anyone who has a confirmed or presumed diagnosis of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
- Do you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (difficulty breathing, fever, chills or sweating, new or worsening cough, sore throat, whole body aches, vomiting, or diarrhea)?
If you do not have a temperature and answer “no” to the screening questions, you will be allowed on campus. If you have a temperature or answer “yes” to screening questions, you will be directed to seek additional information from a local medical practitioner. Once you have been cleared by a local medical professional, you may be on campus.
If a student is not cleared, they may not be able to remain on campus. If they must remain on campus, they may be required to isolate themselves or quarantine themselves depending on the situation and directive from Yates County Public Health.
Daily or Periodic Health Screenings
Student-athletes will be required to complete daily health screening and have their temperature taken upon arrival at the JMW Recreation and Athletic Center each day or in conjunction with athletic events.
New York State does not mandate daily health screenings of non-athlete students.
The regulations dictate that the College determine the frequency of health screenings conducted throughout the semester. This process will be implemented as determined by Keuka College administration, Yates County Public Health, and our collaborative partners.