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COVID-19 Information

 


Health and Safety Guidelines

On campus Experience

La Salle University is continually planning to maintain a fully in-person living and learning experience. However, the University will continue to abide by and defer to changing regulations from the City of Philadelphia as well as the current status of COVID-19 spread in our community.

Protecting the health and wellness of La Salle’s community and empowering our community to maintain personal responsibility remains the guiding principle in the University’s planning.

On this page, you will find guidelines that will help La Salle deliver a safe on-campus experience.

What to do if …

I test positive

Students

Employees

  1. Submit the COVID-19 Disclosure Form.
  2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. The COVID-19 Response Team will communicate with you regarding your return date. If you are a residential student and cannot return to their permanent full-time residence to isolate, you will be provided a room in our designated Quarantine and Isolation residence halls.
  3. You are required to notify any close contacts that you may have exposed in the La Salle University community. The COVID-19 Response Team will help you identify these individuals, but generally these are people with whom:
  4. You should notify your professors regarding your absence to make arrangements to continue your coursework. The COVID-19 Response Team may send a notice of excused absence to your faculty upon your request.

Example: A student begins symptoms on Sept. 15, tests positive on Sept. 17, and begins isolating immediately. The student must notify any close contacts between Sept. 13 and Sept. 17. The student should also notify their professors to make arrangements to continue their coursework while isolating.

  1. Submit the COVID-19 Disclosure Form.
  2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. The COVID-19 Response Team will communicate with you regarding your return date.
  3. You are required to notify any close contacts that you may have exposed in the La Salle University community. The COVID-19 Response Team will help you identify these individuals, but generally these are people with whom:
  4. While you are not required nor expected to disclose your personal medical condition or information to your supervisor, you should notify your supervisor of your need for sick time using your department’s procedures.
  5. If you are in a position where remote work is possible and you feel up to working, please coordinate with your supervisor.

Example: An employee begins symptoms on Sept. 15, tests positive on Sept. 17, and begins isolating immediately. The employee must notify any close contacts between Sept. 13 and Sept. 17. The employee should also notify their supervisor about the need for leave or remote work.

I have symptoms of COVID-19

Students

Employees

  1. Wear a high-quality mask at all times if you are having symptoms while on campus. This prevents the spread of COVID-19 and many other illnesses. Please remember that masking while sick protects others from getting sick.
  2. Get tested. You can schedule a COVID-19 test at our on-campus testing center in Union 301, a provider of your choice, or a FDA-authorized at-home test. If you test positive, submit a COVID-19 Disclosure Form.
  3. Stay home until you have received a negative COVID-19 test result, and ideally until you are feeling better.
  4. Please note that no test is 100% accurate; if you are still having symptoms after an early negative test, it is recommended that you receive another one within 2-3 days. Stay home until you are feeling better.
  5. Consult the attendance policies for your courses. You should notify your professors to make arrangements to continue your coursework.
  6. You are encouraged to consult with your personal health care provider. If you are a full-time undergraduate day student, you may contact the La Salle Student Health Center (studenthealth@lasalle.edu or 215-951-1565) if you need further assistance.

Example: A student develops a fever, congestion, and fatigue on Sept. 4. They should receive a COVID-19 test as soon as possible and stay home until they have tested negative. They should ideally stay home until they are feeling better, but must wear a mask while on campus or around others until their symptoms have resolved, even if they test negative.

  1. Wear a high-quality mask at all times if you are having symptoms while on campus. This prevents the spread of COVID-19 and many other illnesses. Please remember that masking while sick protects others from getting sick.
  2. Get tested. You can schedule a COVID-19 test at our a provider of your choice, or a FDA-authorized at-home test. If you test positive, submit COVID-19 Disclosure Form.
  3. Stay home until you have received a negative COVID-19 test result, and ideally until you are feeling better.
  4. Please note that no test is 100% accurate; if you are still having symptoms after an early negative test, it is recommended that you test again within 2-3 days. Stay home until you are feeling better.
  5. While you are not required nor expected to disclose your personal medical condition or information to your supervisor, you should notify your supervisor of your need for sick time using your department’s procedures.
  6. If you are in a position where remote work is possible and you feel up to working, please coordinate with your supervisor.

Example: An employee develops a fever, congestion, and fatigue on Sept. 4. They should take a COVID-19 test as soon as possible and stay home until they have tested negative. They should ideally stay home until they are feeling better, but must wear a mask while on campus until their symptoms have resolved, even if they test negative.

I am exposed to someone with COVID-19

Students

Employees

  • Wear a high-quality mask while on campus for 10 full days after the day of your exposure, even if you test negative. This helps prevent the spread of COVID-19, even if you do not currently have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after your exposure.
  • Get tested at least five days after your most recent exposure, or earlier if you are having symptoms. You can schedule a COVID-19 test at our on-campus testing center in Union 301, a provider of your choice, or a FDA-authorized at-home test. If you test positive, submit a COVID-19 Disclosure Form.
  • You are encouraged to consult with your personal health care provider. If you are a full-time undergraduate day student, you may contact the La Salle Student Health Center (studenthealth@lasalle.edu or 215-951-1565) if you need further assistance.

Example: A student learns on Sept. 24 that they were exposed to a positive friend on Sept. 22. They should receive a test on Sept. 27 (or earlier if having symptoms) AND wear a mask through Oct. 2, even if they have tested negative. Because they are up to date with their vaccinations and boosters, they are not required to quarantine.

Household exposures: If you are repeatedly exposed to a positive individual in your household, you should receive a test at least 5 days after your first exposure, and at least 5 days after they have ended their isolation period. You should monitor yourself for symptoms and wear a high-quality face mask for at least 10 days after they have ended their isolation period.

  • Wear a high-quality mask while on campus for 10 full days after the day of your exposure, even if you test negative. This helps prevent the spread of COVID-19, even if you do not currently have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after your exposure.
  • Get tested at least five days after your most recent exposure, or earlier if you are having symptoms. You can schedule a COVID-19 test at our on-campus testing center in Union 301, a provider of your choice, or a FDA-authorized at-home test. If you test positive, submit a COVID-19 Disclosure Form.
  • You are encouraged to reach out to your personal health care provider to determine what, if any, are the appropriate next steps.

Example: An employee learns on Aug. 24 that they were exposed to a positive colleague on Aug. 22. They should receive a test on Aug. 27 (or earlier if having symptoms) AND wear a mask through Sept. 2, even if they have tested negative. Because they are up to date with their vaccinations and boosters, they are not required to quarantine.

Household exposures: If you are repeatedly exposed to a positive individual in your household, you should receive a test at least 5 days after your first exposure, and at least 5 days after they have ended their isolation period. You should monitor yourself for symptoms and wear a high-quality face mask for at least 10 days after they have ended their isolation period.

 



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