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Not Cleared to Return: Next Steps

If you answered "Yes" to any of the COVID-19 Health Questionnaire questions, you may not enter the campus (or will be directed to return home, if completing the questionnaire upon arrival). Please adhere to the below guidance beginning with the following notification procedures:

Students must promptly email COVID19@BerkeleyCollege.edu with your name, student ID number, telephone number, and campus location. Please include a brief description of why you were not cleared to return. Student Development & Campus Life will promptly contact you for additional information.

Faculty members must promptly email Human Resources at ENR@BerkeleyCollege.edu (copying COVID19@BerkeleyCollege.edu) with your name, telephone number, and campus location. Please include a brief description of why you were not cleared to return. Human Resources will promptly contact you for additional information. Please also contact your department chair regarding expected absences from class.

Staff members must promptly email Human Resources at ENR@BerkeleyCollege.edu (copying COVID19@BerkeleyCollege.edu) with your name, telephone number, and campus location. Please include a brief description of why you were not cleared to return. Human Resources will promptly contact you for additional information. Please also contact your supervisor regarding expected absences from work.

Returning to Campus After Illness

Each scenario outlines the requirements that students, faculty, and staff must meet before returning to campus.

Scenario 1: I have symptoms and suspect that I have COVID-19 or I have tested positive for COVID-19.

You may return to campus when:

  • At least 10 days* have passed since symptoms first appeared;
  • At least 24 hours have passed with no fever (and without use of fever-reducing medications); and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving**.

You will need to provide:

  • Medical clearance from your healthcare provider demonstrating that you are fit to return to work (faculty and staff) or return to class (students).

*If you are severely ill with COVID-19 or have a weakened immune system (immunocompromised) due to a health condition or medication, you may need to stay home longer than 10 days and up to 20 days from the date the symptoms first appeared, at the direction of your healthcare provider.

**Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery. If you have a prolonged loss of taste and smell, you are still permitted to return so long as you meet the other criteria.

Note: Your healthcare provider may advise additional testing. If your healthcare provider recommends testing, he or she will advise when you may return to campus based upon the results. You should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date symptoms started.

Scenario 2: I have symptoms of COVID-19, but tested negative.

You may return to campus when:

  • Cleared by their healthcare provider.

You will need to provide:

  • Medical clearance from your healthcare provider demonstrating that you are fit to return to work (faculty and staff) or return to class (students).

Note: Your healthcare provider may advise additional testing and/or time in quarantine.

Scenario 3: I have tested positive for COVID-19 and do not have symptoms.

You may return to campus when:

  • At least 10 days have passed since the date of the test.

You will need to provide:

  • Medical clearance from your healthcare provider demonstrating that you are fit to return to work (faculty and staff) or return to class (students).

Note: Your healthcare provider may advise additional testing and/or time in quarantine. If your healthcare provider recommends testing, he or she will advise when you may return to campus based upon the results. You should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date you tested positive. If you develop symptoms after testing positive, refer to “Scenario 1.”

Scenario 4: I have been in close contact with another person who exhibited symptoms and that person is suspected or confirmed positive for COVID-19.

You may return to campus when:

  • At least 10 days have passed since the date of contact/exposure to that person and no symptoms during the 10-day period.*

Note 1:  You should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of exposure.

Note 2:  Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does not need to stay home: (1) has COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months; (2) has recovered; and (3) remains without COVID-19 symptoms. 

For more information on returning after close contact, see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html


Scenario 5:
I have returned from international travel or returned from a U.S. state or territory listed as a travel advisory.

Self-quarantine periods may vary and additional testing may be required. You are expected to follow their home state’s travel guidelines and may be required to submit copies of negative test results to the College:

New Jersey residents: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-and-transportation/are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey

New York residents: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory


Medical Clearance Documents

Students should submit the required medical clearance documentation upon their return to Student Development & Campus Life: Dallas Reed, Ph.D. DFR@BerkeleyCollege.edu or Sherrille Shabazz, Ed.D., SRH@BerkeleyCollege.edu .

Faculty and staff should submit the required medical clearance documentation upon their return to Eileen Rizzo, Manager, Human Resources, enr@berkeleycollege.edu.

Updated: January 26, 2021


 

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