Smc Quarantine Rules

MSC staff and students who have received a laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 test within the past 3 months AND who are in close contact with another person who has contracted COVID-19 do not need to quarantine while they are currently and remain asymptomatic. This policy has been developed in accordance with CDC guidelines and in consultation with Contra Costa Health Services. Students are not allowed to leave their rooms during isolation or quarantine (this includes attending in-person classes, grocery shopping, or accessing campus resources). All exceptions must be approved by Health & Wellness Center staff or assigned to care liaison students must quarantine (if exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19), self-isolate (after testing positive for COVID-19), or self-isolate (if symptoms of COVID-19 appear) in accordance with public health guidelines and Saint Mary`s College guidelines. Students must immediately comply with quarantine or isolation guidelines if necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Quarantine and isolation are stricter versions of shelter-in-place. Employees must follow current county guidelines for quarantine (if exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19) and isolation (after testing positive for COVID-19). Employees are not allowed on campus until the end of the prescribed quarantine or isolation period. To be exempt from this quarantine requirement, employees must submit proof of a positive COVID test to Human Resources (, and students must submit proof of a positive COVID test to the health center by uploading the result through the Health and Wellness Portal. If you are in close contact with someone with COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, you do not need to quarantine, regardless of your vaccination status. If exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or after testing positive for COVID-19, students, faculty and staff must be quarantined or isolated in accordance with public health guidelines and college guidelines.

If you are placed in quarantine or mandatory isolation, it is your responsibility to follow the full instructions from the Contra Costa County Health Department for quarantine, isolation or self-isolation – whichever applies to you. It is important to refer to the most recent version of this policy, which is subject to change. Monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 (if you are in quarantine) or worsening symptoms (if you are in isolation or self-isolation) and inform the health and wellness centre or your GP of any changes. Clinicians are here to guide you through this time. You must stay home (in quarantine) even if you do not feel sick because you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Quarantine is one way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to more people. The spring semester 2022 is fast approaching and with hopeful optimism, I sincerely look forward to reconnecting with students and colleagues. This Communication summarises important and up-to-date public health guidance on vaccination and booster vaccination (and the necessary response of the CPS) and a summary of updated guidance on masking, isolation and quarantine. a summary of courses and services currently planned on-site or online; and a few other relevant updates.

Employees working on campus who need to quarantine or isolate should stay home and contact their supervisor or human resources department so that appropriate paid leave options can be discussed. Saint Mary`s has a comprehensive care plan to isolate or quarantine residents with COVID-19. Our Care Management team works with students who return home safely to self-isolate or quarantine or remain on campus. San Mateo County Health Commissioner Dr. Scott Morrow has issued updated orders for people who are close contacts of a positive case (for quarantine) or who have tested positive for COVID-19 (for isolation), as well as instructions for home quarantine and home isolation. Please report this An MSC nurse will contact the student and instructor to discuss next steps. The nurse will send an email to all students in the class informing them that someone in her class has tested positive and provide information about testing and quarantine (see above for instructions on close contacts, testing, quarantine and isolation). The CDC has issued travel advisories related to COVID-19.

For the latest travel restrictions and policies, visit the CDC Travel Information page. Welcome to Santa Monica College! And if you`re a returning student, welcome back! Thank you for choosing SMC. With this decision, you join a community dedicated to your academic and professional goals. Inform your instructor immediately so SMC can help you identify the resource you need. And if you`re part of a special program at SMC, contact your advisor. Please note that an I-20 is not required to leave the United States. Our processing time can take up to 2 weeks due to the high volume of travel signature requests we process.

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