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EMPLOYEE COVID PROTOCOLS

QUARANTINE GUIDELINES

CDC Guidance On When To Quarantine

Upon receiving revised guidance from the CDC, the following revisions are now in place for isolation and quarantine:

When You Test Positive - Isolation protocols

We are adopting the updated CDC protocols for isolation of individuals who’ve tested positive for the virus. If you test positive for COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status:

  • Report your case to the appropriate University officials and complete the Return to Work Certification Form
  • You must isolate for FIVE days
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving (no fever for 24 hours), you may leave isolation after five days.
  • After leaving isolation, you must wear a mask around others for an additional five days.

If you have a fever, you must continue to isolate until your fever resolves without the aid of fever-reducing medication.

When You Are Exposed - Quarantine protocols

If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, there are specific guidelines depending on your vaccination status.

  • If you:
    • Have received a COVID-19 booster; OR
    • Completed the primary series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last six months; OR
    • Completed the primary series of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last two months.
  • Then:
    • Report your case to the appropriate University officials and complete the Return to Work Certification Form
    • Wear a mask in public for 10 days.
    • Test on day five if possible.
    • If you develop symptoms at any point, you should get tested and isolate until test results are received.
  • If you:
    • Completed the primary series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines over six months ago and are not boosted; OR
    • Completed the primary series of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over two months ago and are not boosted; OR
    • Are unvaccinated.
  • Then:
    • Report your case to the appropriate University officials and complete the Return to Work Certification Form
    • Quarantine for five days. After that you must continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days.
    • Test on day five, if possible.
    • If you develop symptoms then you should get tested and isolate until results are received.
  • If you:
    • Were exposed to COVID-19 and had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test)
  • Then:
    • Report your case to the appropriate University officials and complete the Return to Work Certification Form
    • No quarantine necessary. You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.
    • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
    • Isolate immediately if you develop symptoms and get tested. Stay home until you know the results.
    • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Contact the following as soon as possible if you have been in direct contact (within six feet for a time period of 15 minutes or more) with someone who has COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • If you have symptoms and want to get tested, please consult with your general healthcare provider or call the ULM Student Health Center at 318-342-1651.
  • For employees, notify your direct supervisor, Human Resources, and the Environmental, Health & Safety Officer. The contact in human resources is Melissa Ducote at 318-342-5141 or ducote@ulm.edu.  The ULM EHS Officer is Shane Dykes and he can be reached at 318-342-5177 or dykes@ulm.eduSupervisors must maintain strict confidentiality.
  • For students, During School Hours Contact
    • Affinity Health ULM Clinic
    • (318) 342-1651
    • 1140 University Ave
    • Monroe, LA 71209

                After School Hours

  • Should symptoms occur AFTER HOURS or when the Affinity Health ULM Clinic is closed, please contact
    • Affinity Health 24 hour Hotline (318) 807-4616
    • 2408 Broadmoor Blvd. Ste. 2
    • Monroe, LA 71201
    • (318) 807-0525
  • If you used your Personal Health Care Provider contact the ULM Counseling Center. 
    • Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (318) 342-5220.
  • After normal business hours and on weekends, contact University Police at 318-342-5350. UPD will notify
    a counselor of the need for their services.  

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