The college recommends that everyone take a daily assessment to determine if self-quarantine is necessary.

1. Possible Exposure

If you have had:

  • Close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who is exhibiting symptoms of the virus. Close contact means you were within 6 feet of the person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period; or you had direct physical contact with the person; or you shared eating or drinking utensils; or they sneezed, coughed or somehow got respiratory droplets on you.

What to do:

  • Report exposure immediately to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee).
  • The CDC advises you to quarantine and to stay away from others, especially those at high risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • Stay home and monitor your health for COVID-19 symptoms such as fever (100.4ºF), cough and shortness of breath.
  • Do not return to campus until:
    • You have completed 14 days of quarantine
    • Or you have completed 10 days of quarantine and observed no symptoms during daily monitoring
    • Or you have completed 7 days of quarantine, observed no symptoms during daily monitoring, and obtained a negative diagnostic test within 48 hours of the planned discontinuation of quarantine (no earlier than Day 5 after last contact)
    • Or you are notified by the College to return earlier because the person suspected of having COVID-19 has tested negative for the virus.

2. Positive Test but No Symptoms

If you have:

  • Tested positive for COVID-19 but are not experiencing symptoms

What to do:

  • Report diagnosis immediately to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee).
  • The CDC advises you to stay home and monitor yourself for symptoms. Isolate yourself from others, including those in your household.
  • If you do not develop symptoms, you can return to campus 10 days after the date of your positive diagnostic test. If you develop symptoms during your isolation, follow the guidance below for Positive Test with Symptoms.

3. Positive Test with Symptoms

If you have:

  • Tested positive for COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms

Note:  Those who test positive with severe illness may need to isolate (quarantine) for a full 20 days

What to do:

  • Report diagnosis immediately to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee).
  • The CDC advises you to stay home, except to get medical care, and to monitor your symptoms. Isolate yourself from others, including those in your household.
  • Follow your healthcare provider’s directions for treatment of your symptoms.
  • Stay away from campus until:
    • At least 10 days after the first appearance of symptoms
    • AND you have gone at least 24 hours without a fever (100.4ºF) and used no fever-reducing medication during that time.
    • Note: Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.
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4. Negative Test with Symptoms

If you have:

Tested negative for COVID-19 but are experiencing symptoms

What to do:

  • Report symptoms immediately to your instructor (if you are a student) or to your supervisor (if you are an employee).

Stay away from campus until your symptoms have improved.

5. Communication

  • Instructors or supervisors will immediately notify COVID-19 Coordinator Damita Reed – reedd@faytechcc.edu or 910-486-3905 –as well as their direct supervisor and divisional Vice President who will coordinate completion of Fill-in Form C-40.
  • The divisional Vice President will communicate with executive leadership and initiate communication to any potentially impacted college community members, maintaining appropriate confidentiality, while ensuring any college student or employee who may have potentially been exposed is promptly notified so that they can self-monitor.
  • Individuals who initiated the response may be asked to assist with contact tracing. This information will be tracked separately from personnel and student records, and names will not be released.
  • The college may elect to close an impacted classroom or office for a designated period of time following a confirmed case to allow for facilities cleaning and/or natural deactivation of the virus.
  • You may be asked to provide documentation from your healthcare provider that you are cleared to return to school or work such as a negative test result.