COVID-19 Info & links

School mascot posing with mask

Campus safety measures include:

  • Protective shields installed at frontline service counters
  • Campus signage with guidance on health safety practices and requirements
  • Cleaning and sanitization protocols
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers located in classrooms and high traffic locations
  • Special screening and quarantine requirements for residence hall students
  • Availability of student services via phone, videoconference, or online delivery
  • Vaccination clinics will be offered periodically throughout the semester

 

Effective August 11, 2021

Everyone is encouraged to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces on campus to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others.
Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated. 
Staff and students may resume pre-COVID activities, such as class trips, general college travel, athletic events, and club gatherings.

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Not vaccinated and think you've been exposed?

Here's what to do.

 

As recommended by the CDC, if you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. Wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. Isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.

Local pharmacies and clinics across the area offer free testing.

Scenario

What to Do

Do you feel sick (fever, cough, respiratory symptoms, or COVID-19/flu-like symptoms)?

  • Do not come to campus
  • Quarantine
    • Return after day 10 without testing OR
    • After day 7 once you've received a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)
  • Obtain a free COVID test, offered at local pharmacies and clinics.
  • Email each of your instructors to make arrangements for class assignments while you are absent.

Have you recently been in close contact (less than 6 ft distance for 15+ consecutive minutes) with someone who tested positive for COVID-19? 

  • Do not come to campus
  • Stay home for 14 days after your last exposure to that person
  • Obtain a free COVID test, offered at local pharmacies and clinics.
  • Email each of your instructors to make arrangements for class assignments while you are absent.

Have you been diagnosed or tested positive with COVID-19?

  • Do not come to campus
    • Return after 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
    • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
    • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
  • Email each of your instructors to make arrangements for class assignments while you are absent.

What if your symptoms begin while you are on campus? 

  • Go home immediately
    • Resident students, return to your dorm room and contact your residence life coordinator at jmcvey@scciowa.edu
  • Quarantine
    • Return after day 10 without testing OR
    • After day 7 once you've received a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)
  • Obtain a free COVID test, offered at local pharmacies and clinics.
  • Email each of your instructors to make arrangements for class assignments while you are absent.

* Our local public health authorities make the final decisions about how long quarantine should last, based on local conditions and needs. Follow the recommendations of our local public health department if you need to quarantine.

 

Vaccinated and think you've been exposed?

Here's what to do.

 

Scenario

What to Do

Do you feel sick (fever, cough, respiratory symptoms, or COVID-19/flu-like symptoms)?

  • Do not come to campus
  • Isolate from others
  • Obtain a free COVID test, offered at local pharmacies and clinics
    • Return at the time recommended by your healthcare provider
  • Email each of your instructors to make arrangements for class assignments while you are absent

Have you recently been in close contact (less than 6 ft distance for 15+ consecutive minutes) with someone who tested positive for COVID-19? 

  • Quarantine only if you have symptoms
  • Get tested 3-5 days after exposure, even if you are not experiencing symptoms
    • Local pharmacies and clinics offer free testing
  • Wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative
  • Email each of your instructors to make arrangements for class assignments while you are absent

Have you been diagnosed or tested positive with COVID-19?

  • Do not come to campus
    • Return after 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
    • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
    • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
  • Email each of your instructors to make arrangements for class assignments while you are absent.

What if your symptoms begin while you are on campus? 

  • Go home immediately
    • Resident students return to your dorm room and contact your residence life coordinator at jmcvey@scciowa.edu
  • Quarantine
    • Return after day 10 without testing OR
    • After day 7 once you've received a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)
  • Obtain a free COVID test, offered at local pharmacies and clinics.
  • Email each of your instructors to make arrangements for class assignments while you are absent.

Our local public health authorities make the final decisions about how long quarantine should last, based on local conditions and needs. Follow the recommendations of our local public health department if you need to quarantine.

 

Contact Us

Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm

Give us a call at (319) 208-5000

Helpful Links

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The college will continue to follow the guidance given by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other health professionals and experts.