Based on guidance from the CDC and the Placer County Health Department, all students will be required to quarantine from campus in the event they have tested positive for COVID-19 (“COVID Positive”) or have had a known exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (“Known Exposure”**). Due to health and safety protocols, and the lack of available on-campus housing resources, residential students will not be allowed to live on campus in the event they are required to quarantine. Residential students under quarantine will be required to, temporarily, vacate campus and their residential housing as soon as possible in order to protect the health and safety of the campus community. The purpose of the COVID Care Plan is for residential students to articulate a plan and the steps they will take, in advance, as to how they will care for their health and safety in the event they are required to quarantine from campus.
The requirement of an approved COVID Care Plan is a prerequisite to secure on-campus housing for the 2020-2021 academic year. The articulation of a COVID Care Plan is subject to approval by the University. Residential students who do not have an approved COVID Care Plan will not be eligible for residential housing. Move-in will not be approved until the student has an approved COVID Care Plan on-file.
A COVID Care Plan that meets the approval of the University will articulate where the student will go in the event they are required to quarantine off-campus. This could identify the plan to return home, to live off-campus with a friend or family member in the area, or other such living accommodations that provide for the student’s health and safety while quarantined. There may be an occasion where temporary, “transition housing” is required while the student is executing their COVID Care Plan (such as while waiting to fly home or waiting for a parent/relative to come take the student home), in those instances, it is the responsibility of the student to secure such temporary housing (space off-campus, friend, etc.) in transitioning to where they will be quarantined. Where temporary housing may be required in the transition of the student from their residential housing to where the student will be quarantined, it must be articulated in the COVID Care Plan.
Every resident must supply the University with an individual COVID Care Plan in the event of an exposure or tests positive for COVID. Plans must include an immediate exit strategy that covers (a) relocation address (b) relocation contact person (c) means of transportation, and (d) access to meet basic needs (food, shelter, internet connection, etc.). Please complete the statement below: “In the event I need to quarantine off-campus, I will contact (who?) and stay with them (where?).” For example, if exposed or I test positive for COVID, I plan to contact my Aunt Cindy, who lives in Roseville, CA and will stay with her family until I can return. You may provide the details of the COVID Care Plan here. The University will approve all plans and confirm with the student before issuing a room key. (Every resident is required to respond to secure housing on-campus for the 2020-2021 academic year)
The Office of Student Life will assist residential students with the execution of their COVID Care Plan in the event the student is required to quarantine from campus. Students who are COVID Positive or have a Know Exposure should contact and follow the direction of their health care professional.
Residential Students must inform the Office of Student Life prior to returning from quarantine to their on-campus housing by emailing: email@example.com.
**Based on guidance from the CDC, an individual is considered to have a “known exposure” if they have had close contact (less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone within 2 days of that person having tested positive for COVID-19.