Meaning - No-to-minimal community spread. Evidence of isolated cases or limited community transmission, no evidence of exposure within large communal settings.
Meaning - Minimal-to-moderate community spread. Widespread and/or sustained transmission with high likelihood or confirmed exposure within communal settings with potential for rapid increase in suspected cases.
Meaning - Substantial community spread. Large scale community transmission, health care staffing significantly impacted, multiple cases within communal settings like healthcare facilities, schools, mass gatherings, etc.
Meaning - Substantial and ongoing community spread.
In addition to community spread, three campus metrics will be used to inform decisions related to threat levels: the number of new positive test results; the percentage of new positive test results; and the total number of active cases.
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Additional information is available below that address specific areas of the FHU experience.
What if I test positive for COVID-19?
ISOLATE for five days since symptoms first appeared or since positive test
If asymptomatic or if symptoms are resolving, wear a mask when around
others for an additional 5 days.
If severely ill, consult with your healthcare provider about when you can
resume being around other people.
What if I come in close contact with someone that has COVID-19 and I do not meet any of the following three conditions:
I have been fully vaccinated (*Vaccinated – less than 6 months out from second vaccine dose (or less than two months after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) AND boosted if beyond these thresholds); or
I have had COVID-19 in the past 3 months; or
I have tested antibody positive within the past 3 months?
QUARANTINE at home for five days with no symptoms and test on day five or later.
If a negative test, no longer quarantine.
Wear a mask and socially distance while indoors in public until 10 days after exposure and continue to monitor symptoms.
If you develop symptoms, ISOLATE and get tested.
What if I come in close contact with someone that has COVID-19 and do not have any
COVID-19 Symptoms and I meet one of the following three conditions:
You do not need to quarantine unless you develop symptoms.
Wear a mask and socially distance while indoors in public for 5 days if you are able to isolate from that person. If you are unable to isolate from that person wear a mask for 10 days after exposure and continue to monitor symptoms.
Freed-Hardeman University will follow the following protocol when an exposure or infection of COVID-19 takes place on campus.
Direct physical close contact within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes
Separates and restricts the movement of individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 to see if they become sick, individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms, individuals who are awaiting COVID-19 testing results, or individuals who have traveled internationally
Separates individuals who are sick with COVID-19 from individuals who are not sick
Less than 6 months out from second vaccine dose (or less than two months after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) AND boosted if beyond these thresholds).
The Freed-Hardeman campus experience is very important to our student body. Student activities will return to normal operations in Fall 2021.
FHU will offer traditional classes in the classroom when students arrive this fall.
The wearing of masks will be optional.
Faculty may desire to increase distance from students and may choose to reserve open seats near the front of the class.
Entrances, exits, and hallways will return to normal.
Chapel will return to normal operations in Fall 2021. Masks will be optional.
FHU’s dining services team is committed to safely providing the high-quality food service experience students have come to appreciate. Dining services will return to normal operations in Fall 2021.
As a key component of the Protect the Pride prevention measures, the University will work with the state and county health departments to provide vaccinations on campus. The first vaccination opportunity will be August 20, 2021.
COVID-19 Testing will be available through the Rogers, Conger, Dodd Health Clinic.
Contact tracing will be facilitated through the Office of Human Resources.
The mental health of students at Freed-Hardeman is extremely important. This semester, COVID-19, along with many other things happening across the country has the potential to negatively impact student’s mental and emotional well-being.
As a resource available to all FHU students, FHU has licensed, professional counselors on staff in the University Counseling Center. The UCC stands ready to help students navigate through the stress and difficulties they may encounter this semester. More information is available on the FHU University Counseling Center Services webpage.
Where is the University Counseling Center located?
The University Counseling Center is located in the Butts Family Suite on the second floor of Loyd Auditorium.
What are the hours for the University Counseling Center?
The University Counseling Center is open on campus Monday – Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Mental health crisis services are available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
Is there a cost to use the University Counseling Center?
No, there is no cost for enrolled students to use the services provided by the University Counseling Center.
INTERFACE will begin on August 14, and the event will return to normal operations in Fall 2021.
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