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ACTIVE Case Count
  Positive Quarantined
Students 19 10
Employees 4 1
  Updated 09/20/2021

Rationale

In light of recent lifting of restrictions, Campbellsville University has revised its COVID Response Plan for the fall 2021 semester. First, we acknowledge that, as stated by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, while the pandemic is ongoing, we are no longer in a state of crisis. Though restrictions have eased substantially, the University community is expected to continue to demonstrate care and compassion for those around us. As we navigate and recalibrate to a more normal campus routine, this process will require substantial innovation in campus services for employees and students and highly creative efforts for establishing an immensely engaging collegiate environment for the entire CU community, no matter whether on the main campus, on a regional site, or online.

 

This document, while outlining the current policies surrounding COVID-related issues for student and employee stakeholders, is also a resource for students and employees alike.

 

Vaccinations & Testing[1]

At this time, Campbellsville University is not requiring its students or employees to be vaccinated. The University does encourage its members to consider receiving an approved COVID vaccine. In an effort to facilitate access to vaccines, the University will continue to partner with local agencies to offer COVID vaccines to those who are interested.

 

Fall 2021 Student Policy

Campbellsville University students learning through in-person instruction are required to submit one of the following prior to the start of the Fall 2021 academic term.

 

  1. Proof of being fully vaccinated by an approved FDA vaccine*.
    1. The current date must be at least two (2) weeks, fifteen (15) days, past the final dose of the given vaccine.
  2. Proof of a negative COVID test obtained within one (1) week of arrival on campus.
  3. Official documentation from a health department indicating a positive COVID test within the past ninety (90) days.

 

Newly arriving international students learning through in-person instruction are required to submit one of the following:

 

  1. Proof of being fully vaccinated by an approved FDA* vaccine or World Health Organization** vaccine.
  2. Proof of a negative COVID test obtained within one (1) week of arrival on campus and completion of a seven (7) day quarantine once arriving stateside.

International students who remained in the United States over the entire summer break will need to follow the domestic student policy mentioned above.

 

*FDA (EUA) Approved Vaccines

**World Health Organization Approved Vaccines

Pfizer (full FDA authorization)

FDA* Approved Vaccines

Moderna

SII/Covishield

Johnson & Johnson

AstraZeneca

 

Sinopharm Sinovac

 

  1. Students should continue to monitor their health on a daily basis, including checking temperature regularly, and if COVID-related symptoms appear, they will need to be tested.
  2. CU will continue current contact tracing protocols which includes coordinating quarantine and isolation periods, as well as communication with local health departments.
    1. Campbellsville University’s Director of Residence Life, Elijah Coffey, will continue to coordinate and track student quarantine and isolation requirements.

 

Fall 2021 Employee Policy

  1. The University encourages employees to consider receiving a COVID vaccination. The University will also continue to create opportunities to facilitate access through on-site clinics or partnerships with local agencies.
  2. Employees will not be required to submit any proof of vaccination or negative test prior to the start of Fall 2021 semester.
  3. Employees should continue to monitor their health on a daily basis, including checking temperature regularly at home, and if COVID-related symptoms appear, they will need to be tested.
  4. Continue current contact tracing protocols which includes coordinating quarantine and isolation periods, as well as communication with local health departments.
    1. Campbellsville University’s Healthy at Work Officer, E.J. Pavy, will continue to coordinate and track employee quarantine and isolation requirements.

 

Isolation and Quarantine Protocols

Employees[2] or students[3] who test positive for COVID-19 should notify appropriate CU personnel and will be required to complete a period of isolation. Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others (www.cdc.gov). The University will conduct contact tracing to help mitigate the potential spread of the virus and will coordinate with local health departments until the affected individual is released to return to work/class. Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 should provide appropriate CU personnel with notice of release from a local health department at the completion of their isolation period.

 

Employees[4] or students who may have been exposed to COVID-19 are referred to as close contacts. Close contacts should notify appropriate CU personnel and will be required to complete a period of quarantine. Quarantine keeps someone who may have been exposed to the virus away from others (www.cdc.gov). Close contacts who are completing a period of isolation may do so in one of two ways:

 

If not fully vaccinated: 

  • OPTION 1: 7-day quarantine
    1. Beginning from date of last known exposure (day 1)
    2. Requires a negative COVID test no sooner than day 5 of the 7-day quarantine
    3. Assuming a negative test and no symptoms, the individual may return on-site for work/class on day 8.
  • OPTION 2: 10-day quarantine
    1. Beginning from the date of last known exposure (day 1)
    2. Does not require a negative COVID test
    3. Assuming no symptoms, the individual may return on-site for work/class on day 11

 

CONTACT FOR STUDENTS

CONTACT FOR EMPLOYEES

Mr. Elijah Coffey, Director of Residence Life

Mr. E.J. Pavy – Healthy at Work Officer

Office of Student Services

Human Resources Office (AD7)

(270) 789-5107

(270) 789-5092

evcoffey@campbellsville.edu

ejpavy@campbellsville.edu

 

 

Physical Distancing

Campbellsville University students and employees are encouraged to continue practicing safe physical distancing to reduce the spread of COVID at a minimum of three (3) feet. If classes, gatherings, or events are occurring in larger physical spaces (indoors), individuals should consider maximizing use of the space to promote physical distancing. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to maintain six (6) feet of physical distance from others

 

Facial Coverings

Throughout the pandemic, the use of facial coverings has been an issue that has sparked much debate. We have been monitoring state and federal guidance and best practices throughout the COVID pandemic and will continue to do so. As we seek to demonstrate an ethic of care for the University community, Campbellsville University will be requiring employees, students, and all visitors to wear a facial covering when in indoor public or common areas, regardless of vaccination status, especially when social distancing is not possible. This will be in effect at all CU locations. Public, indoor spaces are defined as any space inside a campus building that is not considered a private room, including residence hall rooms, or private office. Indoor classrooms, academic labs, common areas, libraries, hallways, elevators and restrooms are all considered public spaces that are subject to the mask requirement. Facial coverings should be cloth masks that adequately cover the nose and mouth. Neck gaiters and face shields are insufficient. 

 

Special Considerations for Unique Settings

At times, lab and clinical settings may require the close interaction (less than 3 feet) of individuals. Campbellsville University recognizes that these settings are unique and that to eliminate such close interaction may weaken the integrity and rigor of education and learning. As such, close interaction also increases the possibility of transmitting COVID. Often in these settings, Campbellsville University students and employees are interacting with members of the general public. To ensure that we are modeling effective stewardship to CU stakeholders as well as our broader communities, individuals (employees and students) in these lab/clinical settings will be required to continue wearing facial coverings.

 

Furthermore, instructional settings that are performative in nature may require the use of masks or other physical distancing considerations for certain activities (ex: musical ensembles).

 

There will also be several instances in which the athletic setting may require the use of a facial covering.  When utilizing any of the Athletic Training facilities, facial coverings will be always required unless the Athletic Training staff gives instruction to remove the covering.  Facial coverings will also be required during all portions of the athlete physical process, any physician appointments, and at times when requested due to higher-than-normal risk of transmission.  This will apply to visitors to campus, as well.

 

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizing

Campbellsville University will continue to ensure that sufficient handwashing and hand sanitizing supplies are provided. All individuals should wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds after being in a public place and/or touching an item or surface frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, screens, and before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

 

Sanitation

In addition to handwashing and promoting good personal hygiene, Campbellsville University will continue to regularly clean and disinfect all public spaces and high-touch surfaces.

 

Ventilation

Because the risk of COVID transmission is lower outdoors, University employees and students are encouraged to make use of outdoor spaces for events and gatherings. The University will also continue to ensure proper indoor ventilation and air filtration in all University-owned buildings.

 

Telework

In March 2020, Campbellsville University made the shift to conduct its academic, administrative, and support functions remotely. The change to remote work was a challenge that CU faculty, staff, and administrators faced with optimism and determination and ultimately found great success in continuing the daily operations of the University. Over 90% of CU employees reporting feeling supported and trusted by their supervisors during remote work. More than 50% of employees also reported remote work as beneficial to improving work/life balance and would likely continue to work remotely in some capacity if given the option. The University acknowledges that while face-to-face support is a critical component of the institution’s service to our employees and students, remote work has yielded tremendous benefits in increasing operational efficiency and productivity as well as contributing to employee wellness. Therefore, with supervisory approval, an employee may continue to utilize the ability to work remotely as needed. The ability to work remotely is not guaranteed. Individual supervisors are responsible for managing remote work requests and should continue to prioritize fully operational face-to-face support services for those whom the University serves.

 

Common Areas

Campbellsville University employees and students should ensure that while utilizing shared spaces indoors, physical distancing is maintained and congregating is reduced. These spaces will also be configured in such a way that facilitates and enables proper physical distancing.

 

Daily Temperature/Health Checks

Employees and students should continue to monitor their health closely throughout each day, through regular temperature checks and monitoring for symptoms. Employees or students experiencing new COVID-related symptoms (fever, new cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle or body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell) should not report to work/class and should notify the appropriate CU personnel. Students living in one of Campbellsville University’s residence hall facilities are encouraged to bring their own thermometer to conduct their own daily health checks.

 

Contact Notification Responsibilities

Campbellsville University will continue to collaborate with local health departments and agencies in the event an employee or student tests positive or is exposed to COVID-19. Examples of information that may be provided to a health agency includes, but is not limited to: work or class schedule, hours or shifts worked, when potential exposure occurred, and names and contact information of others potentially exposed to the virus.



[1] Campbellsville University employees who have employer provided health benefits through Humana can use the following link to find current information on testing and vaccination policies related to cost, limits, approved vaccines and more: Humana COVID FAQ

[2] Unvaccinated employees who are unable to work during a period of isolation or quarantine must use any available sick and/or vacation leave to cover time off. Employees who have been vaccinated will not have to use any accrued time in the event they need to complete a period of isolation or quarantine.

[3] Students who are completing a period of isolation or quarantine are encouraged to go home as soon as possible to continue any medical care and home isolation/quarantine. During these periods, students will be able to continue coursework remotely.

[4] Employees who are quarantined should choose the most appropriate option in consultation with their direct supervisor. Employees in quarantine are also expected to continue working remotely to the greatest extent practicable.

Upcoming clinics: 

MAIN CAMPUS - Friday, September 24, 2021

Hometown Pharmacy will be hosting a vaccine clinic on-site at Campbellsville University from 9:00am-12:00pm. Participants will need to bring a valid photo ID and SSN. Hometown Pharmacy will be offering the Moderna vaccine. Since this is a two-dose vaccine, you will be automatically scheduled for your second dose. 

 

Vaccine safety information

For many individuals, the safety of COVID-19 vaccines has been cause for concern and a reason for not yet receiving an FDA-approved (EUA) vaccination. You can read more here about the safety of COVID vaccines available in the United States: Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

Resources for Students

With questions on quarantine or isolation protocols for students, contact: 

Sara Basham - sebasham@campbellsville.edu OR

Khalil Baker - kdbaker@campbellsville.edu 

 

Counseling and Mental Health Services

Erin Jarrett, Director of Counseling Services - edjarrett@campbellsville.edu (270) 789-5070

Sara Mardis, Clinical Counselor - semardis@campbellsville.edu (270) 789-5415

Misty Curry, Clinical Counselor - mrcurry@campbellsville.edu (270) 789-5557

 

Pastoral Counseling

Trent Creason, Campus Minister - tecreason@campbellsville.edu (270) 789-5115

 

Student Services

Rusty Watkins, Dean of Students - rdwatkins@campbellsville.edu (270) 789-5047

Kaitlyn Overstreet, Student Services Coordinator (Harrodsburg) - knoverstreet@campbellsville.edu (859) 605-1389 ext. 9051

 

 

 

CDC Information on the Delta Variant: Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science | CDC

KY COVID Dashboard: KDPH COVID-19 Dashboard (arcgis.com)

Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) Baily Briefing: Lake Cumberland District Health Department – A Healthy Today for a Brighter Tomorrow (lcdhd.org)

CA COVID Information: COVID19.CA.GOV

CA County and Statewide Data: Tracking COVID-19 in California - Coronavirus COVID-19 Response