Testing and Vaccinations

BinaxNow Antigen Testing – is a rapid COVID-19 test with results available within 15 minutes of the test being administered. Spring Hill will use the rapid antigen tests in athletics, student life and other high-transmission activities to monitor any community transmission.

Symptomatic Testing – students experiencing symptoms can be tested at Greater Mobile Urgent Care, Old Shell location. Spring Hill College will assist students in covering any co-pay or COVID-related testing cost. Please present your Spring Hill College student ID in the clinic when you arrive.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Shots – The College encourages all staff, faculty and students to become fully vaccinated and receive a COVID-19 booster shot as a protection against COVID-19. Visit www.vaccine.gov to locate a vaccination or booster site. For additional information on booster shot eligibility and information, please visit the CDC website for booster shot information.

Symptom Monitoring

  • Faculty, staff and students will be asked to monitor COVID-19 symptoms regularly.
  • Faculty and staff should connect with their healthcare provider if they present any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Students should connect with badgershealth@shc.edu if they present with any COVID-19 symptoms.

Physical Distancing

  • SHC is allowing for increased attendance for outdoor and indoor activities for the Spring semester.
  • Student events must be registered with the Center for Student Involvement. Please email csi@shc.edu if you or your organizations have any questions about registrations.
  • SHC will continue to monitor campus vaccination rates, campus transmission rates and community transmission rates to make decisions on capacity and attendance for campus events and activities.

Quarantine and Contact Tracing

Spring Hill College understands that it is likely that transmission and presence of the virus in our college community will continue at times into the 2021-2022 academic year. SHC has developed protocols for contact tracing and quarantine to help those who have contracted the virus and assist those who may be exposed to the virus.

Quarantine and Isolation Scenarios

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test:

  • SHC community member should isolate for 5 days from the date of the test. If symptoms are resolving at the end of five days, no additional isolation is required. 
  • Continue to wear a mask for 5 additional days 

If you have been exposed as a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19:

If you have received a booster shot OR completed the vaccination process with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in the past 5 months OR completed the vaccination process with Johnson and Johnson in the past 2 months, take the following actions:

  • Wear a mask for 10 days
  • If possible, take a COVID-19 test on the 5th day
  • Quarantine is not required

If you completed the vaccination process with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines over 5 months ago OR completed the vaccination process with Johnson and Johnson over 2 months ago, OR are unvaccinated, take the following actions:

  • Quarantine for 5 days 
  • If possible, take a COVID-19 test on the 5th day
  • Wear a mask for an additional 5 days

The guidance from the CDC is changing quickly in light of the new Omicron variant. SHC will communicate updated protocols should the guidance from the CDC or ADPH change. 

Close Contact is defined as the following:

  • You were within six feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
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