Is the COVID-19 vaccine required for the campus community?

  • No. State legislation currently prohibits SHC from requiring the COVID-19 vaccine. It is strongly encouraged that campus community members receive one of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines and share that information with SHC at Google doc form. You can find a vaccine clinic near you at vaccines.gov.

Why do I have to wear a mask indoors now at the College? Is this for classrooms, too?

  • We are following the updated CDC guidelines for mask-wearing indoors. We will update you when we can lift this measure.

What happens when I am in quarantine or isolation?

  • Students may return to their family home within 24 hours of a diagnosis or notice of exposure to quarantine. We encourage families to develop a plan for bringing their student home should this step become necessary.
  • Families should proactively discuss the potential for infection at home or any at-risk family members prior to making this decision.
  • Students who stay on campus in quarantine or isolation will be contacted by a member of the student affairs staff through the Badgers Health email or by phone to explain the quarantine or isolation protocol.
  • Spring Hill College staff will determine whether a student will be able to quarantine in place or relocate to a designated quarantine room for the duration of their quarantine period. A number of factors determine this decision based on the scenario and the student’s living situation.
  • Students will be emailed a quarantine protocols guide explaining services, guidelines, and instructions for their time in quarantine. Instructions for ordering meals will also be included in this form.
  • Badgers Health will contact faculty members to let them know the period of time for which a student has been asked to quarantine. It is the student’s responsibility to follow-up with faculty members to arrange for any missed work or assignments during this time.
  • Spring Hill College has a limited number of quarantine beds to offer for students needing to use these accommodations. The College will continuously review the capacity of these spaces reaching capacity in our quarantine beds may require the College to return to full remote learning if the capacity is exceeded.
  • As a member of the Spring Hill faculty or staff, if you test positive for COVID-19 or come in close contact with someone how has tested positive, please contact your healthcare provider and follow the CDC information for quarantining.

What is Contact Tracing?

  • Spring Hill College will continue to follow CDC, APHD and MPHD guidelines in contacting the individuals or the larger campus community regarding possible exposure as a close contact. Individuals will be contacted if they are determined to be a close contact (person within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer) as defined by the CDC.
  • It is important that anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 be thorough and truthful during the contact tracing process in order to identify anyone who may be a close contact. The larger campus community will be notified when there are multiple cases that can be traced to a common source or location. It is important to note that no names will be shared during the contact tracing process.
  • Any students who violate the quarantine or contact tracing guidelines will be subject to the student conduct process.

What else do I need to know?

The COVID-19 pandemic is not over. We will consistently monitor local and state health protocols to ensure our campus remains healthy. We’ll update this information and make changes as needed.

Email badgershealth@shc.edu for more information.

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