COVID-19 Information for Employees

Updated August 30, 2021

CSCU policy is that all individuals on campus must wear a mask for face covering.  The only times masks should be removed is when individuals are outside, or when individuals are in an isolated office with good air exchange. Those unable to wear a mask for medical reasons should speak with the HR staff before coming to campus.

Quarantine/Isolation/Contract Tracing

All individuals should watch for Symptoms of COVID-19/CDC and, if they have symptoms, should be tested and stay away from others. Symptoms can arise 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Per CDC guidance,

  • You quarantine when you might have been exposed to the virus. Quarantine means to stay home and away from other people outside the home.
  • You isolate when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don’t have symptoms. To isolate means the sick person stays away from everyone, including people in their home.

Should an employee or student test positive for COVID they are required to notify the COVID Coordinator, isolate for 10 days and not return to work or class until free of fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, other symptoms are improving and the COVID Coordinator has confirmed they can return safely to school.  COVID-19: When to Quarantine/CDC

The COVID Coordinator will work with the local public health department and support contact tracing so that any individuals considered close contacts can be notified. A contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For those considered a close contact who ARE NOT vaccinated, they should get a COVID test within 3-5 days of exposure, are not to return to work or class for 14 days from date of exposure and the COVID Coordinator has confirmed they can return safely to school.

People who are fully vaccinated DO NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19. However, fully vaccinated people should be tested 3-5 days after their exposure. Should the vaccinated close contact get a positive test result or experience symptoms, they must self-isolate for 10 days or until fever is gone for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, other symptoms are improving and the COVID Coordinator has confirmed they can return safely to school.

Vaccination Policy

  • All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All employees are required to report vaccination compliance by completing an online survey. Employees requesting a medical or non-medical exemption from this policy will be contacted by Human Resources.
  • Weekly testing will take place on campus for students and employees who are unvaccinated or do not provide proof of their vaccine status. A testing vendor will provide COVID testing on Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Village 3  building.