COVID-19 Preparedness

COVID-19 Case Notification

All Students, Employees (Faculty & Staff), Contractors, and Visitors are asked to inform the University when they become aware that, within the last fourteen (14) days, they were:

(1) positive for COVID-19;
(2) symptomatic for COVID-19;
(3) exposed (close contact) to a known case of COVID-19 / someone positive for COVID-19;
(4) potentially exposed to a known case of COVID-19 / someone positive for COVID-19;
(5) have traveled internationally or via cruise ship.

Information provided on this form will be utilized to contact the person who is the subject of the report and provide appropriate guidance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a novel coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

What are the symptoms of the coronavirus?

Flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and sore throat. For most people who have had the illness, symptoms were mild and resolved after several days. The CDC says people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic – the sickest. Still, it's possible to spread the disease before showing symptoms, so a person can feel fine and still have it, just as with other viruses. Such cases have been reported, but are not thought to be the main way it spreads. WHO reports that most people – roughly 80 percent – recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

What to do if you Are sick?

If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19 and must complete the COVID-19 Notification Form.

Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.

Keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately.

What do I do if I test positive?.

Before you do anything...

Complete the COVID-19 Notification Form

Next Steps:

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 from another testing facility (i.e. public health facility, doctor’s office, etc.), you are required to report the positive test result by calling the main office where you will receive further instructions about next steps. 
  • Stay away or isolate from others as much as you can within your residence.
  • Read the CDC’s guidance on When You Can be Around Others Have You Had or Likely Had COVID-19.
  • Be aware you may get called by someone from the Gwinnett Department of Health or a local public health agency. It would be from a phone number that is not in your contacts. These people are called case investigators or contact tracers. When they call you, answer the call to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community and on campus. They will also give you more information about how long to stay home and can answer questions.

Discussions about your illness (case interview) with health department staff and/or designated campus staff are confidential. Your name will not be shared with those you came in contact with, unless you have given permission.

Where can I get more information on COVID -19? (For up-to-date information, please check the following websites:)

What is the plan for Spring 2021?

All operating decisions will continue to be based on the best available information about the trajectory of the pandemic, the safety of our community, updated scientific and medical guidance, directives from local governments, COVID-19 testing capacity, and the ability to effectively support community health through preventative measures.

What should I do if I have flu symptoms and don’t think I can complete course work?

You must first complete the COVID-19 Case Notification Form.

Then, please contact your professor to alert them of your situation. Ask for instructions on how to catch up with the material you might have missed.

Are health and safety protocols still in place on campus?

Yes. The Beulah Heights University is expected to adhere to required health and safety protocols established by the university. It is important that we all continue following health and safety guidelines at all times, including wearing a face covering, practicing physical distancing, and washing your hands frequently. These are critical steps that will help slow the spread of COVID -19.

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