Students who test positive for COVID-19
Reporting positive test results: Students who test positive with at-home tests or through off-campus providers should contact StudentHealth@lynn.edu for further guidance. Students who test positive in the Student Health Clinic will receive guidance from the nursing staff during the visit.
Required isolation: Students who test positive will be required by CDC guidance to isolate for at least five days and, once out of isolation, wear a well-fitting mask around others inside their home or in public (including in class or at work) through at least day 10.
Isolation location: Students are required to isolate off campus. It is the student’s responsibility to have a plan in place and make the arrangements. Please note that both Campus Safety and Housing will be notified.
Meals: Students are responsible for their meals.
Notification to faculty: Students are responsible for notifying their professors of their absence. Students will arrange for missed classwork and makeup work.
Protecting our Knights
The best way to avoid illness is to practice prevention measures.
Vaccination against COVID-19 and other preventable diseases can protect you from the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
Cover coughs and sneezes
Respiratory viruses such as COVID-19 and Influenza spreads when an infected person breathes or coughs, expelling respiratory droplets that contain particles of the virus. Other people can breathe or come into contact with these droplets and become infected.
This is why it is important to cover coughs and sneezes that can transmit the virus over long distances. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw used tissues in the trash and use your sleeve or the inside of your elbow when a tissue is not available. This can also protect you from other illnesses such as influenza (flu) and the common cold.
Good Hand Washing
Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds to help stop the spread of germs. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Make sure to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing, and before and after visiting sick people.
Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, countertops, handles and phones using a household cleaner that contains soap or detergent.
Testing locator: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites/
How to locate COVID Vaccine Clinics: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/