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January 2022 Update

St. Peter's College COVID-19 update for January 2022. Please see this story for more information.

Student Services has recently been made aware that a positive case of COVID-19 was on campus and its facilities on January 21-23. Upon each notification, the students, staff and faculty received an email detailing the timings of possible exposure.

 At this time, we encourage students to view our most recent handbook (specifically, pages 2 and 20 – 21) and follow the advice there.

 Individuals who test positive are responsible for reaching out to those considered close contacts. Call 811 and follow their advice within the SPC handbook (page 20). If you are a close contact or test positive, the direction and next steps you must follow differ depending on your vaccination status, especially those not fully vaccinated.

 Everyone must:

  • Meet the requirements on page 2 of the handbook
  • Wear a mask at all times. Fresh ones are provided free of charge at the front desk.
  • Respect distancing where possible
  • Report to student services if they have (or believe they have) COVID-19
  • Obey all signage

 If you have symptoms:

  • Get tested and start self-isolating immediately, even if fully-vaccinated
  • Do not enter campus
  • Call 8-1-1
  • Self-isolate until your symptoms have been gone for 48 hours

 The symptoms, as indicated on page 2 of the handbook, are:

  • Fever
  • New or worsening respiratory symptoms (not related to seasonal or allergies)
    • Cough/Sore throat
    • Runny nose
    • Shortness of breath
    • Difficulty breathing
  • New-onset atypical symptoms, including:
    • Loss of sense of smell or taste
    • Diarrhea, nausea/vomiting
    • Headache
    • Decreased or loss of appetite
    • Aches, pains, or chills
    • Fatigue or weakness

 We encourage everyone to:

  • Take Rapid tests regularity, ideally, before coming to campus.
  • We are happy to provide 1-2 tests to each student who request it, which can be retrieved from Jenna or Student Services near the front desk  *As supplies last*
  • Have an accessible supply of rapid tests, which can be acquired for free at the locations listed here
  • Attend online if you have concerns. Reach out to your instructor with any questions
  • Limit your mobility and exposure to common areas
  • Make use of the sanitizing spray located in every classroom and common area.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands regularly
  • Check your emails regularly
  • Pick up a free handbook at the front office

 

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