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Campus Exposure Procedure

Are you currently experiencing symptoms?

If you have any of these symptoms:

  • Fever of 101 degrees or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue, muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

What to do:

  • Stay home.
  • Socially distance from all other people, including those in your household.
  • Contact your healthcare provider or the health department in the county in which you live for evaluation and testing. NC residents may call the Coronavirus Help Hotine at 1-866-462-3821 . The helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Possible Exposure

If you have had:

  • Contact (less than 6 feet for 15 minutes) or longer with an individual who has symptoms
  • Contact (less that 6 feet for 15 minutes) with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 (laboratory confirmed)

What to do:

  • Students: Report exposure to your instructor and the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 .
  • Employees: Report exposure to the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 and to your supervisor immediately.
  • The CDC guidelines recommend that you self-quarantine for 14 days or until a consultation with your healthcare provider has been completed.
  • Contact your healthcare provider or the health department in the county in which you live for evaluation and testing. NC residents may call the Coronavirus Help Line at 1-866-462-3821 . The helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Negative Test with Symptoms

If you have:
Been tested for COVID-19 by a healthcare professional and received a negative diagnosis and are currently experiencing symptoms

What to do:

  • Students: Report to your instructor and the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 .
  • Employees: Report to the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 and to your supervisor immediately.
  • CDC recommends that you return to campus only when you are symptom free.
  • Employees may return to work after providing Human Resources with clearance documentation from a healthcare provider.

Negative Test with No Symptoms

If you have:

Been tested for COVID-19 by a healthcare professional and received a negative diagnosis and are not currently experiencing symptoms.

What to do:
Contact the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 .


Positive Test with No Symptoms

If you have:

Been tested for COVID-19 by a healthcare professional and received a positive diagnosis but are currently not experiencing symptoms

What to do:

  • Students: Report exposure to the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 and to your instructor.
  • Employees: Report exposure to the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 and to your supervisor immediately.
  • Do not return to campus until you are cleared by your healthcare provider. Employees must provide Human Resources with clearance documentation from a healthcare provider in order to return to work.

Positive Test with Symptoms

If you have:

Been tested for COVID-19 by a healthcare professional and received a positive diagnosis and are currently experiencing symptoms.

What to do:

  • Students: Report exposure to the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 and to your instructor.
  • Employees: Report exposure to the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 and to your supervisor immediately.
  • Follow your healthcare provider’s directions for treatment of your symptoms.
  • Do not return to campus until you are cleared by your healthcare provider. Employees must provide Human Resources with clearance documentation from a healthcare provider in order to return to work.

Communication Protocol

Any employee who has tested positive for COVID-19, experiencing symptoms, or with known exposure must:

  • Stay home and seek medical advice.
  • Call the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 .
    • Note, faculty/staff who have had direct personal contact with students should indicate this to Human Resources.
  • Notify your supervisor.
  • Distance yourself from other people.
  • Due to FERPA and privacy concerns, DO NOT directly notify students or other employees – proper protocol must be followed.
  • Contact tracing is the responsibility of public health officials and/or healthcare providers. Public health officials or healthcare providers will contact those who have been potentially exposed.
  • CFCC, in compliance with privacy guidelines and guidance from public health officials, will alert potentially exposed parties when appropriate.

Any student who has tested positive for COVID-19, experiencing symptoms, or with known exposure must:

  • Stay home and seek medical advice.
  • Call the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 .
  • Notify your instructor.
  • If you are advised to take a COVID-19 test, please do not return to campus until you are cleared by a healthcare provider.
  • Contact tracing is the responsibility of public health officials and/or healthcare providers. Public health officials or healthcare providers will contact those who have been potentially exposed.
  • CFCC, in compliance with privacy guidelines and guidance from public health officials, will alert potentially exposed parties when appropriate.
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