Updated March 3, 2021
Susquehanna’s protocols for the 2020–21 academic year help ensure the continued health and safety of the campus community. The support services offered to students go beyond keeping them safe — they also strive to meet students’ physical, social and emotional needs while living on campus.
Close Contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person (with or without a mask) for at least 15 minutes. The 15-minute exposure does not have to be contiguous; it could be three five-minute exposures, for example.
Individual Quarantine separates people believed to have had close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19 or who are displaying some symptoms consistent with a Covid infection. Quarantine is a pre-emptive measure meant to prevent spread of disease when people might have been exposed to Covid-19.
Isolation separates people who are known or reasonably believed to have been infected with the Covid-19 virus from those who are not infected. If you test positive for Covid-19, whether you are symptomatic or not, you will be moved to isolation housing.
Students required to isolate or quarantine and have an on-campus job with regular hours may be paid for their regularly scheduled hours. Students must notify their supervisor of the length of their isolation or quarantine and enter their regular schedule on their timesheets. Any questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org .