COVID-19 policies

In order to ensure the safety and good health of all students, faculty and staff during the time of the pandemic, Bluffton University is implementing the following policies and procedures:

Reporting Procedure:
Every Bluffton student, residential and commuter, will be required to take their temperature in the morning, seven-days per week and record their temperature in the Symptom Reporting form found within their MyBluffton account (no later than 10 a.m.). No-touch thermometers will be available on each residence hall floor.
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Data Monitoring Procedure:
Reports containing Symptom Reporting data will be generated at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Reports will be reviewed for action. All students demonstrating symptoms will be screened using the CDC symptom checker for guidance.
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Bluffton University is implementing this procedure to guide those who may have had contact with any person who has undergone testing for COVID-19 or who has tested positive for the virus.

Short answer: Self-quarantine in your room.
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Bluffton University has implemented a procedure for the quarantine of students who may be exhibiting symptoms suggestive of a COVID-19 infection.

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All students will be required to complete a Health Plan prior to the beginning of the semester to identify whether they will choose to remain on campus or return home for the self-isolation period should they become COVID positive during the semester.

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Bluffton University has implemented a procedure for the isolation of COVID-positive students on campus for resident students who choose to remain on campus during the period of illness.

Isolation and release procedure >