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:
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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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.
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.