What To Do If You're Feeling Sick

Updated Jan. 18, 2022


Who Is My KCU Contact?

The KCU Covid Response Team (1-877-425-0251) serves as the initial point of contact for all KCU employees and students.  The team will assist in the communication to HR (employees) and appropriate college and programmatic contacts (students) to ensure that status of individuals is known while providing a single point of contact and repository for health matter intake and also maintaining a level of confidentiality relative to specific health issues. The response team will follow up for positive screenings, expanded contact tracing, and general questions.

What if I Have a Positive Screening?

Campus members with any positives on the screening questionnaire, exhibiting symptoms and/or have a temperature greater than 100.0 will be required to stay home and make contact with Score 1 at 1-877-425-0251.

Return to campus after a positive screening can be accomplished by passing the self-screen, or clearance from a healthcare provider (i.e. reported symptom that resulted in positive screening was evaluated and attributed to another medical condition).

What If I Have A Positive COVID-19 Viral Test?

IF YOU have tested positive for COVID-19 and are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations (within 6 months of completing their primary series, or within 2 months of J&J single dose or receiving a booster of either a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine)

 

 

  • Stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home as much as possible.
  • Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected
  • Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.
  • You cannot access the campus during this 5 day period.
  • You can end your isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.
  • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.
  • Contact the KCU COVID Response Team at 1-877-425-0251. They will confirm your isolation period and get your college and/or leadership looped in on the need for you to isolate.

IF YOU have tested positive for COVID-19 and are NOT up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations

  • You must isolate for the full 10 days.
  • Stay home and isolate from others in your home as much as possible.
  • Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected.
  • Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.
  • You cannot access the campus during this 10 day period.
  • Contact the KCU COVID Response Team at 1-877-425-0251. They will confirm your isolation period and get your college and/or leadership looped in on the need for you to isolate.

 

CDC Quarantine and Isolation Guidance

Find the latest quarantine and isolation guidance from the CDC here.


Latest CDC Guidance

Fully vaccinated people with COVID-19 symptoms 

Although the risk that fully vaccinated people could become severely ill and die of COVID-19 is low, any fully vaccinated person who experiences symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should isolate themselves from others, be clinically evaluated by your PCP for COVID-19, and tested for SARS-CoV-2 if indicated. If your test result is positive, you should isolate at home for 10 days.