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Medical Care Guidelines

BJU has established a new Student Health Services Office (SHS) to assist students with medical information and to facilitate medical care. This office is located in Reveal and can be reached at (864) 241-1685.

Identification

If you have symptoms:

  • Students exhibiting symptoms or who have not passed their digital self-screening will be directed to call the BJU Student Medical Access Line provided by Prisma Health and contact the SHS office as soon as possible.
  • They will be directed to the telehealth service provided through our partnership with Prisma Health.
  • An appointment for a COVID-19 test will be scheduled at a testing site.
  • Transportation will be arranged.
  • Faculty, staff and day students are to screen and test through their primary care physician or a recognized testing site.

Isolation and Care

The Reveal Student Isolation Residence Hall is equipped to care for student’s academic and personal needs. Students will receive housing, meals, counseling, and health checks via virtual doctor visits. The SHS office will facilitate communication with student’s residence hall staff, academic advisors, and faculty.

  • BJU will provide housing in our Reveal Student Isolation Residence Hall for those who are awaiting test results.
  • Faculty, staff and day students are to self-isolate at home until a negative test result is returned.

Positive Cases

  • Day students, faculty and staff are required to isolate at home until 10 days after date of test and fever free for 24 hours.
  • Residence hall students who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate at home or in Reveal Student Isolation Residence Hall until 10 days after date of test and fever free for 24 hours.

Contact Tracing

  • If a student receives a positive test result, BJU may perform a connection review.
  • Contact tracing is the responsibility of S.C. DHEC. Members of the BJU community may be contacted by DHEC to participate in contact tracing to mitigate further spread of the disease.
  • Students, faculty or staff who have been exposed to the virus (as defined by the CDC) will be required to be tested for COVID-19.
  • A person who has clinically recovered from COVID-19 and then is identified as a contact of a new case within three months of symptom onset of their most recent illness does not need to be quarantined or retested for COVID-19 unless they become symptomatic.