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Screening and Testing Information

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe campus environment. To help ensure that every student will enter campus by going through a screening station where they will receive a cloth face mask and a thermometer.

After answering health screening questions, they will have their temperature taken and either be cleared to enter campus or given further medical direction.

COVID-19 clinical testing is strongly encouraged for faculty, staff and students before returning to campus.

Self-monitoring

An essential component of keeping our campus safe and healthy is honesty and understanding in regard to personal health. Daily use of a digital self-check tool as a means of gaining access to class and events is necessary. Students, faculty and staff will perform daily health self-monitoring through a digital tool connected to Prisma. Each morning, you will take your temperature and answer survey questions about symptoms and exposure to COVID-19.

Students, faculty and staff will need to take a daily temperature check and answer survey questions about symptoms and exposure to COVID-19. If you are cleared to go to class and activities, you will receive a green screen with the day’s date which can be shown when entering your class. If you do not receive a green screen, you will be given a phone number to call to determine if a COVID-19 test is needed.

Any student who does not pass this digital self-screening process must contact the Student Health Services Office and will not be admitted to class until cleared. All faculty and staff who do not pass the digital self-screening process must notify Human Resources.

Testing

In keeping with guidance from the CDC, S.C. DHEC and the ACHA (American College Health Association), the University is developing plans for efficient COVID-19 testing that will allow for a safe and healthy campus environment.

For more information on testing visit the Medical Care Guidelines.

Community Monitoring

BJU will communicate with and provide consultation for those who have been in contact with members of our campus community that have become symptomatic/tested positive for COVID-19.

The CDC defines contact as being within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes.

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.

Students may be asked to undergo random testing as part of the strategy for protecting community health.

Isolation

The University has developed a housing facility that will provide for the needs of those who have become symptomatic and require testing as well as those who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Reveal Student Isolation Residence Hall will provide for virtual physician visits, health screenings, mail delivery, virtual learning and student care services.