This page seeks to keep the campus community informed, healthy and safe. Here you'll find the most recent information and resources for students, parents, faculty and staff. This page also offers steps for COVID-19 screening and testing and what people should do if they've tested positive for COVID-19. Please use this information to your benefit and be diligent in the fight against COVID-19.
View the most recent case tracking at Clarion University.
COVID-19 SCREENING AND TESTING INFORMATION
- Students, faculty and staff must self-assess for symptoms daily by using the CDC COVID-19 Self-screening Tool App on a mobile device or at CDC.gov. The tool is also available on the LiveSafe App which we encourage all students to download.
- Daily temperature checks are required prior to coming to campus or leaving your residence hall room. If a student in the Clarion area has a temperature of 100.4°F or greater they should quarantine themselves and call the Center for Wellness (814 393 2121) for further assessment. Employees should follow the guidelines set by Human Resources.
- Students are advised to inform the Center for Wellness or Student Affairs of a positive COVID-19 test result or an illness that could be COVID-19 related.
The Center for Wellness will ensure that students exhibiting symptoms are:
- Quarantined and/or isolated if needed.
- Monitored for physical and mental health status.
- Provided services and referrals as needed.
LiveSafe provides all of the tools necessary to keep you informed and safe whether it's physical safety and security risks, mental health, sexual harassment and assault, or COVID-19 health risks.
Access the CDC’s COVID19 self-symptom checker directly through the app!
IF A STUDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 THEY SHOULD:
- Isolate for 14 days. This may be at home or could mean you will need to temporarily relocate to a designated area. Each case will be decided individually between the student, the Pa. Department of Health and Clarion University.
- If possible, stay away others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
- Watch for fever (100.4°F), cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
- Someone from the Center for Wellness will check on you daily by phone, email or text.
- Stay in a room separate from other household members, if possible.
- Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
- Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.
- Don’t share personal household items such as cups, towels and utensils.
- Wear a cloth face covering when around other people, if able.
IF AN EMPLOYEE TESTS POSITIVE THEY SHOULD:
Inform a supervisor or Human Resources of the positive COVID-19 test result or an illness that could be COVID-19 related. Employees who report symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be required to provide appropriate documentation from a physician prior to returning to the workplace.
COVID-19 ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE INFORMATION
Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should remain at home or in a designated residence until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay in their current residence or go home and separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from the Center for Wellness or their state or local health department.
Services currently available to students:
- Whether you are living on the Clarion University campus, in Clarion or at home, the Center for Wellness is available to provide services for your health care and counseling needs.
- We remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and are closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and on weekends.
- For questions and/or to schedule an appointment please call 814 393 2121. If needed, a staff member will assist you in scheduling either a HIPAA-compliant telehealth appointment or a face-to-face appointment depending on your circumstances.
- There is a $5 fee per health care visit. Additional costs may be added for certain equipment, testing, exams (Women’s health/physicals) or in-house medications, which will only be done with your consent. Any charge is billed to your student account and is kept confidential. Prescriptions for medications can also be sent to your local pharmacy.
- There is no charge for a counseling visit.
- Due to COVID-19 and our goal of trying to maintain the health and safety of everyone, our online scheduling is currently not available and walk-in services are discouraged unless it is an emergency.
- For any concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact the health center at 814 393 2121. A medical provider can answer questions and assist you.
- Free thermometers are available to any student that needs one.
- For medical emergencies during evening or weekends please call 911 or go to your local emergency department.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19
In addition to periodically checking the Fall 2020 page for updates related to the university’s operational plan, parents and supporters of Clarion University students are strongly encouraged to join the Clarion University Parent 2 Parent Portal.
You can register in the portal and create an account by using an email, Facebook, or Linkedin account. Once your account is created, you can sign up for “Communities” that interest you. All new members are automatically included in the “Clarion University News” Community, so you never miss out on an important University updates.
Questions about the portal can be directed to the Parent & Family Services staff at firstname.lastname@example.org