Dear EWS Community,
Unfortunately, COVID continues to be a presence in all our lives. Fortunately, it is far less disruptive to in-person learning than when the pandemic began. Nevertheless, we will continue to adjust our on-campus protocols according to community risk factors and with the guidance of our Medical Advisory Panel (MAP).
Additionally, we are happy to introduce you to Nurse Lindsay Colvin, the newest member of the EWS staff. Lindsay worked for eight years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children's Hospital, will work alongside Nurse Connie Hurd, and she will also serve as our Covid Response Coordinator.
Regarding COVID, it is extremely important everyone in the Emery/Weiner community be mindful of best practices to ensure the safety of others. While our vaccination rates remain high in all grade levels and among faculty & staff, we continue to strongly recommend the COVID vaccine, and boosters for those who are eligible. We also expect all community members to adhere to our current protocols listed below:
- Anyone who experiences COVID symptoms should be tested for COVID.
- Anyone who tests positive should notify our Covid Response Coordinator and remain in isolation for three days from the test result. Lindsay's email: email@example.com
- Anyone who tests positive should stay home while they have symptoms and may return to campus no sooner than Day #4, assuming they are fever-free for at least 24 hours.
- Upon return, this person must stay masked indoors until 10 days have passed since their symptoms began. They must also eat outdoors at a safe distance from others during the same time period.
- Day #0 is defined as the day symptoms begin and/or the day of the positive test result
- Please begin wearing a mask on campus if you are exposed to a positive case of COVID. The CDC recommends getting tested five days after exposure, even if you do not develop symptoms. Continue taking precautions through day 10.
Please see below for answers to additional questions you may have regarding COVID protocols at EWS.