Updated Aug. 7, 2020
Close off areas visited by the person who is a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19.
There may be adjustments to this plan if this occurs in areas such as residence halls and some work areas like Public Safety that require consistent coverage, but this procedure should work for most areas on campus.
Implement contact tracing.
To comply with provisions of Gov. Wolf’s Safety Order of April 6, 2020, it may become necessary to implement targeted employee symptom and temperature screening each day upon arriving at work. This would only be required if there was a confirmed COVID-19 case in your work area. Should you learn directly from an employee that they have tested positive, please contact Dr. Jeff Goldstein at (610) 330-5001. He will initiate the contact tracing protocol and provide further guidance on the employee screenings conducted for at least 14 days after an exposure.
Each department or work area will designate one point of entry and will select one individual (preferably a supervisor) who will be trained to screen each employee entering the workspace using a thermal (no-touch) thermometer.
First, the screener will ask each employee to answer a few COVID-19 symptom-related questions. Second, the screener will take each employee’s temperature using a no-contact thermometer. This information will not be recorded.
Should any employee exhibit an initial temperature of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, a secondary temperature will be taken a few minutes later to confirm the initial scan.
If the secondary scan confirms a fever of 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, or if the employee exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, they will be sent home immediately.
What to do if you have a fever or symptoms of COVID-19
In all cases, follow the guidance of your doctor. The decision to stop home isolation should be made in consultation with your healthcare provider and state and local health departments. Some people, for example those with conditions that weaken their immune system, might continue to shed virus even after they recover.