Keystone College COVID-19 Management
If You Test Positive:
Employees who test positive for COVID-19, including results from at-home testing kits, or who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should report that information to their immediate supervisor.
Students who test positive for COVID-19, including results from at-home testing kits, or who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, should report that information to Student Life at 570-945-8400 or Campus Safety at 570-945-8989, or email Student Life.
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a minimum of 5 days. Isolation can end at least 5 days after symptom onset and after fever ends for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. These individuals still must continue to properly wear a well-fitted mask around others for 5 more days after the 5-day isolation period. Day 0 is the first day of symptoms. For additional information, click here for the CDC’s website.
If You Were Exposed:
Vaccinated individuals do not need quarantine, but should be tested 5 days following exposure and wear a mask indoors until they receive a negative test result.
Unvaccinated individuals should quarantine for 10 days or until a negative test result is received and wear a mask around others indoors.
If the person suspected to have COVID-19 presents a negative test result, the individual who is in quarantine due to exposure to that individual may be permitted to leave quarantine early.
The use of face masks is now optional in classrooms. However, students are expected to follow the instructor’s request.
COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots will no longer be required by the College. However, they are highly encouraged for the entire campus community. Students are still asked to e-mail a photo of their vaccination card updates to email@example.com and faculty and staff are asked to provide vaccination updates to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can continue to monitor campus vaccination rates.
Student athletes are required to follow protocols of the NCAA and CSAC.
Guiding Principles of Keystone College’s COVID-19 Management Plan
Keystone College policies and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic are rooted in the safety of our faculty, staff, students, and community. The primary goals for Keystone College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic are to protect public health and continue the institution’s vital mission of education. Our knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continue to evolve, and our policies and plans will be updated as appropriate, as more information becomes available.
This plan follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
This plan is organized by the five strategies outlined in the PDE guidance:
- A strategy on how the institution will coordinate with local public health officials, or the equivalent of;
- A strategy to safely resume in-person instruction;
- A strategy to monitor health conditions of its campus community;
- A strategy to mitigate and contain the spread of the virus on campus, and to inform the DOH in the event that transmission occurs at the institution; and
- A strategy to communicate accurate and timely information to students, faculty, staff, and the communities it serves.