The University of Saint Francis is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment on-campus to the greatest extent possible. The following guidelines will be in place for all students until further notice. These guidelines are based on local, state, and national guidance, specifically the Center for Disease Control, the State of Indiana, the Allen County Health Commissioner, and Parkview Health.
“Home” COVID-19 test kit results are not to be used for USF reporting.
Allen County Board of Health excerpt: “Home tests are not reported to the health department like laboratory tests, and cannot be verified as far as technique nor how they were administered like in a testing facility, and are therefore not included in the daily or overall case numbers in the state of Indiana. Since there is no way to verify the validity of the test, our recommendation is not to accept these as confirmed cases in the school or work environment at this time.” See FAQs for more information.
Students who are ill are encouraged to stay home. Students who have a fever should not return to campus until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. Students should refer to Indiana Department of Health Quarantine and Isolation Guidance recommendations if they have COVID symptoms or test positive.
Students should refer to the Indiana Department of Health Quarantine and Isolation Guidance recommendations unless a written alternate diagnosis is provided by a medical professional. Always follow the instruction of a medical professional.