Information and university updates about COVID-19 and CARES Act Funds.

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Protocols for Students with a Positive COVID-19 Test

Monitor Symptoms

Throughout the semester, all students are expected to monitor their own symptoms. We recommend using Parkview’s COVID-19 Symptom Tracker and following the guidance provided through this assessment.

If it is recommended that you seek medical attention, contact your health service provider or the USF Health & Wellness Clinic at (260) 373-7540. If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, contact 911 immediately.

If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 and are awaiting medical care and/or test results, you ought to limit your exposure to the greatest extent possible. Follow CDC guidelines, including:

  • Stay home except to receive medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people
  • Continue to monitor your symptoms

If you are a residential student with a roommate(s) and experience symptoms but are awaiting medical care and/or test results, contact your On-Call RA. You may be relocated to a private room with a private restroom for quarantine.

Positive COVID-19 Test

If any student receives a positive COVID-19 test result, the following steps should be taken. These steps are necessary in order to protect the safety and wellbeing of all University community members.

For Commuter Students

  • Avoid coming into close contact with anyone.
  • Do not come to campus.
  • If you live off-campus but your permanent address is outside of Allen County, please use your Allen County address as your home address when tested.
  • Notify Student Affairs* by calling (260) 399-8100 or emailing studentlife@sf.edu and provide the following information:
    • First and last name
    • Student ID number
    • Best estimate of the time of exposure and date and time of positive COVID-19 test result, if applicable

For Residential Students

  • Return to your permanent home address if possible. If this is not a suitable option for you, return to your on-campus room.
  • If it is between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, notify Student Affairs* by calling (260) 399-8100 or emailing studentlife@sf.edu. Outside of these hours, notify the RA On-Call* immediately and provide the following information:
    • First and last name
    • Student ID number
    • Residence hall and room number
    • Roommate contact information
    • Best estimate of the time of exposure and date and time of positive COVID-19 test result, if applicable
  • Please use the USF address (2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46808) as your home address when tested.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 and choose to stay on campus for self-quarantine or isolation, you will be required to move to a designated space on campus for a length of time determined by current CDC guidelines.

*After notification, Student Affairs will take the following actions:

  • Notify Allen County Health Department to initiate contact tracing
  • Notify the appropriate Dean, who will notify the student’s faculty.
  • Notify Head Athletic Trainer for student athletes

When To Return to Class

Student can safely return to in-person class when certain criteria have been met.