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Symptoms and Case Tracking


  • Vaccine Distribution Status Update (modified 4/1/2021)

    Saint Francis University is pleased to be a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site. This effort is made possible by a partnership with Mainline pharmacy.  To schedule an appointment on campus: Visit the Mainline Pharmacy's main webpage to be added to the scheduling list.  For more details on the vaccine roll in Pennsylvania, visit:  Pennsylvania Department of Health Phased roll out 

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  • COVID-19 Case Tracking (May 3-May 9, 2021)
    Last updated 12:00 noon, May 7

  •  Number  Criteria Tracked  Definition
    0 Positive Student Test Results with Potential Campus Exposure (Current Week) Weekly count of students who have positive test results from a qualified medical provider and may have exposed fellow community members.
    0 Positive Employee Test Results with Potential Campus Exposure (Current Week) Weekly count of employees who have positive test results from a qualified medical provider and may have exposed fellow community members.
    76 Total Positive Results with Potential Campus Exposure from Spring Semester Start  Total number of students and employees who have positive test results from a qualified medical provider and may have exposed a fellow community member beginning January 18 (start of Spring Semester) through the most recent dashboard update.
    .087%  % Current Positivity of Total Campus Population  Percent of students and employees within total campus community population who are currently positive based on test results from a qualified medical provider and may have exposed a fellow community member as of the most recent dashboard update. 
    3765 Cumulative Negative Test Results (Students and Employees)  Total number of students and employees sent for testing who have received a negative test result as of January 18, 2021 through the most recent dashboard update. 
    0 Students in Isolation Housing On Campus   Current number of students who have positive test results from a medical provider and have been moved to on campus isolation per medical guidance.
    1 Students in Quarantine Housing On Campus  Current number of students who have no test results from a medical provider and have been moved to on campus quarantine because of suspected or potential exposure.
    13 Students in Quarantine or Isolation Off Campus Current number of students who have been moved to quarantine or isolation off campus because of suspected or potential exposure or positive test results.
    263 Total Recovered Total number of individuals who either tested positive, or were exposed to a positive case, and have completed the  prescribed isolation or quarantine period and have been cleared to return to campus activity.
  • Fall 2020 Semester COVID-19 Summary Report:

    Total Positive Cases : 92
    Total number of faculty, staff, and students who had positive test results from a medical provider and may have exposed fellow community members from August 16, 2020 until November 25, 2020. 

    Cumulative Negative Test Results: 358
    Total number of faculty, staff, or students sent for testing and received a negative result from their medical provider from August 16, 2020 until November 25, 2020.

  • Anyone who has been in close contact with an individual who tests positive will receive official notification along with instructions for precautionary steps to take. Campus-wide notification of a positive case will not be sent. Anonymity for these individuals remains paramount. Please respect their privacy so they can focus completely on their own health.

  • Students: What to do if you feel sick.


    Download Detailed Instruction Handout

  • Contact Us

    Our COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan is posted here and answers many questions. If you have a question that is not addressed in the plan, please contact us at covid19@francis.edu and we will assist you.

  • Students: Symptom Reporting

    MyHealth@School Saint Francis


    After business hours, if you find you need non-emergency medical attention see the “afterhours" access: on MyHealth@School Saint Francis  

    Employees: Symptom Reporting

    If you have symptoms (or are a confirmed case, suspected case, have been sent for testing or you are at substantial risk due to exposure to an individual that has a confirmed case) follow these steps:

    • Notify your supervisor that you cannot report to work. 
    • Contact your healthcare provider and follow their recommendations; or use your free UPMC AnywhereCare benefit to connect with a UPMC provider
    • Notify Zachary Burke, SFU Risk Manager, at 814-472-3248 or zburke@francis.edu immediately to determine a plan for returning to work. 

     

    Quarantining: After Travel or Potential Exposure

    Travel and Potential Exposure

    The CDC is requiring individuals who have come in contact with a suspected or confirmed case, as well as those who have travelled to a high risk state, to quarantine for 14 days.  CDC Guidelines for Quarantining

    Pennsylvania Guidance for Travel: If you have traveled, or plan to travel, to an area where there are high amounts of COVID-19 cases, it is recommended that you stay at home for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania. See states included on restrictions list.

     

     

    Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Your mental health is just as important as your physical health in this time of uncertainty. Here are resources to help:

    CDC’s Guide to Stress and Coping

    Students: Mental Health and Counseling Services 

    Employee Assistance Program

     

  • Protect Yourself

    • Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and report to a medical professional if you experience fever of 99.5 F or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste or smell.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
    • Be mindful to your wellness need.
    • Be aware of the risks of being part of the community.
    • Wear your mask and social distance.

    Protect Others

    • Be positive, attentive and helpful to those who may need support.
    • Ensure a safe environment for others by social distancing and wearing your mask.
    • Keep personal spaces and shared common spaces clean.
    • Participate in daily wellness checks and contact tracing to preserve the wellness of the community.
    • Carefully observe instructional signs and follow directions.
    • Monitor COVID-19 updates at francis.edu/coronavirus/.