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COVID-19 UPDATE 3/23

Written by James Upchurch

As of today, there is one person from Scotland County who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. That person is not currently in Scotland County and is being self-quarantined. At this point, no students or staff have been tested for COVID-19. It is important that we be careful and do everything we can to protect ourselves, one another, and the campus from contagion.

 

Please follow these steps to keep all of us on campus healthy and safe during this pandemic.

 

1)      Do not leave campus, except for necessary local errands. Any student who leaves Scotland County will not be allowed to return to campus! You can stay on campus or you can leave. But you cannot leave campus they return, unless you have been quarantined for fourteen days.

2)      Continue to practice good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently, use the hand sanitizer around campus often, sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve, not your hand, and stay away from people who are sick.

3)      Engage in Social Distancing Practices. Try to stay at least six feet from other people. Do not hug or shake hands. A fist bump or elbow bump is the best form of greeting for the time being.

4)      If you begin to feel ill (fever, cough, trouble breathing), inform me immediately! We will help you make an appointment to be seen at the Scotland Clinic or Urgent Care. They will evaluate you and, if necessary, give you the COVID-19 test. Afterward, you will be placed in a quarantine room until the results come back. (If you have COVID-19, you will continue in quarantine for seven days and until you have been symptom free for three days.