Question Tag: coronavirus

What are the guidelines for student gatherings, events, activities?

Sep 18, 2021

Any gatherings on campus will be in compliance with state and local regulations. The appropriate vice president and a representative from the COVID-19 Task Force will oversee the approval process for all events. Brenau University requires all vaccinated and unvaccinated persons to wear a mask while in all indoor facilities at any of our campus […]

If visitors show up unannounced and haven’t filled out the self-assessment or don’t have a mask, what do we do?

Sep 18, 2021

You are to ask them to fill out the self-assessment and wear a mask if entering a building. If they do not have a mask, offer them one. If they refuse to comply with these requests, ask them to leave campus.

Will clinics on campus be open to community patients (Psychology, OT, PT)?

Sep 18, 2021

Yes, community patients will be allowed on campus. Brenau University requires all vaccinated and unvaccinated persons to wear a mask while in all indoor facilities at any of our campus locations and to fill out our COVID Screening Checklist prior to coming to arrival. Masks are not required outdoors.

Will spectators be allowed at Brenau sporting events this fall?

Sep 18, 2021

Brenau is excited to welcome back spectators at both indoor and outdoor sports. Brenau University requires all vaccinated and unvaccinated persons to wear a mask while in all indoor facilities at any of our campus locations and to fill out our COVID Screening Checklist prior to coming to arrival. Masks are not required outdoors.

How will the policy of self-assessment be administered for visitors?

Sep 18, 2021

It is the host of visitors’ responsibility to ensure that visitors fill out the self-assessment form prior to coming to campus. Brenau University also requires all vaccinated and unvaccinated persons to wear a mask while in all indoor facilities at any of our campus locations. Masks are not required outdoors.

Can I visit/tour campus?

Sep 18, 2021

Yes! We are excited to offer in-person appointments and campus visits. Brenau University requires all vaccinated and unvaccinated persons to wear a mask while in all indoor facilities at any of our campus locations and to fill out our COVID Screening Checklist prior to coming to arrival. Masks are not required outdoors.

I was exposed to COVID or tested positive. Should I take wellness time?

Sep 03, 2021

In all of the situations listed below, you must complete the online COVID Reporting Form if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, have tested positive for COVID or have been exposed to someone with COVID. After completing the form, someone from the COVID team will reach out to you to discuss next steps. If you’re feeling […]

How will I know if a student, colleague or teacher is in quarantine?

Aug 06, 2021

As per HIPAA guidelines, Nurse Practitioner Sarah Davis will not discuss the details of COVID exposure with anyone other than the patient and contact tracers. Faculty, staff or students considered exposed will be contacted by contact tracers. Notification of faculty, staff or students who are not considered exposed will come directly from the patient themselves. […]

Are students and employees required to wear a mask or face covering?

Jul 22, 2021

Brenau University requires all vaccinated and unvaccinated persons to wear a mask while in all indoor facilities at any of our campus locations. It is not necessary to wear a mask while in a dorm room or office unless others are present. Masks are not required outdoors.

What is the plan for studio and computer lab time?

Jul 22, 2021

Computer labs and studios will resume their normal schedule. 

What procedures does Brenau follow for isolating people after positive diagnosis or exposure to COVID?

Jul 22, 2021

Health Services will be following the CDC guidelines for isolating positive cases and quarantining exposures. Once Health Services is notified of a positive case, that person will be contacted via phone. After assessing that person’s health and well being, contact tracing and isolation will begin. All individuals who are named as first degree exposures (someone […]

What happens if I (student) have symptoms, am exposed or test positive for COVID?

Jul 22, 2021

Students   COVID-like symptoms Notify COVID team via COVID reporting form Unvaccinated Must remain off campus or in current housing location until cleared by the COVID team or assigned to an isolation/quarantine space Testing and contact tracing will be started if needed Fully Vaccinated Remain off campus until a negative Antigen test is completed at […]

Do I have to complete the daily screening checklist before engaging campus life each day?

Jul 22, 2021

Yes. In light of the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases in our community, and as part of our commitment to a culture of prevention, students and employees are required to complete a daily screening checklist prior to engaging campus life each day. Employees and students are expected to take their temperature as a part of […]

What are the COVID-19 reporting requirements for students and employees?

Jul 22, 2021

Any COVID-like symptoms need to be reported the the COVID team.  COVID Reporting Formstack is found on the Brenau App or on our webpage.  This COVID team will immediately be notified of your case and you will receive education materials after submitting the form.  Someone from the COVID team will contact you in less than […]

I require tutoring support. Is this available remotely?

Jul 22, 2021

Yes, Brenau University has many options for remote academic support. While most tutoring will take place face-to-face, online tutoring will be available. For assistance on writing related assignments, visit our Writing Center. For support in a math or science class, contact the Study Place for Achievement (AKA Math & Science SPA) If you need assistance […]

What happens if I (faculty or staff) have symptoms, am exposed or test positive for COVID?

Jul 22, 2021

Faculty and Staff   COVID-like symptoms Notify COVID team via COVID reporting form Unvaccinated Must remain off campus until cleared by the COVID team Testing and contact tracing will be started if needed Fully Vaccinated Brenau is asking ALL affiliates who are sick to stay off campus. Remain off campus until a negative antigen test […]

How will Brenau test for COVID-19?

Jul 22, 2021

Those who are vaccinated will receive an antigen test at the Center for Health and Well-being on the Gainesville campus. Unvaccinated individuals will receive a PCR test

What do I do if I have coronavirus/flu symptoms?

Jul 22, 2021

If a Brenau student exhibits symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 or flu, that person must complete the COVID Reporting form found on the Brenau app and website and follow the instructions received. During this time we ask that you self-quarantine. If you are off-campus we ask that you do not come to campus. If you […]

Is there a specific trigger event that would cause the campus to close down again?

Aug 21, 2020

In such a complex situation there is not one “trigger.” Rather, we have a number of variables we are tracking and monitoring. Among them would be: Government (local, state or national) mandate, Northeast Georgia Medical Center that reviewed our plan recommending it and/or judgment from the COVID Task Force that a mix of the number […]

What are the best types of masks?

Aug 21, 2020

Currently the CDC recommends cloth masks. In terms of which masks to choose, the best choice in decreasing protective order: N95 Surgical masks 3-layer cloth 2-layer cloth 1-layer cloth (not recommended) If you make your masks yourself, studies indicate that higher thread cotton is the best material, especially when combined with an electrostatic material such […]