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Reporting Infected, Suspected or Exposed-Close Contact Cases

The University requests that any community member who is infected, suspected or exposed-close contact under the below definitions self-report utilizing the COVID-19 Case Report to the Office of Covid-19 Response. Upon receipt of the report, the Office of COVID-19 Response will monitor the Active Case to ensure compliance with the procedures listed below.

If any employee of the University receives a firsthand report from an infected, suspected or exposed-close contact individual the individual should be referred immediately to the Office of COVID-19 verbally and the recipient of the report should complete the COVID-19 Case Report. For further information on the decision-making process for kowledge of a student with a positive test or suspected exposure, see this flow chart.
 

Student Guidelines for Contact with University Buildings

Individual Status As of September 1, 2020
Confirmed Infection Residence Life Student
  • Will be confined to isolation in Residence Life for a period not less than 10 days after positive test
  • Return must be confirmed by UW-Green Bay Wellness Center
Non-Residence Life Student
  • Will be restricted from any campus for a period not less than 10 days after positive test
Suspected Case Residence Life Student
  • Referred to UW-Green Bay Wellness Center for test
  • Will be isolated consistent with Residence Life Isolation Plan
  • Can return with permission from UW-Green Bay Wellness Center and
  • After three days with no fever and
  • Respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) and
  • Not less than 10 days since symptoms first appeared
Non-Residence Life Student
  • Referred to UW-Green Bay Wellness Center for test
  • Student will be restricted from any campus
  • Can return with permission from UW-Green Bay Wellness Center and
  • After three days with no fever and
  • Respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) and
  • Not less than 10 days since symptoms first appeared
Exposure to Person with COVID-19 Residence Life Student
  • Isolate consistent with Residence Life Isolation Plan for not less than 14 days from the date of exposure
Non-Residence Life Student
  • Restricted from campus for not less 14 days from exposure
  • All returns under this category are contingent on an individual remaining asymptomatic during the period of isolation.

 
Institutional Obligations When a community member is restricted from campus as set forth above, facilitation of the following will be made available:

Residence Life Student
  • The Dean of Students will work with instructors to facilitate remote learning.
  • If the student is too ill to participate in classes, the Dean of Students will work with student and instructor applying the Extended Absence Policy
  • The Office of Residence Life shall facilitate the required health care and counseling services, meal delivery and other necessary living requirements during the period of isolation.
Non-Residence Life Student
  • The Dean of Students will work with instructors to facilitate remote learning.
  • If the student is too ill to participate in classes, the Dean of Students will work with student and instructor applying the Extended Absence Policy
Definition Key
Community Member: Student, faculty or staff at any UW-Green Bay Campus.

COVID-19 Incident: The self-disclosure by a community member that they have a confirmed infection, suspected case of COVID-19 or have been exposed to a COVID-19 infected person.

COVID-19 Report: The receipt of information from a community member to a University employee that they may be infected, suspected or exposed.

Infected: A person who has a medically confirmed positive test for COVID-19 Suspected: A person who has a fever and one or more symptoms of COVID-19.

Exposed-Close Contact:
A person who has had close and prolonged contact with a person who has a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19.  A person is at risk of infection from exposure if they have close contact (less than six feet) for a period of time exceeding 15 minutes or contact with respiratory secretions (coughed or sneezed on, shared food or drinks, etc.) with a person who:
  • Has a positive laboratory test
  • Is a suspected case with symptoms which existed for greater than 48 hours and a test has been recommended

Additional information regarding risk associated with exposure can be found here