Health Services is open from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:30-noon Friday. If you are a student and test positive please email Demonsreportcovid@nsula.edu. If you are a Faculty or Staff member please report positive cases to email@example.com. We ask that you include an email address and phone number where you can be contacted.
If you received the COVID vaccine and 14 days have passed, no quarantine is required if contact is made with a COVID positive person. Please monitor for symptoms of illness and report to firstname.lastname@example.org if symptoms of illness arise.
The student should make an appointment with Health Services using the Booking appointment program.
Anyone entering Health Services with symptoms of a respiratory illness are encouraged to wear a face covering.
Upon arriving to Health Services, students can check in for the appointment via Medicat check in. Temperature and vital signs will be taken by nurse or student worker.
The student will be directed immediately to an exam room to be seen by the nurse. The nurse will wear appropriate PPE.
If the student has respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, and fever 100.4 or greater.
- A nasal swab for COVID – 19 will be performed (rapid or send off test collected depending on availability and nurse discretion).
- A rapid FLU swab may be collected to rule out Influenza.
Positive COVID 19 result received WITH symptoms of illness:
The student will isolate for 10 days from first day of symptoms and may return to campus/class on the 11th day if symptoms of illness have resolved and student remains free of fever for 24 hours before return. Please report positive result to email@example.com.
Positive COVID 19 result received with NO symptoms of illness:
The student will isolate for 10 days from date of positive test result and may return to campus/class on the 11th day if student remains free of symptoms of illness. Please report positive result to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct contact with someone testing positive for COVID 19:
Guidelines without testing:
The student may be released from quarantine after 10 days without receiving a COVID test if the student remains free of symptoms of illness throughout the 10-day period. Continue to monitor for symptoms of illness through day 14 and report any changes to email@example.com.
Guidelines with testing:
The student may be released from quarantine after day 7 of direct contact if a Negative COVID test is received. The test must be performed on or after the 5th day of direct contact and copy of result must be provided to Health Services. The student must remain free of symptoms of illness throughout the 7-day period. Continue to monitor for symptoms of illness through day 14 and report any changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students will be advised to isolate/quarantine off campus. Please see campus housing protocols / guidelines.
NSU will adhere to CDC guidelines for confirmed or suspected cases/contacts.
Red River Sanitors has increased cleaning frequency in restrooms, on doorknobs and in high traffic areas.
All units should be prepared to adjust, including returning to a remote work environment, if the situation changes.
Employees must maintain physical distancing and proper hygiene:
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use hand sanitizer, at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are unavailable.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wear face coverings when the job or circumstances put you within 6 feet of others.
If you are sick, stay home.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home and notify your supervisor.
Plexiglass has been installed in most offices and facilities where face-to-face interaction is required.
Please observe signage and other directives when being seated classrooms and auditoriums, waiting in lines and moving through campus buildings. Many buildings have designated in and out doors.
Elevators are limited to two occupants. Please practice social distancing while waiting for and inside the elevator.
At risk individuals are encouraged to wear a mask (preferable cloth) or other facial covering inside buildings. The facial covering should fully cover the mouth/nose area and may not contain images or text that are inappropriate or may be offensive to others.
Please cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who tests positive?
If you are a student and test positive please email Demonsreportcovid@nsula.edu. If you are a Faculty or Staff member please report positive cases to email@example.com. We ask that you include an email address and phone number where you can be contacted.
Do I have to wear a face mask on campus?
At-risk individuals are encouraged to wear a face covering in public spaces on campus.
Is Health Services open on campus?
We are providing in-office services. We are open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m.-noon. Face coverings will be required for all visits.
Will I need to make an appointment to be seen at Health Services?
Yes. We recommend that students make an appointment with Health Services in effort to avoid increased number of students in waiting area. This effort is to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We ask that you come alone for your appointment. No friends will be allowed to wait in the waiting area. Please schedule your appointment at bookings.nsula.edu/healthservices
Who is considered high risk for COVID 19?
People with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, immunocompromised state, obesity and sickle cell disease appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. Follow the link for more risk factors: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0625-update-expands-covid-19.html
Will Health Services offer COVID-19 testing?
Health Services will offer rapid (antigen) and send off (PCR) COVID testing at the discretion of the nurse.
When will my COVID test results be available?
The rapid (antigen) results are available within 15 minutes.
The send off (PCR) results are available within 48-72 hours.
What should I do if I am not feeling well and think I have COVID 19?
If you are not feeling well and think you may have COVID 19, isolate at home and contact Health Services at 318-357-5351 for guidance. Follow CDC website for COVID 19 symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
What should I do if I have been in direct contact with someone that tested positive for COVID 19?
If you have not been fully vaccinated for COVID 19 and you are in direct contact with a COVID positive person, quarantine and report to Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 318-357-5351 for guidance.
Can I still receive STI testing at Health Services?
STI testing will be available at Health Services during all operating hours.
Are counseling and career services offices going to be open for face to face appointments?
Yes. Masks are not required, but at-risk individuals are encouraged to wear masks. Hand sanitizer will be available in the waiting areas and individual offices.
Will 24-hour crisis call services be provided?
Yes, crisis intervention services will be provided 24 hours a day. During regular working hours counselors can be reached in the office of Counseling and Career Services at (318) 357-5621. After 5 p.m. and on weekends the counselor on call can be contacted by calling (318) 357-5431 . To prevent the spread of Covid-19 and depending on the nature of the crisis, contact with the student may be made via FaceTime, WebEx or Zoom. Counselors coming to campus during a crisis will be expected to wear masks and social distance. The national suicide hotline is 988.
What precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the office of Counseling and Career Services?
- Students can receive any service via WebEx, Zoom or FaceTime.
- At-risk individuals are encouraged to wear masks.
- Offices are wiped down with disinfectant wipes after each visit from students.
- Counseling rooms are disinfected after each client.
- Please do not move chairs in the waiting area. Additional seating is provided in a waiting area outside of the counseling and career offices.