ATTENTION: the 4th Session classes will resume today, July 29th, 9-3pm. We will follow strictly the Tribe, RB Health Center and CDC guidelines with only students and staff allowed in the building, logging in students with a temperature check, sign in and contact information. MASKS and social distancing in class is MANDATORY.
1 Stone Child College Preparing for COVID-19 SCCs may consider implementing several strategies to prepare for when someone gets sick.
• Advise Sick Individuals of Home Isolation Criteria
Sick faculty, staff, or students should not return to in-person classes or SCC facilities, or end isolation until they have met CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation.
• I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms
You can be with others after At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, and at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication, and
Symptoms have improved. Depending on your healthcare provider’s advice and availability of testing, you might get tested to see if you still have COVID-19.
If you are tested, you can be around others when you have no fever, respiratory symptoms have improved, and you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.
• I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms
If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after: 10 days have passed since test
Depending on your healthcare provider’s advice and availability of testing, you might get tested to see if you still have COVID-19.
If you will be tested, you can be around others after you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart. If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above for “I think or know I had COVID, and I had symptoms.”
• I have a weakened immune system (immunocompromised) due to a health condition or medication. When can I be around others?
People with conditions that weaken their immune system might need to stay home longer than 10 days.
Talk to your healthcare provider for more information. If testing is available, it may be recommended by your healthcare provider. You can be with others after you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.
If testing is not available, your doctor should work with an infectious disease expert at your local health department to determine if you are likely to spread COVID-19 to others and need to stay home longer.
• For Anyone Who Has Been Around a Person with COVID-19
It is important to remember that anyone who has close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after exposure based on the time it takes to develop illness.
• Isolate and Transport Those Who are Sick 2
Make sure that faculty, staff, and students know they should not come to the SCC if they are sick, and should notify SCC officials (e.g., SCC designated COVID-19 point of contact) if they become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed or suspected case.
Immediately separate faculty, staff, and students with COVID19 symptoms (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath). Individuals who are sick should go home or to a healthcare facility, depending on how severe their symptoms are, and follow CDC Guidance for caring for oneself and others who are sick.
Establish procedures for safely transporting anyone who is sick to their home or to a healthcare facility. If you are calling an ambulance or bringing someone to the hospital, try to call first to alert them that the person may have COVID-19.
• Clean and Disinfect o Close off areas used by a sick person and do not use these areas until after cleaning and disinfecting.
Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible. Ensure safe and correct use and storage of cleaning and disinfection products, including storing products securely away from children.
• Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts
In accordance with applicable tribal, federal, state laws and regulations, SCCs should notify the Rocky Boy Health Center, faculty, staff, and students immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), FERPA or and other applicable laws and regulations.
Inform those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.