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ALL STUDENTS

COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Isolation

ALL GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE DEREE STUDENTS

In an effort to keep our students, faculty and staff safe, this guidance outlines ACG COVID-19 protocols for the Fall 2022 Semester. We strongly encourage all ACG members to get vaccinated and boosted as the first line of defense in protecting your health, the health of your families and the health of our community. Getting vaccinated, maintaining proper social distances, wearing masks when appropriate, observing hand hygiene measures, and staying home when sick, creates a community of care where we can live and learn more safely.

All members of the ACG community must comply with all College rules as recommended by The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Hellenic National Public Health Organization (EODY), including any travel restrictions. Below are the steps that ALL individuals (International, Study Abroad, Residential and any other student authorized to be on campus) are expected to follow before returning to the ACG campus.

Access to Campus

Students may enter the campus without showing vaccination status or taking COVID tests. If you have COVID symptoms please do not come to campus until you have a negative COVID test.

Masks are not required, however it is strongly recommended that masks are worn when social distancing cannot be maintained especially in indoor spaces such as classrooms, labs, bathrooms and offices.

Monitor Symptoms

All individuals should monitor their health for symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis and before entering the ACG campus. Students should stay home and contact the ACG Health and Wellness Center (210 600-9800 ext 1093, 1193, 1500 or [email protected] or through skype at nurse.deree) immediately if any of the below apply:

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 (see list of symptoms below)
  • Tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results or have been told the test was positive
  • Close contact (within 1.5 m for 15 minutes or more) without proper use of a mask with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19
  • Close contact with someone who is symptomatic (patient under investigation) who has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting test results

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever and/or chills or feeling hot (if no thermometer available)
  • New cough not related to chronic condition
  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • Sudden onset of loss of taste and/or smell
  • Headache unrelated to chronic condition
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting, diarrhea with or without respiratory symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing (not related to an allergy)

COVID-19 Medical Care and Testing

If, at any time, a student feels sick or experiences flu-like symptoms, or is concerned that they may have COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19, the student should seek advice from the ACG Health and Wellness Center and contact their personal physician for medical guidance. Students must be prepared to isolate or quarantine when necessary. If a student starts experiencing symptoms on campus they must leave immediately and seek medical help/advice.

Negative COVID-19 test

If a student tests negative for COVID-19, they can return to the ACG Campus 24 hours after symptoms and fever have resolved without medication. Continue to practice good hygiene, wear a face covering and practice physical distancing.

Positive COVID-19 test

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they should immediately self-isolate and follow the quarantine procedures as outlined by the Hellenic National Public Health Organization (EODY) and the Office of Civil Protection. Be sure to notify the ACG Health and Wellness Center (210 600-9800 ext. 1093, 1193, 1500 or [email protected] or through skype at nurse.deree).

To return to campus: Please do not return until you have received permission from the ACG Health and Wellness Center.

 

Quarantine and Self Isolation

Quarantine is used when a person has potentially been exposed to an illness and needs to separate from other people in order to see if they develop symptoms and become sick. Self-isolation is used when someone has symptoms or is confirmed to have an illness.

If a student is diagnosed with COVID-19 they will be asked to self-isolate at home ideally in their bedroom if living with others. They will be asked to self-isolate until a specified period of time after symptoms resolve. Follow instructions given by your physician and EODY.

The representative of ACG (Associate Dean of Students or the International Student Services Office for International students) will also contact you to explain the next steps, including the isolation procedure. 

  • The ACG Health & Wellness Center will collect essential information for tracing purposes, such as visited areas, contacts, dates they were on campus, etc.
  • The Dean, Registrar, department head and any students, faculty, and staff who may have been exposed will be notified. Confidentiality is adhered to at all times.
  • ACG operations will initiate additional cleaning.
  • ACG staff will coordinate in order to ensure privacy during the isolation period.
  • Students are encouraged to use Wellness, Health and Mental Health services remotely.
  • Visit [email protected] on facebook, instagram and ACG Health & Wellness Center on blackboard and the website for articles and videos on health and wellness related to taking care of yourself and loved ones during this difficult period of self-isolation. 

Travel During the Semester

Students Living in the Residences

All individuals living in campus residence halls should follow the guidelines below.

TO ENTER GREECE

  • As travel guidelines change, before your departure please check with your airline and here for the most updated information regarding COVID-19 requirements.

TO ENTER ACG RESIDENCES

  • There are no testing requirements to enter ACG housing. Students are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated.
  • Students living in the residences must arrive June 22, 23.
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Medical Care and Testing

If, at any time, a student feels sick or experiences flu-like symptoms, or is concerned that they may have COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19, the student should notify their Resident Assistant and seek advice from the ACG Health and Wellness Center by phone, email or skype. If a student starts experiencing symptoms on campus they must leave immediately and return to the Residences, where they will inform their Residence Assistant.

A College nurse may recommend further care with local hospitals and physicians as necessary.

Quarantine and Self Isolation

Quarantine is used when a person has potentially been exposed to an illness and needs to separate from other people in order to see if they develop symptoms and become sick. Self-isolation is used when someone has symptoms or is confirmed to have an illness.

If a student is diagnosed with COVID-19 they will be asked to self-isolate in their bedroom and limit exposure to other suitemates until a specified period of time.  Roommates and suitemates may also be asked to quarantine for a specified period of time, depending on their vaccination status.

  • Individuals in self-isolation and quarantine must remove themselves from face-to-face interactions with others until the end of the specified quarantine date.
  • ACG Health and Wellness Center  will call students who are diagnosed positive and all individuals who are considered close contacts to inform them about proper testing dates, days of isolation as directed by EODY, and give them guidance on how to quarantine and answer any questions and concerns they may have.
  • International Student Services  will give directions on how to attend class remotely, how to secure food/meals and other supplies and how to access healthcare and mental health services.
  • ACG Health and Wellness Center will remotely monitor the progress of the students who have been diagnosed or develop symptoms.
  • International Student Services may call quarantined students to inquire about their health status and other needs.
  • Students are encouraged to use Wellness, Health and Mental Health services remotely.
  • ACG staff will be available to schedule necessary medical appointments for any students who have symptoms and assist in obtaining food and supplies during the period of quarantine and self-isolation.
  • Visit ACG Wellness on facebook and ACG Health & Wellness Center on blackboard and the website for articles and videos on health and wellness related to taking care of yourself during this difficult period of self-isolation.
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