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Fall Semester FAQ on COVID-19 Policies:

Am I required to get the vaccine?

Vaccines are strongly recommended, but not required.

Am I still required to wear a mask on campus?

Masks are encouraged on campus in accordance with local government direction. Masks are to be worn inside while on campus except for housing buildings. A professor may require masks to be worn in his/her particular class. Professors will notify the students if this requirement exists, therefore, students should be prepared to wear a mask if required. If you are unable to wear a masks due to medical reasons, you may request an exception from your professor to the mask policy in their classroom.

What will be the policies for in-person classes?

You are expected to meet the attendance policies for class. If you are going to miss class, you are required to contact your professor ahead of time to request an excused absence. Class lectures will be recorded, but only available to those with excused absences. If you are sick or under quarantine and will miss an in-class assignment, the professor will work with you to make up the assignment. See the question on masks for the institution’s policy for face coverings.

What if I test positive for COVID-19?

Students must immediately email kcerrito@sebts.edu or call Kyle Cerrito in the Dean of Students Office (919-761-2306) to report a positive test.

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  1. Notify everyone you have exposed in the 48 hours before and in the time since your symptoms began.
  2. Isolate for 5 full days. The day of first symptoms is day 0. If you are living in a dorm, please isolate at a permanent residence (i.e., Parent’s home) for the period of isolation. If you cannot isolate at a permanent residence, on-campus temporary quarantine housing will be available.
  3. End isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.
  4. Take precautions until day 10 by wearing a mask, avoiding travel, and avoiding people who are at high risk.

What if I am exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

SEBTS sets our guidelines for quarantines and isolations using CDC recommendations. The CDC recently updated their guidance by shortening quarantine and isolation periods. Exposure guidelines remain the same. Exposure has occurred if you were indoors within 6 feet of another person for a total of 15 minutes over a 24 hour period that was showing symptoms or it was within two days of them showing symptoms.

If you:

Were exposed to COVID-19 and are NOT up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations (please check cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date to see if you are up-to-date)

Then,

  1. Stay home for at least 5 full days.
  2. Get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  3. Take precautions until day 10 by wearing a mask, watching for symptoms, avoiding travel, and avoiding people who are at high risk.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If you:

Were exposed to COVID-19 and ARE up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations (please check the link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html to see if you are up-to-date)

Then,

  1. You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms
  2. Get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  3. Take precautions until day 10 by wearing a mask, watching for symptoms, avoiding travel, and avoiding people who are at high risk.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If a student is quarantining on campus, is not vaccinated, and requires quarantining outside of their normal housing location, there might be additional charges related to the separate quarantine housing.

What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19?

Students should be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

You can call our campus doctor, Dr. Robert Stewart, of the Southeastern Health Center at (919) 604-1297 if you have COVID symptoms or have tested positive for COVID.


If you need to get tested for COVID, you can access the Wake County testing link here
https://covid19.wakegov.com/testing/.

What will the library’s hours and services look like?

The library is operating on normal operating hours. The library is operating under the guidelines below to promote the safety of all patrons and employees: 

  • In accordance with Southeastern’s policy, face-coverings are optional. 
  • Staff and patrons should remain home if they show any signs of sickness. 

Cleaning:  

  • Facilities Management and Library staff will work to ensure that hard surfaces are cleaned at least once daily.  
  • Public coffee service has been discontinued for the foreseeable future. 

For any additional questions you may have, contact studentservices@sebts.edu.