COVID-19 Information for Employees
The Wayne County Public Health Department (WCPHD) and the CDC lists Wayne County as having a Community Level of Medium for COVID-19. Our goal at Schoolcraft College is to keep the health and safety of our campus a priority.
The WCPHD recommends the following actions based on the current level:
- Wear a mask indoors in public and on public transportation.
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Get tested if you have symptoms, exposure, or before/after large gatherings or travel.
- If you are at high risk for severe illness, consider wearing a mask indoors in public and taking additional precautions.
- Stay home when not well and follow isolation and quarantine guidelines.
- If you test positive, speak to a healthcare provider about treatment options.
Masks are currently not required on campus but if you choose to wear a mask, it should be a tight-fitting mask as the CDC recommends. You can read more about the right type of mask at the CDC website.
Note that there are some small office spaces with student/visitor traffic that have “masks required” signs such as in the McDowell Center, which require facemasks to enter.
If You Test Positive for COVID-19:
Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, you must report this to Human Resources (HR) by emailing [email protected]. HR staff will advise you on your isolation period. Follow the below guidelines until you hear from HR:
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
- Stay home and isolate for 5 days.
- If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can come to campus but will be required to wear a mask around others through day 10.
Looking for Close Contact/Quarantine Information? The CDC has rescinded their quarantine recommendation for exposure/contact with a Covid-19 positive person.
If You Were Exposed to COVID-19:
If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, the CDC advises that you take the following steps regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection.
After Being Exposed to COVID-19 START PRECAUTIONS Immediately:
- Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed
- Start counting from Day 1
- Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19
- Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure
CONTINUE PRECAUTIONS for 10 Full Days (You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed)
- Wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public.
- Take extra precautions if you will be around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.
- Watch for symptoms:
- fever (100.4°F or greater)
- shortness of breath
- other COVID-19 symptoms
If You Develop Symptoms:
If your test result is positive, follow the CDC isolation recommendations.
Get Tested Day 6:
- Get tested at least 5 full days after your last exposure (Test even if you don’t develop symptoms)
- If you already had COVID-19 within the past 90 days, see specific testing recommendations.
IF YOU TEST negative, continue taking precautions through day 10:
- Wear a high-quality mask when around others at home and indoors in public.
- You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed.
IF YOU TEST positive:
As noted in the Food and Drug Administration labeling for authorized over-the-counter antigen tests, negative test results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions.
Last Updated Aug. 11, 2022. For more information visit the CDC website.