If you feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not go to class or work. The Health Center will provide testing for students who are symptomatic or have direct exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual. Testing will not be available for faculty and staff. Tests are readily available throughout the community and are covered by most insurance plans.
Randolph College students or employees who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days from the test date, regardless of vaccination status or symptom onset. If asymptomatic (no symptoms) or if the symptoms are improving (without fever for 24 hours) on day 5, normal campus activities can resume while wearing a mask for an additional 5 days. If symptoms appear and/or are not improving, the infected person must remain in isolation until the previous requirements have been met, or until day 10 (with improving symptoms).
We strongly encourage students to return home for their isolation period. Students unable to return home may be able to move to on-campus isolation space as available.
Communication is vital should you test positive. Employees should notify their supervisor, and students should notify the Health Center as soon as possible. We encourage our faculty to continue to be understanding of students who are unable to attend class due to sickness.
Randolph supports and encourages anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask to do so. However, it is not required for the campus community or visitors. We recommend that all of our community members follow the CDC guidelines in terms of masking. Masks are available in the Health Center.
It is still very important to maintain good health practices. Wash your hands and don’t go to class or work if you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. The College’s COVID-19 Task Force continues to monitor the virus and its impact on our campus community and the broader community and may revisit this policy should it be necessary in the future.
COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended, but not required for students, faculty, and staff.
We will continue to closely monitor campus COVID-19 incidence and prevalence data as well as regional COVID-19 activity and health and safety recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), VDH, and the Governor of Virginia, all of which will help inform future decisions on our campus.
Students who develop symptoms (see below) or have come into contact with an infected individual should contact the Health Center (434-947-8130) as soon as possible – if after hours, contact the Reception and Information Desk (RAID) at 434-947-8000 . Faculty and staff should seek treatment from their primary care providers. Health information (including a list of symptoms) about COVID-19 is available here.