The CBU Health Services Center coordinates and collaborates with officials from the Shelby County Department of Health, the Tennessee Department of Health, Poplar Healthcare, and Methodist Le Bonheur to provide for an array of COVID testing, diagnostic, and tracking-and-tracing services for the CBU community.
Open and regular communication across all areas of the CBU campus is essential as we work together to keep our community healthy. To that end, this dashboard provides regular updates regarding our COVID-19 activity. It is currently being updated weekly (except during the recent holiday closure) during the extended December-January break. Random campus testing resumed during the week of January 11. Daily reports will resume after the Spring semester begins on January 30 and will reflect the previous calendar day’s testing activity and reported results. Each week, Monday morning results will include all activities from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The “CBU COVID-19 Update” email that is distributed weekly to all CBU students, faculty, and staff has resumed as of January 15, 2021.
Testing Activity and Results
- Total testing includes both symptomatic and randomized testing done on the CBU campus since August 17, 2020 as well as required NCAA testing for student athletes. It encompasses tests performed on both students and employees.
- Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. All students currently in isolation are following CDC and local health authority guidelines to remain separated from others. Isolation periods will be at least 10 days per CDC guidelines but may be longer if the community member is still experiencing symptoms at the end of that period.
- Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others and, per CDC-issued protocols, quarantine is also required for international students who have recently traveled to the United States.
- Positive test results include both tests administered by CBU and our healthcare partners as well as self-reported results from CBU students and employees. All members of the CBU community who test positive are immediately directed to complete the practices of isolation as outlined by the CDC and local health authorities.
- Should a CBU community member require a COVID-19 test due to close contact or demonstrated symptoms and elect not to provide those test results to the University, they will be required to remain off campus during Fall 2020. As stated in The CBU Compact:
- “All [CBU community members] are prohibited from creating a health or safety hazard on the University campus. CBU may request or require [a community member] to leave the campus if they pose a health or safety risk for community members.”
- “I will participate in COVID-19 testing as requested and will undertake daily wellness checks as mandated by the University.”
Weekly Community Messages
Click here to read the CBU community messages from the Office of the President.
In accordance with CDC-issued protocols, any international student recently arriving in the United States is required to self-quarantine for 14 days. CBU currently has enrolled 32 international students who have arrived in this country since August 7 and, thus, must comply with this requirement. To date, 32 students have completed the process of completing quarantine at off-campus locations. All of those students remained both fever-free and asymptomatic throughout their 14-day quarantine period. The following chart summarizes the status of all quarantine-subject international students.
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