Q: What should I do if I suspect I may have been exposed to COVID-19?
Please contact your personal health care provider or local county department of health for guidance on next steps (possible quarantining, testing, returning to campus). For more information on COVID-19 including symptoms and treatment, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.
Students identified by contact tracing who were exposed to a student who tests positive for COVID-19 would be asked to quarantine at home. Depending on the circumstances, that could lead to a temporary closure of the program. Distance learning could be provided until students are able to return to campus. Please refer to these helpful guides from the Oklahoma State Department of Health: When can I be around others? and Case/Contact
Q: What should I do if I am awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or test positive?
Follow the advice of your health care provider, the health department or the CDC before returning to campus. The health department will work with a person who has tested positive to do contact tracing and notify anyone who might have been in contact with that person. While is it your personal decision whether or not you inform your instructor of your test results, you will need to follow policy by notifying your instructor of your absence.
Q: What will the procedure be for notification if a student or employee tests positive?
If Meridian is notified of a positive test result (staff, student, guest), we will seek guidance from the appropriate health officials on our next steps. In accordance with HIPPA, ADA and out of respect for those involved, we will communicate to the best of our ability the information we are able to share.