How COVID-19 Affects Wellness Practices
Stay home if you are sick. Students, faculty and staff are instructed to stay home if they are sick. Everyone should utilize the COVID-19 self-report form if they have been tested.
Frequently disinfect personal items, common areas, and high touch surfaces. Liberty University is committed to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness across all university facilities.
Testing protocols are established in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and utilizing CDC guidelines. Maintaining a culture of wellness is paramount to aid in mitigation efforts. Testing, contact tracing, and timely isolation or quarantine of ill and exposed community members are all vital for a successful return to campus.
Contact tracing will continue to be used to locate individuals who have been identified as a close contact of a person who has tested positive for the virus. The purpose of contact tracing is to identify cases, limit the spread of the virus and provide appropriate care for individuals who have been exposed to the virus. When we discover that a member of our community has tested positive for the virus, we will continue to follow standard public health protocols to identify and communicate with those who had close contact with the individual. This tracing is conducted in concert with Student Health and Wellness, the Lynchburg Health Department and Human Resources.
- When a community member has tested positive, contact tracing will continue to be utilized to ensure the appropriate individuals are notified and instructed to quarantine or self-isolate.
- We have built a mechanism for actively tracing the contacts of those who test positive for the virus, through a combination of technology and phone interviews, and providing emergency notifications on an expedited basis.
Quarantine and isolation. We will isolate students living on campus who test positive for the virus, and quarantine students who have been exposed. Students living on campus will be quarantined in a dedicated overflow housing facility three miles from campus and the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness will provide leadership and medical oversight for these students. We will ensure students in quarantine will have their basic needs met through staffing and delivery of meals and necessities. WIFI is available for maintaining academic progress.