University shares on-campus screening questions, encourages self-screens

University Communication to Faculty and Staff
Distributed: 08/19/2020
Posted: 08/21/2020

Dear Faculty and Staff,

We remain committed to keeping you informed with updated re-entry information as we prepare for next week’s official return to campus in accordance with CDC guidelines and guidance from Governor Wolf’s office, the Allegheny County Health Department, and Mayor Peduto’s office.

Below are several updates for the community.

On-campus screenings

As a reminder, everyone is required to go through a screening entry location every day upon entering campus and is required to display their color-coded, dated sticker to show that they passed the screening.

Below is a list of the screening questions that will be asked when you arrive on campus. We ask that everyone also self-screen with these questions prior to one’s commute to campus. If you have a temperature or answer yes to any of the questions below, please stay home to avoid exposing others.

  • Temperature check: Must be less than 100.4°F
  • Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past 14 days?
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Have you or someone you have had close contact with had a lab confirmed Novel Coronavirus within the past 14 days? If you are a professional health care provider, have you had an unprotected exposure to a patient who tested positive for a COVID-19 infection?

Employees who do not pass the screening will not be permitted on campus and referred to their medical provider, departmental supervisor, and Human Resources. Further assessment will determine the next steps and guidance for a 14-day quarantine.

(Students who fail the screening will be referred to Health Services for further assessment and guidance. Students who reside in the residence halls will need to work with Student Life to determine the next steps.)

Anyone who enters campus during a time when a screening station is not open is required to self-screen, checking their temperature and answering the questions above. We encourage you to review the CDC guidance and tools on self-checking.

Faculty and staff town halls

Thank you to those employees who have already attended one of our three recent town hall sessions over the past two weeks. An additional town hall session is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, August, 20, from 8:30am-9:30am.  

The town hall session will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions about the University Re-Entry and Resiliency Plan and hear answers to the questions that were submitted to the Resiliency and Re-Entry Implementation Management Team. We hope to see you at our next town hall!

Our team will be providing you with more frequent updates throughout the coming weeks.

As always, we appreciate your commitment to the common good and to Carlow University, its mission and our students.


The COVID-19 Re-Entry and Resiliency Implementation Team