COVID-19 Update from Our Nurse | June 29, 2020

Dear Campus Community:   

 

As we get ready to return to work, our campus community’s health and safety is our number one priority. The COVID-19 Response Team has been working diligently to provide a safer workplace for our community. Social distancing, facial coverings, and frequent hand washing are vital to keeping our community safe and healthy.   

  

As of June 25, 2020, we have no known cases of COVID-19 in our community. As the campus nurse, I keep myself updated and informed with all the changes that are happening daily.   

  

Testing  

Woodbury University will provide on-site testing for our campus community. Mend Urgent Care will be on-site on July 20, 2020, to test our staff and faculty.   

A follow-up email with appointment times will be sent out next week. Please watch out for the email.   

  

Temperature Checks  

We ask our staff, faculty, and students to do a temperature check before commuting to work. If your temperature is above 100. F, we ask you to stay home.   

  

Daily Symptom Checker  

To keep our campus community safe, every employee must be assessed for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors each day before entering our campus. The survey must be completed before your shift.   

  

The start date for the daily symptom check is 14 days before campus reopening. On July 6, 2020, you will receive an email with a link to do a daily assessment. We ask you to do this daily to keep our community healthy and safe.   

  

Contact Tracing  

Contact tracing is a critical step in preventing the spread of the disease. Contact tracing will be conducted virtually with all the individuals who test positive for Covid-19. Support and Guidance will be given to the individual and contacts who were exposed. All information received will be kept confidential.   

  

As part of keeping this information current, if you are feeling ill, I ask you to complete this form. I will be following with at-risk individuals to ensure that you are receiving proper care and help and following the recommendations of CDC and public health.   

  

I am going to continue to follow up with at-risk individuals. It is part of my job to make sure that our campus community stays safe and healthy. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at 818-252-5238 or Juliene.Herriford@woodbury.edu   

  

Thank you for all your help during this trying time. Stay safe and healthy!  

 

Juliene Audrey Herriford, LVN

Campus Nurse