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COVID-19 Update for Fall 2021
Your safety is our greatest concern. Here is the most up-to-date information on Calvary’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
If you have any questions or comments, please utilize the contact form below.
As our nation wrestles with the Delta variant of COVID-19 we will balance our full, on-campus operations with the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.
Toward this end Calvary will follow protocol established by Kansas City directing all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to wear a masks or facial coverings while indoors when six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.
Other practices to support a healthy learning and working environment include:
– Frequent handwashing with soap and running water.
– When experiencing any symptoms of illness communicate with your supervisor or professors and stay home until the symptoms have abated.
COVID-19 Guideline FAQs
WHO SHOULD QUARANTINE AND FOR HOW LONG?
Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others, preventing further exposures.
The Kansas City Missouri Health Department continues to direct those exposed to quarantine 14 days due to limitations in testing opportunities.
In order to end quarantine after 10 days, the individual must:
– Have NO symptoms
– Continue monitoring symptoms and wear a mask at all times around others for the full 14 days after exposure
– Avoid contact with individuals at high risk for COVID-19 for the full 14 days
WHO SHOULD ISOLATE AND FOR HOW LONG?
Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus from exposing others.
People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. At home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others and use a separate bathroom (if available).
WHAT COUNTS AS CLOSE CONTACT?
Being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
GUIDELINES FOR FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS
Most fully vaccinated* people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine, be restricted from work, or be tested following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 if they wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure.
Fully vaccinated people should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure.
Fully vaccinated people may be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Any fully vaccinated person who experiences symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should isolate themselves from others and consider being tested.
*People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna), or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).
IS CALVARY UNIVERSITY REQUIRING VACCINATIONS?
Calvary University is not requiring students, faculty, or staff to be vaccinated.
Providing proof of vaccination would be required to avoid quarantine for those exposed.
Consistent with guidelines from the CDC, the state of Missouri, Kansas City, Belton, Cass County, and Jackson County, we determined it is safe to fully reopen the campus of Calvary University effective July 1, 2021. While fully reopening aids us furthering our mission and maximizing all opportunities, we do so having gained knowledge and experience from the past year.
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We want to know how we can address your financial, academic and health concerns as we prepare for your return to campus.
Use this form to contact us with your questions, comments and suggestions, and please see the updates below for more information.