RVU Medical Response Team Update – 12/05/2022

December 5, 2022

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If you feel ill or are experiencing symptoms, we ask that you stay home.

Preclinical COM, MSBS and PA Students who are ill or test positive for COVID-19 or Influenza should contact the appropriate program director and complete the excused absence form as directed. Clinical students who are ill or test positive for COVID-19 or Influenza should contact their coordinator and the appropriate contact at their rotation location.

Employees who are ill or test positive for COVID-19 should notify their immediate supervisor. It is not necessary to notify the MRT but you are welcome to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

If you are sick or test positive for COVID,isolate. Stay home for at least five days and isolate yourself from others. End isolation after five days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving. Take precautions until day 10 by wearing a well-fitting mask for the full ten days while around others.

If you test positive for COVID-19, complete the COVID Positive Case Reporting Form. Completing this will help us monitor our own internal community spread and determine if additional safety measures are necessary.

 If you are sick or test positive for influenza, isolate for at least 3 days from symptom onset and be fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medicine) for 24 hours before coming back.

If you do not have symptoms but believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or Influenza, wear a mask while on campus and outside a personal office or study room. We have an ample supply of masks at RVU, and you can ask for these at the front security desk at either of our Utah or Colorado campuses.

Vaccines - If you have not had your flu shot, these are available by walk in appointment in both the Utah and Colorado Health Centers. The Colorado Health Center also has COVID boosters available. All employees, including those in Montana, may utilize local pharmacies, clinics and/or their PCP to update their vaccinations.

Practice hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette.  These standard precautions are effective in reducing transmission of respiratory infections. There are hand sanitizing stations throughout the campuses, and we ask that you please sanitize your hands frequently.