Symptom and Exposure Monitoring
COVID-19 symptom and exposure monitoring is an important tool for identifying the need for testing and quarantine or isolation, reducing the spread of COVID-19, and providing for a safe on-campus learning and working environment. The symptom and exposure monitoring criteria for entering campus is set forth on the Daily COVID-19 Screening Checklist.
COVID-19 Screening Application: For Fall 2021 students and employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must complete a daily COVID-19 screening application that asks questions about COVID-19 symptoms and exposure and educates users on how to monitor their own health for COVID-19. Unvaccinated students will be required to begin use of this self-reporting system on a daily basis as of move-in or the start of classes, whichever is sooner, and on an ongoing basis during Fall 2021. This requirement is ongoing for any unvaccinated employees working on campus. Instructions for downloading the daily COVID-19 screening applications will be provided to students via email and are available from Human Resources for employees.
Based on reported symptoms and exposure, users will receive clearance to report to campus or be directed to stay home and seek appropriate medical attention. Salem will monitor compliance with the screening application usage.
For additional information about the COVID-19 screening applications, please visit our Daily Screening Application FAQs.
Monitoring for Safe Re-Entry: Students or employees who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, or who have had exposure within 10 days prior to re-entry for Fall Semester 2021 and are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, should not return to campus as scheduled and should notify the following campus resources:
- For students, Health Services by calling 336-917-5383 during regular operating hours or the Salem COVID-19 Response Team any time at COVID19@salem.edu or by calling 743-444-5133 (Academy students) or 336-575-3887 (College students).
- For employees, Human Resources via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Entry and Ongoing Screening Safety
To support a safe re-entry to campus and to maintain on-campus learning during Fall Semester 2021, the following pre-entry and ongoing screening responsibilities will apply:
- COVID-19 Vaccine: All students who live on campus and/or participate in in-person classes, studies, or activities must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before their return to campus for the start of Fall Semester 2021. Vaccination documentation is due to the Magnus portal by August 1, 2021. For additional information, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement.
- We Are Salem: Community Compact: In preparation for a safe re-entry to campus, students and employees returning to campus must review and sign the We Are Salem: 2021-2022 Campus Compact by August 1, 2021.
- Daily Symptom and Exposure Monitoring: Campus members should begin COVID-19 symptom and exposure monitoring prior to their return to campus to provide for a safe re-entry. Please review the Daily COVID-19 Monitoring Checklist.
Residential Move-In Requirements
- Move-In Safety Acknowledgment: By August 1, 2021, residential students and their move-in helpers must review the Move-In Safety Guidelines and sign the Move-In Safety Acknowledgment.
- Move-In Screening: Residential students and their move-in helpers will be required to participate in an on-campus health screening facilitated by Health Services at move-in. For additional information, see Residential Student Move-In.
- Negative Test for Residential Move-In: For campus health and safety purposes, residential students who are exempt from the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement or who are not fully vaccinated must present Health Services with a negative COVID test at move-in (obtained no earlier than 72 hours prior to move-in).
- Daily Symptom and Exposure Monitoring: During Fall Semester 2021, campus members who are not fully vaccinated must complete the COVID-19 screening application on a daily basis and prior to reporting to campus. Please see Symptom and Exposure Monitoring for additional information.
- Stay Home When Sick: Campus members must not report to campus if they are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or exposure and must follow the COVID-19 Reporting process for further instructions.
COVID-19 Testing: Health Services will provide COVID-19 testing services for students when Health Services determines testing is needed. Faculty and staff should contact their medical provider for COVID-19 testing. Health Services will establish surveillance testing programs as warranted by campus, local, and state conditions.