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COVID-19 Exposure

COVID-19 Close Contact or Positive Test Result

Spalding University will observe current CDC, Kentucky, and Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness guidelines and may institute practices that are more restrictive in the best interest of the campus community. These guidelines are subject to change.

What to do if you've been exposed to COVID-19?

Vaccinated Individuals

Students
  • Report your exposure to the Eagle Care Clinic immediately at (502) 873-4255 or email eaglecare@spalding.edu so they can manage your care
  • Provide proof of your vaccination record if we do not already have it on file
  • You are required to get a PCR test 5 days after exposure
  • If you are having symptoms, quarantine until you receive your test results and call the Eagle Care Clinic immediately
  • You may engage in normal activities (masked indoors) if you have no symptoms
  • Monitor symptoms for 14 days and isolate yourself if you develop symptoms

*The method to upload proof of vaccination will be shared once the semester starts.

Employees
If you are exposed to or are experiencing symptoms (CDC resource) of COVID-19, please email Executive Director of Human Resources Jennifer Brockhoff at jbrockhoff@spalding.edu to seek guidance before coming to campus, and please make immediate plans to get tested.

NOT Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Students
  • Report your exposure to the Eagle Care Clinic immediately at (502) 873-4255 or email eaglecare@spalding.edu so they can manage your care
  • You must quarantine for 1o days after your last date of exposure if you have no symptoms
  • You must quarantine for 7 days if you have no symptoms and receive a negative COVID-19 test
  • You are required to get a PCR test 5 days after exposure regardless of symptoms (no sooner than 5 days)
  • Monitor for the onset of symptoms
  • You must receive a release from the Eagle Care Clinic to return to normal activities
Employees
If you are exposed to or are experiencing symptoms (CDC resource) of COVID-19, please email Executive Director of Human Resources Jennifer Brockhoff at jbrockhoff@spalding.edu to seek guidance before coming to campus, and please make immediate plans to get tested.
What to do if you test positive for COVID-19?

Positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status

Students
  • Report your test results to the Eagle Care Clinic immediately at (502) 873-4255 or email eaglecare@spalding.edu so they can manage your care  
  • You must isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or the date of the positive test (whichever is earliest) 
  • You will be released from isolation by Eagle Care Clinic after 10 days if you are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms are improving
Employees

Employees who test positive for COVID-19 should not come to campus and are required to notify their supervisor and Jennifer Brockhoff, Executive Director of Human Resources, jbrockhoff@spalding.edu.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19 ?
According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

List of symptoms
  • 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

*This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list of symptoms as it learns more about COVID-19.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Here is a list of COVID-19 testing sites in Jefferson County.

The Kentucky COVID-19 website includes a list of test sites throughout the state.

The state’s COVID-19’s hotline is (800) 722-5725.

Where should I quarantine if I live on campus?

Isolation and quarantine rooms are provided for on-campus residents on a space-available basis. If space is not available, you may be required to isolate or quarantine off campus at your own cost. Residential students in isolation or quarantine on campus will be provided meal delivery from the Spalding University café and can order items from the Campus Store for delivery.  

Where can I get a new vaccination card?
If you have misplaced your COVID-19 vaccination card, you may request your vaccination record through the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness by calling (502) 912-8515. If you got the vaccine outside of Kentucky and the Louisville health department is unable to access your vaccine records, try contacting the county health department where you were vaccinated or the specific provider/location where you received the vaccine.

Please Note: These guidelines are subject to change.