Vanderbilt is instructing all community members and visitors returning to the United States from any country to self-isolate for 14 days.
Any individual who may have been in contact with someone who has been infected by COVID-19 or who exhibits symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection should also self-isolate .
Additionally, those who need to self-isolate should notify the university in order to receive healthcare monitoring and support and to protect the health and safety of our community.
The self-isolation guidance may change quickly, so please stay informed. For additional information on how to gauge your risk of COVID-19 infection, see the CDC website.
The university will work with students to minimize disruptions to their academic progress during the isolation period.
Important details regarding self-isolation procedures:
- Faculty, staff and postdocs: Vanderbilt Occupational Health has health care monitoring in place for those who have traveled abroad or otherwise come in contact with a case of COVID-19 (including a patient). Learn more about the process and self-monitoring REDCap survey here. Staff should contact their HR consultant to discuss how to find the appropriate solution so that they can self-isolate. Staff can find their HR consultant here: https://hr.vanderbilt.edu/hrconsulting. Faculty should contact their dean to seek assistance while they must remain away from work. Postdocs should be in touch with their faculty advisor.
- Students: Vanderbilt Student Health Center has monitoring in place for students who have traveled abroad within the past 14 days or otherwise come in contact with a case of COVID-19. Individuals can complete the self-report/self-monitoring survey at https://redcap.link/vustudentcovid. Once the initial survey is completed to provide the specifics of your travel (or other potential exposure), you will receive twice-daily symptom surveys.
- Campus Residents: Campus residents who have return to the United States from abroad within the past 14 days should self-isolate with their families in the USA. Campus residents who do not have a family home in the USA or who have otherwise come in contact with a case of COVID-19 should contact the Office of Housing and Residential Experience (615/322-2591, firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 72 hours prior to their arrival on campus.