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Pre-Entry and Ongoing Screening Requirements

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.

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 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 336-721-2713 during regular operating hours.
  • After hours, a member of the COVID Response Team may be reached at 743-444-5133.
  • For employees, Human Resources via email hr@salem.edu.

Pre-Entry and Ongoing Screening Safety

To support a safe re-entry to campus and to maintain on-campus learning, the following pre-entry and ongoing responsibilities will apply:

Pre-Entry Requirements

  • 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. Vaccination documentation is due to the Magnus portal by July 1st for the Fall Semester and by January 10th for the Spring Semester. For additional information, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement.
  • 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, 2022, 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).

Ongoing Requirements

  • Daily Symptom and Exposure Monitoring: 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.