SHWC COVID-19 Information

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SHWC COVID Isolation Protocol

The following guidelines identify the process students will follow in the event one should test positive for COVID-19.

SHWC COVID Vaccination and Boosters

The member institutions of the AUCC requires students to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination (i.e., primary series and, when eligible, a bivalent booster), or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. Individuals are “up to date” if they have received all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine for which they are eligible. COVID-19 vaccinations and booster can be scheduled at SHWC by calling (404) 756-1241 during regular office hours.

Who is “update to date” with their COVID-19 vaccination?

  • Students who have completed a primary series and received a (bivalent) booster are up to date.
  • Students who have completed a primary series and are not yet eligible for a booster are up to date.
  • Students who have not completed a primary series but have received a single bivalent COVID 19 vaccine are up to date. 
  • Students who have completed a primary series and are eligible for a booster, but has not received a booster, are not up to date.

 Approved or Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines

There are four approved or authorized vaccines in the United States:

Approved or Authorized COVID-19 Boosters eligibility

  • mRNA bivalent vaccines Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna at least 2 months after the final dose in the primary series
  • Students who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have specific recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters. For more information, please use this link.

International students can find a list of authorized COVID-19 vaccines and information on boosters here.

Uploading COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Students will submit their vaccine information through the Point and Click (PNC) Patient Portal.

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption:

If you are requesting a religious/medical exemption for the COVID-19 vaccines, you must complete the medical or religious exemption form linked below.

For the latest information on vaccines and boosters please visit:

SHWC COVID-19 Symptomatic Testing

SHWC offers symptomatic testing for all AUCC students. Nurse visits can be scheduled by calling (404) 756-1241 during regular office hours.

Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Morehouse College, and Spelman College testing dates/times may vary. Please check with your campus for details. Students are required to test if symptomatic.

Possible symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Fever or chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to Request COVID-19 Test if symptomatic:
Symptomatic students may request rapid COVID-19 antigen test through their resident assistant (RA).

  • Step 1: Contact your RA via phone or email for test kits.
  • Step 2: RA will deliver test kits to student via contactless delivery.
  • Step 3: RA will notify student test kits have been delivered.
  • Step 4: Student will complete COVID-19 test and report test results by completing the “COVID-19 Reporting” Form.

What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

Isolation Procedures

 Isolation pertains to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have experienced symptoms consistent with COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status. The length of isolation is determined by the first date of symptoms or date of the positive test. Students who test positive must:

  1. Isolate for five days.
  2. If fever free and symptoms have improved, take an antigen test on Day 6.
  3. If results are negative, student will receive clearance to return to campus activities.
  4. If results are positive, student must complete 5 additional days in isolation.
  5. Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days.

Isolation in Place (I/Q)
Students who test positive will isolate/quarantine in place in their residence halls. While in I/Q, students must not leave their room except in cases of emergency or essential need (e.g., meal retrieval or using the bathroom facilities).

Roommates of (I/Q) in Place
Individuals who have been within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more, over a 24-hour period are considered a close contact. Unfortunately, most are contagious two days prior to becoming symptomatic, in this case, it is likely roommates have been significantly exposed already.

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19:

  • Proper Hygiene Practices (handwashing)
  • Staying Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Staying Home If You Sick
  • Getting Tested for COVID-19, if needed
  • Following recommendations if you have been exposed
  • Avoiding Contact with People Who Have Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
  • Improving Ventilation

Additional Information to Protect Your and Others

Frequently Asked Questions