SHWC COVID-19 Information
Empower. Believe. Become.
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:
- Pfizer-BioNTech is a mRNA vaccines
- Moderna is a mRNA vaccines
- Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is a protein subunit vaccine
- Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine is a viral vector vaccine and can be given in some situations
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.
- Clark Atlanta University
- Morehouse College
- Morehouse School of Medicine
- Spelman College uses Etrieve to submit vaccine information
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:
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fever or chills
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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?
- Step 1: Isolate in place immediately.
- Step 2: Report your positive test results by completing the “COVID-19 Reporting” Form
- Step 3: Follow all isolation protocols.
- Step 4: Complete Isolation Clearance form to end isolation and be cleared for returning to campus activities.
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:
- Isolate for five days.
- If fever free and symptoms have improved, take an antigen test on Day 6.
- If results are negative, student will receive clearance to return to campus activities.
- If results are positive, student must complete 5 additional days in isolation.
- Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 day
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