Important updates and reminders related to quarantine requirements

Jan. 26, 2021

Dear students,

As you prepare to return to campus for the spring semester, we'd like to share with you updated quarantine requirements from the CDC and state and local health departments.

Travel-related requirements

  • Self-quarantine and testing: Effective today, Jan. 26, the college is following updated CDC guidance related to international travel
    • International air travelers must get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home to self-quarantine for 7 days after travel.
    • This applies to anyone at SNC who is returning to or traveling to the U.S from a country or U.S. territory with a Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4 Travel Health Notice.
    • Any student impacted by this change should contact Health Services. Domestic students are expected to remain at home (their non-campus residence) until they complete any required travel quarantine. International students will coordinate with the Center for Global Engagement.
  • Proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for air passengers: A recent CDC order requires those who plan to travel internationally to get tested no more than three days before traveling by air into the United States and to show a negative result to the airline before boarding a flight, or to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from a health care provider or a public health official stating that the passenger is cleared to travel).

Quarantine as a close contact to a confirmed positive case  
We remind you of important changes to quarantine that were communicated earlier this month:

  • We have taken into account the new CDC, state, county and city guidance around quarantine for close contacts. While the CDC has indicated it is possible to leave quarantine after Day 7 with a confirmed negative test, Brown County and De Pere health departments have categorized this strategy as the highest-risk option. After analyzing fall student-conversion data from those in quarantine to COVID-positive, and in consultation with the City of De Pere Health Department, we are reducing the length of quarantine from 14 days to 10 days. 
    • Employees: Must complete a minimum of 10 days of quarantine and be symptom-free before returning to work on campus. 
    • Students: Must complete 10 days of quarantine, be asymptomatic and have a negative exit test. This added measure with our students is due to their higher level of interaction, for instance in congregate settings such as residence halls.

If you have any questions about the college’s COVID-19 protocols, please email covid19response@snc.edu. Emails will be routed to the person or department best able to respond.