Coronavirus Update | Cumberland University

COVID-19 Campus Reporting

As we return to campus, an increase in COVID cases is to be expected within our campus community. There should be no expectation that Cumberland will have no COVID cases.

In order to create transparency as positive cases are identified, this webpage will be updated weekly.

Continue to closely monitor your Cumberland email for the latest information and updates.

Data as of September 18, 2020:
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What happens to individuals who test positive?

The individual will be required to self-isolate in accordance with Cumberland and CDC requirements.

Students:

  • If the individual is living in residence halls, the student will be moved to designated housing for the period of self-isolation. Cumberland will coordinate food service and other logistics for residential students during their quarantine.
  • If the individual is living off campus, the student will quarantine at home, seek further diagnosis and care from their primary care physician, and contact healthservices@cumberland.edu with any questions.

 Faculty or Staff:

  • If the individual is a faculty or staff member, they should quarantine at home following the same CDC guidance and should seek medical advice and care from their primary care physician.
Cumberland's Response

Contact Tracing

Upon notice of a positive case, the university will follow its contact tracing process, as outlined in the Campus Reopening Plan.

Prior to coming to campus, all students, faculty, and staff will monitor their symptoms daily using the Cumberland App. The on-campus health clinic will contact all persons reporting positive symptoms to ensure they have the necessary health resources available to them. If you have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, you will be notified via the Cumberland App and will be instructed on next steps. 

If you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, if you have been following general safety practices like wearing masks and social distancing, your risk is low. You should stay calm, but continue to monitor your symptoms and contact your primary care physician for further diagnosis and care. If you do not have a primary care physician, you may reach out to the on-campus health clinic at healthcare@cumberland.edu and they will direct you to appropriate health resources. 

 

 

Questions? Email questions@cumberland.edu.