Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), updated its definition of who is at risk of contracting coronavirus to include people who come into close contact with infected individuals in multiple short periods of time over a 24-hour period. This new definition of "close contact" expands the pool of those deemed in danger of being infected by the virus after being around someone with the virus.
Lausanne's current policy states that as we are notified of anyone positive or anyone who has come into close contact with a positive person:
Through our partnership with Poplar Healthcare, we do have the ability to do testing of those on campus. However, this testing is mostly limited to the screening of individuals. We also sometimes test faculty or staff and students who we determine have been in close contact with a positive person prior to their leaving campus (typically done from the parking lot). If we test someone for a reason other than screening, we then have the duty to also isolate that person from campus.
Further, if you test outside of Lausanne because you think you might have the virus, please do not come to campus until you have the negative results from that test and consult with Jo Turnage or Stewart Crais.