Response Plan

Last updated: December 10, 2020

Response Plan

Cedarville University has a plan in place for responding quickly to any suspected COVID-19 case on our campus, caring well for those affected, and limiting spread of the virus.

Adapted from our longstanding Pandemic/Flu Outbreak Response Plan, these five protocols reflect the best advisement of our own University health experts as well as regional and national public health authorities:

  1. Triage – Engage with affected individual via telehealth; quarantine the individual and confirm the COVID-19 diagnosis; continue to monitor symptoms.
  2. Test – Provide testing for symptomatic individuals.
  3. Tell – Notify Greene County Public Health and alert the campus community.
  4. Tend – Ensure the affected individual is properly isolated and monitored; properly sanitize any potentially infected spaces.
  5. Trace – Work with county health officials to properly contact trace.

View COVID-19 Reporting Information »

Understanding Isolation and Quarantine

No one likes to think about the possibility, but let’s be sure we understand quarantine and isolation. Keep practicing physical distancing and wear your mask to reduce the possibility of either!


  • Student who exhibits symptoms that may be consistent with COVID-19 or who has received a positive test result.
  • Student goes home to recover or moves to Faith Hall or another University-owned house.
  • University provides support; student continues classes remotely.
  • Duration: Either a negative test result or 10 days since symptoms started AND 24 hours without a fever; must be cleared by medical provider.


  • Anyone who has been identified as a close contact of someone who has had a positive COVID-19 test.
  • Close contacts are individuals who have been within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 symptoms for at least 15 minutes within two days of the onset of their symptoms; identified through contact tracing.
  • Student goes home or remains in residence hall room; instructions provided by UMS; student continues classes remotely.
  • Monitor for symptoms; would be tested and moved to isolation immediately if the student begins to exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Duration:  Can be released from quarantine on day 7 with a negative COVID test or on day 10 if no symptoms occurred. 

Updates to this page

  • Aug. 17, 2020 - Updated response plan “test” step
  • Aug. 19, 2020 - Added descriptions for isolation and quarantine
  • Aug. 25, 2020 - Moved reporting information to its own page
  • Dec. 10, 2020 - Updated  quarantine policy