Response Plan

Last updated: May 17, 2021

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.

Note: Individuals who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to isolate or quarantine.


  • 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
  • May 17, 2021 - Updated isolation and quarantine policy.