Safe Space: Quarantine and Isolation

Quarantine

College students are wondering, “How will I be supported if I am in quarantine or isolation on campus?” Your health is a priority now more than ever. It’s anticipated that healthy practices will prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, but individual cases are still a possibility. While preparing to welcome students this fall, PCC has readied support systems and on-campus safe spaces for those who are sick or have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Students who must move to quarantine or isolation will stay in Ballard Hall—ladies in Ballard South and men in Ballard North. Families may also discuss if their student should quarantine or isolate on-campus or at home.

Because there is often little time to prepare, students can efficiently gather everything they’ll need by following the Quarantine and Isolation Guide. This helpful information details the entire process, including answers to questions like, “What happens first?” “How and when will students receive meals?” and “Who will check on students, and how often?”

Throughout their time in Ballard, students will receive daily care and support through several available services:

  • Daily wellness checks and meal deliveries
  • Access to a 24/7 COVID Support team and 24/7 Campus Safety and Security assistance
  • Medical support through the Graf Clinic, a medical facility on campus
  • Mental health resources and counseling services
  • Remote coursework and additional support from faculty
  • Tutoring and information on effective online learning strategies
  • Coordinated peer support

The Campus Store has also prepared Personal Wellness Kits catered to the needs of sick students. Parents can call or order online through the Campus Store website to purchase these care packs and have them delivered to the student’s quarantine or isolation room.

When a student has entered quarantine or isolation, PCC will work with local health officials to contact trace, identify, and communicate with other individuals who may need to take some preventive action. The personal identity of those who test positive for COVID-19 will be protected.

This semester, things will look different, but the vibrant energy students bring to campus remains the same. Together as we trust the Lord, we can embrace healthy practices and support each other through these difficult times.

If you have additional questions about quarantine or isolation or other COVID-19 campus procedures, visit the Coronavirus Response FAQs or speak with a PCC Cares representative at 1 (800) 722-3573.

Published8/25/2020