Student Health Service and COVID-19

Lennar Foundation Medical Center


The University's COVID-19 Response

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result via MyUHealthChart after hours, a Student Health Service COVID-19 nurse will be in contact with you the following morning. If, however, you require urgent medical assistant, please call 305-284-9100. Please be sure to isolate as best as possible in the interim.

Contact Student Health Service if you:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 outside of Student Health
  • Have any other COVID-19 medical questions

Contact Information


Seeking Care & Testing

Visit the University's COVID-19 website for testing information, including UScreen surveillance testing and testing via Student Health Service for students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Students who are not in compliance with the testing requirement should not attend any in-person classes, programs, or work shifts on any University campus. Non-compliant students will be referred to the Dean of Students Office and may face appropriate disciplinary sanctions.

For information about antibody testing, contact studenthealth@miami.edu.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Students are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to safeguard their health and the health of all members of our University and community.

Students can find vaccination locations nearest them by visiting vaccinefinder.org.

You may have some side effects after receiving the vaccine, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. On the arm where you got the shot: pain, redness, and swelling. Throughout the rest of your body: fever, chills, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, and nausea. Visit the CDC website for more information and tips on managing the side effects from the vaccine. Please contact your healthcare provider if your fever lasts more than 2 days or is accompanied by sore throat, congestion, cough, and/or loss of taste or smell. 


Self-Quarantine and Self-Isolation Guidance

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  • What is the difference between self-quarantine and self-isolation?

    Quarantine: used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, and monitor their health. 

    Isolation: used to separate people infected with the virus (with or without symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).

    Students who have been exposed or potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19, those with COVID-19 symptoms, or those who tested positive for COVID-19 will be advised to self-isolate or self-quarantine. Affected students will be advised to follow self-isolation and self-quarantine guidelines.

  • Where will self-isolation or self-quarantine occur for students?

    Residential Students: Please visit Housing and Residential Life's COVID-19 page for more information.

    Non-Residential Students: On-campus quarantine and isolation spaces will not be available for non-residential students. These students should remain in their off-campus housing as long as they are able to isolate/quarantine appropriately per CDC guidelines. Alternatively, students may choose to isolate/quarantine at a local hotel at their own expense. The University’s Travel Management office has partnered with several hotels to provide discounts.

  • How do I self-quarantine?

    Stay home and monitor your health

     

    On day 5 or 6 of your self-quarantine, get a PCR test through the Student Health Service and/or by calling 305-243-ONE-U.

    • If your test is negative (and you do not develop any symptoms), you will be able to return to campus after the completion of a 7-day quarantine.
    • If you test positive (or develop symptoms), you must isolate for 10 days from the date of your first positive test or the first day of symptoms, depending on which came first. Please remain in quarantine until Student Health Service notifies you that you are clear to return to campus.

     

    If you have a documented positive COVID-19 PCR test within 90 days and are asymptomatic, you do not need to quarantine or retest as long as you have not developed new symptoms.

    Review the CDC guidelines on self-quarantine and the Student Health guidelines on self-quarantine.

  • How do I self-isolate?

    Stay home except to get medical care

    • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately
    • Stay home until it’s safe to end home isolation
    • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible
    • Use a separate bathroom, if possible
    • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets
    • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils
    • Wear a face mask when around other people

     

    Review the CDC guidelines on self-isolation and the Student Health guidelines on self-isolation.

  • How does being vaccinated against COVID-19 impact my quarantine or isolation?

    Students experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination, should schedule an appointment with a Student Health provider by visiting MyUHealthChart. You may be placed in isolation following an evaluation from a medical provider.

    Quarantine: If you are vaccinated and have been exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you are not required to quarantine if you meet both of the following criteria:

    • Are fully vaccinated (i.e. ≥ 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
    • Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure

     

    Isolation: The COVID-19 vaccine does not exempt you from isolation if you test positive for COVID-19 or start to experience symptoms.

  • What is a TytoCare device?

    Students in isolation will be offered a TytoCare device and pulse ox monitor, which can be used to monitor your health from home. If you have any questions about your device or need technical support, you can call the Tyto support team 24/7 at 866-971-8986 or email the UHealth Virtual Center team at telehealth@med.miami.edu

    Review this document for TytoCare Tips and Tricks and watch this video to get started with your device. 


Absence Verification

Students, faculty, and workplace supervisors can request Student Health Service to confirm dates that a student is in isolation/quarantine. Review our Class Excuse Policy for complete information.


Travel Safety

For information regarding domestic and international travel, please refer to the University's COVID-19 website


Our Response to COVID-19

Your health and safety is our priority and we want you to know that we are taking all necessary precautions for our students. Here are our current safety measures:

All patients, employees, and providers wear masks while inside our clinic. Masks are provided for anyone who does not have one.
All employees are being screened before returning to work, and patients are being screened prior to on-site appointments. Anyone suspected of having COVID-19 or an exposure is treated in a different area and isolated from other patients.
Like all UHealth facilities, the Lennar Foundation Medical Center has signage reminding patients and staff of the safety guidelines. In addition, appropriate protective shields have been installed where needed, furniture has been rearranged to promote social distancing, and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility and clinic. There is increased cleaning in high-traffic areas, high-risk areas, and frequently touched surfaces.

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