PNW COVID-19 Test Results Committee
August 10, 2020
Being part of the PNW community means that each of us must take extraordinary steps to stay well and persistently protect each other, on campus and in the community. Accountable together, we need to take responsibility for not only our own health, but also the protection of others to help keep the PNW community safe from the spread of COVID-19 and other infections as identified and instructed by the university.
Students who are unable to attend class due to a positive COVID test or COVID symptoms are strongly encouraged to contact Colin Fewer, Dean of Students, at email@example.com. Students are not required to inform instructors or classmates directly. The Office of the Dean of Students will make appropriate arrangements with instructors for students to make up class work.
PNW is following guidelines from the Indiana State Department of Health as to when a student, faculty or staff member can return to school after developing symptoms, receiving test results or coming into close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19. HIPAA guidelines will be followed in the use of protected health information.
Classroom Thresholds for Positive COVID-19 Cases
|Class Size||Positive Cases||Outcome|
|Less than 25 students||More than 2 cases||Go remote|
|26-35 students||More than 3 cases||Go remote|
|36-45 students||More than 4 cases||Go remote|
|46 or more students||More than 5 cases||Go remote|
*If at any time a faculty member feels uncomfortable at any level they can move their course to remote learning.
Test Results Committee
PNW has established a Test Results Committee to help manage COVID-19 exposure on our campus. The committee is comprised of:
- Dean Lawrence Hamer, Co-Chair, Safe Return to Campus Task Force
- Julie Wiejak, Co-Chair, Safe Return to Campus Task Force
- Colin Fewer, Dean of Students
- Catharine Olsen, Provost’s Office
- Sue Miller, Human Resources
- Jodi Allen, D.N.P., FNP-C, Assistant Professor
This committee will be the point of contact to report COVID-19 cases on our campus.