Q/A from webinar:
Q: Now that there are confirmed COVID cases among students in clinic, is there any policy to “contract trace” or quarantine for students who have been exposed?
A: Dr. Nixon will do all contact tracing and make notifications as needed.
Q: Will Keystone be virtual?
A: Right now, the plan is to deliver the courses live.
Q: For future COVID cases that are confirmed, will other students get an email notifying them they were in lab/clinic group with someone who tested positive?
A: Dr. Nixon will notify those that may have had an exposure.
Q: If someone has had exposure, can he or she just get a test and if negative return to clinic? Instead of quarantining?
A: No. The virus has an incubation period, quarantining is required.
Q: Can we please cut back the amount of people in consultation rooms?
A: Service chiefs are working to limit occupancy in consultation rooms. The risk is low since all are masked.
Q: Will the public be notified of positive cases?
A: Any members of the public would not be at risk for a significant exposure because all in the building are masked.
Q: If you have to travel/fly to an area that’s considered a high risk state according to DCD, should you make the school aware of this travel?
A: Dean Zadnik strongly suggests that travel, especially to a high risk state, should not occur.
Q: If the State of Ohio goes to a Level 4 will the College of Optometry be mandated to close again?
A: The mandate to close would come through the University.