ESU students have asked these questions about COVID-19 testing, exposure and vaccination.

Thanks to the students of Dr. Andi McClanahan's CMST 330 and others for their deliberation and recommendations.

Do you have additional questions about COVID-19 precautions at ESU? Let us know.


I need to get a Covid-19 test, where do I go?

Schedule a free COVID-19 test on-campus

When you arrive for your appointment please make sure to bring a form of identification such as an eCard or Drivers Licence.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, please get tested at the ESU Health Center at LVHN-Pocono ExpressCare. Schedule an appointment by calling (272) 762-4378.

I received notification that a student in my class tested positive for Covid-19, what do I do?

If You are Fully Vaccinated

You are considered fully vaccinated if:

  • You are ages 5-17 years and completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • You had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test).

If so, you should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0). Get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate from other people and follow recommendations in the Isolation

You do not need to quarantine unless you are experiencing symptoms or are instructed by a medical care professional.

If you do need to quarantine, please fill out the COVID-19 reporting form

If You are Not Fully Vaccinated OR Not Vaccinated

You need to quarantine if:

  • If you are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
  • You received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot.
  • You are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.

Please fill out the COVID-19 reporting form. Quarantine for at least 5 days (day 0 through day 5) after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. The date of your exposure is considered day 0.

  • If you develop symptoms, get tested immediately at a medical care facility or call the ESU Health Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Pocono ExpressCare to schedule an appointment (272) 762-4378 and isolate until you receive your test results. If you test positive, follow isolation
  • If you do not develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
    • If you test negative, you can leave your home, but continue to wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home and in public until 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19.
    • If you test positive, you should isolate for at least 5 days from the date of your positive test (if you do not have symptoms). If you do develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days from the date your symptoms began (the date the symptoms started is day 0). Follow recommendations in the isolation.

I have tested positive for COVID-19, what do I do?

You will complete the COVID-19 reporting form. You are going to need to isolate for at least 5 days no matter your vaccination status. If you live on-campus you will need to make accommodations to relocate off-campus where you can complete your isolation. Someone from the COVID-19 response team will be in contact with you.

You can end isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved.

You should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for 5 additional days (day 6 through day 10) after the end of your 5-day isolation period.

If an individual has access to a test and wants to test, the best approach is to use an antigen test towards the end of the 5-day isolation period. Collect the test sample only if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation). If your test result is positive, you should continue to isolate until day 10.

If you continue to have fever or your other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, you should wait to end your isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved.

I’m not vaccinated or need a booster but I’m ready to be. Where do I go?

If you would like to get vaccinated or boostered, you have several options within walking distance to campus.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about ESU health services or if your medical insurance is accepted, please contact the Student Health Services staff at (272) 762-4378.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Sycamore Suites, Lower Level
Phone:
(570) 422-3553
Fax:
(570) 422-3731 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Acting Director of Health and Wellness
Name
Laura Suites
Phone:
(570) 422-3298