UNIVERSITY REOPENING

Let us help you develop a plan to bring your students and staff back onto campus this fall. We offer a variety of services to make this process smooth and based on your needs. Our services and processes are based on evidence, which we are updated often. Please explore what we can do. We would love to hear from you with any questions or for a quote of our services.

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TAILORED PLAN

We craft a service plan that meets the specific needs of our clients. No organization is the same and we aim to meet all needs that may arise. We customize the policies and procedure to every aspect of the organization.

Customized Plan

Our goal is to serve you so you can prevent the spread of COVID-19 on your campus and ultimately in the greater community. In order to best do this, we must first understand your campus and what you need help with. We work closely with staff and with the state to develop policies and procedures specific to many different aspects of your college. We stay up to date on the most recent evidence, which informs our protocols, and make updates as needed. We additionally train staff on these procedures prior to the start of the fall semester. 
 

Education

Help ease the transition to a college campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our clinicians create customized student modules to prepare students by providing education on COVID-19 and the “new way of life” amidst the pandemic. This will give students the ability to know what to expect and ease anxiety (1,2) about staying safe on campus. 

COVID-19 Testing

We have the ability to test many people for COVID-19 using RT-PCR nasopharyngeal swabs. This can be done on campus in our trailers by our staff. Due to the high possibility of an outbreak due to asymptomatic and presymptomatic individuals (3–5), we believe it is important to be able to test the entire campus and regularly test those who may be at high risk of developing COVID-19, such as student-athletes.

Antibody Testing

On-Site Medical offers COVID-19 Antibody Testing on campus. This antibody test determines if IgG antibodies are present the blood of an individual and are approved for use by the FDA for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Click here for more information.

Should colleges use COVID-19 Antibody Tests?

Many schools such as Purdue and the University of Arizona have indicated the possibility of using COVID-19 Antibody testing. Antibody testing may play an important role for universities with reopening and managing resources. However, universities should understand the limitations of antibody testing and the accuracy rate of tests. The presence of antibodies may suggest the person has been infected with COVID-19 in the past. Antibodies may protect individuals against reinfection, however, there is no definitive evidence. Schools should not assume that students with antibodies are immune to reinfection. University leaders should consider whether antibody presence is required for students to participate in certain activities. 

Additionally, universities are ill-equipped to handle the logistics of testing a student body population. Universities should rely on healthcare professionals to coordinate and implement large-scale testing. Improperly implemented testing by a university could inadvertently infect the student population. 

 

Finally, where antibody testing can play a more significant role is in vaccine deployment. Universities that choose to pursue on-site vaccine deployment will be greatly aided by antibody testing results. Universities and health officials can prioritize vaccines with the aid of antibody test results. Prioritization will likely become a key factor when vaccines are created because there may be a limited supply. 

Learn More About Antibody Tests

We help you leverage technology by implementing 

We work with clients to implement optional features such as telehealth monitoring and self-symptom reporting from our application. 

Symptom Screening

Symptom screening is incorporated into the mobile application for contact tracing. This allows for rapid clinician response to symptomatic individuals that may include evaluation, isolation, and testing. We keep the symptom list up-to-date as new evidence becomes available.

Telehealth

Our clinicians are here for you. We offer on-call telehealth appointments for students with any concerns related to COVID-19 to augment student health services during the pandemic. We want you and your students to feel supported as we work to identify and prevent COVID-19 spread on campus and support those who test positive. 

Policies

We provide easy to understand tailored policies. All of our policies are back by the newest medical evidence and our internal research. 

Vaccinations

Once COVID-19 vaccinations become available, we will be able to administer them on campus. We believe that vaccinations are an integral aspect of stopping the spread of the virus, so we will be proactive in administering vaccines as soon as possible. All COVID-19 vaccinations will be provided at-cost or free if the vaccine is free.

Each available service offers one more layer of safety upon arrival to campus. Contact us to let us know what is important to you and how we can help.

Safety

References:
1.     Cao W, Fang Z, Hou G, Han M, Xu X, Dong J, et al. The psychological impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on college students in China. Psychiatry Res. 2020 May;287:112934. 
2.     McGinty EE, Presskreischer R, Han H, Barry CL. Psychological Distress and Loneliness Reported by US Adults in 2018 and April 2020. JAMA [Internet]. 2020 Jun 3 [cited 2020 Jun 5]; Available from: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2766941
3.     Gandhi M, Yokoe DS, Havlir DV. Asymptomatic Transmission, the Achilles’ Heel of Current Strategies to Control Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020 May 28;382(22):2158–60. 

4.     Arons MM, Hatfield KM, Reddy SC, Kimball A, James A, Jacobs JR, et al. Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility. N Engl J Med. 2020 May 28;382(22):2081–90. 
5.     Shim E, Tariq A, Choi W, Lee Y, Chowell G. Transmission potential and severity of COVID-19 in South Korea. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Apr;93:339–44. 

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