Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information
Updates and Information from the CDC
Updates and Information - Southern Nevada Health District
Updates and Information - Utah Department of Health
Update: February 14, 2022
As per government authorities in Nevada and Utah, wearing of masks is no longer required in public spaces. Consequently, Roseman will not require students or employees to wear masks in public, non-clinical spaces on campus, effective immediately.
Wearing of masks is still required of all individuals when within Roseman medical and dental clinics in both states.
Roseman supports the personal decisions of our employees and students who choose to wear masks in public spaces on campus, regardless of this change.
Update: August 6, 2021 (Utah)
Effective Tuesday, August 10, all South Jordan Campus employees and students are required to wear masks when unable to socially distance within University buildings. This policy applies to all individuals regardless of their vaccination status. Social distancing requires 6 feet of separation.
As an example, if students are unable to maintain 6 feet of separation in a classroom or if employees are unable to maintain 6 feet of separation during a meeting, they should wear masks. However, employees and students are not required to wear masks when in individual offices or other private spaces within Roseman buildings.
In addition to this mask policy, we strongly encourage all students and employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Receiving a vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your family, our campus, and our community from the devastating effects of COVID-19 and its variants.
Here are some important points of information on the COVID-19 vaccines:
- COVID-19 vaccines are free! You will never be asked to pay out of pocket for the vaccine. A provider may seek appropriate reimbursement from your plan or program, but the provider cannot charge you the balance of the bill.
- COVID-19 vaccines are easy to obtain. Visit Vaccines.gov to find vaccination providers near you. You just type in your zip code to find the nearest provider. For example, there are 6 providers within a 5 minute drive from our campus.
- Almost all recent deaths from COVID-19 are among those who are unvaccinated.
- Currently, only 64.4% of those who are 18 years or older in Salt Lake County are vaccinated.
Update: July 21, 2021 (Nevada)
Yesterday the Clark County Commission voted to require masks to be worn by all employees who work within indoor public spaces for any business operating within Clark County effective midnight July 21 until August 17, at which point the measure will be reevaluated by the Commissioners.
Consequently, beginning tomorrow, July 22, Roseman will comply with this mandate by requiring all employees and students to wear masks when in public spaces (such as classrooms, conference rooms, common areas) within Roseman University buildings. Employees and students are not required to wear masks when in offices or other private spaces within Roseman buildings.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Update: May 14, 2021
As per the newly issued CDC guidelines, Roseman faculty, staff, and students are no longer required to wear masks on campus, if they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Additionally, social distancing is no longer required for those who have been vaccinated.
Faculty, staff, and students who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to still wear masks on campus and maintain social distancing until fully vaccinated. Additionally, we support Individuals that are fully vaccinated and want to continue wearing face masks as a personal preference.
Roseman strongly recommends that all faculty, staff, and students get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Masks are still required in Roseman clinics that provide medical and dental care to patients.
Beginning June 8, 2020 and until further notice, any employee who is experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 (see below) must stay home and get a PCR test for COVID-19. Employees who have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 should also stay home for at least 14 days from the date of last exposure.
Symptoms of COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain not attributable to exercise
- Sore throat
- New onset of loss of taste or smell
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
If you are not vaccinated and have been exposed to COVID-19:
- Stay home until 10 days from last exposure (updated from 14 per the CDC)
- Check temperature twice daily
- Watch for symptoms of COVID-19
- If possible, stay away from people who are vulnerable to COVID-19
If you are fully vaccinated and have been exposed and are showing no COVID-19 symptoms, quarantine is no longer required, per the CDC.
For employees returning to work, the following safety measures are in place:
Employee Entry to Campus Buildings
Roseman will utilize the current ID badge access system to protect employees from potential exposure to COVID-19 on campus. Reports generated from facilities will provide information as to who is on campus and permit contact tracing in the event of an inadvertent exposure to COVID-19. Therefore, for your own safety it is critical that all employees use their ID badge to access Roseman facilities.
Additionally, by badging into a building, the employee is acknowledging that he/she does not have any symptoms of COVID-19, nor has the employee been exposed or potentially exposed to an individual with COVID-19.
Roseman encourages employees to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds before exiting a restroom and to cover their hands when opening the restroom doors. Additionally, Roseman has placed hand-sanitizing stations at multiple locations within its buildings and encourages employees to use the stations ad lib and at a minimum after touching any high-touch surface.
Roseman is facilitating social distancing by marking out 6-foot separations in all large areas (classrooms, student commons, employee lounges) and/r by removing tables and chairs to achieve 50% of normal capacity in these areas. Additionally, Plexiglas barriers have been or are currently being installed at all service location in clinics, reception, library, help desks, security desks and all other service locations
Roseman encourages all employees to maintain social distancing when possible and in areas where social distancing is not possible, to wear a mask.
For office areas where social distancing is not possible, masks must be worn unless supervisors are able to create work schedules/shifts that support social distancing.
Meetings should continue to be conducted via Zoom or other platforms that permit participation via distance technology, unless meeting attendance permits social distancing within the meeting room/space.
Enhanced cleaning/personal safety measures
The Roseman facilities team is carrying out enhanced cleaning measures, which include regular cleaning and sanitizing of all common areas, entry doors, stairways, handrails, elevators, student commons, employee lounges, library, help desk, copy rooms, and restrooms. Offices, classrooms, and breakout rooms are cleaned and sanitized daily.
For enhanced personal safety, the facilities team has also installed additional hand sanitizer stations throughout all campus buildings and hands-free faucets, soap and towel dispensers have been or are currently being installed bathrooms.
Simulation and clinic environments
Additional measures may be instituted for simulation and clinical environments. Unit heads are responsible for communicating those measures to employees who work in those environments.
Visitors to campus (non-patients)
The following policies do not apply to patients of Roseman dental or medical clinics.
To the extent possible, non-employee campus visitors should be limited. Meetings with non-Roseman individuals are encouraged to be conducted remotely rather than in-person, on campus. All visitors to campus will be required to complete a symptom screening questionnaire. Any visitor who indicates on the questionnaire that he/she is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted on campus. All visitors to campus will be provided with and required to wear a mask and required to observe all safety requirements.
Employees should limit travel, particularly to regions which are deemed “hot spots” or to states with mandatory quarantines in place. Employees may travel between campuses on University business when necessary and with the approval of his/her supervisor.
COVID-19 Point of Contact for Employees
Roseman has designated the Human Resources unit as the employees’ COVID-19 Point of Contact. Employees with questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 related issues should call the Roseman Human Resources 24 hour support line at (702-968-5281) or email email@example.com.
For STUDENT information please click on the links below.
College of Dental Medicine – DMD
College of Dental Medicine – AEODO/MBA
College of Pharmacy
College of Nursing
Master of Business Administration
Federal Student Loans
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For information specific to COVID-19 please click on the links below.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a novel Coronavirus strain, identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating in animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread, such as was seen with the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2014 and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003, and now being seen with COVID-19.
How does COVID-19 spread and what are the symptoms?
COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets through coughing or sneezing, which means to become infected, people generally must be within six feet of someone who is contagious and come into contact with these droplets through coughing, sneezing or touching (and then touching your face). Droplets containing the virus can live on hard surfaces for up to nine days if not properly disinfected.
Symptoms of COVID-19 generally appear within two to 14 days after exposure and are similar to influenza or the common cold, but include high fever and difficulty breathing. Reported cases have ranged from mild illness (similar to a common cold) to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization. Older individuals or those with chronic medical conditions are more vulnerable to severe illness and should seek immediate medical attention.
How can you prevent it?
Currently, there are no vaccines available to prevent COVID-19 infection. The CDC recommends typical infectious disease precautions, just as those used to prevent cold or flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
- Cover coughs/sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
- Avoid exposure to others who are sick (at least six feet).
- Stay home if you are ill (except to visit a health care professional) and avoid close contact with others.
- Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with household cleaning products that kill human Coronavirus (check label).
[Information current as of March 2, 2020. Please refer to the CDC Web site for the latest information.]