Roseman University Information Page Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Nevada Guidance on Improvised Face Coverings – June 25, 2020

 

On June 8, 2020, Roseman University’s campuses reopened to all employees, with the exception of employees who are at high risk to severe illness due to COVID-19.

Roseman Return to Campus Plan for Students

Vulnerable employees are encouraged to continue to work from home to protect themselves from potential exposure to COVID-19. If a vulnerable employee chooses to accept the risk of potential exposure by returning to work on campus, he or she must receive written acknowledgment via email from his/her supervisor, and must agree to follow all other safety guidelines while on campus.

Beginning June 8 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:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain not attributable to exercise
  • Sore throat
  • New onset of loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

If you have been exposed to COVID-19:

  • Stay home until 14 days from last exposure
  • Check temperature twice daily
  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19
  • If possible, stay away from people who are vulnerable to COVID-19

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.

Wearing of masks

Roseman is providing reusable facial masks to all employees and requires employees to wear the masks when social distancing is not possible.

Hand-washing/hand-sanitizing

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.

Social distancing

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.

Travel

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 hr@roseman.edu.

 

Roseman University’s Dr. Tom Hunt and Dr. Christina Madison answer Coronavirus (COVID-19) questions during a special virtual Neighborhood Health Series on April 28, 2020.

 

Roseman COVID-19 Stories and Reflections

Roseman COVID-19 Stories & Reflections Submission

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College of Dental Medicine – DMD
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University Library
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Clinical Practices

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Institutional Review Board

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Updates and Information from the CDC
Updates from the Southern Nevada Health District
Information from the State of Nevada Health Response Website
Updates from the Utah Department of Health

Taking Care of Your Emotional/Mental Health

Roseman University’s Response

  • Roseman University’s administration is actively monitoring developments around COVID-19 and will coordinate resources, responses, and communication when appropriate. Information and updates on the University’s response will be posted on the Website and accessible from the homepage.
  • Roseman University employees and students traveling are encouraged to monitor the CDC Website for updates on domestic travel advisories. Currently, the CDC has not recommended travel restrictions for domestic travel. The U.S. State Department has issued advisories and restrictions to and from certain affected areas internationally.
  • The Facilities Office has increased the number of campus cleaning staff to provide additional and more frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces on campus with cleaning products indicated to kill human Coronavirus and to ensure restroom supplies of hand soap are maintained. The Facilities team is also ensuring that hand sanitizer dispensers are fully stocked with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

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).

The CDC does not recommend the routine use of facemasks by the general public to prevent respiratory illness and is not recommending their use at this time for the prevention of COVID-19. The high demand for facemasks by the general public is causing shortages in healthcare settings where masks are needed.