Confirmed Cases

Texas Woman’s University continues to monitor the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. When a confirmed case is identified on campus, TWU’s dedicated contract tracing team will work with the individual to identify affected campus locations and communicate with those on campus who are determined to have been in close contact as defined by the CDC.

Individuals who have been exposed/confirmed with a positive case on campus will be quarantined (on campus, if a residential student*, at home if not). Additionally, areas on campus where the individual with the confirmed positive case has been will be closed and cleaned according to CDC guidelines. Signage will be used to indicate the space is closed.

Please refer to the list for confirmed COVID-19 cases on TWU's campuses. The university will update the list as information on new cases are verified. No campus or department-wide emails are distributed for positive cases.

*TWU has established specific floors in two residence halls as COVID-19 quarantine and isolation areas. Residential students needing to go into quarantine or isolation will be moved to one of these floors.

Definitions:

Quarantine

You will need to go into quarantine if you have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone who is suspected of having COVID-19 and is awaiting test results. Quarantine is meant to keep you away from people in case you start to develop symptoms, which can take up to 14 days. Close contact is defined as being less than six feet away from someone for more than 10 minutes. While you may never experience the COVID-19 symptoms, you must keep yourself separate from others and not leave the space where you are staying. Quarantine periods last 14 days from the date of last exposure to a positive case.

Isolation

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms and are awaiting test results, you need to be in isolation to keep yourself separate from others for 10 days from the day you first started feeling symptoms or 10 days from the date you were tested if you are asymptomatic. People who are in isolation can go back to normal life after 10 days have passed, their symptoms have improved, and they have had no fever without fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours.

If you are in isolation or quarantine, you should not leave your residence except to seek medical care.

All TWU affiliated individuals in quarantine or isolation must receive written clearance from Risk Management prior to returning to campus or leaving their residential quarantine or isolation space.

 

Page last updated 5:12 PM, September 29, 2020