COVID-19 & Health Services
Health Services wants to ensure your safe arrival for Fall 2021.
This year, while there is no staggered move-in schedule, all students must be COVID-19 tested on move-in day. This is a requirement, regardless of vaccination status. Like last year, testing compliance will be monitored.
If you have questions regarding testing availability, testing in relation to move-in, vaccine requirements, or uploading vaccination information please email the Health Services team directly at hc-healthservices [at] haverford.edu.
COVID-19 Testing & Arrival Instructions
Those students who have uploaded their necessary COVID-19 vaccination information to their HaverHealth Portal should report to Founders Hall for testing between the times listed below for the date you are arriving.
Those students who have not uploaded their necessary COVID-19 vaccination or other required information to their HaverHealth Portal upon arrival to campus must report immediately to Health Services. Those students will not be able to get their key and their OneCard will be deactivated until they communicate their COVID vaccination status. Once they provide their COVID vaccination status, ResLife and Campus Safety will be notified to reactivate the OneCard and allow students to have their room key.
- Commuter students must test between 8/17/2021-8/30/2021. Schedule through the Aura app.
- International students must test upon arrival and 3-5 days post arrival. International students must receive a two negative tests before they can leave campus for any reason.
- Unvaccinated students must test upon arrival and schedule weekly testing. Unvaccinated students may not work off campus and must remain masked unless in their own room by themselves.
Health Services is currently reaching out to students who have not communicated their COVID-19 vaccination card for verification. Please do not resubmit your information if it has already been submitted.
|Monday, September 13||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.||All students|
|Tuesday, September 14||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.||All students|
|Wednesday, September 15||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.||All students|
|Monday, September 27||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.||All students|
|Tuesday, September 28||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.||All students|
|Wednesday, September 29||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.||All students|
If you arrive and testing has ended for the day, you must schedule an appointment for the earliest available time immediately following your arrival date.
Haverford College has partnered with Genetworx to implement mandatory COVID testing for Fall 2021 arrival.
Genetworx sent a welcome email with information about Aura (info [at] auratracker.org), the scheduling application for COVID-19 testing. If the email does not show up in your inbox, please check your clutter, spam, or junk folders. The Aura email will include a link to register for your Aura account.
All students who are being tested during any Genterworx testing window must sign up for a testing slot on the app. If you have additional questions about Genetworx or the Aura application, you will be instructed to email Genetworx in their introductory email.
Quarantine, Isolation, and Close Contacts
Any positive student will be placed in designated quarantine spaces with availability to telehealth, counseling, as well as academic support and dining services. The college has identified appropriate quarantine spaces and protocols in the event that a student(s) tests positive for COVID-19. Health Services will be adhering to Pennsylvania Department of Health contact tracing guidelines.
Quarantine when you might have been exposed to the virus. Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated.
Quarantine for Vaccinated:
- People who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms.
- Fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
Quarantine for Unvaccinated:
- Stay in quarantine for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19
- Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
- Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure
- If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact Health Services.
Isolate when you have tested positive (been infected with the virus,) even if you don’t have symptoms. Students who are in isolation should stay in isolation for 14 days until it’s safe for them to be around others.
Isolation for Vaccinated or Unvaccinated:
You can be around others after:
- 10 days since symptoms first appeared
- and 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications
- and Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
Any student who has had close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person.
- However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does NOT need to stay home.
- Someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID-19.
- However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
- Someone who has COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months andHas recovered and remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)
You are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work or study at Haverford. View the Vaccine Policy.
Wear Your Mask
Universal masking is expected indoors per the Face Covering Policy. We ask all community members to act with care, empathy, and compassion around one another, and to voluntarily mask up whenever in doubt.
Self-Monitor for Symptoms
All faculty, staff, and students must monitor themselves for all COVID and flu-like illness. Any individual who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home. Students should reach out to the Health Center; faculty and staff should reach out to a medical provider.