COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan

Training, Testing, Health Monitoring, and Contact Tracing

Below you will find information about Reed's COVID-19 prevention strategies, including testing, contact tracing, the Daily Health Check, and the COVID-19 Prevention and Policy Training.

Training

All community members are required to complete a mandatory COVID-19 Prevention and Policy Training, which focuses on disease transmission, how to protect yourself and others, and Reed-specific policies regarding COVID-19, before the spring academic semester. This training will be emailed to community members a few weeks prior to the start of the spring semester. All students living on campus are required to complete the training before moving into their residence halls. All students living off campus, staff, and faculty are required to complete the training by January 25.

Contact

April Sams
Director of Risk Management & Environmental Health and Safety
Physical Plant
503-777-7788
karra@reed.edu

Testing

Reed’s COVID-19 testing strategy includes both diagnostic and surveillance testing components. This strategy was designed with the goal of quickly identifying cases of COVID-19 in the community, in order to efficiently implement important disease prevention and response steps as needed.

During the fall 2020 term, all Reed community members engaging in person with others on campus were included in the college’s routine testing practices as appropriate for their individual level of risk. Reed’s current testing capacity is upwards of 1,700 tests per week.

Details about the fall 2020 testing strategy can be found here
 
These testing practices will continue through spring 2021. All community members who wish to take part in in-person, on-campus activities will be tested at the start of the semester, and routine surveillance testing will be conducted throughout the semester. Further details on the spring 2021 testing strategy and requirements will be shared with the Reed community prior to the start of the semester.

Reed's COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group and Health & Counseling Center will continue to evaluate testing plans and resources in this fast-moving climate of information and testing technology.

Contact

Students
Health & Counseling Services
Health & Counseling Center
503-777-7281
health-services@reed.edu

Faculty & Staff
Cypress Williams
Human Resources Partner
Eliot Hall 305
503-777-7255
cypress@reed.edu

Health Monitoring: Daily Health Check

Anyone who lives on campus or plans to be on campus must complete the Daily Health Check every day before they leave their residence hall or go to campus.  

What questions are asked in the Daily Health Check?
The Daily Health Check asks a few short questions about COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors. 

How do I access the Daily Health Check?
All community members receive an email linking to the Daily Health Check every day by 6 a.m. If you plan to be on campus, you must access and complete the Daily Health Check on your computer or mobile device. You will receive a unique link each day; do not attempt to reuse links.

How often do I need to complete the Daily Health Check?
Students living on campus must complete the Daily Health Check each day before they leave their residence halls. Staff, faculty, and off-campus students are required to complete the Daily Health Check on days that they plan to be on campus.

What happens after I complete the Daily Health Check?
Once you complete the Daily Health Check, you will receive either a green "go" message and email or a red "stop" message and email. If you receive a "go" message, you are cleared to access Reed's buildings and grounds. If you receive a "stop" message, you will receive further information in a follow-up email. You may be asked to show proof of the green "go" message while on campus.

Who will review my survey responses, and are they confidential?
Your survey responses are confidential. Student responses are reviewed only by the Health & Counseling Center, and faculty and staff responses are reviewed only by the human resources office. HCC and HR staff will provide support and follow-up steps to community members who receive “stop” messages.

Do vendors and approved visitors have to complete the Daily Health Check?
Vendors or approved visitors are asked to complete the Daily Health Check before they access the Reed campus. If you are a faculty or staff member who invites a vendor or a visitor to campus, you must provide them with a link to the Daily Health Check and ask them to complete it before they arrive. If you need this link to share with vendors or approved visitors, please send an email to coronavirusquestions@reed.edu.

Contact

Students
Health & Counseling Services
Health & Counseling Center
503-777-7281
health-services@reed.edu

Faculty & Staff
Human Resources
503-777-7255
hr@reed.edu

Contact Tracing

During the contact tracing process, public health professionals work with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 to help them recall those with whom they had close contact during the timeframe when they may have been infectious. The goal of these conversations is to quickly identify those who may have had contact with the diagnosed individual, alert those people to their potential exposure, and place them on home quarantine in order to reduce the risk of further transmission.

While contact tracing activities are led by the Multnomah County Health Department, Reed College also utilizes a supplemental internal contact tracing process that allows for a more targeted campus response. Any students, faculty, or staff diagnosed with COVID-19 or identified as potentially exposed will be contacted by both Reed College and Multnomah County—usually within 24 hours.

If you have not been notified but believe you had close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 (defined as physical contact within six feet of distance for a cumulative period of 15 minutes or more), please reach out to health & counseling services or human resources.

Contact

Students
Health & Counseling Services
Health & Counseling Center
503-777-7281
health-services@reed.edu

Faculty & Staff
Human Resources
503-777-7255
hr@reed.edu