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COVID-19 How to Screen and Report

Illness Reporting

Any employee, supervisor or student who reports COVID-19 symptoms, receives a report of COVID-19 symptoms, feels that they may have been exposed to COVID-19, are pending COVID-19 test results or have a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 should notify the Director of Risk Management. Notification can be made by downloading this form, (you must download, not just open the form, to be able to type in the boxes and see the dropdown lists in the fields), completing, saving, and emailing the completed form to and then follow the guidance of their healthcare provider and local public health department regarding treatment and self-isolation. Any employees or students deemed to be a close contact per county health guidelines will be contacted directly.

Employees that report sick for non-COVID-19 related illness need not report the nature of their illness to their supervisor. However, the supervisor must confirm whether sick employees have been in an RCC facility or involved in-person in RCC operations in the 48 hours prior to becoming sick.

  • If yes, the supervisor must ask whether the employee has COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), is under investigation for COVID-19, or has been confirmed as COVID-19 positive.  Do not inquire regarding illnesses other than COVID-19.
  • If no, supervisors must not inquire regarding the nature of the illness. However, if an employee volunteers a COVID-19 status, document the fact that the disclosure was voluntary and that the employee has not been in an RCC facility or involved in in-person RCC operations in the 48 hours preceding COVID-19 status.

OHA self check flyer: Do you have these symptoms?


  • No symptoms but had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
  • Self-quarantine. Stay home and limit interactions with others. Self-monitor. Check for fever or respiratory symptoms. 
  • How Long - Follow these Isolation and Quarantine guidelines.


  • Has symptoms of COVID-19 (regardless of exposure or single test result)
  • Self-isolate. Do not leave home. Avoid others in your residence. Disinfect surfaces regularly. Monitor for symptoms that may require hospitalization.
  • How Long - Follow these Isolation and Quarantine guidelines. AND at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medications AND symptoms have improved.

Health Screenings

Information regarding the presence of COVID-19 in RCC facilities or operations may be observed, disclosed, or reported, and may originate from a variety of sources, including potentially infected students, employees, contractors, public health, etc.

As part of a continuous screening process, RCC encourages students and employees to self-screen at home each day before coming to campus. If the student or employee cannot answer no to the following questions or feels sick, they should follow normal procedures to notify their supervisor if they are an employee and notify their instructor if they are a student:

  1. Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?
    1. Fever or chills
    2. Cough
    3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    4. Fatigue
    5. Muscle or body aches
    6. Headache
    7. Recent loss of taste or smell
    8. Sore throat
    9. Congestion
    10. Nausea or vomiting
    11. Diarrhea
  2. Within the past 5 days, have you had contact with anyone that you know had COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms? Contact is being 6 feet (2 meters) or closer for more than 15 minutes over a 24 hour period with a person, or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 (for example, being coughed or sneezed on).
  3. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 5 days?
  4. Within the past 5 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?

Close contact is defined as:

  1. You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period
  2. You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  3. You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  4. You shared eating or drinking utensils
  5. They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you