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Guilford College COVID-19 Hotline — 336.316.2319

Learn more about how to use the hotline on the College's COVID-19 Information page.


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Current Status

As of Academic Year 2021-22

75

Year-to-Date Cases at Guilford

16

Actively Managed Cases at Guilford

Positive Cases [Reported Oct. 1, 2021 — Oct. 7, 2021]

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Guilford College's Health and Safety Task Force and the President of Guilford College are committed to providing timely updates to the entire College community throughout the course of this pandemic.


GC COVID Hotline — 336.316.2319

The Guilford College hotline (336.316.2319) acts as a centralized COVID-19 support to all Guilford College Community members. The hotline (336.316.2319) is housed at the Milner Counseling Center and operated by Public Health interns who are trained to respond to FAQs with information about proper procedures and points of contact if there is a possible COVID case on campus. Interns and designated personnel staffing the hotline receive contact-tracing training available free through a Johns Hopkins Contact Tracing Course.

Information available through the hotline (336.316.2319) includes but is not limited to:

1. General information about transmission and common COVID symptoms manifest;
2. Appropriate steps for presumptive cases (showing symptoms or contact with others testing positive);
3. Collection of information on activities and contacts over the previous 48 hours for contact tracing;
4. And appropriate measures for returning to campus/classes.

All Contact Tracing data collected will be shared with the Greensboro Public Health department/N.C. Department of Health for coordinated reporting to the Centers for Disease control and Prevention.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of North Carolina, and the Guilford County Department of Health continue to provide up-to-date information on COVID-19 numbers.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who makes up the Health and Safety Task Force?

  • Co-chairs: Associate Vice President of Advancement Operations Kim Berry and Dean of Students Steve Mencarini
  • Suzanne Bartels 
  • Reacie Daniel 
  • Ryann Fowler 
  • Kim-Anne Kleimeier 
  • Michele Malotky 
  • Alfred Moore
  • Susan Smith
  • Jermaine Thomas

What is essential to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to protect myself, others?

Guilford College recommends all members of our community get their information on COVID-19 from official public health organizations and health information sources. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is a reliable source of information that the College is using to respond to the challenges of the virus. 

Prevention
The CDC says that older adults and those with serious medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are at the greatest risk of experiencing serious illness from COVID-19. However, everyone should be diligent in following these best everyday health practices, as recommended by the CDC, to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading the virus, which include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. See here for more on frequent and effective hand washing.

Symptoms
According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you are experiencing these symptoms and believe you may have been exposed to the virus, you should contact a medical provider immediately.
 

How is Guilford coordinating with other local public health officials, organizations and government agencies?

Guilford College has been seeking information from official public health and government agencies on best practices associated with preparing our campus for disruptions associated with the virus. Officials from Guilford have been partnering with official local public health professionals, attending meetings to coordinate efforts, and sharing information on our own Task Force.

I’m concerned about an incident that I have experienced that reflects personal or institutional bias, racism or xenophobia associated with the COVID-19 virus. What should I do?

At Guilford College, diversity and inclusion are grounded in our Core Values. Guilford’s perspective on diversity is broad-based that requires affirming and emphasizing the identity and experiences of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, and encompassing race, religion and spirituality, age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sex and sexual orientation, immigration status and national origin.As a community, we join with the efforts of those around the world that seek to challenge any personal or institutional bias, racism or xenophobia associated with the virus. 

Guilford College supports any member of our community in reporting any bias incident using this resource. Additional support and programming is available through the Intercultural Engagement Center at Guilford College. Please also consult the CDC resource for preventing any stigma associated with the virus.