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Partnership with Main Line Health

Logo for Main Line HealthRosemont College is in partnership with Main Line Health.  Main Line Health will provide the College with healthcare guidance and medical expertise for Rosemont 2020, our plan to reopen the College.

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout Main Line Health’s network.

Three of Main Line Health’s acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Riddle Hospital—have consistently been recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospital” rankings as among the top 15 in the Philadelphia region. In addition to the regional ranking, Lankenau Medical Center was listed in 2019 as among the 10 best hospitals in the state of Pennsylvania.  In addition, the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) has awarded Main Line Health System Magnet® designation, the nation's highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, which has been awarded to only seven percent of hospitals and 22 health systems in the nation.

Partnership with Main Line Health

Our partnership with Main Line Health will include the following:

  • Community Education
  • Review of Rosemont 2020, including policies and procedures for cleaning, food service delivery, social distancing in classrooms and shared spaces, and self-isolation/quarantine capabilities
  • On-campus COVID-19 testing for students, faculty, & staff
  • On-campus assistance in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19
  • Contact tracing assistance

COVID- 19 Baseline Prevalence Testing for Campus

  • Main Line Health has recommended that the College community undergo baseline COVID-19 testing prior to the start of the Fall semester.  This recommendation exceeds the CDC recommendation for institutions of higher education.  We are confident that the baseline testing, combined with the daily symptom checks that will be required by all students and employees through our Raven Safe smartphone app and adherence to social distancing, hand hygiene, and mask use by all on campus, will help to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

 COVID-19 Testing & Self-Quarantine Requirements – Undergraduate College Students

  • All residential students of the Undergraduate College must present a negative COVID-19 test result upon move-in to campus.  Commuting students must present a negative COVID-19 test result the first day they arrive on campus. The date of the test must be a maximum of 7 days prior to their date of move-in or arrival.  The test must be a PCR test; it may not be an antigen or antibody test.  If you have had a previous diagnosis of COVID-19, please contact the Wellness Center for further instruction. Students are responsible for obtaining their own COVID-19 test. For information on how to obtain a COVID-19 test in your area, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html or see the On Campus Testing and Mail-In Testing Kit options below.
  • All residential students of the Undergraduate College must self-quarantine for 14 days prior to moving on to campus.  Commuting students must self-quarantine for 14 days prior to their first day on campus. For instructions on self-quarantining, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

On Campus COVID-19 Testing

On Thursday, August 13 between the hours of 1:00 and 5:00 pm, Main Line Health will be on campus to offer COVID-19 testing for staff, Aramark employees, and Parkhurst employees, as well as Undergraduate College First Year Students who will be returning to campus on August 19.  Only those students who will be physically on campus on August 19 are eligible for this testing date.

  • You MUST reserve a specific 10-minute time slot for your test. No walk-up appointments will be possible.  To select your slot, click here to reach the reservation form.
  • Test results are expected in approximately 3-5 days.
  • The College will cover the cost of the on campus COVID-19 test, if you are uninsured. If you are insured, your insurance will be billed.

On Tuesday, September 8 between the hours of 1:00 and 5:00 pm, Main Line Health will be on campus to offer COVID-19 testing for Undergraduate College faculty, as well as upper-class students who will be starting classes on campus on Monday, September 14.

  • You MUST reserve a specific 10-minute time slot for your test. No walk-up appointments will be possible.  To select your slot, click here to reach the reservation form.
  • Test results are expected in approximately 3-5 days.
  • The College will cover the cost of the on campus COVID-19 test, if you are uninsured. If you are insured, your insurance will be billed.

 COVID-19 Testing for Faculty, Staff, and Aramark and Parkhurst Partners

  • Main Line Health will provide on COVID-19 testing on campus for all staff, faculty, and Aramark and Parkurst partners. Please see above for specific information about the August 13 and September 8 On Campus COVID-19 Testing. Employees and partners are welcome to obtain a COVID-19 test on their own, so long as the date of the test is a maximum of 7 days prior to August 19.  If obtained privately, the test must be a PCR test; it may not be an antigen or antibody test.  If you have had a previous diagnosis of COVID-19, please contact the Wellness Center for further instruction.

Mail-In Kit Testing

  • If you have difficulty obtaining a COVID-19 test in your local area or cannot come to campus for testing on August 13 or September 8, LabCorp offers the option of a Mail-In Test Kit. To order a Kit, visit: https://www.pixel.labcorp.com/covid-19
  • Click on “Order Kit” button. In next window, click on “Get Started” to reach an eligibility survey. The survey will ask if you have symptoms, or if you have been exposed, but it also asks if you are requesting a test due to “living or working in a congregate setting” - it is important to select this option. Then in the next screen, select “I’d like to use my insurance” or “I am uninsured.” If you are uninsured, you’ll need to pay $119 on your credit/debit card to complete the transaction. Please note that the College will not reimburse this expense. LabCorp will ship the test kit to you, complete with pre-paid FedEx return mailer for you to mail in the specimen.

  COVID-19 Testing Protocols & Contact Tracing

  • Main Line Health will provide COVID-19 testing on campus for anyone who develop symptoms.  The College will cover the cost of the on-campus testing, if it is not covered by a student or employee’s insurance.
  • Main Line Health will also assist the College with contact tracing, if there is a confirmed case(s) of COVID-19 on campus.
  • We will continue to follow the direction of Main Line Health as protocols for testing may change over the course of the Fall Semester.

If you have questions about COVID-19 testing or quarantine requirements, please reach out to DeanOfStudents@rosemont.edu.  We will help you!

SUSPECTED/CONFIRMED CASE PROTOCOL AND RETURNING TO CLASSES/CAMPUS

All students are expected to participate in a daily health self-assessment via the Raven Safe smartphone app.

If a student answers yes to any of the questions on the self-assessment, they are instructed to remain at home (commuter) or in their residence hall room (resident student) and call the Wellness Center between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; students will be provided with specific instructions (some outlined below) on testing and self-quarantining from the Wellness Center.  An after-hours hotline will be established shortly.

If a student is experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911. 

 

STUDENTS WITH PENDING OR CONFIRMED POSITIVE TEST RESULTS

Upon suspicion of a possible case, the following protocols will be followed. Please note the protocols are slightly different for resident and commuter students:

Resident Students

  • Resident students who have a positive diagnosis or who are symptomatic pending test results will be directed to immediately return home if they are able to drive or a family member can safely transport them.  If a resident student is home when they receive a positive test result or become symptomatic, they should stay home and not return to campus.
  • Resident students who are symptomatic or who had a possible exposure and are pending test results and who cannot arrange for immediate transportation home will be quarantined in the College’s designated quarantine area.
  • Resident students who are being asked to self-quarantine will be asked for close contacts using the CDC definitions:
  • For symptomatic individuals: Within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more, 48 hours prior to symptoms and up until the time of quarantine
  • For asymptomatic individuals: Within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more for the 14 days prior to testing and/or quarantine
  • Students who are quarantined will have meals delivered to them, as well as remote access to student support services including, but not limited to, Student Academic Success Center and the Counseling Center.
  • Students who are quarantined but asymptomatic or only experiencing mild symptoms (i.e. they feel well enough) may continue to participate in courses remotely.
  • The Wellness Center will check-in, via phone, each morning and Residence Life will check in each evening with any student who has tested positive or who is a documented exposure.  Students must answer their phone so that the Wellness Center is able to check in on how they are feeling and assess if additional intervention is needed.  Failure to comply with this may result in the student being asked again to travel home.
  • In cases of emergency, quarantined students will contact Public Safety for assistance.

Commuter Students

  • Commuter students who have a positive diagnosis or who are symptomatic pending test results must stay home and not come to campus.
  • Students who have a positive diagnosis or who are symptomatic should be isolated from others upon symptom onset/diagnosis.  Students are not permitted to return to campus until cleared via the criteria listed below.
  • Commuter students who are being asked to self-quarantine off-campus will be asked for close contacts using the CDC definitions:
  • For symptomatic individuals: Within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more, 48 hours prior to symptoms and up until the time of quarantine
  • For asymptomatic individuals: Within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more for the 14 days prior to testing and/or quarantine
  • Students who are quarantined will have remote access to student support services including, but not limited to, Student Academic Success Center and the Counseling Center.
  • Students who are quarantined but asymptomatic or only experiencing mild symptoms (i.e. they feel well enough) may continue to participate in courses remotely.

 

RETURN TO CLASSES/CAMPUS FOLLOWING QUARANTINE

In order to return to classes and (if applicable) leave assigned quarantine area, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Positive COVID-19 Test or Symptomatic:
  • No fever for 72 hours without use of antipyretics (ex. Tylenol, Advil)
  • Respiratory symptoms (cough) improve
  • At least 10 days past onset of symptoms
  • Positive COVID-19 Test and Asymptomatic:
  • At least 10 days since positive test
  • Continue to have no symptoms
  • Negative COVID-19 test administered at least 10 days after initial positive result

 

CONTACT TRACING AND STUDENTS WITH POSSIBLE EXPOSURE

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Montgomery County Health Department will oversee contact tracing. Main Line Health and the College staff trained as contact tracers will determine the individuals who have had contact that puts them at risk for also contracting COVID-19.  The list of individuals will include those within the College community, as well as those outside of it.

The College will reach out to the individuals who have potentially been exposed.  That phone call will come from 610-527-0200.  Individuals contacted will be directed to immediately quarantine for 14 days.  Specific directions for self-quarantine will be provided by Main Line Health, based on the living situation of each individual.  As is outlined in Rosemont 2020, Main Line Health will closely monitor those who are self-quarantining to determine if additional measures are needed to be taken by the College community. 

Students identified as having close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case (defined above) must travel home (if at all possible) and stay home for 14 days after last contact, even if no symptoms develop. 

Commuter students will be required to stay home and not travel to campus. 

Resident students who are unable to travel home will be quarantined in the College’s designated quarantine area.