Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines

11 10 The NSU Student CARE Team The NSU Student CARE Team is a multidisciplinary team designed to provide support for students’ well-being and academic success by connecting students in need with campus and community resources. The CARE Team is the coordinating hub of existing resources. They focus on the prevention and early intervention of students experiencing distress, feeling overwhelmed, or engaging in harmful or disruptive behavior. The overall goals of the team are to connect students with resources to help resolve underlying concerns that may impede their daily functioning, disrupt their ability to be successful, and might be indicative of harm to self or others. Anyone can share a concern with the NSU CARE Team. For additional information or to share a concern: or (954) 262-7482 . Many COVID-19 patients can exhibit little to no symptoms, or experience them only mildly to moderately, so you may wish to continue to take classes remotely while you are in self-isolation . Most in-person classes will also be offered remotely so you can take advantage of that option to keep up with coursework. The case manager will connect you with your college COVID-19 liaison to provide you with options and academic support specific to your courses and program. If you are living in NSU residence halls, the case manager will counsel you about the best way to self-isolate and connect you with Residence Life for additional assistance and arrangements. This may include temporary relocation in some cases. Any NSU student who tests positive or receives a clinical diagnosis for COVID-19 must not come to class or come into contact with others . You must remain in self-isolation and not return to NSU facilities until you meet the CDC criteria and are cleared to return to NSU facilities. Again, the case manager will provide guidance and support. See CDC’s What To Do If You Are Sick for guidelines and tips. About Contact Tracing Contact tracing is conducted by the county health department after a positive COVID-19 test result is reported. The public health officials will contact the affected individual to learn about recent contacts and duration with those contacts and will assess if others who came into close and prolonged contact with the infected person are at risk and need to be contacted to self-quarantine to protect themselves and others from spreading the coronavirus. Isolation is for individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or who have tested positive for COVID-19; Quarantine is for individuals who may have been exposed to a contagious individual and may (or may not) have contracted COVID-19 . Student Health and Mental Health Resources The NSU Center for Student Counseling and Well-Being (formally known as Henderson Student Counseling) offers a wide array of services and programs to support various aspects of students’ well-being including: same day triage appointments; individual, couple, and family therapy; support and personal growth groups; psychoeducational programming; resilience programs; and educational outreach. Additionally, in order to make service more accessible to students at the Davie/Fort Lauderdale location, NSU’s Center for Student Counseling and Well-Being is now centrally located in the Student Affairs Building, 3 rd floor. Students at NSU’s regional campus locations may also access these mental health resources via videoconferencing or telehealth. To make an appointment or to learn more, go to or call (954) 262-7050 or (954) 424-6911 . | As of June 26, 2020 Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines 10