May 3, 2023

Dear Spelman Students,

Thanks to COVID-19 vaccination, higher population-level immunity and low rates of community transmission within the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) and surrounding Atlanta metropolitan areas, Spelman College will transition to the AUCC COVID-19 Residential Isolation in Place protocol for residential students beginning in the fall 2023 semester. It is important to note that our AUCC partner institutions, Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College, adopted this protocol in August 2022.

According to Kara Garretson, the AUCC Infection Control sr. epidemiologist, “the isolation in place model is currently used by many colleges and universities across the country and endorsed by the American College Health Association (ACHA) as an alternative isolation accommodation for congregate housing settings.”

Under this protocol, when unable to isolate off campus, a residential student who tests positive for COVID-19 will isolate in their own room/suite (even though their roommate(s) may be negative for COVID-19). As we transition to this protocol, all students are encouraged to have conversations with their parents and roommates to discuss a plan in the event of a positive COVID-19 test.

Please take the time to carefully review the Residential Isolation in Place Protocol, which contains important instructions in the event of a positive COVID-19 test for both the student and roommate.

Wishing you the best of luck on your final exams and safe travels home to your family and loved ones.

Kind Regards,

Yemi Brown, PharmD
Manager, COVID-19 Operations

Spelman College
350 Spelman Lane
Atlanta, Georgia 30314

Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign