What to do if you’re feeling sick

The health and safety of CCAD’s students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with COVID-19 symptoms and precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you feel sick, please follow these steps. 
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Stay home except to get medical care. 

All students, faculty, and staff who are sick with COVID-19 symptoms or who have tested positive for COVID-19 are to follow CDC guidance on isolation. Follow these steps recommended by the CDC on taking care of yourself, staying in touch with your doctor, and more. Find information about Columbus-area COVID-19 testing sites here.

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Notify CCAD immediately. 

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must notify CCAD immediately regardless of your vaccination status.


  1. ​​​​Complete the STUDENT COVID-19 REPORT FORM.
  2. Follow all instructions received in response to the form submission. 

    ​​​​​If you have any questions, contact Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students Athena Sanders at [email protected].

Faculty and staff: 

  1. Immediately contact Associate Vice President for Human Resources Beverly Thomas at [email protected] or 614.222.4035. Do not skip this step.
  2. Upon instruction (for those who are working on campus in any capacity), complete the COVID-19 staff reporting form or the COVID-19 faculty reporting form.
  3. Your COVID-19 Administrative Point of Contact will follow up with you. They are: 

    For faculty: Dean of Faculty Dr. Joshua Butts: [email protected]

    For staff: Associate Vice President for of Human Resources Beverly Thomas: [email protected]
  4. Your COVID-19 Administrative Point of Contact will reach out to your supervisor if you have not already done so.

    Your information will be kept confidential in accordance with the ADA, FERPA, HIPAA, and other applicable laws and regulations.
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For more detailed information, please refer to our spring Return to Campus Plan

What happens if there are positive cases on campus?

If a positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed on CCAD’s campus, we plan to: 

  • Coordinate with local public health agencies. 
  • Conduct contract tracing. 
  • Notify anyone who may have had close contact with the individual while on campus. 
  • Follow CCAD's cleaning and disinfection protocols once a sick person has left a space. 
  • Communicate updates to the CCAD community weekly via updates to the top of the Public Health FAQ page regarding the current number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus that CCAD is conducting contact tracing for.

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Caring for our community

CCAD is closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and is following all local, state, and federal mandates. Wherever you are, show you care by remembering to:

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Practice physical distancing. 

Please follow CDC recommendations regarding social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Wash your hands.

Remember to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Hand sanitizing stations and cleaning supplies have been added throughout CCAD's campus. 

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void touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash; if a tissue is unavailable, cover the cough or sneeze with the inside of your elbow, not your hands.

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Wear a face mask indoors. 

We will continue to apply the US Centers for Disease Control’s Level of Community Transmission to spring 2022 mask and testing protocols. As of now and while Franklin County remains at a “high” level of community transmission, we will continue to require masks indoors for everyone. If the CDC changes their guidance, CCAD will update this plan accordingly and will notify the CCAD community about changes to our protocols. We strongly encourage our community to use a medical grade face covering, such as a surgical mask or an N95, KN95, or KF94 respirator.

Remember, there are many reasons why a person may opt to wear a mask even if not required to do so. As a campus community, we encourage respect for individuals’ choices and ask that community members refrain from stigmatizing those who choose to wear a mask. 

For the latest public health updates, visit ccad.edu/publichealth

Information on this page is current as of Jan. 13, 2022.