All Health Center visits will be by appointment only, after a pre-screening process via phone or videoconference. Depending on the circumstances, nurses may make “house calls” to a residence hall.
- Tele-health counseling services will be available, especially for students in quarantine or isolation, students who cannot physically return to campus, or students who are in a vulnerable condition due to personal health conditions.
- In-person counseling services will be available for initial assessments, crisis counseling, counseling for individuals unable to access tele-health, or other circumstances whereby the director believes an in-person visit carries significant benefit.
- “Supportive coaching” will be available for students who are out-of-state.
- All appointments will be by appointment only—no walk-ins.
As students prepare to return to campus, a strong immune system is important. It is strongly recommended that each student review and implement basic wellness protocols in the areas of sleep, nutrition and exercise. These may include:
- Forming a regular sleep regime of at least 8 hours
- Maximizing a sleep-enhancing environment by controlling light and noise
- Reducing the use of refined sugar, which impairs immune response
- Establishing a regular moderate exercise program that taxes the body while providing personal enjoyment
- Supplementing diet with vitamins and minerals that are known immune-system boosters, including Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 and Zinc