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UACCB Health & Safety

UACCB follows the current guidance provided by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

General quarantine guidelines: 

For people positive with COVID-19: 

• Isolate for 10 days 

• Isolation means; 

o Remain at home and avoid all public activities. This means do not go to work, church, school, stores (including grocery stores), nor any public events or places. 

o Do not have visitors in your home. 

o If you live in a home with other people, stay in a separate room. If that is not possible, wear a face mask when you are in the same room as others and stay at least 6 feet away rom the (i.e. practice social distancing even in your home). 

A person diagnosed with COVID-19, can return to campus after 10 days have passed since their symptoms began or their test date. And they have not had a fever of 100.4° F or higher for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine. The health department conducts contact tracing and will provide information that states a specific date that isolation can end. 

For people who have been exposed to a person with COVID-19: 

Quarantine guidelines for fully vaccinated people: 

• Vaccinated persons with exposure to someone with confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if it has been at least two weeks since the final dose of vaccine and they are not showing symptoms of COVID-19. o People should get tested 3 to 5 days after last exposure, even if they are not experiencing symptoms. 

Quarantine guidance for un-vaccinated individuals: 

• In accordance with CDC guidelines, quarantine can end after 10 days without testing if no symptoms have occurred. Or it can end after 7 days if no symptoms have occurred and a test returned a negative result. Note that the test sample must have been collected 5 days after exposure. Send-off PCR tests are preferred, but rapid PCR or antigen tests are acceptable. o Results of the test should be provided to Ms. Jodie Hightower – text: 870.612.2016 or email:

• If a person is required to quarantine, they must provide a doctor’s note, letter from their employer or some other documentation of their need to quarantine. 

What to do if you must isolate or quarantine: 

1. Notify your instructors immediately. Coursework is the student’s responsibility even while isolated or in quarantine. 

2. Contact Ms. Jodie Hightower, Assistant to the Chancellor and COVID case point of contact: 

870.612.2016 – call or text 

3. Provide documentation to Ms. Hightower. 
    a. Documentation includes any of the following:
i. Note from a healthcare provider 
ii. Letter from employer 
iii. Lab results 
iv. ADH onboarding packet of information 

Important Info

At-Home Tests are available at the Independence County Health Unit located at 120 Weaver Ave, Batesville, Ark. 72501.

Their phone numbe is 870.793.8847.

Guidance for using at-home tests and additional locations to receive tests is located HERE. 

Contact Info

Jodie Hightower

Campus COVID  Point of Contact

Assistant to the Chancellor


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