Coronavirus Information and Resources

FAQ's for LSU Health New Orleans Campus

We require all students and employees to notify their supervisor and to use the LSUHSC online self-reporting platforms if they develop symptoms of COVID, have a positive test for COVID, or have a possible exposure to COVID.  You should also call the Campus Health Clinic at 504-412-1995.  They can provide guidance regarding your risk, the need for quarantine and direct you to testing if it is indicated.

Self-reporting is required. Call the Campus Health Clinic at 504-412-1995 and report via the COVID reporting forms about symptoms and the date of symptom onset. Restriction from campus is necessary. Recommend self-isolation at home (follow CDC guidance about household prevention). Seek medical care if needed. Employee/student should notify their supervisor (to discuss work from home or leave policies). Call Campus Health Clinic and report via the COVID reporting forms about symptoms and the date of symptom onset.

The Campus Health Clinic provides Primary Care for LSU Health New Orleans faculty, staff and students by appointment. Symptomatic individuals should call the Campus Health Clinic for guidance. The Campus Health Clinic number is 504-412-1995.

The Campus Health Clinic can provide testing guidance. Call 504-412-1995.

LSU Health New Orleans is offering free antibody testing for faculty, staff and students. You can register at https://intranet.lsuhsc.edu/covidtesting/ 

Self-reporting is required. Report positive test to the Campus Health Clinic at 504-412-1995 and via the COVID reporting forms. Restriction from campus is necessary. Recommend self-isolation at home (follow CDC guidance about household prevention). Seek medical care if needed. Employee/student should notify their supervisor (to discuss work from home or leave policies). Campus Health will ask about symptoms and the date of symptom onset. Campus Health will determine if there were moderate-to-high risk exposures to other campus personnel beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset. Moderate-to-high risk exposures include conversations at less than 6 feet distance for 15 minutes or longer regardless of mask use.

If you had a positive virus test:

  • Return to campus clearance will be in accordance with CDC guidelines:
    • At least 10 days since symptom onset, absence fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicines, and improvement of other symptoms
    • If hospitalized or immunocompromised, at least 20 days since symptom onset, absence of  fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicines and improvement of other symptoms

If you didn’t get tested for virus, but were symptomatic:

  • If test is negative or was not performed and there is low suspicion for COVID, return to campus when symptoms resolve
  • If test is negative or was not performed and there is high suspicion for COVID, or if test is positive, then return to campus
    • At least 10 days since symptom onset, absence fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicines, and improvement of other symptoms
    • If hospitalized or immunocompromised, at least 20 days since symptom onset, absence of fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicines and improvement of other symptoms
       

 If you had a positive antibody test:

  • Return to campus clearance
    • Five days after positive antibody test, provided the student/employee remains asymptomatic (regardless of whether a follow up COVID test is negative or positive)

Information about any individual is confidential. You will be notified about any potential exposure.

Areas where exposures have occurred will be closed for deep cleaning.

  • Signage will be posted to indicate the area is closed
  • An approved contractor will disinfect by a combination of wiping and fogging with a CDC/FDA approved disinfectant.