Telehealth Clinic

The EMU Telehealth Clinic is a nurse practitioner-led COVID-19 management clinic that coordinates with the Dean of Students and collaborates with the Washtenaw County Health Department and physicians from IHA to provide COVID-19 support on EMU’s campus. Our primary functions are to:

  • conduct case investigations and contact tracing
  • serve as a resource for our campus community to seek answers when they are ill
  • provide education to encourage wellness

Hours of operation
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 734-487-3865
[email protected]

Definitions

  • COVID-19 Case Expand dropdown
     A COVID-19 case is an individual who is positive for COVID-19.
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     A close contact is someone who has been within 6 feet of a person who is infected with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes).
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    A case investigation is a thorough interview of an individual who is positive for COVID-19. It includes details about their symptoms, vaccination status, recent travel, exposures to COVID -19, relevant past medical history, and an evaluation of possible contacts dating back to 48 hours before the onset of symptoms.
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    Contact Tracing is the process of contacting and interviewing individuals who may have been in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19. The purpose of the interview is to inform the individual that they may have been in close contact, to make decisions about quarantine and self-monitoring, and to provide support and resources. 

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    Self-Monitor is recommended when someone who is fully vaccinated has been within 6 feet of a person who is infected with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). Persons who are told to self-monitor should report any symptoms they have and need to get a COVID-19 test.

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    • Quarantine is a means to separate persons or groups who are believed to have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. This process helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
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    • Isolation is a means to separate persons or groups who have or are reasonably believed to be infected with COVID-19. This process helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
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    An exposure happens when someone is in close contact to someone infected with COVID-19.
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    • The incubation period is the period-of-time from exposure to when someone begins to have symptoms. For COVID-19, the incubation period is 2-14 days. Persons exposed to someone with COVID-19 may become positive at anytime between days 2 and 14 after exposure. 

FAQ

  • What do I do if I am positive for COVID-19? Expand dropdown
    If you test positive for COVID-19, please do the following.
      • Take Care of yourself. Rest, drink plenty of fluids and consult your primary care provider or urgent care if needed. 
      • If you are having any difficulty breathing, call 911 and directly to the emergency room. 
      • Do not come to campus
      • Continue to wear a mask and physically distance if you are around others. You will be told to isolate for 10 days. During this time, you should not leave your home except for medical care.
        • If you share a home  with others, wipe down any shared spaces with disinfectant, have food brought to your room or get food when others are not around. 
      • Submit a COVID Report Form
      • Contact EMU Telehealth 734-487-3865 [email protected]
  • What do I do if I am not vaccinated and exposed or a close contact to someone with COVID-19? Expand dropdown
    • Do not come to campus
    • Continue to wear a mask and physically distance if you are around others. You will be told to quarantine for 10 days. During this time, you should not leave your home except for medical care.
      • If you share a home  with others, wipe down any shared spaces with disinfectant, have food brought to your room or get food when others are not around. 
    • Submit a COVID Report Form
    • Contact EMU Telehealth 734-487-3865 [email protected]
    • Check your temperature twice daily
    • Test on day 7 or 8 of quarantine. If you are in quarantine on campus, we will arrange this for you. 
  • What do I do if I am vaccinated and exposed or a close contact to someone with COVID-19? Expand dropdown
    • Continue to wear a mask and physically distance if you are around others. You will be told to self-monitor for 10 days. During this time, you may leave your home, attend classes, and continue usual activities.
    • Submit a COVID Report Form
    • Contact EMU Telehealth 734-487-3865 [email protected]
    • Monitor and report any symptoms
    • Test 3-5 days after exposure. 
  • What do I do if I am ill? Expand dropdown
    • Do not come to campus
    • Take Care of yourself. Rest, drink plenty of fluids and consult your primary care provider or urgent care if needed. 
    • If you are having any difficulty breathing, call 911 and directly to the emergency room. 
    • Continue to wear a mask and physically distance if you are around others. You may be placed on a 72 hour hold from campus. During this time, you should:
      • Pay attention to your symptoms
      • Monitor your temperature
      • Get tested for COVID-19
    • Submit a COVID Report Form
    • Contact EMU Telehealth 734-487-3865 [email protected]
  • If I am fully vaccinated do I have to quarantine? Expand dropdown
    If you are fully vaccinated and you are in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19 and you are not having any symptoms, you may not need to quarantine. You may be asked to self-monitor for symptoms and to test. You will be given this information during the contact tracing process.
  • What do I do if someone in my class is positive? Ill? Or a close contact?

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    • If you become aware that someone in your class is COVID positive, ill, or a close contact to someone with COVID-19, make sure that if you are face-to-face that you both have masks on and move to 6 feet apart. The person who is COVID-19 positive,  ill or a close contact should leave campus immediately. 
    • They should be instructed to submit a COVID Report Form and contact EMU Telehealth
    • You, should submit a COVID Report Form on them and an additional COVID Report Form on yourself if you feel you were in close contact. 
    • You should not notify any other individuals.  This will be handled by EMU Telehealth and/or the Dean of Students. Sharing this information with others may be a violation of privacy rules.
  • What happens if someone in my class was positive?

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    • When there is a positive case in a classroom, a case investigation is conducted by EMU Telehealth.
    • Contact tracing is completed through EMU Telehealth and all identified close contacts are contacted and advised of their exposure and whether they need to quarantine or self-monitor. 
    • All cases are reported to the Dean of Students and the Washtenaw County Health Dept. 
    • All cases are reported to the EMU COVID-19 Dashboard.
    • If you are not contacted, you are not considered a close contact. 
      • Students not contacted should continue to attend class unless they believe they were a close contact, in which case they should contact Telehealth. 
      • Instructors not contacted should continue to hold class and not make any changes to the mode of delivery. If you are instructor and believe there was close contact, you should complete the COVID Report Form for yourself and the person with whom you had close contact. You should also call or email EMU Telehealth.
  • What happens if someone I spent time with is a close contact?

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    If someone you spent time with learns that they were a close contact, and you were not in direct contact with the positive individual, you are a secondary contact. You will be asked to self-monitor. You will not be advised to quarantine.