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Getting Ready for Fall 2020

Settle In Before Classes Begin

We are excited to welcome our new and returning students back to campus, who are arriving from locations both near and far. Due to the pandemic nature of COVID-19 at this time and out of an abundance of caution, we must consider that many individuals may be asymptomatic for a period of time, or may never become symptomatic at all and thus treat everyone as a possible risk of infection.

As a safety measure for the MBKU community, we ask that you do the following before arriving in-person to the Fullerton campus:

We recommend that all students arrive in the Fullerton area several days prior to the start of school and/or orientation for a sufficient time to assure that you are all symptom free. This is your professional responsibility for the protection of your fellow students, staff, faculty and patients.

Although we are not requiring a quarantine period as you prepare to come back to school, we ask that you use good sense about where you are coming from and with whom you have been, regardless of where you live. If you know that you have been exposed at any time, you should seek the counsel of our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brandon Grove. You can contact Dr. Grove at: 714.463.7549 or bgrove@ketchum.edu.

It is imperative that at ANY SIGN of your health and well-being feeling less than normal, you must self-isolate and stay away from school (campus and clinic).

If you are not well or have come in contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, you must report to our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brandon Grove for a confidential consultation to determine how to best proceed. You can contact Dr. Grove at: 714.463.7549 or bgrove@ketchum.edu.
 

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (that may occur 2-14 days after exposure) included in the list of concerns include the following:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Procedures for Arriving to Fullerton Campus

When arriving on the main campus in Fullerton for face-to-face experiences, use the following guidelines for navigating onto campus:

  • Please park in the multilevel parking structure off Associated Road.
  • Secured entry to the parking structure and doors on campus will be accessed with your ID card, which you will get the first few days of school.
  • Maintaining social distance should begin once you leave your car.
  • Before you exit your car, please put your face mask in place.
  • A screening station near the base of the parking structure elevator will be present to conduct a symptom questionnaire screening and a temperature scan.
    • Advisory: Please keep in mind that hot weather gives many false positives to temperature readings. If you scan “hot,” you will be asked to sit inside for 5 minutes and then be retested. Please plan for added time to enter the campus in these circumstances.
  • If you pass the health screening, you will be given a wristband to wear for the day that indicates you have cleared the screening.
  • This wristband will allow you to pass through screening on both campuses without having to repeat the process for that day.
  • As the flow of people through the campus may vary at different times throughout the day.
  • If you have time-sensitive matters on campus, please allow yourself extra time to wait and pass the screening.