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Employee Resources - COVID-19

Please refer to CDC.gov for up to date information. 

Whom to contact if you need testing or have symptoms

Call DePauw Health Wellness Center (765-658-4555) or your primary care provider if you do not have access to at-home testing or if you are experiencing symptoms.

If a medical provider orders a COVID-19 test it will be covered at 100 percent for those employees and their dependents who are enrolled in DePauw’s medical plan. This means that all copays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs are waived only for the focused test used to diagnose COVID-19.

If you require an office visit for testing or if treatment care is received, it will be subject to the medical plans normal deductible, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket amounts. 

If you test positive for COVID-19

Individuals who test positive must follow public health guidance to reduce transmission of COVID-19. Determine how long to isolate and how to prevent spreading virus to others after you leave isolation by using this isolation calculator. Masking through day 10 is required to avoid transmission to others. When strict isolation ends after 5 days, it is necessary to wear a well-fitting, high-quality mask for any interactions with other people for the full 10 days.

Employees should isolate away from campus. You are not expected to work if you are sick. Connect with your supervisor to determine if working remotely is an option. Utilize standard sick time during this period. There is no longer a COVID-19 sick time code. Any work absence of more than five consecutive days will require employees to contact HR directly.

Contact Tracing

DePauw staff will no longer conduct contact tracing on behalf of individuals. If you have tested positive, contact individuals with whom you have had close contact. One way to anonymously notify your contacts is using the Tell Your Contacts site. If you receive a message that you were a close contact of a person with COVID-19, follow guidance for close contacts of a COVID-19 positive individual. To determine if you should quarantine and for how long, use this calculator. Call DePauw Health Wellness Center (765-658-4555) if you do not have access to at-home testing or if you are experiencing symptoms.

Local Testing 

  • Find testing resources in Indiana by checking here.

  • Diagnostic (symptomatic) Testing

    In conjunction with Hendricks Regional Health, the DePauw Health Wellness Center will continue to provide COVID-19 diagnostic (symptomatic) testing to students and to employees who are participants in the University's health insurance plan.

  • At-home testing has become widely available and widely used on campus. We encourage everyone to stock an at-home test in case you experience illness when the DePauw Health Wellness Center is not open, as these tests will be more convenient if you experience illness after hours. If you are enrolled in the University's medical plan, click here for information about purchasing home tests.  Additionally, a limited supply of no-cost tests are available from the government here.

Virtual Health Screenings

  • OC24Health, a telemedicine service, is a convenient and cost effective care option available for those covered by DePauw’s medical plan who need to see a physician quickly and are not able to get into their primary care physician. Typical visits with providers will last about 10 minutes and approximate cost is $49 per visit.

  • IU Health Virtual Visits - IU Health is offering a free, COVID-19 virtual clinic screening option for all Hoosiers, regardless of age. The clinic will screen patients from home via an IU Health app, potentially eliminating the need to visit physician offices, urgent care facilities or emergency departments. Visit the IU Health website for step-by-step instructions on how to download and connect to the IU Health Virtual Clinic App.

  • LiveHealth Online - Free to sign up.  Only pay when you use it.  If you do not have medical insurance you will need to pay the full cost of the visit with a personal credit or debit card - approximate cost is $59 per visit.

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