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COVID-19 International Arrival Guidance

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is referring to CDC guidelines for international travel, which currently advise the following depending on the student's circumstances. It is important to note that guidance could change based on how the public health situation evolves.

In order to be in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines at our university, the following documents must be completed and uploaded to the Student Health Services' patient portal:

Instructions for Uploading COVID-19 Vaccine Documents to the Patient Portal

Instructions for Uploading COVID-19 Test Result Documents to the Patient Portal

**You will have to remain in quarantine until these requirements are completed and Student Health Services releases you from quarantine.
 

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Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

In the United States, you are considered fully vaccinated if you received a WHO/FDA-authorized vaccine and it's been at least two weeks from your final dose. That means it must be at least two weeks since your second dose in a two-dose series vaccine (such as the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccines) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine). You are considered vaccinated only if you receive a vaccine approved by the FDA or the WHO.

If you are fully vaccinated, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the University’s Quarantine and Isolation Form. Indicate on the form that you have arrived from international travel and that you are fully vaccinated.
  2. Upload a copy of your vaccination card or other proof of vaccination to the Student Health Services' patient portal. Student Health Services will review the documentation you provide, confirm that you are fully vaccinated and contact you.
  3. Get tested with a PCR (COVID) test 3–5 days after arrival. Upload a copy of your PCR (COVID) test results to the Student Health Services' patient portal.
    • If your PCR (COVID) test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected. A representative from Student Health Services will contact you and complete a case investigation.
    • If your PCR (COVID) test is negative, self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and take a PCR (COVID) test if you develop symptoms. If you develop symptoms, you will need to complete the University Quarantine and Isolation Form again. A representative from Student Health Services will contact you and complete a case investigation and guide you on the next steps.

Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals

You are considered vaccinated (but not fully vaccinated) if you have received a WHO/FDA-authorized vaccine but it has not been two weeks since your final dose. You are considered vaccinated only if you receive a vaccine approved by the FDA or the WHO.

If you are vaccinated but not fully vaccinated, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the University’s Quarantine and Isolation Form. Indicate on the form that you have arrived from international travel and that you are vaccinated.
  2. Upload a copy of your vaccination card or other proof of vaccination to the Student Health Services' patient portal. Student Health Services will review the documentation you provide and contact you.
  3. Stay in your apartment/home and self-quarantine for 7 days after arrival.
  4. Get tested with a PCR (COVID) test 3–5 days after arrival.
    • Even if your PCR (COVID) test is negative, stay in your apartment/home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. Upload a copy of your negative PCR (COVID) test results to the Student Health Services' patient portal. At the end of the 7 day quarantine, you must complete a self-certification form in order to be released by Student Health Services. This step is mandatory.
    • If your PCR (COVID) test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected and upload a copy of your positive PCR (COVID) test results to the Student Health Services' patient portal. A representative from Student Health Services will contact you.
    • If you are unable to take a PCR (COVID) test between days 3–5, stay in your apartment/home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
    • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you take a PCR (COVID) test or not.
  5. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and take a PCR (COVID) test if you develop symptoms.
    • If you develop symptoms, you will need to complete the University Quarantine and Isolation Form again. A representative from Student Health Services will contact you and complete a case investigation and guide you on the next steps.
    • At the end of the 10-day quarantine, you must complete a self-certification form in order to be released by Student Health Services. This step is mandatory.

Guidance for Individuals Who Are Not Vaccinated

You are considered not vaccinated if you haven't received any vaccine or if you haven't received a WHO/FDA-authorized vaccine.

If you are not vaccinated, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the University’s Quarantine and Isolation Form. Indicate on the form that you have arrived from international travel. A representative from Student Health Services will contact you to complete a case investigation.
  2. Stay in your apartment/home and self-quarantine for 7 days after arrival.
  3. Get tested with a PCR (COVID) test 3–5 days after arrival.
    • Even if your PCR (COVID) test is negative, stay in your apartment/home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. Upload a copy of your negative test results to the Student Health Services' patient portal. At the end of the 7-day quarantine, you must complete a self-certification form in order to be released by Student Health Services. This step is mandatory.
    • If your PCR (COVID) test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected and upload a copy of your positive PCR (COVID) test results to the Student Health Services' patient portal. A representative from Student Health Services will contact you to complete a case investigation and guide you on the next steps.
    • If you are unable to take a PCR (COVID) test between days 3–5, stay in your apartment/home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel. At the end of the 10-day quarantine, you must complete a self-certification form in order to be released by Student Health Services. This step is mandatory.
  4. Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you take a PCR (COVID) test or not.
  5. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and take a PCR (COVID) test if you develop symptoms.
    • If you develop symptoms, you will need to complete the University Quarantine and Isolation Form again. A representative from Student Health Services will contact you and complete a case investigation and guide you on the next steps.

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