Instructional Delivery Spring 2023

In the case that a public health emergency is declared, the Faculty will be prepared to continue instruction remotely and online to ensure that student learning will continue no matter the state of the pandemic and the expectations of public health officials.

  • Flexibility in instructional delivery is provided to accommodate student and faculty needs when isolation or quarantine is deemed necessary by the Office of Health & Safety. During the semester, students or faculty who test positive for the virus may be required to isolate or quarantine and will not be able to participate in in-person classes. Student absences related to COVID will follow the “Medical Leave of Absence” policy.
  • There may be program specific policies regarding makeup days or assignments. Follow up with your program director for more information.

Safety Plan

The Safety Plan addresses the transition back to campus in a phased manner. Here is some of what you can expect when arriving on campus:



All FranU students, employees and visitors are expected to monitor themselves daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Report any COVID-19 symptoms, exposures, and/or test results to Campus Health and Safety using Softdocs.

  • Masks are optional while indoors on campus.
  • The face-covering requirement is subject to change as we continue to monitor cases and immunization rates of our faculty, staff, and students.

FranU has returned to routine cleaning and disinfecting of all buildings as recommended for Phase 3. Additionally, cleaning supplies are available for those who wish to use them before or after class, equipment use, etc.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

FranU requires all faculty, staff and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In the interest of the health and safety of the entire campus community, exemptions are limited to those reasons consistent with Louisiana state law RS17:170. Documentation of COVID-19 vaccine or a properly executed waiver must be submitted by all students and employees through Softdocs. Any employee who holds a second job with an FMOLHS entity MUST submit either a medical or religious exemption to Employee Health to comply with the requirements for employees of FMOLHS (see information on TeamLink).

All of the above information is subject to change depending on the federal and state guidance and the progression of the pandemic.

Managing COVID on Campus

FranU COVID-19 Policy & Procedures

Campus Mitigation Measures



2) All FranU students, employees and visitors are expected to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and report symptoms to the Office of Health & Safety.

3) Possible symptoms include: a. Fever or chills

b. Cough

c. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

d. Fatigue

e. Muscle or body aches

f. Headache

g. New loss of taste or smell

h. Sore throat

i. Congestion or runny nose

j. Nausea or vomiting

k. Diarrhea

4) FranU is following the CDC mask guidance issued 2/25/2022 correlating with East Baton Rouge Parish risk level.

5) Cover your cough

6) Practice Frequent Handwashing a. Frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

b. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

7) Maintain appropriate Physical Distance as much as possible.

8) Cleaning and Disinfecting a. Housekeeping returned to routine cleaning practices as recommended during Summer 2021.

b. Cleaning supplies are available in all buildings for faculty, staff and students who wish to clean their own workspaces.

a. Refrigerators and microwaves may be used provided handwashing is done before and after use as well as cleaning and sanitizing all items and equipment after use.

9) Use of kitchen and lounge areas

Suspected Cases of COVID-19



2) All FranU students, employees and visitors are expected to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and report symptoms to the Office of Health & Safety.

3) TESTING: a. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, test immediately. If you have emergency warning signs (difficulty breathing) get emergency medical care immediately. i. Employees should call Lake Line Direct at 765-LAKE regarding testing for COVID-19.

ii. Students who do not have health insurance may go to http://LakeUrgentCare.com regarding a telemedicine evaluation and testing for COVID-19 or visit https://www.lpca.net/main/for-... to locate a federally qualified health center.

4) If you are advised to get a COVID-19 test, here is a list of testing resources (these change frequently) a. Community Testing Sites

5) You can return to campus when cleared by Health & Safety Director:

a. You must be without fever for at least 24 hours without taking medication to reduce fever during that time; AND There is improvement in symptoms (for three (3) days; AND At least seven (5) days have passed since symptoms began.


b. If at any time a healthcare provider confirms the cause of the individual’s fever or other symptoms is not COVID-19 related and approves the individual to return to work/school, then the individual can return to campus. Documentation will be required.

YOU MUST Mask for a full 10 days after onset of symptoms.

Exposure to Someone with COVID-19



2) Notify the Office of Health & Safety using Softdocs report AND a. Employees notify direct supervisor

b. Students notify faculty or course coordinator

3) Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed.

a. Wear a high-quality mask any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public.

b. Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.

4) Continue precautions for 10 Full Days a. Day 0 is the day of last exposure to someone with COVID-19 b. Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure

a. If negative, continue taking precautions through day 10.

b. If positive, isolate immediately and follow the procedure for Confirmed Cases above.

5) Take a COVID test on day 6 (5 full days AFTER last exposure)

6) Quarantine is no longer required for exposed individuals regardless of vaccination status provided you remain asymptomatic.

7) If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 at any point (vaccinated or not) you should test and immediately isolate pending the results.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19



2) Notify the Director of Campus Health & Safety using Softdocs report AND

c. Students notify faculty or course coordinator

d. Employees notify direct supervisor. If COVID positive, contact the Leave of Absence (LOA) team at loa@fmolhs.org or 833-482-7547 for guidance on applying for leave

3) May return to campus when cleared by Health & Safety Director.

a. After five (5) days have passed since positive test.


1. “UP TO DATE” with COVID vaccine:

You are up to date if you have completed a primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.

2. Exposure:

Contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in a way that increases the likelihood of getting infected with the virus.

3. Close Contact:

A close contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes. People who are exposed to someone with COVID-19 after they completed at least 5 days of isolation are not considered close contacts.

4. Quarantine:

Quarantine is a strategy used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 apart from others.

5. Isolation:

Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others.

Noncompliance with the Employee and Student policies detailed above may result in disciplinary action according to current HR process for employees and Student Code of Conduct process for students.

Updated 12/6/2022