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January 2021 Check-In FAQ

When do cadets need to begin self-quarantine prior to arrival?

 

All returning cadets and new students, as well as all staff and faculty, are required to self-quarantine at home for ten (10) days prior to their arrival on campus.

  • Postgraduate Basketball Players and PG Basketball Coaches begin self-quarantine on December 30, 2020.
     
  • Returning Cadets, and all remaining Staff and Faculty, begin self-quarantine on January 2, 2021.
     
  • New cadets will begin self-quarantine on January 3, 2021.
     

Parents must confirm that their student has completed the required self-quarantine period by submitting the COVID-19 Self-Quarantine and Test Results form prior to arrival on campus through the Boardingware online software platform before the student will be allowed to check-in.

 

What does self-quarantine mean?

 

Self-quarantine is different from social distancing. It means doing more than simply wearing a mask and staying 6-feet away from others. When you self-quarantine for 10 days prior to arrival at school, our expectation is that you will observe the following recommendations:

  • Stay home. Don't go to work, engage in social activities, or visit any public places.
     
  • Do not have close contact with others. You should stay in a well-ventilated room in your own living space. You shouldn't be spending time in close contact with family or friends. You need to stay away from anyone who might come in contact with an infected person.
     
  • It's best to have separate sleeping quarters and to have your own bathroom. If you must share a bathroom, it is important to clean it after every use, using a disinfectant that contains at least 60% alcohol or bleach-based cleaning wipes.
     
  • Wash your hands regularly using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
     
  • Don't share towels with others, and use your own dishes, drinking glasses, and eating utensils.
     
  • Monitor your health, checking your temperature daily and looking for any potential symptoms of infection such as coughing, fever, chills, muscle aches, changes in sense of taste or smell. Report any such symptoms to your healthcare provider.
     

Parents must confirm that their student has completed the required self-quarantine period by submitting the COVID-19 Self-Quarantine and Test Results form prior to arrival on campus through the Boardingware online software platform before the student will be allowed to check-in.

 

Do cadets need to be tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus?

 

Yes, all cadets must be tested for COVID-19 within the 96 hours (four days) immediately prior to their return to campus and provide a copy of the test result to Fork Union Military Academy showing they are negative for COVID-19 prior to their arrival on campus.

  • Postgraduate basketball players must have a COVID-19 test performed on or after Monday, January 4, 2021.
  • Returning boarding cadets must have a COVID-19 test performed on or after Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
  • Day students must have a COVID-19 test performed on or after Thursday, January 7, 2021.

The rapid antigen test is acceptable for this purpose.

A copy of the cadet's negative test result must be uploaded using the COVID-19 Self-Quarantine and Test Results on the Boardingware platform. You should receive an email from Boardingware instructing you to complete this form, or you may access the form by logging in to your Boardingware account at https://app.boardingware.com and clicking the large "+" icon to choose a new form, selecting the COVID-19 Self-Quarantine and Test Results form.

If you have any questions regarding the test requirement, please email our nurses in the Infirmary at infirmary@fuma.org.

 

When do cadets report to campus?

 

Your check-in day depends on whether your cadet is arriving as a postgraduate basketball team member, a returning cadet, or a new student.

  • Postgraduate basketball players return Friday, January 8, 2021 in accordance with instructions from Coach Seth Wilson.
  • Returning boarding cadets return between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Sunday, January 10, 2021.
  • Day students return on the first day of class, Monday, January 11, 2021.