The goal of these policies and procedures is to protect the participants of the event and those working the event from COVID-19 infection and to reduce community transmission and introduction of new COVID-19 cases into our community (CSC and Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee Region). This document will discuss college policies for public events, large venues, performance/theater and student-only activities.
**Event host refers to the primary contact or department for each event**
Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts
Public Health Contact Tracing, Isolation and Quarantine: “Contact tracing” refers to the act of investigating who has been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 so that the person infected can be isolated and the people who have been in close contact can be quarantined to reduce further spread of the virus. Contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, should be a collaborative effort between the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), Bureau of Infectious Disease Control (BIDC) and the business or organization where the COVID-19 exposure occurred.
To assist with identifying close contacts of people with COVID-19, and to avoid the need for possible public notification, the event host will maintain attendance lists and seating charts, including having assigned seating in situations where it’s feasible.
COVID-19 exposures should be promptly reported to NH DHHS DPHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271- 4496. Reporting of infectious diseases and furnishing requested infectious disease-related business information (including patron and employee information) is a requirement under NH RSA 141-C. NH DPHS can help with contact tracing and guidance to prevent/control spread of COVID-19, including in outbreak situations.
Colby-Sawyer students who host an event where a possible COVID-19 exposure has occurred will contact the Baird Health and Counseling Center (x3621) and request assistance. Colby-Sawyer faculty and staff who host an event where a possible COVID-19 exposure has occurred will contact Human Resources (x3704) for guidance. In those cases, Baird or Human Resources will contact NH DHHS DPHS.
For private events hosted by individuals outside the Colby-Sawyer community, the event host must contact NH DHHS DPHS directly.