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Student Health Center

Welcome to the Shaw University Health Center. The Health Center is located on the west wing, first floor in the Fleming-Kee Men's Living and Learning Residence Hall. 

Health supervision and medical care is provided by two licensed physicians, a registered nurse (RN) and a licensed practical nurse (LPN). 

  • Marie Debnam, MD. 

  • Marjorie Debnam, MD 

  • Carolyn Parks, RN 

  • Tanesia Outlaw, LPN 

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) pandemic, our physicians will see students by appointment only. 
To make an appointment, please call 919.719.6324 or 919.546.8286, or email tanesia.outlaw@shawu.edu or cparks@shawu.edu.  

COVID-19 Policy

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  • No student will be allowed on campus or permitted to move into campus housing without presenting a recent negative test result. 
  • All students must present a negative PCR test result from a COVID-19 test performed 3-5 days prior to coming on campus. (No exceptions)
  • The university will not provide any housing options for students that do not present a negative test result at check in.
  • Off campus housing will be at the students' expense until such time as a negative test report is submitted.
  • On campus students will present results to staff prior to entering their residence hall for move in or to retrieve property. Your move in date/time will be mailed to your Bear's account
  • Off campus students must present their negative test results in the gym on January 16th or 17th from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Off campus students will not be permitted on campus or attend face-face classes until proof of a negative test result taken within 3-5 days of return.
  • If students have not been tested, please visit one of the organizations linked to be tested before coming to campus. 
    https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing 
    https://www.advancechc.org/register/ 
    https://www.fastmed.com/urgent-care-centers/garner-nc-walk-in-clinic-garner-us-70-hwy/


Shaw University Isolation and Quarantine Policy 

  • We have designated 22 isolation and 48 quarantine rooms for students living in on-campus housing. The isolation rooms are single entry, private bathroom, separate HVAC and amenities for reheating or storing food. 
  • Students living on campus can choose to isolate or quarantine in one of our designated rooms or at their permanent off-campus residence. Students living off campus can either quarantine or isolate in place or at their permanent residence.  Faculty and staff should isolate or quarantine at home. 
  • University staff will work with students on an individual plan for isolation and quarantine and provide regular check-ins throughout the process at a minimum of twice a day. If severe symptoms are noted, (chest pains, difficulty breathing, or elevated temperature). Residence staff will call 911 immediately.
  • While in isolation or quarantine on campus, a nurse visits student daily to personally check temperatures and inquire about any symptoms the students may have. Off campus students in isolation and quarantine will receive a call from our physician or a nurse to check on student's temperature and to inquire about any symptoms that may indicate COVID infection. If a student is experiencing serious complications 911 is called.
  • On-campus isolation spaces are outfitted with microwaves, refrigerators, water, soups, cleaning supplies, and other items students may need during their stay.
  • The cafeteria delivers meals to each residence hall 3 times a day. The meals are then delivered to each isolation or quarantine room by a residence staff, donned in appropriate PPE.
  • When students have completed their stay in isolation or quarantine, they are referred to Student Health Services. Our physician or staff nurse will examine the student and give them a letter of release from isolation or quarantine and give follow up care or medical referrals as needed.
  • If students have concerns about COVID – 19 or any other medical concerns, BearsCare is available to them 24/7 at no cost. BearsCare is a Telehealth service provided by Timely MD. Students, faculty and staff can use this service by visiting bears.care or call customer support at 833.484.6359. 

This information is subject to change. Last updated: December 7, 2020.