Sick? Exposed to COVID-19?
Your Health and Safety Remains our Top Priority
If you have been within 6 feet of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes or in direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case without the proper use of PPE, there is a likelihood you’ve been exposed to the virus.
Vaccinated individuals: Per the guidelines from the CDC, you are no longer required to quarantine nor isolate after an exposure as long as you remain asymptomatic. You should continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days after exposure and seek immediate testing and isolate if symptoms develop.
Unvaccinated individuals: Per the guidelines from the CDC, exposure is managed with quarantine for 10 days. However, if you are asymptomatic for seven days and you receive a negative COVID test result on the seventh day (having been tested on the sixth day), you may be released from quarantine on the eighth day. You should continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
- Masks are required for those who are not fully vaccinated
- Masks are optional for people are fully vaccinated.
- Local, state and federal laws must be adhered to, and masks must be worn where required by law or by individual businesses.
Isolation & Quarantine
Vaccinated individuals: CDC guidelines recommend that you monitor symptoms, but quarantine nor isolation are not required.
Unvaccinated individuals: CDC guidelines state that unvaccinated persons exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, must isolate. If you have received a call from a Contact Tracer, please contact Nurse D. New, director, Student Health Services.
Monitor your symptoms and practice good hygiene
- Watch for fever, cough or trouble breathing.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Do not cover with your hands.
- Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 60-95% alcohol.
If you begin to feel ill with fever, cough or shortness of breath
- Immediately self-isolate and avoid contact with others.
- Notify Student Health Services.