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Quarantine and Isolation Information

According to the CDC: “The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19. Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days.”

Quarantine Protocols for Students

All students who are considered a close contact to a known positive case will be required to follow one of the following protocols, depending on vaccination status and presence of symptoms:

  • Up-to-Date Vaccinated Students (Fully vaccinated WITH booster shot if eligible):
    • No Symptoms – No quarantine is necessary, but you MUST do the following:
      • Get a PCR test 3-5 days after the last close contact through Student Health Services; 
      • AND Wear a mask and social distance until you get a negative test.  
    • Symptomatic  – Immediately get tested through Student Health Services and isolate in place until you receive a negative result. If you test negative then do the following: 
      • Get a PCR test at Student health Services 3-5 days after the last close contact;
      • AND Wear a mask and social distance until you get a second negative test and are fever-free for 24 hours.
  • NOT Up-to-date Students (Unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated, or eligible but not boosted):
    • No Symptoms – Quarantine at home for up to 10 days or until the following: 
      • You remain symptom free after 7 days, and you get a negative PCR test result between day 5-7.
      • NOTE:  If you are unable to test, then you must complete 10 days of quarantine and remain symptom free.
    • Symptomatic – Test immediately through Student Health Services, and quarantine at home for 10 days with following conditions: 
      • If your initial PCR test is negative, then you must test negative on a second PCR test on day 7-10 before returning.  
      • If your initial PCR test is positive, then you must complete a full 10-day isolation and be fever-free for 24 hours before returning.
  • Students who have Tested Positive within 90 days of Exposure to a Known Positive Case
    • No Symptoms – No quarantine is necessary, but you MUST do the following: 
      • Monitor for any symptom development for 10 days from exposure; AND
      • Report to Student Health Services if you develop symptoms.

Isolation Protocols for Students

All students who test positive will be required to isolate at home, regardless of vaccination status.

  • No Symptoms – Isolate for 5 days from the date of the positive test. 
    • You can return to campus if:
      • You do not develop symptoms.
      • Note: You may also be required to test negative on an antigen test if directed by your contract tracer.
  • Symptomatic – Isolate for 5 days from your first symptoms. 
    • You can return to campus if:
      • You test negative with an antigen test (rapid at-home test is acceptable);
      • You are fever-free for at least 24 hours; 
      • AND Your symptoms have improved.  
    • NOTE: If you test positive on the antigen test or if you are unable to test on day 5 or later, then you must isolate for a full 10-days. 

Quarantine Protocols for Employees

All employees who are considered a close contact to a known positive case must contact the Office of Human Resources and will be required to follow one of the following protocols, depending on vaccination status and presence of symptoms:

  • Up-to-Date Vaccinated Employees (Fully vaccinated WITH booster shot if eligible):
    • No Symptoms – No quarantine is necessary, but you MUST notify the Office of Human Resources and do the following:
      • Monitor for symptoms;
      • Get a PCR test 5 days after the last close contact; 
      • AND Wear a mask and social distance for 10 days or until you get a negative test.
    • Symptomatic -- transition to the isolation protocol.
  • NOT Up-to-Date with Booster, Not Fully Vaccinated, or Unvaccinated Employees:
    • No Symptoms – Quarantine at home for at least 5 days and monitor for symptoms.
      • You can return to campus if:
        • You schedule a PCR test at least 5 days after the last known exposure and test negative; 
        • AND Wear a mask and social distance for 10 days.
    • Symptomatic: - transition to isolation protocol.
  • Employees who have Tested Positive within the past 90 days and are now Exposed to a Known Positive Case:
    • No Symptoms – No quarantine is necessary, but you MUST do the following: 
      • Monitor for any symptom development for 10 days from exposure; 
      • AND Wear a mask and social distance for 10 days.
    • Symptomatic -- transition to isolation protocol.

Isolation Protocols for Employees

All employees who test positive or who are symptomatic and awaiting test results will be required to isolate at home, regardless of vaccination status.

  • No Symptoms – Isolate for 5 full days from the date of the test. 
    • You can return to campus if:
      • You do not develop symptoms, 
      • AND You test negative with a rapid antigen test on day 5.
  • Symptomatic – Isolate for 5 full days from your first symptoms. 
    • You can return to campus if:
      • You test negative with a rapid antigen test;
      • You are fever-free for at least 24 hours; 
      • AND Your symptoms have improved.  
    • NOTE: If you test positive on the antigen test or if you are unable to test on day 5 or later, then you must isolate for a full 10-days.