Employees who test positive must stay home, isolate, and contact their healthcare provider if they need further guidance. They also should follow CDC guidance regarding symptoms.

Report Positive Test Results

Employees, whether they work on campus or remotely, or their managers must report any positive test results through the COVID-19 Test Result form. Employees should also continue to contact their supervisor or manager directly with this information.

Identify and Notify Close Contacts

Identify and notify individuals with whom you have been in close contact during your infectious period. “Close contact” means being within six feet, for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, of someone with COVID-19 while they are contagious. You can be contagious two days before your symptoms begin and until you are recovered. More information for close contact procedures can be found in the Instructions for Those Exposed, Symptomatic, or Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19.

Isolation Period Requirements

In accordance with CDC guidance, employees must stay home and isolate for five full days, ending on Day 6 (Day 0 being the date someone tested for COVID-19 or when symptoms began). Some individuals may require additional time for recovery, depending on the course of their symptoms. Employees may not return to campus until they meet the criteria below:

  • Five days have passed (Day 6) since their COVID-19 symptoms first appeared (or since they took the test that came back positive for COVID-19 without symptoms), and:

    • They never had symptoms or their symptoms have improved and they feel better (with the exception of altered taste or smell which can extend beyond Day 6).

    • They have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medicine that reduces fevers.

  • Employees must wear a well-fitted mask at all times when with others inside and outside through Day 10. Per CDC guidance, with two sequential negative antigen tests 48 hours apart you may remove your mask sooner than Day 10. However,  if your antigen tests continue to be positive after Day 10, continue to wear your mask until you have two negative tests 48 hours apart.