QUARANTINE & ISOLATION POLICIES

CAMPUS QUARANTINE & ISOLATION POLICIES

REVISED COVID policies to address individuals that are symptomatic, exposed or testing COVID-positive.   ACPHS is  following CDC guidance Quarantine and Isolation Guidance

If individual is symptomatic regardless of vaccination status:

  • Perform rapid test or PCR test(recommended).
    • If PCR test is negative, – resume normal activities.
    • If rapid antigen test is negative, repeat test 48 hours later, for a total of two negative tests before resuming normal activities.
    • If Rapid-positive – see isolation instructions below.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around all individuals including household members for 10 days. A high-quality mask (e.g., N-95, KN-95 or KF-94) is recommended.

If individual is exposed to a COVID-positive individual

  • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you develop symptoms isolate immediately and get tested.
  • If you develop symptoms isolate immediately and get tested (see instructions above).
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around all individuals including household members for 10 days. A high-quality mask (e.g., N-95, KN-95 or KF-94) is recommended.
  • Get tested on day 5 post exposure to determine if you have asymptomatic infection.
  • This includes living with a COVID-Positive individual.

Isolation Instructions for Individuals who Test COVID-Positive Regardless of Vaccination Status

  • E-mail COVIDTesting@acphs.edu regarding your status
  • Provide information regarding all contacts starting 48 hours before positive test if asymptomatic or 48 hours before the beginning of symptoms.
  • Fully isolate at home for 5-days.
    • Stay alone, in a bedroom.
    • Do not share bathrooms.
    • Have meals brought to the room, do not enter into the common spaces.
    • You can end isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved and a negative antigen test.
    • You may end isolation after 10 days without testing.

Note: Infections with the currently circulating variant are known to result in individuals remaining positive and infectious for out to 10 days.

  • Continue to wear a well-fitting mask around all individuals including household members for 10 days. A high-quality mask (e.g., N-95, KN-95 or KF-94) is recommended.