QUARANTINE & ISOLATION POLICIES

CAMPUS QUARANTINE & ISOLATION POLICIES

REVISED COVID policies to address individuals that are symptomatic, exposed or testing COVID-positive. *As of 5/2/2022 *

 CDC Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education and CDC Quarantine and Isolation Guidance

If individual is symptomatic regardless of vaccination status:

  • Perform rapid test.
    • If Rapid-negative – collect PCR test and isolate until PCR results received.
      • If PCR-negative – resume normal activities
      • If PCR-positive – see section isolation instructions below.
    • If Rapid-positive – see isolation instructions below.

If individual is exposed to a COVID-positive individual

Up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines or had confirmed COVID-19 in past 90 days

  • 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.
  • Wear a mask around all individuals, even household members for 10-days
  • Rapid & PCR test on day 5 post-exposure regardless of whether you develop symptoms.
    • If negative – continue to wear a mask around all individuals, even household members for 10-days. RECOMMEND a second rapid test on day 10.
    • If positive – see section on isolation instructions.
  • Individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 in past 90 days do not need to be tested on day 5, but need to watch for symptoms and wear a mask for 10 days.

NOT up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines:

  • 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.
  • QUARANTINE until day 5, then Rapid & PCR test on day 5 post-exposure
    • If PCR-negative – resume normal activities, wear a mask around all individuals, even household members for 10-days.
    • If PCR-positive – see section on isolation instructions.

Isolation Instructions for Individuals who Test COVID-Positive Regardless of Vaccination 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.
      • Continue to wear a mask around all individuals, even household members for 10-days.
      • Complete a COVID-rapid test to confirm no longer viral shedding.
        • If Rapid-positive – continue isolation and retest in 24-48 hours.
        • If Rapid-negative - Continue to wear a mask around all individuals, even household members for 10-days.
      • Individuals may be removed from isolation after day 10 without testing.

Up-to-Date on COVID-19 Vaccines: A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. 

Quarantine is a strategy used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 apart from others.