Positive Test, Exhibiting Symptoms, Quarantine/Isolation

The university follows current CDC guidance on isolation and quarantine in the event of a positive COVID-19 test or exposure as a result of close contact, as supplemented herein.

(a) Positive Test. Faculty, staff, and students who test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status or whether or not they have symptoms, should not come to work or class and must isolate for five days from the earlier of the first day of symptom onset or the date of the positive test result. The date that symptoms present or the date the test is taken counts as day zero. If no symptoms have occurred (asymptomatic) by day five, or if symptoms are resolving, including being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, such individuals may return to work or class on day six.  Individuals should continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days and at all times while on campus in a shared indoor setting.  If a fever is not resolved and/or no other symptoms have improved on day five, such individuals should continue to self-isolate until symptoms are improving and fever-free for 24 hours.

(b) Close Contact.  Faculty, staff, and students who are Fully Vaccinated and boosted are not required to quarantine after close contact exposure unless they have symptoms, but shall submit a test result for COVID-19 taken between three and five days after the date of exposure. Faculty, staff, and students must quarantine if they are: (i) experiencing symptoms, (ii) vaccinated with both doses of Pfizer or Moderna more than six months ago and have not received booster shot, (iii) vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson over two months ago and not received a booster shot, or (iv) not Fully Vaccinated, including if they have a medical or religious exception. Such individuals are required to quarantine for five days from exposure. They should continue to wear a mask for an additional five days afterwards, and at all times while on campus in a shared indoor setting.

(c) Exhibiting Symptoms. Faculty, staff, and students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to work or class and must isolate for five days from the date of onset of symptoms. Such individuals can end isolation after five full days if they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have improved. They should continue to wear a mask for an additional five days afterwards, and at all times while on campus in a shared indoor setting.   Such individuals shall submit a test result for COVID-19 taken between three and five days after the date of exposure.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement and Reopening Policy