Quarantine & Isolation Information
- Isolate for five days where day zero is the day symptoms start. If asymptomatic (without symptoms) the date of collection of the first positive specimen is day zero.
- If asymptomatic at the end of day five or if symptoms are resolving and you have had no fever for 24 hours, isolation ends.
- Day six through ten you should wear a well-fitting mask while around others. If you can’t wear a well-fitting mask, then you should isolate for days six through ten.
- During days six through ten do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask e.g., restaurants.
- Day six through ten avoid travel. If you must travel wear a well-fitted mask.
- If exposed to COVID-19, quarantine as follows, where day 0 is the last date of exposure.
- If not fully vaccinated or vaccinated and eligible for a booster but not yet boosted, quarantine for 5 days and wear a well-fitting mask while around others days six through ten.
- If fully vaccinated and boosted (with a booster at least two weeks before the first date of exposure) or not yet eligible for a booster or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days and you are not experiencing any symptoms, no quarantine is required but you should wear a well-fitted mask while around others for ten days after last exposure.
- If possible, test day five with either a PCR (NAAT, nucleic acid amplification test) or an antigen test. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days don’t test if you have no symptoms.
- If symptoms appear, isolate, and seek testing. If test results are negative, isolation would end. If testing is not done, isolate according to the guidance above under “isolation”.
- Do not leave your residence/room except to get medical care when required.
- Stay away from other people. Use a separate bathroom if possible.
- If you cannot avoid being around other people, wear a well-fitted mask.
- Avoid contact with other members of your household.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If washing is not possible, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid sharing personal items (e.g.: dishes, towels, and bedding).
- Get rest and stay hydrated.
- If you are not allergic to acetaminophen, treat your fever, body aches, and/or headache with this medication 650mg every four hours OR 1000mg every six hours.
- Monitor your symptoms. They are NOT expected to be severe. They should improve on day 3 of your illness. If your illness doesn’t follow this pattern, call Student Health Service.