COVID-19 Campus Protocols

Updated: February 25, 2022

As COVID-19 continues to exist in our communities, it is more important than ever to follow strict protocols to ensure the health and safety of the campus community. If you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, please do not come to campus and seek medical care. If you are exposed to the virus or test positive, please follow the protocols below and contact [email protected].

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

If you test positive (Isolate)
Regardless of vaccination status
You should:
  • Isolate from others for five full days after your symptoms start or you test positive.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms improve after five days and you have no fever without the use of fever-reducing medication, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask for additional five days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to isolate until your fever resolves.
Negative test with symptoms
You should:
  • Isolate for five days and wear a mask for an additional five days.

 

If you were exposed
And you:
Have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster

OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in the past five months

OR
Completed the primary series of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past two months
You should:
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day five, if possible.
  • Isolate immediately if you develop symptoms and get a test.

 

If you were exposed
And it’s been:
Over five months since you completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna (not boosted)

OR
Over two months since you completed the Johnson & Johnson series (not boosted)

OR
Are unvaccinated
You should:
  • Quarantine for five days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others and symptom monitor for five additional days.
  • Test on day five, if possible.
  • Isolate immediately if you develop symptoms or test positive.

 

Communication
  • Upon receiving a report, instructors and supervisors will immediately notify Human Resources (at [email protected]) and their direct supervisor.
  • Human Resources will assign the "case" to a contact tracer, who will connect with the student or employee and provide guidance on quarantining or isolation. The tracers will promptly notify anyone who may be affected so that they can self-monitor or quarantine.
  • Individuals who initiated the response will be asked to assist with contact tracing. This information will be tracked separately from personnel and student records, and names will remain confidential.
  • Individuals who were possibly exposed to or tested positive for coronavirus may be asked to provide documentation from a health care provider that they are cleared to return to campus.