What will happen if/when students test positive?
Any student who feels sick or who has symptoms, or has been exposed to COVID-19, should stay home and seek the advice of a medical professional as appropriate. Students who test positive for the virus will need to isolate for at least 10 days since symptom onset must have an improvement in symptoms and be fever free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication before returning to class. Students who test positive outside of a University testing process should notify Contact Tracing and Student Support Services by completing this form.
As part of the University’s contact tracing process, individuals who test positive will be interviewed to identify people with whom they had close contact (less than six feet of distance for 10 minutes or longer within two to four days before the onset of symptoms). These close contacts will be alerted, asked to quarantine for 14 days, and asked to be tested immediately.
Students who must isolate will receive detailed instructions, and they will receive check-ins regarding their health. The University will work closely with these students to see that they continue to make academic progress, and to assist with any other needs that may arise.
Additional information on the isolation and quarantine process can be found in this FAQ.