Sick - Exposed - Positive?

Feeling sick, believe you've been exposed, or have tested positive?

I am feeling sick, what should I do?

If you start feeling unwell, you should take a rapid antigen test and avoid being around others and wear a mask until you get your test results. Students, faculty, and staff can order at-home antigen testing kits at this link: https://veoci.com/v/p/dashboard/zsg7km4vpd

Isolation begins the day after the onset of symptoms or COVID-19 positive test date and continues for five full days. Isolation may be extended if symptoms persist. This five-day isolation period is followed by a five-day masking period. You should wear a mask at all times when around others at home and in public during this five-day period.

Please reference this CDC web page for information on isolation timelines and instructions. You can also calculate your isolation dates using the calculator found on the same web page. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html#

You may resume normal campus activities on the date listed below if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the usage of fever-reducing medications and your symptoms have been improving. If you have not been fever-free for 24 hours without the usage of fever-reducing medications or your symptoms have not been improving, you should continue isolating. It is recommended to stay off-campus/restrict on-campus activities until symptoms have resolved. A negative test is not required to return to campus. You can return if your symptoms have resolved as explained above, with the addition of a mask for five days.

While in isolation you should
  • Remain in your home (dorm room, apartment, house)
  • Do not leave your residence unless directed by a medical provider
  • You must wear a mask and must go to and from testing or a medical appointment directly and promptly
  • Avoid contact with others and do not allow any visitors
  • Limit your movement to a separate bedroom and separate bathroom, if available, from other residents
  • Meals should be eaten in a separate bedroom
While in isolation, undergraduates living on campus should
  • You must wear a KN95 mask, retrieve your meal, and then return immediately and directly to your room to eat
  • Do not linger in the servery or around others
  • Do not attend in-person classes, office hours, or any events
  • Order for delivery any grocery supplies or pharmaceutical supplies you will need over the duration of the isolation
  • If delivery occurs in a lobby or parking lot, you must wear a mask, and you must go to and from the collection location directly and promptly
  • Monitor your health every day

*Symptoms can include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, the new loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea


I believe I've been exposed, what do I do?

If you have been vaccinated/boosted, have received your second dose of vaccine in the last six months, or have received J&J in the last two months:

  1. You should take a COVID test three to five days from the day of your most recent exposure. If you have tested positive within the past 90 days, you do not need to schedule a test after exposure.
  2. You must wear a mask in public for 10 days following the exposure or until your test is negative.

If you are eligible to receive a booster but have not done so (more than six months past the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or two months past J&J) or are considered unvaccinated. You should do the following:

  1. Stay home for five days.
  2. If you can’t quarantine, you must wear a KN95 mask for ten days and refrain from eating or drinking in public spaces.
  3. You should take a COVID test three to five days from the day of your most recent exposure if you remain with no symptoms. If you have tested positive within the past 90 days, you do not need to schedule a test after exposure.
  4. If you develop symptoms within five days of your last exposure, follow the instructions listed under the “I have tested positive, what should I do?” heading.
  5. If you are an undergraduate student living on campus, during your quarantine period, you will pick up food from the serveries wearing a KN95 mask and must return to your room to consume your meal.

If you would like to take a COVID PCR test, there are several testing centers near campus:


I've tested positive, what do I do?

Individuals will be asked to isolate if they have received a positive COVID-19 test result (either PCR or antigen test kits). If you start feeling unwell, you should take a rapid antigen test and avoid being around others and wear a mask until you get your test results. Students, faculty, and staff can order at-home antigen testing kits at this link: https://veoci.com/v/p/dashboard/zsg7km4vpd

Per CDC guidance, isolation begins the day after the onset of symptoms or COVID-19 positive test date and continues for five-full days. Isolation may be extended if symptoms persist. This five-day isolation period is followed by a five-day masking period. You should wear a mask at all times when around others at home and in public during this five-day period.

Please reference this CDC web page for information on isolation timelines and instructions. You can also calculate your isolation dates using the calculator found on the same web page. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html#

You may resume normal campus activities after completing five-full isolation days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the usage of medications and your symptoms have been improving. If you have not been fever-free for 24 hours without the usage of fever-reducing medications or your symptoms have not been improving, you should continue isolating. It is recommended to stay off-campus/restrict on-campus activities until symptoms have resolved. A negative test is not required to return to campus. You can return if your symptoms have resolved as explained above, with the addition of a mask for five days.

While in isolation you should
  • Remain in your home (dorm room, apartment, house)
  • Do not leave your residence unless directed by a medical provider
  • You must wear a mask and must go to and from testing or a medical appointment directly and promptly
  • Avoid contact with others and do not allow any visitors
  • Limit your movement to a separate bedroom and separate bathroom, if available, from other residents
  • Meals should be eaten in a separate bedroom
While in isolation, undergraduates living on campus should
  • You must wear a KN95 mask, retrieve your meal, and then return immediately and directly to your room to eat
  • Do not linger in the servery or around others
  • Do not attend in-person classes, office hours, or any events
  • Order for delivery any grocery supplies or pharmaceutical supplies you will need over the duration of the isolation
  • If delivery occurs in a lobby or parking lot, you must wear a mask, and you must go to and from the collection location directly and promptly
  • Monitor your health every day

*Symptoms can include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, the new loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea