Return to Campus

Updates and COVID-19 guidelines

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Personal Accountability Protocols

The COVID-19 Assessment, Acknowledgement and Consent Form is no longer required.

If you are sick, please stay home!

Close Contact: Faculty, staff, and students no longer need to quarantine if they have been exposed to COVID, according to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Instead, public health officials now recommend that these individuals wear a mask for 10 days and get tested on day five.

Symptomatic: Faculty, staff, and students, regardless of vaccination status, should isolate from others when you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results. If your results are positive, follow the full isolation recommendations below. If your results are negative, you can end your isolation and return to campus.

Testing Positive: Faculty, staff, and students with healthy immune systems, regardless of vaccination status, should isolate for five days after testing positive for the virus, but you can end isolation at day six if you have not had symptoms or if you have not had a fever for 24 hours and other symptoms have improved.

According to CDC guidelines, after leaving isolation, you should wear a high-quality mask through day 10 after your positive test. If you have had two negative rapid antigen tests you can stop wearing your mask earlier. But you should avoid people who are more likely to get sick from COVID, such as the elderly and people with weak immune systems, until at least day 11.


Stay home when you are sick

Anyone showing the following symptoms should not report to campus and should contact their supervisor or instructor immediately to make alternate arrangements:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea