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Completion of Self-Quarantine / Isolation

If you have been self-quarantined or self-isolated, you must be approved to return to campus before resuming your normal school, work and related activities.

To do so, complete the form Request to Return to Campus.

Your request to return will be evaluated based upon which of these circumstances describes your situation:

  1. If you are under self-isolation because you have tested positive for COVID-19 AND you have exhibited Coronavirus Symptoms:
    • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in symptoms; and,
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  2. If you are under self-isolation because you have tested positive for COVID-19 AND you have not exhibited Coronavirus Symptoms:
    • 10 days have passed since the date of your first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test (assuming you have not subsequently developed symptoms since such positive test)
  3. If you are under self-quarantine/isolation because of potential exposure AND you have exhibited Coronavirus Symptoms:
    • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in symptoms; and,
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  4. If you are under self-quarantine because of potential exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 AND you have not exhibited Coronavirus Symptoms:
    • At least 10 days have passed since the beginning of self-quarantine (the date you had close contact), no symptoms have appeared, and you have had no further close contact with that individual or anyone else with COVID-19; or
    • At least 7 days have passed since the beginning of self-quarantine, no symptoms have appeared, and you have had a negative COVID PCR test done no sooner than 5 days after starting the self-quarantine.
    • If your potential exposure to COVID-19 is related to ongoing exposure, see Ongoing COVID-19 Exposure.
    • Note: None of the above actions are necessary if you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and the following apply:
      • You are fully vaccinated (i.e., >2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or > 2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single dose vaccine) AND
      • You have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure.
    •  However, in such an event, CDC guidance recommends that you:
      • Get tested 3-5 days after your exposure (even if you do not have symptoms) and
      • Wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative

As a reminder, when you have completed your self-quarantine/isolation complete the form Request to Return to Campus.



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