Completion of Self-Quarantine / Isolation - University of Houston
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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 lab confirmed or suspected COVID-19 AND you have exhibited Coronavirus Symptoms:
    • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  2. If you are under self-isolation because you have lab confirmed 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 3 days (72 hours) have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  4. If you are under self-quarantine because of potential exposure to someone with lab-confirmed or diagnosed COVID-19 AND you have not exhibited Coronavirus Symptoms:
    • At least 14 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.
    •  However:
      • If you live with someone with COVID-19 and have not been able to avoid continuous close contact with them, at least 14 days have passed since the person with COVID-19 has completed self-isolation (see #1 or #2 above)
      • If you live with someone with COVID-19 and have avoided continued contact with that household member, but you have had close contact with another household member who has COVID-19, at least 14 days have passed since the last close contact with this additional household member
  5. If you are under self-quarantine/isolation because you have exhibited one or more Coronavirus Symptoms (regardless of whether you have been diagnosed with COVID-19):
    • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

Written approval is required before any UH community member may return to campus after self-quarantine or self-isolation.