Exposure to COVID-19
Staff, faculty or affiliates who have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 should follow the protocols listed below.
Exposure is defined as being less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes.
All questions about possible exposures or other concerns should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Those Who Are Fully Vaccinated and Asymptomatic After Exposure
- Staff are expected to come to work.
- Staff must wear a mask for 10 days from date of exposure
- Staff must test via rapid or pcr on day 3 and day 5 after exposure, if they continue to be asymptomatic. Test results must be emailed to email@example.com.
- If an exposed individual develops symptoms, follow protocol for exposed individuals with symptoms
- If an exposed individual tests positive, they must contact Occupational Health for further instructions and STAY HOME.
For Those Who Are Fully Vaccinated and Symptomatic After Exposure
- Staff must STAY HOME and contact their health provider for clinical guidance
- Staff must test via rapid or PCR when symptoms develop
- Contact Occupational Health for guidance on next steps.
For Those Who Are Not Fully Vaccinated, Whether Symptomatic or Not
- Contact Occupational Health immediately.
- Staff must remain off campus for a minimum of 5 days
- Staff must test via rapid or PCR on day 3 and day 5 after exposure, if they continue to be asymptomatic. Test results must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If cleared to come to campus after day 5, individual must mask for 5 more days while on campus.
- Individual must test on day 10 via rapid or PCR, email negative test result to email@example.com, and be cleared to come back to campus prior to re-engaging in campus activities.