Before a person reporting an illness can be allowed to return back to campus after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or being potentially exposed to someone who has been infected, the following is the isolation criteria based on current CDC guidance:

  1. For persons recovered from COVID-19 illness, isolation must be maintained for at least 10 days after illness onset and at least 3 days (72 hours) after recovery. Illness onset is defined as the date symptoms began. Recovery is defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications with progressive improvement or resolution of other symptoms.
  2. If the person had symptoms but has NOT been tested to determine if they are still contagious, the individual should remain at home until: 72 hours have passed with no fever without fever-reducing medication; AND other symptoms have improved; AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  3. If the person had NO symptoms but tested positive for COVID-19, and have NOT been tested to determine if they are still contagious, the individual should remain at home until: At least 10 days have passed since the date of the first positive test; AND they continue to have no symptoms since the test.
  4. Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person.