Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Amended quarantine protocols

Effective 1 January 2022​

Upon receiving revised guidance from the CDC, the following revisions are now in place for isolation and quarantine:

Isolation protocols

We are adopting the updated CDC protocols for isolation of individuals who’ve tested positive for the virus. If you test positive for COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status:

  • Report your case to the appropriate University officials.
  • You must isolate for FIVE days
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving (no fever for 24 hours), you may leave isolation after five days.
  • After leaving isolation, you must wear a mask around others for an additional five days.

If you have a fever, you must continue to isolate until your fever resolves without the aid of fever-reducing medication.

Quarantine protocols

If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, there are specific guidelines depending on your vaccination status.

  • If you:
    • Have received a COVID-19 booster; OR
    • Completed the primary series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last six months; OR
    • Completed the primary series of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last two months.
  • Then:
  • If you:
    • Completed the primary series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines over six months ago and are not boosted; OR
    • Completed the primary series of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over two months ago and are not boosted; OR
    • Are unvaccinated.
  • Then:
    • Report your case to the appropriate University officials.
    • Quarantine for five days. After that you must continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days.
    • Test on day five, if possible.
    • If you develop symptoms then you should get tested and isolate until results are received.