Faculty and Staff Who Test Positive for COVID-19


All faculty and staff members who test positive for COVID-19 are required to notify the university and follow all subsequent isolation or quarantine protocols.

Take These Steps

  • STEP 1: Isolate in place immediately and inform your supervisor. You will need to isolate for at least 5 days. Day 0 is the day of your positive test or symptom onset, and day 1 is the first full day after your test or symptom onset.
    • If you develop severe symptoms, contact your primary care physician or seek medical care. Call 911 if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
  • STEP 2: Complete the COVID-19 Reporting form on the Return to Campus portal. Once submitted, you will receive an email to your Emory account that will include isolation protocols to follow based on your personal circumstances.
  • STEP 3: Follow all directed isolation protocols. Monitor your symptoms and report any new or worsening symptoms.
  • STEP 4: After your designated isolation period, you will be sent and asked to complete an Isolation Clearance form to end isolation* and be cleared for returning to campus.

    *Criteria to end isolation depend on several factors, to include ongoing symptom monitoring, health care personnel status, and ongoing testing results.

Other Steps to Follow
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public until day 10. If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to isolate for 10 days.
  • Avoid people who have weakened immune systems or are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings, until after at least 10 days.
  • Do not travel for at least 10 days after testing positive or while you have COVID-19 symptoms.