Students Who Test Positive for COVID-19


All students 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. If you develop severe symptoms, contact your primary care physician or Student Health Services. Call 911 if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

STEP 2: Report your positive test results by completing the “COVID-19 Reporting” form on the Return to Campus portal. Once submitted, you will receive an email and text message directing you to follow isolation protocols based on your personal circumstances. You may receive additional instructions from Student Health Services as well.

  • 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.

STEP 3: Follow all directed isolation protocols. You will receive a daily symptom assessment survey from Student Health Services each day to complete during isolation. Monitor your symptoms closely 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 activities.

*Criteria to end isolation depend on several factors, to include ongoing symptom monitoring and 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.