What To Do If You've Had Close Contact
With Someone Who Tested Positive for COVID

Updated Jan. 18, 2022


IF YOU were exposed to COVID-19 and are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations or had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test)

 

  • You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.
  • Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. . Contact the COVID Response team. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.

 

IF YOU were exposed to COVID-19 and are NOT up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations

  • You will need to quarantine for at least 5 days
  • You will not be able to access the campus during this quarantine period for at least 5 full days.
  • Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.

 

CDC Quarantine and Isolation Guidance

Find the latest quarantine and isolation guidance from the CDC here.


Current CDC Guidance  

  • Fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be tested 5-7 days following the date of their exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. They should isolate if they test positive.  
  • Fully vaccinated people who live in a household with someone who is immunosuppressed, at increased risk of severe disease, or unvaccinated (including children <5 years of age) could also consider masking at home for 14 days following a known exposure or until they receive a negative test result.  
  • Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be restricted from work following exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, if they follow the testing and masking recommendation above.  

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html