Quarantine and Contact Tracing

Last Updated: September 27, 2021

Contact Tracing

Additional information will be provided through contact tracing to individuals who have had close contact with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) explained by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative amount of 15 minutes within a 24 hour time period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

Quarantine Guidelines

The following guidelines will be observed for those who are fully vaccinated and identified as a close contact:

  • Symptom-free: You do not need to quarantine. A COVID-19 test is recommended between 3-5 days after exposure.
  • Experiencing symptoms: You must quarantine for 10 days unless cleared by a negative COVID-19 test that is administered between 3-5 days after exposure and symptoms have consistently improved without the use of medication for at least 24 hours.

For those who are not fully vaccinated and are identified as a close contact, you must quarantine for 10 days, regardless of whether or not symptoms are present. A negative test result does not negate the 10-day quarantine.

You must upload proof of a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated. Anyone exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status or symptoms, is encouraged to get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after exposure.


To respect the privacy of our students and employees and to follow federal privacy law, the University will not release specific information about individuals who have tested positive. We ask that we always treat each other with dignity and respect, but also be patient and understanding with each other during these difficult times.

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