The health and well-being of students, faculty and staff, and those within our broader communities, remain our top priority.
Here are a few key things you should know if you test positive for COVID-19 or are identified as a contact of someone who has:
- You will be asked to self-isolate until cleared by the Florida Department of Health to return to campus. Details, including the number of days they will be asked to do so, depend on when your symptoms started and when your symptoms end. If you are a student, please follow the guidelines on quarantine and isolation for on-campus and off-campus situations.
- Asking those who are infected or suspected of having come in contact with an infected individual to self-isolate will allow us to further protect the most vulnerable in our communities.
- If you are not fully vaccinated and an identified contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be asked to self-quarantine until 14 days after your last date of exposure to the individual. During this time you will be monitored for symptoms and referred to testing and/or medical care as needed. You will not be allowed to return to campus until cleared from the Florida Department of Health. To reduce the need to quarantine we recommend that you receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
- If you are a contact to a contact (twice removed from the case), you do not need to be quarantined and you can continue to work unless the person you were exposed to develops symptoms and tests positive for COVID-19. If this occurs and you are not fully vaccinated, please stay home, begin to self-quarantine, call your primary care provider/physician and refer to our guidance on what to do next.
- Weekly symptom screening and testing opportunities
- Guidance for faculty, staff and students on whom to contact if you test positive
- Information on the student isolation and self-quarantine process