Review Updates to COVID Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

The CDC revised isolation and quarantine guidance as of Dec. 27, and Jan. 4.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must isolate regardless of your vaccination status.

  • Stay home for five days.
  • Take a rapid test on day five.
  • If you test negative on day five, you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, you can leave your house. Continue to wear a mask (indoors and outdoors) around others for five additional days.
  • If you test positive on day five, you must continue to isolate for the full 10 days.
  • If you have a fever or related symptoms, continue to stay home until your symptoms resolve.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, quarantine guidance varies based on your vaccination status.

If you:

Have been boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last six months
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last two months:

  • Wear a mask (indoors and outdoors) around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day five.

If you develop symptoms, get tested and stay home. If you test positive, follow the guidance for isolation.

If you:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over six months ago and are not boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J over two months ago and are not boosted
OR
Are unvaccinated:

  • Stay home for five days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days.
  • Test on day five.

If you develop symptoms, get tested and stay home. If you test positive, follow the guidance for isolation.

Employees needing to isolate or quarantine will receive instructions from Human Resources.

Students who need to isolate or quarantine will receive instructions from Health and Wellness Services.

Please refer to our FAQ’s for more information.