COVID-19 Testing & Exposure
Employees should use the criteria below to determine how to proceed if they have symptoms or are diagnosed with COVID-19, if they have been exposed to COVID-19.
I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms.
You can be with others after:
- 24 hours with no fever and
- Symptoms improved and
- 10 days since symptoms first appeared
I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms.
If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after:
- 10 days have passed since test
If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above for “I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms.”
I have a weakened immune system (immunocompromised) due to a health condition or medication. When can I be around others?
People with conditions that weaken their immune system might need to stay home longer than 10 days. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information. If testing is available in your community, it may be recommended by your healthcare provider.
Any employee who has had close contact with a co-worker or any other person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days after the last/most recent contact with the infectious individual and should seek a COVID-19 test at a state or local government testing center, healthcare center, or other testing locations. All other employees should be on alert for symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath and taking temperature if symptoms develop. Close contact includes household contacts, intimate contacts, or contacts within 6 ft. for 15 minutes or longer.
Employees must complete the COVID-19 Self Reporting Form if:
- They have tested positive for COVID-19.
- They have an assumed case of COVID-19. Individuals may have met with a healthcare professional who believes they have COVID-19 but haven't been tested or are awaiting the results.
- They have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case or someone with an assumed case of COVID-19.
- Or have recovered from a confirmed or assumed case of COVID-19.
Reporting Students with COVID-19 Infection
If you learn that a student has tested positive for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the student name and contact info. The same procedure applies for a student who had exposure to a confirmed positive case.