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Positive COVID-19 Test Result

Being infected with COVID-19 can be frightening and knowing what to do can be confusing. The information below will help if you or your roommate become infected with and test positive for the coronavirus. 

I tested positive. Now what?

  • Begin to isolate as soon as you receive your results or as soon as you are symptomatic while awaiting results. 
  • No in-person class, work or leaving your isolation location for anything but necessities.
  • Wear a high quality mask any time you are around others.
  • Wash hands, use hand sanitizer, and disinfect surfaces regularly. 

On Campus

  • You should either go home to isolate or to another off-campus location.  
  • Isolating in place should be a last resort, but if you have to, be sure to practice rigorous risk mitigation strategies. 
  • Visit the CDC for more information and instructions [pdf]. 

Off Campus

  • Roommates, housemates, and family members can safely isolate within a household by practicing rigorous risk mitigation strategies. 
  • Visit the CDC for more information and instructions [pdf]. 
  • If you were tested off campus, upload your test result to your account in MyHealthSpace.
  • Once you have uploaded your test result, you will receive communication from Student Health Services regarding your isolation period.
    • Available in MyHealthSpace for viewing by the morning following your results.
  • Students can arrange formal communication to faculty and on-campus employers by filling out the Student Advocacy Report Form and uploading the letter from Student Health Services stating their isolation dates.

My roommate tested positive. Now what?

  • Wear a high-quality mask any time you are around others inside your home or in public.
  • Monitor for symptoms. If you develop symptoms, get tested and isolate until results are obtained.
  • If you test negative, continue taking precautions through day 10.
  • If you test positive, isolate immediately. 

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