A note about quarantine and isolation


With new infections and exposures upon us, we would like to reiterate the rules around isolation (for those who have tested positive) and quarantine (for those who have been exposed to a confirmed positive case).

QUARANTINE: If you have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days after your last contact with that person. Even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you must remain quarantined as symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Emmons can provide testing for exposed individuals, but this does not take the place of quarantine. An individual can quarantine with others who are in quarantine, but not those who are in isolation.

ISOLATION: If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must remain in isolation for 10 days from the date of the positive test OR from when symptoms first appeared, AND be fever-free for at least 24 hours, AND symptoms have improved.   If symptoms persist or are severe, you may be required to isolate for a longer period. You should isolate yourself in your room, avoid contact with others in your household/residence hall, and avoid sharing a restroom, if possible. For medical emergencies, call 911 and tell the operator you have tested positive for COVID-19 so that the emergency response workers can take the necessary precautions. 
 
Please note that the CDC has issued guidance for isolation and quarantine, which has altered slightly throughout the pandemic based on new medical evidence. This guidance from the CDC can be found here:
 
For information on the Oxy isolation and quarantine protocol, please visit:
 
Sara Semal, LPCC
Senior Director and Special Advisor to the President on Health 
Emmons Wellness Center