COVID Testing and Public Health Guidance

Updated September 02, 2021

The following is guidance on what to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19, come into contact with someone else who has tested positive, or have symptoms of COVID-19 for:  

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

See the footnote for explanations of the terms: close contact1 and fully-vaccinated2

I am a University Employee


I am a graduate or undergraduate student on-campus (I utilize UHS as my primary care provider while on campus) 


I am a graduate or undergraduate student living off-campus


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1Close contact: having been within approximately six feet someone infected with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more cumulatively over a 24 hour period; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a room with a COVID‐19 case; or having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID‐19-infected person (e.g., being coughed on). Close contacts are identified by the local Health Department and/or your healthcare provider. For students, UHS is your primary care provider while you are on campus, so we will notify you if you are a close contact of anyone who we know has tested positive for COVID-19. 
2Fully vaccinated: at least 14 days have elapsed from your final COVID-19 vaccine dose