I’ve tested positive for COVID-19

Isolation is required for all people who test positive for COVID-19 regardless of whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated

Follow the 5-5-5 rule for isolation

Stay at home for 5 days

Stay at home for 5 days from the day you were tested, even if you don’t have symptoms or feel sick. Fill out the self-report form and work with your instructors or supervisors to manage classes or work.

You can leave your house after 5 days if your symptoms have improved (fever-free for at least 24 hours and your symptoms have improved). You must stay home for at least 5 days.

Note:  Federal and state health departments still recommend a 10-day isolation for those in congregate living, which includes campus housing. If you live in campus housing please follow guidelines from your respective organizations.

Get test at Day 5

Get a COVID-19 test before returning to your normal activities (work, school, etc.) to make sure you no longer are spreading the COVID-19 virus. 

Since you have already tested positive for COVID-19, use a rapid antigen test (not a PCR test) for your Day 5 test.

Wear a mask for 5 days

You need to wear a mask around others for the 5 days after the time you were isolating in your home.