In many cases, contact tracers or medical professionals will advise that you isolate for 10 days starting with the day you took your positive test. Sometimes, based on the conversation you have with a contact tracer or public health professional, this date may be different. You should follow the guidance provided to you by the contact tracer or health professional, or, isolate for 10 days starting with the day you took a positive test.
The purpose of isolation is to reduce the risk that people with COVID-19 spread the virus to others who could get sick, including unvaccinated people who are more at risk of severe illness and hospitalization, such as children. Each person who tests positive on campus works with a contact tracer to manage their specific situation. It’s important that you follow the specific guidance you are given.