Will I be notified if a student in my class is required to be tested for COVID-19, has failed to test for COVID-19, or tests positive for COVID-19?

Given our high rates of vaccination on campus, instructors will not be informed by campus when a student in their class tests positive, unless they are deemed a close contact. Students may, however, choose to share this information on their own.

Once someone is fully vaccinated, they are not required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone positive for COVID-19. Instead, if they are deemed a close contact, they are instructed to wear a mask around others for 10 days starting with their last contact and get tested (rapid antigen test or PCR) 5 days after their last contact, and at any point if they develop symptoms.

Everyone should be in the habit of monitoring themselves for symptoms daily. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend fully vaccinated people undergo routine screening testing unless they have symptoms or are a known close contact.