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?

Students who are required to test for COVID-19 are receiving frequent messages from campus about this requirement and those who fail to comply are being held accountable.

Given our high rates of vaccination on campus and the campus mask requirement, 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 monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing 3-5 days after their most recent exposure 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. Students and employees who are not fully vaccinated will already be testing weekly.