COVID-19 FAQs for Fall Semester 2023
1) What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?
Students and employees are advised to stay home when sick. Employees should use sick time when too sick to work.
2) What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19?
After testing positive, you should stay home from school or work and isolate yourself from others for five days.
3) Do I need to report my positive test to the college?
No, but you must notify your instructor(s) and/or supervisor(s) to let them know you are sick and make arrangements for missing class or work. Employees should take sick time if too sick to work.
4) When can I return to school or work after testing positive?
If your symptoms improve after five days, you may discontinue isolation and go back to school or work. If they do not, continue to isolate yourself until you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) AND your symptoms are improving. Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid contact with anyone at high risk for COVID-19 complications, including the elderly (age 65 and up), people with weakened immune systems, and people with lung issues (such as asthma or COPD).
5) What should I do if I think I was exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19?
Regardless of your vaccination status, you may carry on as usual unless you begin to experience symptoms or test positive.