Isolation

Anyone who tests positive — regardless if they are symptomatic, asymptomatic, vaccinated, or unvaccinated — will be required to go into isolation for five days from the date they tested positive with a tentative date of release to normal activities on Day 6. The date of testing is considered Day 0 and then we count forward.

Assuming the positive student in isolation is not experiencing symptoms or managing symptoms with medication at Day 5, they will be released to return to normal activity on Day 6 but will be required to wear a well-fitted mask at all times (campus, off-campus, and in their private room or home) through Day 10.

If on Day 5 the positive student is still experiencing symptoms managed by medication or not, they are required to continue isolation through Day 10 for return to normal activities on Day 11.

If the positive student was asymptomatic upon entry to isolation and later develops symptoms, the clock for isolation resets back to Day 0 for a new set of 5 days of isolation.

If a student-athlete in isolation is in season and can secure a test on their own on Day 6, they may submit it to the Athletic Training Office for review and consideration of mask removal during practice or competition between Days 6 and 10.

All symptomatic student-athletes that have been placed in isolation will need to be cleared by the Athletic Training Office in order to return to team practices and competitions.


Quarantine

Anyone who is not fully vaccinated and is identified as a close contact (in the presence of a positive case, masked or unmasked in less than six feet for an accumulated 15 minutes or more) will be required to go into quarantine for five days from the date of contact with the positive case with a tentative date of release to normal activities on Day 6. The date of contact is considered Day 0 and then we count forward.

Assuming the close contact in quarantine is not experiencing symptoms at Day 5, they will be released to return to normal activity on Day 6 but will be required to wear a well-fitted mask at all times (campus, off-campus, and in their private room, or home) through Day 10.

If on Day 5 or earlier the close contact in quarantine begins to experience symptoms, they need to get tested. If the test is positive, they will move to the isolation protocols already outlined.

If an asymptomatic student-athlete in quarantine is in season and can secure a test on their own on Day 6, they may submit it to the Athletic Training Office for review and consideration of mask removal during practice or competition between Days 6 and 10.

Last updated: Jan. 10, 2022