People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom, if available.

Who needs to isolate?

People who have COVID-19, including:

  • People who have tested positive for COVID-19
  • People who have symptoms and suspect they have COVID

Steps To Take If COVID-19 Positive

Stay home except to get medical care, and

  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency indication (like trouble breathing), seek medical care immediately
  • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible
  • Use a separate bathroom, if available
  • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets
  • Don’t share personal household items (cups, towels, utensils)
  • Wear a cloth face covering when around other people, if able
  • Do not attend face-to-face classes, on-campus work or university activities, events, etc.

Learn more about what to do if you are sick.

Returning To Work Or School

 You can return to campus after

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever (without fever-reducing medication) and
  • Symptoms have improved

Students must provide a release from their primary care physician or from Student Health Services. Telehealth appointments with Student Health Services (254-968-9271) can be scheduled for release. As with other illnesses, Employees should not report to work if they do not feel well or experience symptoms and follow System Policy 31.03.02. If you are required to miss work due to illness for more than three consecutive working days a physician’s note is required before returning.