COVID-19: Exposed and/or Symptomatic

Procedures for Exposure (Close Contact) to COVID-19 or Symptomatic Individuals (Not Positive)

This information pertains to individuals who have had a known exposure and close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 as well as individuals who are symptomatic but have not yet received a positive test result.

If you have a CONFIRMED positive Viral/PCR or Rapid Antigen/ART test, please visit this page for more information.

If you are sick with flu-like symptoms, respiratory symptoms, or unexplained fever, stay home (or leave work/class immediately), notifying your supervisor/professor/host. Self-quarantine to protect others from possible exposure to the virus.

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I had close contact with a confirmed COVID positive individual, and I am NOT vaccinated or fully vaccinated (including booster).

  • Quarantine for at least 5 full days.
  • Get tested immediately if you are symptomatic or develop symptoms. If you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
    • Students and Employees – You can obtain a take-home test (ART) from Public Safety if you are unable to obtain one on your own.
    • Viral/PCR tests can be scheduled at various locations, including local pharmacies. (https://www.redlands.edu/urready/getting-tested/)
  • Wear a well-fitting KN95 or equivalent mask for 10 full days if you must be around others in your room/residence.

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE, immediately complete a reporting form and follow Isolation Procedures noted above.

After 5 day quarantine:

  • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • If you develop symptoms isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you receive a negative test result. Wear a KN95 or equivalent mask around others through day 10.
I had close contact with a confirmed COVID-positive individual, and I am fully vaccinated and boosted.
  • You do not need to quarantine unless you develop symptoms.
  • If you develop symptoms, get tested immediately.
  • If you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days after exposure. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a well-fitting mask.
  • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
    • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you receive a negative test result. Wear a KN95 or equivalent mask around others through day 10. 

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE, immediately complete a reporting form and follow Isolation Procedures.

I had close contact with a confirmed COVID positive individual, and I had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (you tested positive using a viral/PCR test).

  • You do not need to quarantine unless you develop symptoms.
  • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
    • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested with an Antigen (at home-rapid) test. Continue to stay home until you receive a negative test result. Wear a KN95 or equivalent mask around others through day 10.

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE, immediately complete a reporting form and follow Isolation Procedures noted above.

Complete Procedures for Exposure (Close Contact) to COVID-19 or Symptomatic Individuals

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