If you are in isolation or have been told to isolate that means you have tested positive for COVID-19.
Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you should:
- Complete the COVID-19 Self-Report Form on the One St. Thomas website
- Stay home except to get medical care
- Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately
- Stay in a separate room from other people you live with
- Use a separate bathroom, if possible (wear face-covering/mask when going to hall bathroom)
- Avoid contact with roommates and pets
- Wear a cloth face covering when around other people
Remain at your place of residence or a designated isolation/quarantine space on campus for at least:
- At least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and
- At least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms have improved
Additional information may be found on the CDC website.
Managing your health at home
How to prevent the spread