Quarantine/Isolation Guidelines for TWU
Who is Required To Report
Individuals who test positive AND were on campus or had close contact with other members of the TWU community (e.g. other students, faculty, or staff) during their infectious period* (as defined below). In addition, residential students who are not fully vaccinated* must complete the online form following an exposure*.
Who Must Isolate
- All individuals who test positive must stay home and avoid others for at least five full days after the date of symptom onset or the date of their positive test, whichever is later.
- Those who have not tested positive, but are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, should also stay home and avoid others.
- CDC guidelines recommend that individuals wear masks when around others for the five days of isolation and the five days that follow.
Who Must Quarantine
- Individuals who are not fully vaccinated* and have been exposed* to a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual during their infectious period must stay home and avoid others for at least five full days after the last date of exposure.
- CDC guidelines recommend that individuals wear masks when around others for the five days of quarantine and the five days that follow.
COVID Exposure Protocols
Download the Covid Exposure Protocols (PDF) flowchart to learn more about who should isolate and quarantine.
- Notifications from the TWU contact tracing team will be limited to the following:
- If an individual has been determined to have been exposed to a positive case on campus, Risk Management will send a notification email with instructions on whether and how to quarantine per CDC guidelines.
- Individuals living on campus, Housing & Dining, and ID Services will be notified of residential students who are required to isolate or quarantine.
- Since Risk Management will not be notifying Human Resources and supervisors of isolation and quarantine, employees should keep their supervisors informed of their status. Likewise, students will need to keep their professors notified of isolation and quarantine status.
- Infectious period: Two days (48 hours) prior to symptom onset, or the date the positive test was administered, through the 5th full day after symptom onset or test date OR when symptoms have resolved, whichever is later.
- Fully vaccinated: Currently defined as:
- Having completed the two-dose vaccination series (Pfizer or Moderna) within the last six months, or
- Having received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last two months, or
- Having received a booster dose.
- Exposure: Contact within 6 feet for greater than 10 cumulative minutes throughout a 24-hour period with a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual during their infectious period.
Page last updated 3:02 PM, January 31, 2022