COVID Exposure and Testing Protocols

By working together and following guidelines, we can all help to keep our PNW community safe! See what to do if you receive positive COVID-19 test results, are exposed to COVID-19 or begin experiencing symptoms.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, get tested and stay home. If the test is positive, follow the guidelines for testing positive.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19, Isolate

  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can return to campus.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. Masks are always required while on campus.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If you have been boosted or completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months or Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5
    • If the test is negative, continue to come to campus and follow masking protocol.
    • If the test is positive, follow the positive testing protocols above.

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

If you completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted or completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted or are unvaccinated

  • Quarantine by staying home for 5 days.
  • Test on day 5.
    • If the test is negative, continue to come to campus and follow masking protocol.
    • If the test is positive, follow the positive testing protocols above.

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

Reporting Positive Cases

Positive cases should be reported to the relevant office below. These numbers will be reflected in a dashboard on the website.

Individuals who test positive for Covid-19 will receive a text message from (877) 548-3444 and a call from a contract tracer asking information about any close contacts you may have exposed to Covid-19 to prevent further spread. The number on the caller ID will show as (833) 670-0067 or may display as “IN Health Covid” if your carrier allows it. Answer the call from a contact tracer!