What Is a Close Contact?
A close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting from 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19. A person is still considered a close contact even if they were wearing a mask while they were around someone with COVID-19.
What Do I Do If I’ve Been Around a Person with COVID-19 and I Don’t Have Symptoms?
I Am Fully Vaccinated
Any fully vaccinated student, who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should obtain COVID testing at the College Hall Testing Facility. To confirm SARS-CoV-2 during the early stages of a possible infection, it is important to obtain your COVID test at the right time. There is no need to quarantine while you wait for your test and you can continue to participate in on-campus activities. Please make sure to monitor for symptoms for 14 days after your exposure. If your result is positive, please contact the Student Health Center for further instructions.
• No quarantine required.
• Obtain a COVID test 3-5 days after your exposure.
Simply log into your MyWesternHealth
patient portal. Click “Appointments” and choose “COVID-19 Test”.
I Am Partially or Not Vaccinated
• Quarantine immediately.
• Contact the Student Health Center for further instructions and to arrange COVID testing.
What Do I Do If I’ve Been Around a Person with COVID-19 and I Have Symptoms?
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please send a secure message to the Student Health Center clinical team on your MyWesternHealth