Close Contact Guidance

Students who test positive are expected to reach out to close contacts and notify them of their potential exposure.

A close contact is defined as any individual you have been in contact within forty-eight hours before symptom onset and/or a positive test result (in contact = within a proximity of fewer than six feet for more than fifteen minutes, regardless of masking and indoor/outdoor setting).

Close contacts (or any students who think they may have been exposed) are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Wear a mask when indoors and outdoors (when around others) for ten days from the exposure date (day zero).
  • Take an antigen test on day five; per CDC guidelines, please continue wearing a mask for the ten full days even if you test negative.
If you are a close contact and begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms, please get an antigen test as soon as possible—information about symptomatic testing is available on the COVID-19 Resources for Students landing page. Additionally, antigen day-five testing is available on campus for close contacts of someone who has tested positive COVID-19.