If you are symptomatic and/or feeling unwell, stay home and do not report to classes, practices, work, or events, regardless of your vaccination status.
When to stay home, regardless of your vaccination status:
- If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and
- It is within five days of symptoms first appearing and/or five days after a positive test.
- It has been 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and/or
- Other symptoms of COVID-19 have improved.
- When you are symptomatic.
- When you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
- When you are advised to do so by your medical provider.
Please note that following a positive COVID-19 test and the five-day isolation, it is recommended that you wear a mask for an additional five days to protect others.
Actions you should take if you are ill/symptomatic and need to stay home, regardless of vaccination status:
- Contact your healthcare provider to seek medical treatment if needed.
- Contact Judi Neswick in Student Health if you need to take a COVID-19 test and are not able to get one elsewhere.
- Contact a Morningside representative if you are ill and/or if you receive a COVID-19 test so Morningside can monitor illness for the health and safety of the campus community.
- While you are encouraged to provide a courtesy call to individuals with whom you have had contact if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, it is important to know that employees do not need to quarantine following exposure to COVID-19 unless they are symptomatic and/or are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.