Knowing what to do if you have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 can be confusing. Quarantine is no longer recommended for close contacts; if symptoms develop you are encouraged to test and isolate until results are available. The most current recommendations can be found at the CDC website
After being exposed to COVID-19, start precautions immediately.
- Wear a high-quality mask or N95 any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public. N95s are available at SHS while supplies last ( limit 1 per person).
- Monitor for symptoms. If they develop, get tested and isolate until results are obtained.
Get tested on day 6 even if you do not develop symptoms. Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19.
- If you test negative, continue taking precautions through day 10.
- If you test positive, isolate immediately.
Need medical attention for symptoms? Schedule a telemedicine appointment via MyHealthSpace or call Student Health Services at 803-777-3175.
If you have other questions or concerns, call the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511.