Non-Healthcare Student Positive Home Tests

The CDC has updated their COVID guidelines to match the guidelines in place for other viruses such as influenza.   Summary:

  • Preventive measures such as hand washing and vaccination continue to be important tools for disease prevention
  • When sick, students should stay home until improved and fever-free x 24 hours (without fever reducing medications)
  • If still coughing/sneezing, masking is recommended x 5 days when around others to help reduce the spread of infection

Those with risk factors for more sever COVID-19 complications should still consider assessment at Student Health, as these students may be eligible for medications that can reduce the duration and severity of the infections.

Risk factors for severe COVID-19 include: