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COVID Positive

If you have tested positive for COVID19:

  • Complete the COVID19 Positive Survey to notify the COVID Response Center.
  • Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines (workers in a healthcare setting are also subject to following the guidelines in AFL 21-08.9):
    • Stay home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, until you have not had a fever for 24 hours without using fever reducing medication AND other COVID-19 symptoms​ are getting better overall.​ 
      • ​​If you do not have symptoms, you should follow the recommend​​ed actions below to reduce exposure to others. 
    • Mask when you are around other people indoors for the 10 days* after you become sick or test positive (if no symptoms). You may remove your mask sooner than 10 days if you have two sequential negative tests at least one day apart. Day 0 is symptom onset date or positive test date. 
      • Per Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations, employees (including student employees) must wear a face covering in the workplace for a total of 10 day following the onset of COVID-19 symptoms or if asymptomatic, following the date of the first positive COVID-19 test, regardless of two negative tests.

    • Avoid contact with people at higher-risk for severe COVID-19 for 10 days*.  Higher-risk individuals include the elderly, those who live in congregate care facilities, those who have immunocompromising conditions, and that put them at higher risk for serious illness. 
    • Seek Treatment​. If you have symptoms, particularly if you are at higher risk for severe COVID-19, speak with a healthcare provider as soon as you test positive. Students may contact UCM Student Health Services.  You may be eligible for antiviral medicines or other treatments for COVID-19. COVID-19 antiviral medicines work best if taken as soon as possible, and within 5-7 days from when symptoms start.  
      • Call 1-833-422-4255 if you are unable to contact a healthcare provider, or use the treatment options to find one.​  

*The potential infectious period is 2 days before the date of symptoms began or the positive test date (if no symptoms) through Day 10. (Day 0 is the symptom onset date or positive test date).