Quarantine Guidelines

Per the CDC

Who needs to quarantine?

People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do no need to quarantine or get tested again unless they develop new symptoms. People who develop symptoms again with 3 months of their first bout with COVID-19 may need to be tested if no other cause is identified for their symptoms.

Steps to Take

Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with the person who has COVID-19. Watch for fever (100.4 degrees of higher), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Stay away from others, especially those at higher risk for severe illness.

What if I had the COVID-19 vaccination?

If you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you do not have to quarantine provided it is within 3 months of your vaccination and you do not have any symptoms.

CDC Quarantine Standards (updated 02/11/2021)

CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days, however, depending on local circumstances the following are acceptable options that may be undertaken to shorten quarantine:

  1. quarantine can end on day 10 without testing if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
  2. quarantine can end on day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative for COVID-19 and there are no symptoms within the daily monitoring. The specimen must be collected within 48 hours of planned discontinuation but quarantine can not be discontinued earlier than day 7.

For Platt College, quarantine guidelines will be given to off campus students reporting illness by the Associate Dean. Staff that need to quarantine will be notified by the Dean of Nursing. For on campus cases requiring notification to Tri-County Health Department, individuals having direct contact will be notified of exposure and quarantined as directed by public health authorities.