Current University protocols require that if you are exposed to COVID-19, you must quarantine for the recommended duration. However, CDC guidelines outline specific criteria for vaccinated employees that would remove the requirement to quarantine. You are not required to quarantine only if all of the following are true:
- More than two weeks have passed following receipt of your last dose in the COVID-19 vaccine series.
- Less than three months have passed following receipt of your last dose in the COVID-19 vaccine series.
- You have remained asymptomatic since the exposure.
WHAT IS SELF-QUARANTINE?
Self-quarantine means avoiding situations where you could infect other people.
When you are exposed to an illness, there is the time between exposure and when you start to feel sick. During this time there is a chance you can spread germs.
If you have symptoms, contact your provider or call Campus Health at 520-621-9202
HOW DO I SELF-QUARANTINE?
Stay at Home
- Stay home, except for getting medical care
- Do not go to work, school, events, parties, stores, or any public areas
- Do not use rideshares, taxis, or public transportation until you're released from self-isolation
- Ask friends or family to drop off groceries and supplies, or use a delivery service
- Ask a friend or family member to run errands for you
Separate Yourself from Others in Your Home
- Avoid situations where you have close contact with other people living in your home
- Stay on your own in a well-ventilated room (windows opened regularly) with the door closed
- Use a separate bathroom/toilet, if available and clean bathroom/toilet after every use
- Do not share utensils, towels, bedding or other items
- Wash utensils/dishes thoroughly after use (dishwasher ok to use)
No Visitors Allowed
- Do not invite visitors, friends, or family to your home
- Do not make contact with people at the front door – deliveries should be left at the door and the delivery person should leave before you open the door
Wash Your Hands Often
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (preferred method)
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) with unwashed hands
- Wash your hands after sneezing/coughing; before and after preparing food; before eating; after toileting; and when your hands are visibly dirty
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
Pima County Health Department
On-demand, text-based primary healthcare (online 24/7 for all University of Arizona students over age 18)
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I DO?
Practice Common Prevention Measures
- See preventative measures on the COVID-19 Symptoms and Prevention page.
Monitor for Symptoms
- Watch for any of the symptoms listed by the CDC.
Wear a Face Covering
- Remember to wear a face covering when you are around other people or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.