UCSB COVID-19 Positive Result/Exposure
Isolation Instructions (I am COVID-19 positive, what do I do?)
Everyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccination status, will:
- Stay home for at least 5 days.
- Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and you have a negative COVID-19 antigen test collected on day 5 or later (see exception below)
- Student EMPLOYEES and CAREER EMPLOYEES cannot return to campus work after 5 days unless they upload their negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result through the form in "New Message" in the Student Health Patient Portal, as required by CalOSHA. Otherwise, they must stay home from work for 10 days.
- If fever is present, isolation should be continued until your fever resolves.
- If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after day 10.
- Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.
Quarantine Instructions (I was exposed to COVID-19, what do I do)
- You do not need to quarantine as long as you have no symptoms of COVID-19
- Test within 3-5 days after last exposure
- Persons infected within the prior 90 days do not need to be tested
- Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days, especially in indoor settings
- If testing positive, follow the isolation recommendations
- If symptoms develop, test and stay home.
- Student EMPLOYEES and CAREER EMPLOYEES are required by CalOSHA to upload their COVID-19 rapid antigen test result done 5 days after exposure through the form in "New Message" in the Student Health Patient Portal.