UCSB COVID-19 Positive Result/Exposure

Report COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE ONLY

(Report Negative Results only for EMPLOYEES desiring to end Isolation after infection earlier than 10 days, or after exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case)

(NO NEED TO UPLOAD RESULTS from ON-CAMPUS Testing)

For General Information:

Email ucsb-covid-19@ucsb.edu


 

 

Uploading your results:

1.  Please make sure your name and the date that you took your test are clearly written on your test or test result.

2. Upload your results:

  • Log in to the Patient Portal
  • Click on the Messages Menu
  • Click on New Messages
  • On the Testing Services Menu Select "Send Outside COVID-19 Lab Report"
  • Click the "Add Attachment" Button, Select Your Lab Result From Your Device, and be sure that your NAME and TEST DATE are written on the result


After the File Is Attached Answer the Required Question and Press the Send Button to Send the Message With the Outside Lab Result Attached.

COVID-19 Positive Results

UCSB students and employees who test positive for COVID-19 on a laboratory test or home test, and those that are close contacts to cases will follow the isolation and quarantine instructions below. These instructions are consistent with the current California Department of Public Health.

Do not wait to be contacted by Contact Tracing to contact you to begin isolation or quarantine. Depending on daily case and close contact volume, you may not be contacted.

CDC: What to do if you are sick

Definitions

Isolation and Quarantine Definitions

Isolation: separates those infected with a contagious disease from people who are not infected.

Quarantine: restricts the movement of persons who were exposed to a contagious disease in case they become infected.

Duration of isolation or quarantine:  To calculate the 5 or 10 days of isolation or quarantine, the date of either your positive test or the date that COVID-19 symptoms began is "Day 0." Then add 5 days to that date. For example, if your positive test date or the day symptoms began was January 1, add 5 days to that and your 5th day will be January 6.

Isolation and quarantine are proven public health interventions fundamental to reducing COVID-19 transmission. Isolation and quarantine processes are in place to slow the spread of the virus.

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.