The person should immediately return to their place of residence, or isolate in a designated isolation area, until they can safely return to their residence or be transported to a health care facility. Students whose place of residence is within a campus residence hall shall be isolated in a designated isolation area, with staff support and symptom monitoring by a health professional wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • The person should seek medical care and COVID-19 testing from their regular health care provider or through the local public health authority. They should follow instructions from their local public health authority regarding isolation.
  • If the person has a positive COVID-19 viral (PCR) test, they should remain at their place of residence for at least 10 days after illness onset and 72 hours after fever is gone, without use of fever reducing medicine, and other symptoms are improving.
  • If the person has a negative viral test (and if they have multiple tests, all tests are negative), they should remain at their place of residence until 72 hours after fever is gone, without use of fever reducing medicine, and other symptoms are improving.
  • If the person does not undergo COVID-19 testing, the person should remain at their place of residence until 72 hours after fever is gone, without use of fever reducing medicine, and other symptoms are improving.
  • Any faculty, staff, or student known to have been exposed (e.g., by a household member) to COVID-19 within the preceding 14 days should stay in their place of residence and follow instructions from local public health authority.

On Campus 

  • Holding spaces for students to self-isolate if needed 

  • Supporting public health efforts 

  • Developed and implemented protocol for resident relocation to isolation spaces 

  • Implemented procedure for contactless food delivery if needed 

  • Implemented procedures for cleaning of spaces once the student has returned to their assigned residential space 

  • Developed protocol for student care and academic support 

Off Campus 

  • Provided guidance to provide space where residents can self-isolate if exposed and showing symptoms (access to bathroom and study/sleeping space)  

  • Resident should remain in isolation (not leave their space) and food should be delivered 

  • PPE is recommended to be used for anyone assisting the resident in transitioning to isolation 

  • Student with confirmed case should be connected to Student Care 

  • Students who are ill should remain at home and consult their medical provider. Corvallis students can contact Student Health Services. OSU-Cascades students can use Telehealth. Or, students may also contact a local emergency medical provider.
  • Remain at home until 72 hours after fever (without medication) and symptoms cease, including cough.
  • Appropriate isolation/quarantine spaces for residential students have been designated that is sufficiently separated from other residents and staff.
  • If employees think they have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop fever or other COVID-19 related symptoms, or have a positive test result for COVID-19 they should stay home; avoid close contact with others; and contact their primary health care provider.   
  • Employees should not work while ill and should consult with their medical provider as needed.
  • Remain at home until 72 hours after fever (without medication) and symptoms cease, including cough.