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Positive Case/Isolation and Close Contact/Quarantine

Posted by on Friday, July 23, 2021 in .

POSITIVE CASE

Members of the Vanderbilt community who have received a COVID-19 positive test result, regardless of vaccination status, should complete the following webform. The webform goes directly to the Command Center to ensure confidentiality and someone will follow-up with you as soon as possible.

Test results of individuals tested by VUMC (Student Health or Occupational Health) or VU’s asymptomatic on-campus testing program are routed automatically.

Individuals will receive direct communication from the Command Center about their isolation (if they tested positive) and will be instructed to contact Student Health or Occupational Health if they develop symptoms.

CLOSE CONTACT/QUARANTINE

Members of the Vanderbilt community who have been informed they are a close contact from sources external from the university, regardless of vaccination status, should complete the following webform. The webform goes directly to the Command Center to ensure confidentiality and someone will follow-up with you as soon as possible.

Close contacts who are unvaccinated will quarantine for 10 days based on CDC guidance.  Additional requirements are in place for days 10 to 14 following exposure including:

  • For days 10 to 14 after last exposure, unvaccinated Vanderbilt community members identified as close contacts must not unmask at any time in public.
  • Individuals should eat alone or complete any activities alone that require removing a mask in a private space during those four days between day 10-14.

Close contacts who are vaccinated and asymptomatic will not have to quarantine but are recommended to monitor their symptoms and to get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after last exposure. If asymptomatic, testing can be done at the VU testing center. If individuals develop symptoms, they should test at Student Health, Occupational Health or VUMC or other testing location in the community.  More information on symptomatic and asymptomatic testing can be found here.

Close contacts who are vaccinated and symptomatic may have to quarantine based on severity of symptoms and specific living situations. This determination will be made by their medical provider in consultation with the Command Center.

Officials with the university’s Public Health Central Command Center will continue to make determinations of quarantine periods for close contacts. Close contacts who reside on-campus and need to quarantine will move to quarantine housing. Close contacts who reside off-campus and need to quarantine will quarantine at their residences.

CLASSES

Students in quarantine and isolation should contact their instructors to discuss a plan to access class material and make up missed work. Faculty will work with students as they do other times when a student misses class due to a medical condition.