Vanderbilt University has revised its quarantine policy based on CDC guidance.
Asymptomatic close contacts will now quarantine for 10 days. This has been updated from the previous 14-day quarantine, per CDC guidance, but comes with additional requirements for days 10 to 14 following exposure.
- For days 10 to 14 after last exposure, Vanderbilt community members identified as close contacts must not unmask at any time in public, including in dining locations, and must wear their mask even in the presence of those in their residence.
- Individuals should eat alone or complete any activities alone that require removing a mask in a private space during those four days.
As a reminder, all individuals should do the following at all times to help slow the spread of COVID-19:
- Perform daily self-monitoring for symptoms using the VandySafe app.
- Immediately self-isolate and contact the Student Health Center for assessment and testing if you develop symptoms.
- Wear a mask, stay at least six feet from others, wash your hands, avoid crowds and off campus high-risk venues, follow the gathering protocols, and take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Officials with the university’s Public Health Central Command Center will continue to make determinations of quarantine periods for close contacts and those who reside on-campus will move to quarantine housing. Close contacts who are off-campus students, faculty, staff and postdocs will quarantine at their residences. The Command Center will also provide instructions on following the new policy.