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Response to COVID-19 Positive Student Case

Let Us Know! (Reporting a COVID-19 Positive Case)

  • If you are tested through the FSU testing program or at University Health Services, results will be reviewed by University Health Services. If authorized, the test results will be shared with the Department of Student Support & Transitions, Dean of Students, and Secure Assessment for FSU Exposure Response (SAFER) Team. This will ensure proper response including sharing isolation guidelines, tele-health care from University Health Services (if needed), referrals to other university resources, and conducting appropriate contact assessment to mitigate the spread of the virus.
  • If you have been tested by an alternative testing site or by an independent health care provider, we highly encourage you letting us know if you have tested positive by accessing the Daily Wellness Check Tool in the MyFSU MobileApp or portal so we may provide the proper support and response through the SAFER program.

Missing Class Due to Illness

If necessary, students should contact instructors and inform them they will not be attending any face-to-face classes for 2 weeks. Faculty should not require documentation of illness related to COVID-19, but if you are in need of a letter of support, the Office of Case Management Services can assist you.

Quarantine and Isolation Requirements

  • Students who believe or have been identified as having had close contact with someone with COVID-19, or suspect they may be positive but are not experiencing any symptoms, should follow CDC guidelines for quarantine.
    • On-campus students will quarantine in their assigned residence hall room. Off-campus students will quarantine in their off-campus residence.
    • Quarantining students must always wear a face covering when outside of their room/residence.
    • Quarantining students should wash their hands frequently (or use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol).
    • Quarantining students may leave their room for essential activities such as getting food, medication or necessary supplies. While out, contact with others must be limited to less than 15 minutes and a minimum of 6 feet of distance between individuals must be maintained.
    • Quarantining students must not do anything that puts them within 6 feet of anyone for fifteen minutes or more.
  • Students who are symptomatic or have tested positive for COVID-19 should isolate themselves according to the CDC guidelines for isolation.
    • On-campus students will isolate in Rogers Hall or Salley Hall. Off-campus students will remain in their off-campus residence.
    • Students will need to remain in isolation for a minimum of 10 days following the start of symptoms or the receipt of positive test results (if asymptomatic).
    • On-campus students will need to remain in Rogers/Salley Hall for a minimum of 10 days following the start of symptoms or the receipt of positive test results (if asymptomatic). Students may only leave the building for medical purposes.
    • Students must receive clearance from University Health Services (UHS) staff before returning to their assigned residence hall and/or classes.
    • Students can contact CVS for contactless delivery of medication.