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Exposure Protocol

Unsure if you should get tested? Been in close contact to someone with COVID-19? Confused about isolation and quarantine procedures? Follow these guidelines for getting tested, reporting a positive test, and isolating yourself away from others.

Are you experiencing symptoms?

Were you exposed but have no symptoms?

What to Do If You Get Sick

After testing positive for COVID-19:

Following a positive test result, SELF-ISOLATE for at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours with no fever (without taking fever reducing medication) and improvement in symptoms

After 10 days with the last 24 hours being asymptomatic, without taking fever-reducing medication, you can leave quarantine.

STUDENTS: Complete the Student COVID Reporting form after testing positive for COVID-19. Call Student Health if ‘clearance for return’ is needed. Professors may request a note from a student’s medical provider in order to excuse the absence.

Returning to Work

Employees who have been ill with COVID-19 and want to return to work are required to adhere to Augusta University's 'Return to Work' guidelines:

  • Send an email to reportcovid@augusta.edu (required). If you have leave questions, call or email University HR 706-446-4457 to review leave options: sick leave, FMLA, other. If you seek to work remotely, contact your supervisor re: telework.
  • Stay home for at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, with the last 24 hours of the 10 days being fever free (without taking fever reducing medication).
  • Email HR at reportcovid@augusta.edu when able to return to work.
  • All hospital and clinical staff must call Employee Health at 706-721-3418 for a return to work clearance.