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Personal responsibility is critical to protect your health and those of others.

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.

You are considered “fully vaccinated” for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) within 6 months, or ≥2 weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson) within 2 months or after receiving a booster shot.

Are you experiencing symptoms?

Unvaccinated and exposed to COVID-19 but have no symptoms?

Vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19 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 5 days since symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours with no fever (without taking fever reducing medication) and improvement in symptoms

After 5 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. Student Health will grant clearance to return at the appropriate time. 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 are able to return to work are required to adhere to Augusta University's 'Return to Work' guidelines:

  • Send an email to (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 5 days since symptoms first appeared, with the last 24 hours of the 5 days being fever free (without taking fever reducing medication).
  • Email HR at 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.
  • Wear a mask when around others for 5 days following a 5 day isolation.