Isolation and Quarantine Protocols

Updated 1.5.22, based on current CDC guidance

COVID-19 Positive (Isolation)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.                                                       Guidance:

  • Isolation for 5 days at home or in Miller Hall (3rd & 4th Floor) beginning the date of the positive test .
  • If you have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave isolation.
  • Students and employees released from 5-day isolation should continue to wear a mask on campus at all times for an additional five days.

*If a fever persists, isolation will continue until fever-free for 24-hours without medication.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

For students or employees who:

  • Have received a booster shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
Guidance:

  • Wear a quality mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5 (on-campus or elsewhere)

If you develop symptoms during this 10-day period, please email chadc@goshen.edu to arrange an additional test

Residential students may also seek out a test by contacting the On-Call Resident Director at 574-535-6273 (OCRD)

For students or employees who:

  • Are unvaccinated OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine over 2 months and are not boosted
Guidance:

  • Quarantine for 5 days at home or in Miller Hall (1st & 2nd Floor), followed by an additional 5 days of wearing a quality mask while around others.
  • Test on day 5 (on-campus or elsewhere)

If you develop symptoms during this 10-day period, please email chadc@goshen.edu to arrange an additional test

Residential students may also seek out a test by contacting the On-Call Resident Director at 574-535-6273 (OCRD)

Definitions:

  • Isolation is the term used for separation from other people when you have tested positive with COVID-19.
  • Quarantine is the term used for separation from other people when you are not ill or known to be infected, but might have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. People in quarantine should not interact in person, even with each other.

Both isolation and quarantine protect other people from being infected by you.