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Close Contact, Quarantine and Isolation

  • Close Contact/COVID-19 ExposureSome examples of close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 include being within six feet of them for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (e.g. having lunch or being part of a gathering with them); living with them; providing care for them; or having exposure to respiratory secretions (e.g., being coughed or sneezed on, sharing a drinking glass or utensils, kissing) from them. 
  • Quarantine is the separation from others if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure (even if they don’t have symptoms) through UVA BeSafe and wear a mask for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative. 
  • Isolation is the separation from others of an individual who has a confirmed COVID-19 infection.
  • To learn more about UVA's isolation and quarantine protocols, please visit coronavirus.virginia.edu/isolation-quarantine.

Resources:

   PDF of UVA off-grounds I/Q guide   PDF of UVA off-grounds I/Q guide   PDF of UVA on-grounds I/Q guide   PDF of UVA on-grounds I/Q guide    PDF
Left: University of Virginia, "What's Close Contact - and What's Next?"
Center-Left: University of Virginia, "Isolation & Quarantine Procedures and Resources for Students Off-Grounds"
Center University of Virginia, "Isolation & Quarantine Procedures and Resources for Students in University-Managed Housing"
Center Right: University of Virginia, "UVA School of Nursing Student COVID-19 Information"
RightUniversity of Virginia, "UVA School of Medicine COVID-19 Information"