If you have a positive COVID-19 test, you need to isolate yourself from others. Please call Student Health and Wellness for guidance and resources if your positive test result is from a testing site that is not affliated with UVA. You can end isolation after:
- 10 days have passed since your symptoms began OR your positive test result (if you haven’t had any symptoms.); AND
- You have not had a fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication); AND
- Your symptoms have improved (if you had symptoms.)
Your housemate(s) must begin to quarantine away from you and away from each other and remain in quarantine for 14 days since their last exposure to you. Housemates should not ‘quarantine together’ because if one ends up getting sick, then those in contact with that person will need to start their 14-day quarantine all over again.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you need to isolate yourself from ALL others and contact Student Health and Wellness. If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you need to quarantine yourself from ALL others (including housemates) until 14 days have passed since the last date of your exposure to the person with COVID-19.
- University of Virginia, updated 9/28/20, "Be I/Q Ready"
- University of Virginia, updated 9/28/2020, "What's Quarantine--and What's Next?"
- University of Virginia, updated 9/28/2020, "What's Isolation--and What's Next?"
- University of Virginia, "Isolation & Quarantine Procedures and Resources for Students Off-Grounds"
- University of Virginia, "Isolation & Quarantine Procedures and Resources for Students in University Managed Housing"
VDH + CDC Resources:
- Virginia Department of Health, updated 7/21/2020, "Quarantine and Isolation: What's the Difference?"
- CDC, updated 7/17/2020, "COVID-19: Quarantine vs. Isolation"
- Virginia Department of Health, updated 7/21/20, "Living with Someone with COVID-19"