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What Should I Do If I Am Exposed to COVID-19?

Knowing what to do if you have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 can be confusing. Quarantine is no longer recommended for close contacts; if symptoms develop you are encouraged to test and isolate until results are available. The most current recommendations can be found at the CDC website

After being exposed to COVID-19, start precautions immediately.

  • Wear a high-quality mask or N95 any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public.
  • Monitor for symptoms. If they develop, get tested and isolate until results are obtained.

Get tested on day 6 even if you do not develop symptoms. Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19.

  • If you test negative, continue taking precautions through day 10.
  • If you test positive, isolate immediately.

Need medical attention for symptoms? Schedule a telemedicine appointment via MyHealthSpace or call Student Health Services at 803-777-3175.

If you have other questions or concerns, call the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511.


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