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Positive Test Result

Testing positive for COVID-19 can be a surprising and frightening experience. We want to make this process by providing students guidance. Below are the steps you should take in the event you or your roommate test positive for the coronavirus. 


I tested positive. Now what?

  • Begin to isolate immediately. This means no class, work or leaving your isolation location for anything but medical care. Your doctor or a contact tracer will help you determine the exact dates of your isolation.
  • If you were tested off campus, upload your test result to your account in MyHealthSpace.
  • Live on campus? You can’t stay in your residence hall room or university-operated apartment. You must either go home to isolate with your family or be relocated to one of our isolation facilities. Complete this form to let us know your plan: https://universityofsouthcarolina-yrckc.formstack.com/forms/tbd.
  • Live off campus? Roommates, housemates and family members can safely isolate within a household by practicing rigorous risk mitigation strategies. Visit the CDC for more information and instructions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/10Things.pdf.
  • Let faculty or employers know that you will be in isolation. You can arrange formal communication to your faculty by uploading your test results to go.sc.edu/COVIDstudentreport.
  • Make a list of friends, family or co-workers you have been in close contact with (within 6 ft for 15 minutes or more) in the days before your first symptom or your test. 
  • A contact tracer from UofSC or SC DHEC will reach out to you to collect close contact information and give you additional advice. Haven’t heard from someone? Call the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511.
  • Need medical attention for symptoms? Schedule telemedicine appointment via MyHealthSpace or call the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511 to arrange a nurse callback. If you’re having trouble breathing, have persistent pain or pressure in the chest, experiencing confusion or inability to stay awake, or have bluish lips, call 9-1-1.
  • Need emotional support during isolation? Counseling & Psychiatry offers virtual services including support groups for students who are in quarantine or isolation. Sign up for support groups in MyHealthSpace under Groups/Workshops. Get more information about mental health and wellbeing services available at UofSC at sc.edu/mentalhealth.  

Have questions or not getting what you need? Call the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511. 

 

My roommate tested positive. Now what?

 

  • Your roommate needs to begin to isolate immediately. This means no class, work or leaving their isolation location for anything but medical care.
  • You may need to quarantine due to being a close contact. Specifically, if you have been within 6 feet of your roommate for 15 minutes or more in the days before their first symptom or test. Contact tracers can help to determine if you meet this criteria.
  • Live on campus? You can’t stay in your residence hall room or university-operated apartment. You must either go home to quarantine with your family or be relocated to one of our quarantine facilities. Complete this form to let us know your plan: https://universityofsouthcarolina-yrckc.formstack.com/forms/tbd.
  • Live off campus? Roommates, housemates and family members can safely quarantine within a household by practicing rigorous risk mitigation strategies. Visit the CDC for more information and instructions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/10Things.pdf.
  • Let faculty or employers know that you will be in quarantine. You can arrange formal communication to your faculty by uploading your test results to go.sc.edu/COVIDstudentreport.
  • A contact tracer from UofSC or SC DHEC will reach out to you if you are a close contact and give you additional advice. Haven’t heard from someone? Call the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511.  
  • Need medical attention for symptoms? Schedule telemedicine appointment via MyHealthSpace or call the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511 to arrange a nurse callback.
  • Need emotional support during isolation? Counseling & Psychiatry offers virtual services including support groups for students who are in quarantine or isolation. Sign up for support groups in MyHealthSpace under Groups/Workshops. Get more information about mental health and wellbeing services available at UofSC at sc.edu/mentalhealth

Have questions or not getting what you need? Call the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511. 


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