Tested Positive For COVID-19?

If you tested positive for COVID-19, here's what to do next.


​Take a deep breath and follow these steps:
(the following steps are applicable for Fall 2021)

STEP 1: Report Your Positive Test Result

My positive COVID-19 test was performed ON campus:

  1. Complete the SAFER notification form to initiate the contact tracing process.

  2. Please answer the phone when contact tracers (SAFER) call to complete a case investigation interview. They will attempt to contact you within 48-72 hours of your positive test result. 

  3. If you have the Covid Watch Arizona App, enter your code:

    • If you got tested at North Rec, Student Union, or a remote on-campus location, you can find this code by logging into the test results portal.
    • If you got tested at Campus Health, your provider can give you a code.
    • If you got tested outside the University, please contact Campus Health at (520) 621-6493 and have a copy of your lab results available to upload.

My positive COVID-19 test was performed OFF campus:

  1. Upload your positive test result to the secure, HIPAA compliant Campus Health system. 

  2. Complete the SAFER notification form to initiate the contact tracing process.

  3. Please answer the phone when contact tracers (SAFER) call to complete a case investigation interview. They will attempt to contact you within 48-72 hours of your positive test result. 

  4. If you have the Covid Watch Arizona App, enter your code:

    • If you got tested at North Rec, Student Union, or a remote on-campus location, you can find this code by logging into the test results portal.
    • If you got tested at Campus Health, your provider can give you a code.
    • If you got tested outside the University, please contact Campus Health at (520) 621-6493 and have a copy of your lab results available to upload.

 

STEP 2: Self-Isolate

Isolate for 10 days from the start of your symptoms OR the date you tested positive, whichever came first. You should be fever-free for at least 24 hours before leaving isolation.

Self-isolation is critical to prevent the spread of the virus to others.

Re-Testing: Students will not need to be retested at the end of their isolation and cannot test out of isolation before the 10 day isolation period. 

See the additional CDC guidance for isolation.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS:

As a student living on-campus, Housing & Residential Life will be in contact with you to discuss your isolation plans (to go home locally, stay elsewhere, or move to an on-campus isolation dorm).

IF YOU ARE MOVING INTO AN ON-CAMPUS ISOLATION DORM:

Plan to stay in the isolation dorm for 10 days (reference the advice from your healthcare provider for discontinuing isolation). 

Once you have a positive COVID-19 test result, you cannot test out of isolation.

Discontinuing Isolation: Once your isolation period is over, you must be cleared by a Campus Health provider before returning to your dorm. You can contact your provider via email/secure messaging through PatientLink or call (520) 621-9202 to speak with a provider.

Here’s some helpful information for you:


IF YOU CHOOSE TO GO HOME (locally):

These guides are here to answer your questions about your next steps and self-isolation: 

 

As a student living off-campus, you can self-isolate where you currently live or you may have the option to self-isolate in the on-campus isolation dorms. 

  • If you want to self-isolate in an on-campus isolation dorm: a Campus Health provider needs to verify your diagnosis and initiate the request to move you into the isolation dorm. Please contact us at (520) 621-9202. 

These guides are here to answer your questions about your next steps and self-isolation:

STEP 3: Consider Treatment for COVID-19

If you're at risk for complications or a severe infection, consider getting evaluated and referred for treatment with monoclonal antibodies. Your health care provider or Campus Health can make the referral. Find out if you are at a higher risk.

STEP 4: Returning To Classroom/Work/Campus

After isolation, you can be around others when the following conditions are met:
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
Not sure if it's safe to be around others? Contact your healthcare provider or call Campus Health at (520) 621-9202

Returning To Work: If you need documentation to return to work, call Campus Health at (520) 621-9202.


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