Tested Positive For COVID-19?

If you tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, you're now a part of a historic pandemic. Here's what you should do next.

​Take a deep breath and follow these steps:
(applicable for Fall 2020 - Spring 2021)

1. If you received a positive COVID-19 test result from testing outside of the University, you must self-report to Campus Health by calling (520) 621-6493 or (520) 570-7898 after hours as soon as possible.

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

  • If you got tested at North Rec, McKale, the 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.

3. It's time to self-isolate.

Isolate for 14 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 recommended 14 day isolation period.  

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


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).


Housing & Residential Life will coordinate transportation to the 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:


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:

4. 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.

5. If you, an employee, or a student in your class tested positive for COVID-19, click here to access the form to report to SAFER. 

6. Self-isolation can be a challenge, and it’s a challenge you can overcome.


Whatever you're going through, you don't have to go through it alone.