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COVID-19 Exposure Response and Protocol

What do I do if I've tested positive for COVID-19?

Do one of the following as soon as possible:

Faculty & Staff

Level of ExposureCan I come to work?*Do I need to be tested?Whom do I notify?Where do I go for care?
You tested COVID-19 positive: You have been tested by your health care provider and are informed you test positive.No. You will need to self-isolate at home until instructed to stop by your health care provider and university officials.If you have already tested positive, you do not need to be tested again.Notify your immediate supervisor AND immediately, notify the EOC Response Coordinator in one of three ways:
1. Email NotifyEOC@okcu.edu
2. Call 405.208.5025
3. Complete the Exposure/Positive Test Reporting Form.
Your healthcare provider will manage your health needs.
A household contact tests positive: Someone you live with, a roommate, significant other.No. You should self-quarantine and follow these CDC guidelines. Stay home from work for at least 14 days.

The EOC Coordinator will determine your isolation period based on the situation.
Possibly. If you become ill then you will need testing.Notify your immediate supervisor AND immediately, notify the EOC Response Coordinator in one of three ways:
1. Email NotifyEOC@okcu.edu
2. Call 405.208.5025
3. Complete the Exposure/Positive Test Reporting Form.
Your healthcare provider will manage your health needs.
A close contact tests positive: Someone with whom you spent more than 15 minutes in close contact and were within 6 feet of since the day they developed symptoms OR a positive case who coughed on you or whose respiratory secretions or saliva directly contacted you.No. You should initially work from home until your healthcare provider and the EOC Coordinator can determine the case details and give you instructions.Not unless you have symptoms.Notify your immediate supervisor AND immediately, notify the EOC Response Coordinator in one of three ways:
1. Email NotifyEOC@okcu.edu
2. Call 405.208.5025
3. Complete the Exposure/Positive Test Reporting Form.
If no symptoms occur, you do not need care. You should self-monitor your health for 14 days.
Coworker, friend or casual contact tests positive: Someone you were not within 6 feet of for more than 15 minutes or with whom you did not share secretions.Yes. You can work as long as you do not have any symptoms and you were not a close contact (see above).Not unless you have symptoms.No notification needed unless you become ill.If no symptoms occur, you do not need care. You should self-monitor your health for 14 days.
Friend of a friend tests positive: You were in contact with your friend but not the person who tested positive.Yes. You can work as long as you do not have any symptoms.Not unless you have symptoms.No notification needed unless you become ill.If no symptoms occur, you do not need care.

Family Health Care and Minor Emergency Clinic @OCU (Campus Health Clinic) staff may collect essential public health information regarding employees who are ill. If you receive a positive COVID-19 test from a provider outside of the OCU clinic, please contact the EOC hotline at 405.208-5025 so that we can assess the implications for maintaining the health of the OCU campus community.

Be assured that any personal information shared with the Campus Health Clinic staff will be held in confidence. Any action taken regarding the employee’s personal information will be in consultation and accordance with CDC guidelines.

*OCU has implemented a remote work plan with restricted campus access for all OCU faculty and staff except for essential employees providing essential services to campus to maintain the health and safety of the campus community. Essential services include OCUPD, Facilities, Housing, Mail Services, University Counseling, and the Campus Health Clinic. Information related to work performed on campus currently applies to essential employees performing work on campus.

This chart has been adapted from Smith College.

Student Protocol

Level of ExposureCan I go to class and move about campus?*Do I need to be tested?Whom do I notify?Where do I go for care?
You tested COVID-19 positive: You have been tested by your health care provider and are informed you test positive.No. You will need to self-isolate at home until instructed to stop by your health care provider and campus officials.If you have already tested positive, you do not need to be tested again.Were you tested at the clinic? Follow the quarantine instructions provided by the clinic. If you a student residing in campus housing, a housing team member will contact you with information related to your quarantine location and support services.

Were you tested at a site other than the clinic? Remain off campus or self-isolate in your room if you reside on campus.

Immediately notify the EOC Response Coordinator in one of three ways:
1. Email NotifyEOC@okcu.edu
2. Call 405.208.5025
3. Complete the Exposure/Positive Test Reporting Form.
The campus clinic or your healthcare provider will manage your health needs.
A household contact tests positive: Someone you live with, a roommate, significant other.No. You should self-quarantine and follow these CDC guidelines. Remain off campus 14 days past the positive individual's recovery date.
Possibly. If you become ill then you will need testing.If you are a student living in campus housing A housing team member will contact you with information related to your quarantine location and support services.

If you live off campus:
Remain off campus
Immediately notify the EOC Response Coordinator in one of three ways:
1. Email NotifyEOC@okcu.edu
2. Call 405.208.5025
3. Complete the Exposure/Positive Test Reporting Form.
The campus clinic or your healthcare provider will manage your health needs.
A close contact tests positive: Someone with whom you spent more than 15 minutes in close contact and were within 6 feet of since the day they developed symptoms OR a positive case who coughed on you or whose respiratory secretions or saliva directly contacted you.No. You should self-quarantine at home until the EOC Coordinator can determine the case details and give you instructions.Not unless you have symptoms.Immediately notify the EOC Response Coordinator in one of three ways:
1. Email NotifyEOC@okcu.edu
2. Call 405.208.5025
3. Complete the Exposure/Positive Test Reporting Form.
If no symptoms occur, you do not need care. You should self-monitor your health for 14 days.
Coworker, friend or casual contact tests positive: Someone you were not within 6 feet of for more than 15 minutes or with whom you did not share secretions.Yes. You can work as long as you do not have any symptoms and you were not a close contact (see above).Not unless you have symptoms.No notification needed unless you become ill.If no symptoms occur, you do not need care. You should self-monitor your health for 14 days.
Friend of a friend tests positive: You were in contact with your friend but not the person who tested positive.Yes. You can work as long as you do not have any symptoms.Not unless you have symptoms.No notification needed unless you become ill.If no symptoms occur, you do not need care.


COVID-19 Exposure/Positive Test Reporting Form