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Guidelines for Self-Quarantine & Self-Isolation

The following are current guidelines for self-isolation and self-quarantine at OCU. These are guidelines and may need to be adjusted based on the individual circumstance of the positive case or exposure.

If an individual is symptomatic for COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19, they must self-isolate for 10 days, be without fever for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication, and symptoms must be improving before returning to class/work. If a symptomatic individual receives a negative test result they must continue to self-isolate for the defined period of time and may retest after five days if their symptoms worsen or do not improve. A negative test result for a symptomatic individual will not reduce the length of an isolation period.

  • The Dean of Students Office will inform students and their faculty members of the students’ return to class dates.
  • Human Resources will inform employees and their supervisors of the employees’ return to work dates.

If an individual has a known or potential exposure to COVID-19, they must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to class/work.

  • The Dean of Students Office will inform students and their faculty members of the students’ return to class dates.
  • Human Resources will inform employees and their supervisors of the employees’ return to class dates.

***Response protocols for students and employees are subject to change based on update local, state, and federal healthcare guidance***