COVID Guidelines

Updated for Spring 2022

COVID STATUS TARGETED POPULATION ISOLATION/QUARANTINE PERIOD

Confirmed Positive COVID-19 test result

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status

  • Isolate for 5 days. If you have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving after 5 days, end isolation.
  • Recommended to wear a mask around others for 5 more days.
Exposure to someone with COVID-19 (Exposed defined as less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period.)

Vaccinated-defined by CDC as:

  • Have been boosted OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
  • Recommended to wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5 if possible.
  • If symptoms develop at any point, quarantine and get tested.
 

Unvaccinated-defined by CDC as:

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR
  • Are unvaccinated
  • Quarantine for 5 days. If you have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving after 5 days, end quarantine.
  • Recommended to wear a mask around others for 5 more days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.

Note: The date you start exhibiting symptoms, test positive, or are exposed is considered Day 0. Your first full day is Day 1.

What is my isolation period?

If you have symptoms, what day did they start? (Day 0)

If you do not have symptoms, what day did you test positive? (Day 0)
You may return to campus on this day if your if symptoms are improving.
Sunday Saturday
Monday Sunday
Tuesday Monday
Wednesday Tuesday
Thursday Wednesday
Friday Thursday
Saturday Friday

Criteria to safely return to campus:

  • Five days have passed since any symptoms first appeared OR continued to NOT experience any symptoms if asymptomatic (i.e., cough, shortness of breath).
  • Improvement of symptoms (symptoms other than fever do not need to be fully resolved).
  • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without use of fever reducing medications.

Report Positive COVID-19 Result.

Time Reporting When Isolating or Quarantining

For Faculty and Staff
Employees will be responsible for notifying their supervisor if they need to be away from work and a representative from Human Resources will be contacting you to determine your leave and/or telecommuting options.

If you should have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email COVID@unt.edu. We know this is a challenging time; please reach out if you have any questions or need anything. Thank you for helping to keep our campus community safe.

For Students
It is your responsibility to reach out to your instructors and share you are currently in isolation. This e-mail will serve as official university documentation of your isolation to those who may need it. It is your responsibility to contact your instructors about your isolation status and discuss make-up work and learning options during your absence. If you encounter any challenges notifying your professors, please reach out to the Dean of Students office at 940-565-2648 or deanofstudents@unt.edu.

ON-CAMPUS RESIDENTS: If you live on campus, take steps to implement your off-campus isolation plan and leave campus as soon as possible. Residents can find guidelines for leaving their residence hall room.

If you cannot implement an off-campus isolation plan, please e-mail COVIDResponse@unt.edu.

A staff member from our COVID Response Team will be reaching out to provide further instructions and support during your isolation period. Included in their initial e-mail to you will be the contact information for your specific liaison. Please reach out to them if you need anything.

References:
www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html

Experiencing symptoms?

If you are a faculty/staff member, contact your primary care physician. If you’re a student, contact the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center for any COVID-19 symptoms you experience.

It is important to get tested as soon as possible. Please see COVID-19 Testing Resources for testing options on campus.

  • If you test POSITIVE for COVID-19,  please let our team know by submitting the COVID-19 Positive Reporting Form.
  • If you are seriously ill, call 911, your local ER or urgent care for further medical attention.