What should be done if someone tests positive for COVID-19 (in the classroom, at an event, etc.)?
Individuals who test positive will need to isolate for at least 5 days from their test date and follow isolation guidance outlined here.
When an individual tests positive from a U-M testing source (UHS, OHS or CSTP), or reports a positive test result from an off-campus testing source to the university, they will be sent guidance which includes the direction to notify all individuals who they may have been in close contact with during their infectious period of their positive result.
Note: The individual may not have been infectious while around others.
If faculty members, departments or units choose to notify others of a positive case, they should not identify individuals by name. Students, faculty and staff — regardless of vaccination status — no longer need to quarantine following a close contact exposure but should self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days.
If positive in the classroom, it is the individual’s responsibility to notify the instructor that they are not able to attend class due to illness. Faculty should continue to provide academic support to all students during this period. The Dean of Students Office can provide support to the student.
More information on how to self-monitor following a close contact exposure or isolate can be found here.