Tested Positive or Exposed to COVID-19?

What to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to a positive case:

If you tested positive:

Regardless of your vaccination status, you must report your status to Augsburg. Someone will contact you to help you determine what to do next for isolation. See isolation guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19:

If you are not up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine*, you must report your status to Augsburg. Someone will contact you to help you determine what to do next about quarantine. See quarantine guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health.

If you are up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine*, you do not need to report your status to Augsburg. You should wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days when around others. The 10 days start from the day after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19. (The actual day of close contact is counted as day zero.) Also, get tested 5-7 days after you were exposed. If symptoms arise before then, get tested right away. See more detailed guidelines for people up to date on their vaccinations from the Minnesota Department of Health.

*What does it mean to be “up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine”?

A person who is up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least two weeks ago and no more than five months ago, or
  • received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks ago and no more than two months ago, or
  • was fully vaccinated and has since received a booster.

If you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than five months ago or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago and have not yet received a booster shot, you are not up to date on your COVID-19 vaccine; you need to report your status to Augsburg if exposed to a positive case.

The Minnesota Department of Health offers helpful guidelines for those who were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Please follow those guidelines, but don’t forget to report your status to Augsburg using the criteria outlined above.