Return to School or Work Guidelines
Students and Staff
In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19 (tested positive), the individual may return to work/school when all three of the following criteria are met:
- At least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery/resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; and
- The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 but does not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, the individual is assumed to have COVID-19. The individual may not return to work/school until they have completed the same three-step criteria listed above.
If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to work/school before completing the above self-isolation period, the individual must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis OR obtain an acute infection test at an approved testing location that comes back negative for COVID-19.