Guidelines for Positive COVID-19 Cases and Close Contacts

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Guidelines for Positive for COVID-19

In alignment with the California Department of Public Health’s isolation and recommendations for the public, members of the Chapman campus community who test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should isolate for at least 5 days.

  •  Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and the individual tests negative for COVID-19 on day 5 or later.
  • If unable to test and symptoms are not present or are resolving, isolation can end after day 10.
  • If fever is present, isolation should continue until fever resolves.
  • If symptoms other than fever are not resolving, continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after day 10.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days

Guidelines for Close Contact

Individuals are considered a close contact if they were less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period to a diagnosed or probable COVID-19 case.

  • If you have been in close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested immediately. This is regardless of vaccination status. Please isolate and do not access campus until you are cleared to do so by one of our contact tracers.
  • If you are a close contact and do not have symptoms, you should get tested within 3 – 5 days after the last exposure regardless of your vaccination status. Persons infected within the prior 90 days do not need to be tested. Wear a mask for 10 days following the exposure. You are cleared to access campus. However, if symptoms develop, test and isolate.

Faculty, Staff and Student Workers

Guidelines for Positive COVID-19 or Close Contact

In compliance with Assembly Bill 685 (AB685), potential exposure notifications are posted on the dashboard on the Chapman University CU Safely Back website.

Submit an off campus COVID-19 tests.

Contact Tracing 

The university continues to perform contact tracing on reported positive cases for guidance and follow-up. All Chapman community members must notify our Contact Tracing Team by any of the following methods: