What to Do if You Have or Been Exposed to COVID

  • Updated August 10, 2020  


    • Have tested Positive for COVID-19;
    • Had close contact, as defined by CDC, as 15 minutes or more, 6 ft. away or less, sharing utensils or drinks, or any physical contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19; or
    • Received a call from a Health Department Contact Tracer; or
    • Have a temperature reading of 100.4 or higher or have other COVID-19 symptoms
    1. Seek emergency medical care immediately if you have any of the following symptoms: Trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, bluish lips or face.
    2. If your symptoms or elevated temperature begin while you’re already on campus, you will be required to leave campus immediately. (Emergency medical attention will be called by your instructor or Campus Police if you have the symptoms noted in #1 above)
    3. Contact your health care provider for guidance on possible next steps and testing. Some COVID-19 symptoms may include, but are not limited to: New loss of taste or smell, Fever or chills, Unexplained Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Unexplained Headache, Sore throat, Unexplained Congestion or runny nose, Diarrhea, Nausea or vomiting
    4. You are encouraged to contact the Carroll County Health Department’s COVID-19 Call Center 410-876-4848 for general information. You may also visit: https://cchd.maryland.gov/ 
    5. Notification: Students should contact all instructors and advise them that they will not be able to attend in-person instruction or training. Students should also email Dr. DaVida Anderson, Director of Student Care & Integrity at danderson3@carrollcc.edu. Employees should contact their direct supervisor as well as Human Resources at HR@carrollcc.edu
    6. If you are ill or have had a positive viral (PCR) test for COVID, you must isolate at home until:
      • You are cleared to return by a licensed healthcare provider OR the Health Department Contact Tracing Team; AND
      • It has been 10 days since you first became ill or had your positive test; AND
      • You have not had a fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) and all of your other symptoms are improving.
      • Additional information on isolating is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/isolation.html
    7. If you have had close contact with a person who is ill or has had a positive COVID test, you must quarantine for 14 days since the last time you were in contact with that person. Additional information on quarantine is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html
    8. Whether you are out of school due to isolation or quarantine (being sick, having a positive COVID test, or being exposed to someone with COVID) you may return in-person to campus only once you have submitted a release note from your healthcare provide or the Health Department to:

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