What to Do if You Have or Been Exposed to COVID

  • Updated 4/7/2021


    What to Do if You Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 / Have Symptoms; or Been Exposed to Someone Who Tested Positive for COVID-19; or Travel Out of State

    Carroll Community College COVID-19 Screening Information for Students & Employees

    **All Information in this Document Applies Even If You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated**

    DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS IF YOU:

    • If you are ill or have had a positive viral (PCR) test for COVID; or
    • Had close contact, as defined by the CDC, as “someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated” regardless of whether cloth face coverings were worn https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/contact-tracing/contact-tracing-plan/appendix.html#contact; 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; or
    • Have traveled to a state with a Positivity Rate of 10% or above or a Case Rate per 100,000 of 20 or higher or have hosted guests from a “red zone” state (excluding those living in Pennsylvania), you must quarantine for 14 days, regardless of a negative test result.
    • *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 the following College personnel has cleared you

    *In some instances, you may be required to provide a release note from your healthcare provider or the Health Department before you can be cleared to return to campus.  This includes co-curricular activities.

    What should I do if I have tested positive for COVID or have 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:
      • 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; AND
      • You are cleared to return to campus by the following College personnel:
      • Students:  Dr. DaVida Anderson at danderson3@carrollcc.edu
      • Employees:  Human Resources at  HR@carrollcc.edu
        *In some instances, you may be required to submit a release note from your healthcare provider or the Health Department before you can be cleared to return to campus.  This includes co-curricular activities.
      • Additional information on isolating is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/isolation.html

    What should I do if I have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID?

    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 you develop 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. If you have had close contact as defined in the second bullet above, with a person who is exhibiting COVID related symptoms, and/or has had a positive COVID test, you must quarantine for 14 days since the last time you were in contact with that person. The Carroll County Health Department has recommended that testing occur no sooner than 5 days after exposure.  Additional information on quarantine is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html.
    6. 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

    What should I do if I plan to travel out of state?

    1. If you travel to a state with a Positivity Rate of 10% or above or a Case Rate per 100,000 of 20 or higher or have hosted guests from a “red zone” state (excluding those living in Pennsylvania), you must quarantine for
      14 days, regardless of a negative test result.
    2. 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

    For more information:

    https://www.carrollcc.edu/covid-19/
    https://cchd.maryland.gov/covid-19/
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


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