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Student C​OVID-19 Reporting Procedure

​Students must report any positive test/diagnosis of COVID-19, COVID-19 exposure, or potential COVID-19 symptoms to their college Student Health Services department. The contact person at each location is:

Students should provide the following information:

  • ​​Student Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Phone Number
  • Student ID Number
  • Email Address
  • Class Schedule Onsite
  • Last Date Onsite
  • How the Exposure Occurred​
  • ​Any Symptoms
  • Date of Symptom Onset (if symptomatic)
  • Date of Test
  • Testing Site
  • Onsite Locations Visited During the Infectious Period (COVID-19 positive cases only)
  • Onsite Close Contacts, if any (COVID-19 positive cases only)

Students will be provided quarantine/isolation requirements, testing, and student support resources.

A. Notifications

​1. Health Services will notify the student's professors/Dean.

  • ​Based on the situation, students may be able to continue doing their studies remotely during medical assessment/self-quarantine.
  • Health services will provide information to the area Dean and/or College Administration to decide on facilitating the continuation of the class.

​2. Health Services will notify the County of Riverside Public Health of the student's positive case status along with, if applicable, any identified onsite close contacts.

​​​3. Health Services will notify the College Director of Facilities to request a deep cleaning of the exposure area if the student was onsite.

​​​4. Health Services will notify close contacts of a verified exposure that occurred onsite and provide instructions to quarantine/isolation/be tested.

B. Clearance/Return to Onsite Classes

Health Services will provide clearance for students to return to onsite classes.

​1. If the student has tested POSITIVE for COVID-19, they will need to self-isolate, regardless of vaccination status. This means that the student will need to stay in a separate room without personal contact with others for 10 days. Students may return to work or school after 10 days when any of the following occur:

  • ​​For students with symptoms, all of these conditions must be met:
    • ​​At least 24 hours have passed since a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications;
    • COVID-19 symptoms have improved; and
    • At least 10 days have passed since COVID-19 symptoms first appeared.
  • ​For students without symptoms, at least 10 days have passed since the COVID-19 student's first positive test.
  • Students are encouraged not to retest for at least 90 days unless there is a known exposure, or the student is symptomatic.​

​2. If the student has been EXPOSED to someone with COVID-19 

  • ​Not fully vaccinated student will need to self-quarantine and get a PCR test after day 5 of the exposure. The quarantine period is based on the last known close contact. If the employee is re-exposed, the quarantine period begins again.
    • ​If the student never developed any COVID-19 symptoms, the student will need to stay at home for 10 days from the last exposure while avoiding contact with other people.
    • Asymptomatic close contacts should continue daily self-monitoring for symptoms through Day 14 from last known exposure and follow all recommended safety protocols through Day 14 from the last known exposure.
    • If the student developed any COVID-19 symptom during the quarantine period, they need to get a PCR test with specimen taken after the onset of symptoms. 
      • ​If the student tested positive, follow the procedure for COVID positive case.
      • If the student tested negative,  the employee could return to work only if all of the following criteria are met:
        • At least 10 days have passed since the last known close contact; and
        • The person has been symptom-free for at least 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications.
  • ​​Following student do not have to quarantine after a known exposure if they don't develop symptoms since their recent exposure:
    • ​Student who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days; Or
    • Student who have been fully vaccinated before close contact.

​3. If the student reports COVID-19 symptoms without known exposure, regardless of vaccination status, testing is highly recommended. The student would be excluded from work, instruct to isolate at home until test results evaluated

  • ​If the student cannot be tested, the same criteria for return to work as laboratory confirmed COVID-19 positive cases will be followed.
  • ​If the sudent tests negative, the student may return to work after 24 hours have passed without fever without using fever reducing medicine and symptoms have improved.​