Student COVID-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
- 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.
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.