Positive COVID-19 Tests and Exposure Guidelines
What to Do If You May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19
Wear a mask when around others in the household and around the infected person
- Get tested 3-5 days after the first exposure
- Retested 3-5 days after the infected person clears the 10-day isolation period
- Wear a mask until 14 days indoors around others after the infected person clears the 10-day isolation period or until their final test comes back negative
- Quarantine until 14 days after the infected person clears the 10-day isolation period
- Get tested immediately when they are identified as a close contact
- Get tested again 5-7 days after the infected person clears the 10-day isolation period
What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID-19
Stevens students, faculty or staff members who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate and notify Stevens Student Health Services via phone (201-216-5678) immediately for further instructions. These individuals may be required to isolate at home or, if a residential student, in a designated room provided by Stevens.
Those who test positive for COVID-19 must also provide information about close contacts who may have been exposed to the virus to allow for contact tracing. Stevens will follow privacy guidance from local and state governmental authorities and will not release the names of individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Close contacts of these individuals will be notified that they have been exposed to a case of COVID-19 and advised to quarantine.
Based on CDC guidance, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, have completed the 10-day isolation period and no longer have COVID-19 symptoms, you are not required to be tested for COVID-19 for 90 days after your positive COVID-19 test date. Evidence to date suggests that reinfection does not occur within this time window.
Students, faculty and staff must seek clearance from a clinician in Student Health Services t0 exit isolation or quarantine and discuss next steps, if any.
Students, faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must provide information on their close contacts so that these contacts can be notified to take health precautions. Due to privacy regulations, the names of individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will not be shared.
If relevant, the university will share available information including recollections of the infected individual, attendance records, seating charts and information from roommates and teammates in order to identify close contacts. Stevens will follow privacy guidance from local and state governmental authorities with this information, assisting the State of New Jersey and Hoboken Health Department in tracing close contacts of those in the Stevens community who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Stevens may also utilize a third-party vendor to provide contract tracing services if needed.