Islander COVID-19 Isolation/Quarantine Guidance

Calculating Self-Isolation/Quarantine

Day 0 is the day you:

  • had close contact (3 ft or less for greater than 15 cumulative mins within a 24hr period) with someone who tested positive for COVID-19,
  • were instructed to self-isolate by a government official or medical professional, OR
  • the date of which the individual they are caring for tested positive for COVID-19 or was instructed to self-isolate by a government official or medical professional.
  • Notify your instructor or supervisor.

If you test positive for COVID-19

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status

Notify instructor or supervisor.

Option 1


Stay home for 5 days if you have mild or no symptoms.

Must wear a mask around others for 10 days.

After 5 days, you may end isolation based on one of the following criteria:

Those with no symptoms may end isolation after Day 5.

Those with mild symptoms may end isolation after being fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications after 5 days and if symptoms are improving.

Continue to take precautions until day 10 (avoiding travel and people who are at high risk).

If you have moderate or sever symptoms you must comply with option 2.

Option 2


Stay home and isolate for 10 days.

End isolation when fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and if symptoms are gone or resolving after 10 days.


If you are exposed* to someone with COVID-19

And you are: up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations OR had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test)

Option 1


Quarantine is NOT required unless you develop symptoms. If you develop symptoms, get tested and isolate immediately.

Must wear a mask around others for 10 days.

Consider testing on Day 5.

Continue to take precautions until day 10 (avoid travel and people who are at high risk).

Option 2


Stay home and isolate for 10 days from exposure.

If you develop symptoms, get tested and isolate immediately.

Notify instructor or supervisor.


If you are exposed* to someone with COVID-19

And you are: NOT up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations

Option 1


Stay home and quarantine for 5 days after last exposure.

Consider testing on Day 5. 

Must wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

Continue to take precautions until day 10 (avoid travel and people who are at high risk).

If you develop symptoms, get tested and isolate immediately.

Option 2


Stay home and quarantine for 10 days after last exposure.

Notify instructor or supervisor.

If you develop symptoms, get tested and isolate immediately.


*Exposed/Exposure - 
Contact with someone infected with the Coronavirus in a way that increases the likelihood of getting infected.

Close Contact - Being less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for 15 minutes or more cumulatively over a 24-hour period.


If you have symptoms

And you have: No known exposure (regardless of vaccination status)

Not tested


Stay home and isolate from others.

Consider getting tested.

End isolation if you test negative, your symptoms are improving, and you are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.

If you are unable to get a test or if you test positive, you must follow one of the two options in the positive test category (mild/no symptoms or moderate/severe symptoms).

Negative Test


Continue isolating until your symptoms improve and you are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications.