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EIU COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

Student COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantine Reporting Form

Employee COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantine Reporting Form

As of January 19, 2022:

EIU is updating procedures regarding vaccination status and instructions for quarantining and isolating to reflect the newest guidance from the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health and EIU’s COVID-19 policies. The information below is subject to change and will be updated as new guidance is received. 

Vaccination Status: The CDC recommends that all individuals be fully vaccinated with the primary series of a vaccine (1 dose of Johnson & Johnson, or two doses of Pfizer or Moderna) and up to date (received booster) on their vaccines. This means:

  • An individual, age 18 and older, has received all recommended vaccine doses (fully vaccinated) and a booster;
  • An individual received their first dose of Johnson & Johnson less than two months ago or received their last dose of Pfizer or Moderna less than (5) five months ago; or
  • An individual has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days.

Boosters:  The CDC advises that all vaccinated people ages 12 and older should receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals are considered fully boosted the date the booster was received. You are eligible to receive a booster two (2) months after the first dose of Johnson & Johnson or five (5) months after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.

  • Procedures for Exposure to COVID-19

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    Use the following chart or the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator.

    Please note the following for counting days: If you have been exposed to COVID-19, count the day of your last exposure as Day 0.

    I've Been Exposed and Do Not Have Symptoms

    Do I Need to Quarantine if I Do Not Have Symptoms?
    Can I Go to Work/School?
    Do I Need to Test?

    If you:
    Have been boosted
    OR
    Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months
    OR
    Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

    NO

    YES

    Only if symptoms develop.

    If you:
    Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 5 months ago and are not boosted
    OR
    Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
    OR
    Are unvaccinated

    YES

    Isolate for 5 days and wear a mask at all times around others for an additional 5 days.

    On Day 6 if symptom-free.

    Test on Day 5, if possible.

    Tested positive within the past 90 days

    NO

    YES

    Test on Day 5, if possible.

    Unvaccinated

    YES

    Isolate for 5 days and wear a mask at all times around others for an additional 5 days

    On Day 6 if symptom-free

    Test on Day 5, if possible.

    Employees/Students may return work/classes if they meet the guidelines in this chart OR receive a Release Letter from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

  • Procedures for Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms or Positive COVID-19 Test

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    Use the following chart or the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator.

    Please note the following for counting days:
    The day that you got tested is Day 0 or as noted in an IDPH release letter.  

     I Have Symptoms and/or Tested Positive – Regardless of Vaccination Status

    Isolation and Physical Distancing Instructions
     When Can I Be Cleared by EIU to Resume Work/School?
     Testing

    Positive for COVID, with symptoms.

    Isolate for 5 days.

    Maintain strict masking for 5 additional days.

    Day 6 from the date of a positive test with symptoms improving and no fever.

    No need to re-test.

    Positive for COVID but does NOT have symptoms (asymptomatic).

    Isolate for 5 days.

    Maintain strict masking for 5 additional days.

    Day 6 from the date of a positive test if still asymptomatic.

    No need to re-test.

    Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and have not come in contact with someone who is positive (no known exposure).

     

    Isolate for 5 days.

    Maintain strict masking for 5 additional days.

    Day 6 from the date of a positive test with symptoms improving and no fever.

    Seek a PCR test to determine if positive for COVID at onset of symptoms.

    Employees/Students may return work/classes if they meet the guidelines in this chart OR receive a Release Letter from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Health & Counseling Services

Medical Clinic
Eastern Illinois University Human Services Building
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3013
health@eiu.edu

Academic Year Hours

8am-4:30pm

Summer Hours

8am – 4:30 Monday – Thursday, 8am – 12pm Friday


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