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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

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

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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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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