General Q&A

If you test positive, please enter isolation from the on-set of symptoms or positive test (if without symptoms). If without symptoms, you may return to campus on day 5, with the date of your positive test being day 0. If you have symptoms, you must isolate for the five days, with the date your symptoms developed as day one, and be 24 hours fever free and/or wait until your symptoms subside before returning to campus.

You also need to begin to trace back two days, prior to developing symptoms or the test (if without symptoms), notifying those who were within 6 feet of you for more than 15 minutes plus. These individuals will need to monitor for symptoms and quarantine, if unvaccinated.

If you are not able to isolate safely from other members of your household, not sharing bathrooms or common areas like kitchens, please complete a Cocky Cares Support Questionnaire, so we can connect you with on and off campus resources.

If you need access to food resources, please notify the Gamecock Market, and our on-campus food pantry can arrange for a curbside pickup of items for your isolation or quarantine period.

Please contact your health-care provider or visit the Student Health Center to have tests run and receive additional care.

If you have been within 6-feet of someone unmasked for an extended period of time (15 minutes +) in the last two days before they developed symptoms or tested positive, and you are unvaccinated or are not up to date on your boosters, you are advised to self-quarantine for 5 days, from the last date of exposure to the positive case and wear a mask through day 10. If you are fully vaccinated and boosted, you are clear from quarantine, but you are encouraged to mask and monitor for symptoms, regardless.

If you begin experiencing symptoms, please report to the RMC/JSU Health Center or to a healthcare provider immediately for rapid testing.

No, you can test positive for weeks after developing Covid-19; therefore, please complete your isolation. Once your isolation period is complete or your symptoms subside (24 hours fever free), you may return to campus.

If you were not directly exposed to the positive case, you do not need to quarantine. Only quarantine if those you were directly exposed to test positive.

If you share a house, dorm or apartment with an exposure, quarantine them from other members of the household, not sharing bathrooms or common areas like kitchens with them. If you share a household with a positive case, isolate them from other members of the household, not sharing bathrooms or common areas like kitchens with them. If you cannot safely quarantine or isolate them, please encourage them to return home or find alternative accommodations that allow for full quarantine/isolation.

A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine. For Pfizer and Moderna, that is a two-dose series, and one is fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose.

Up to date means a person has received all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible. Those receiving Moderna and Pfizer are eligible for a booster 5 months after completing their primary vaccination series.

If you still have questions, please contact covidquestions@jsu.edu.