Report Covid Symptoms, Exposure, or a Positive Covid Case

Please fill out and submit your respective form below if any of the following are true:

  1. You are currently experiencing COVID like symptoms such as:
      • Loss of taste or smell
      • Severe muscle or body aches
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Heavy night sweats
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
  1. You have tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days (even if you are experiencing no symptoms)

  2. In the last 10 days, you have been in close physical contact (6 feet or closer for at least 15 minutes) with a person who is confirmed to have tested positive for COVID or who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19?

Isolation Guidelines

Isolation Guidelines Flow-Chart

If you test positive, regardless of vaccination status you must:

  • Notify the Covid Support Team by filling out a Covid Support Form
  • Isolate for 5 days since your symptoms first appeared. (if no symptoms, then your isolation period starts on the date of your positive Covid test result)
  • The Covid Support Team will clear you to return to work or school after your 5-day isolation period if: 
    • symptoms are not present (or are resolving) AND  
    • no fever is present for at least 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND 
    • a rapid antigen test conducted on Day 5 or later is negative 
  • Isolation may extend to 10 days or longer if:  
    • You test positive with a rapid antigen test past day 5 OR 
    • Your symptoms remain and are not resolving 
  • You must wear a well-fitted mask around others for a total of 10 days (N95, KN95, or triple-layered surgical mask preferred), especially in indoor settings. During this time, you should not participate in activities around others that may destabilize the fit of your mask.

Quarantine Guidelines for Close Contacts Exposed to a Someone Who Has Covid

Quarantine Guidelines Flow-Chart

Definition of “Close Contact” is defined as any of the following people who were exposed to an “infected person” (someone with a positive COVID-19 test or diagnosed by a clinician) while that person was infectious

  • A person who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of at least 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period;
  • OR A person who had unprotected contact with the infected person’s body fluids and/or secretions, for example, being coughed or sneezed on, sharing utensils or saliva, or providing care without using appropriate protective equipment

If boosted OR completed primary vaccine series in the past 6 months OR completed JJ vaccine within last 2 months AND NO SYMPTOMS:

  • Notify the Covid Support Team by filling out a Covid Support Form
  • No Quarantine necessary
  • Test immediately and if negative, rapid antigen test on day 5 after exposure
  • wear a mask at all-times for 10 days while around others
  • if symptoms develop, isolate and get tested immediately

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:

  • Notify the Covid Support Team by filling out a Covid Support Form
  • Stay home for a minimum of 5 days.
  • Test on day 5, if negative with no symptoms, you may end quarantine on day 6
  • wear a mask at all-times for 10 days while around others 

Covid Reporting FAQs

Submit a Covid Support Form right away. The Covid Support Team will contact you within 24 hours or the next business day, and they will give you directions on what to do. In the meantime, please isolate away from others. Here are instructions on how to isolate.

Submit a Covid Support Form right away. The Covid Support Team will contact you within 24 hours or the next business day with some questions or instructions. You may have to quarantine depending on your vaccination status and if you have symptoms. Please refer to the chart above. If you’re not sure what to do, quarantine for now until the Covid Support Team gets in touch with you. Here are instructions on how to quarantine.

The Covid Support Team will let your professors know about your case. You will not be dropped from your classes, but you will want to reach out to them to maintain your academic standing during your quarantine or isolation period. If your classmates were close contacts, the Covid Support Team will also let them know that they may have been exposed, but they will not know your name or the specific details of your case.

The Covid Support Team will let your supervisor know about your case, but you may reach out to them as a courtesy. If your co-workers were close contacts, the Covid Support Team will also let them know that they may have been exposed, but they will not know your name or the specific details of your case.

The Covid Support Team will let your students know. Your absence will be treated like any other class absence and a substitute will be found if possible.

Please contact Danny Alonzo at dalonzo@pasadena.edu in Human Resources to inquire about what forms of sick pay you might qualify for.

Quarantine keeps someone who was in close contact with someone infected with Covid-19 away from others. Those in quarantine do not have a confirmed positive Covid test result. Isolation keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for Covid-19 away from others, even in their own home. Those in Isolation are confirmed to be infected with Covid-19. (CDC)

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other severe or concerning symptoms to you. (CDC)

For general inquiries – please contact CovidSupport@pasadena.edu