Auburn reminds of protocol involving COVID-19 positive test or exposure

Published: August 23, 2021

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The Auburn Family is being reminded of the university’s latest COVID-19 protocols, specifically involving testing positive or being exposed to the virus. Any student, faculty or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to submit an online self-report form. Students who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 also should submit a self-report form. This step is very important in helping Auburn monitor any emerging trends.

Once a person submits a self-report form, they will receive an automated email from Auburn’s COVID-19 Resource Center, providing detailed instructions. Additional emails follow during the next 10 days regarding information about isolation or quarantine as well as a student’s approved date of return to class.

Those who are unvaccinated and know they have had close contact (within six feet for greater than 15 minutes) with a co-worker, visitor, family member or other individual who has confirmed COVID-19 should stay home and quarantine for 10 days, inform their professors and/or supervisor and contact the Auburn University Medical Clinic (334-844-9825) or their primary care physician. A physician will help determine whether testing or treatment is needed. Those individuals should avoid contact with other people and social gatherings to keep from spreading a potential illness to others. Those individuals who are asymptomatic and fully vaccinated are not required to self-quarantine but should still monitor for symptoms and quarantine and get tested if symptoms develop.

Anyone who has not had a known close contact exposure but is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to campus and should consult a physician to determine whether testing or treatment is needed.

For more information about Auburn’s protocols, visit the university’s COVID-19 Resource Center website.