Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

These guidelines have been crafted based on current guidance from the CDC and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD). Given the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 virus, the MTU Flex Task Force anticipates these guidelines will be updated with more detail as it is provided to the University.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Everyone, Regardless of Vaccination Status

  • Stay home for five days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after five days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a face covering around others for five additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms are improving.

If You Were Exposed to Someone With COVID-19 (Quarantine)

Recently Vaccinated or Boosted

If you have been boosted, completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last six months, or completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last two months:

  • Wear a face covering around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day five, if possible.

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home. If your test is negative, please do not come to campus while sick—you may return when it has been 24 hours with no fever, your other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving, and you feel well enough to return. If you do not get tested, do not come to campus until it has been 24 hours with no fever, your other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving, and it has been at least five days since your symptoms first appeared.

Unvaccinated or Not Recently Vaccinated/Boosted

If you completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over six months ago and are not boosted, completed the primary series of J&J over two months ago and are not boosted, or are unvaccinated:

  • Stay home for five days. After that continue to wear a face covering around others for five additional days.
  • If you can't quarantine, you must wear a face covering for 10 days.
  • Test on day five, if possible.

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home. If your test is negative, you must still complete your quarantine period. If you do not get tested, do not come to campus until it has been 24 hours with no fever, your other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving, and it has been at least five days since your symptoms first appeared.

If You Have Any Symptoms of COVID-19 and No Known Exposure

Everyone, Regardless of Vaccination Status

You should get tested and isolate. If your test is negative, you may return to campus when it has been 24 hours with no fever, your other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving, and you feel well enough to return. If you do not get tested, do not come to campus until it has been 24 hours with no fever, your other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving, and it has been at least five days since your symptoms first appeared.

Additional Information for Students

If you are a student who has been placed in quarantine, you need to inform your instructors immediately to discuss course requirements and assignments. Mixed-modality instruction is not guaranteed in all classes during the spring 2022 semester and instructors are not required to provide remote instruction. If you are unable to contact your instructors, please contact the Dean of Students Office for assistance. Do not go to class if you are in quarantine.