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Reporting a positive COVID-19 case, exposure, and other public health reminders for employees, supervisors

From: Virginia Tech Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety

The information that follows details steps for employees around reporting a positive COVID-19 case or close contact to a COVID-19 case. Please visit the Virginia Tech Ready site for the latest COVID-19 related updates for the university community.

Employees that receive a positive COVID-19 test should:

NOTE: The following guidance applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals who test positive for COVID-19.

  1. Begin isolating at home or return home from work.
  2. Do not report to work.
  3. Report positive test results to your direct supervisor and email results details to reportacase@vt.edu.
  4. Await further isolation guidance from the Environmental Health and Safety office’s Case Management Team.
  5. Contact a health professional with any questions about symptoms.

Employees that are notified that they are a close contact with a positive COVID-19 case should:

  1. Report close contact to your direct supervisor and email reportacase@vt.edu.
  2. Fully vaccinated employees should schedule a test 3-5 days after potential exposure and may continue working as long as they wear a mask indoors and do not develop symptoms or test positive. Unvaccinated employees should return home (or not report to work) and schedule a test 5-7 days after potential exposure. Unvaccinated employees may not continue to work until they have completed their isolation/quarantine period.
  3. Await further isolation/quarantine guidance from the Environmental Health and Safety office’s Case Management Team.
  4. Wear a mask or face covering, even if you are vaccinated.
  5. Contact a health professional with any questions about symptoms.


Please visit the positive cases, isolation, and quarantine page within the Ready site for additional information on employee leave, asymptomatic testing, and the latest supervisor guidance.

 

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