COVID Health and Safety Guidelines

​COVID-19 Exposure

  • Anyone who has been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19 does NOT need to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms. Every exposed person must take a test within 3-5 days, wear a mask for 10 days, and monitor their symptoms.

Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases

Anyone in the community that tests positive for COVID-19 must report their status using the LiveSafe app, emailing, and will need to isolate. After positive results are reported the COVID Compliance Team will reach out to the individual with instructions and specific questions for the purpose of contact tracing.

Individuals may return to class after the following:

  • They have isolated for a minimum of 5 days
  • They are fever-free and no longer have Covid symptoms
  • After isolation has ended, wear a mask when indoors for at least a period of 10 days from the start of symptoms or from the date of the positive test result

In alignment with CDC Recommendations for Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19, The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated isolation recommendations on March 13, 2023. Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 should continue to isolate for 5 days, but may leave isolation after 5 days, if they are feeling well, symptoms are improving, and they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

COVID-19 Testing

If a student, faculty or staff member shows symptoms of COVID-19, they should use the link below to:

  • Find a testing site.

  • If a student has a positive COVID-19 test, they should contact the COVID Compliance Team at to notify them of having tested positive, self-isolate for 5 days, and contact their primary care provider/clinic for proper medical guidance. Once the 5 days have passed and have been symptom-free for 3 days (72 hours), the student must have one negative test result submitted to the COVID Compliance Team at The covid compliance team will notify the student with permission to return back to campus.

Isolation for Residence Life

For students living in the dorms on campus, spaces have been reserved on campus in the event that a student needs to be quarantined or isolated.  If these spaces are full, the Institute will assist the student in finding an appropriate place to fulfill this requirement.

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