COVID-19 Case Management
Effectively protecting against and managing COVID-19 in a campus community requires individuals to be vaccinated, perform daily symptom checks, get tested for COVID-19 if symptomatic or otherwise directed, self-report test results, and follow contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine protocols. BYU is partnering with the Utah County Health Department to facilitate this process.
COVID-19 Self ReportingBYU students and employees attending classes or working on campus are able to report a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 to BYU. The result may be reported via this form. Students who are instructed to isolate or quarantine should contact their professors. Employees who are instructed to isolate or quarantine should contact their supervisor.
COVID-19 TestingTesting is an important component of successfully preventing and managing the spread of COVID-19.
- Testing of symptomatic individuals: This testing is offered to BYU students and employees at the BYU Student Health Center and multiple other locations in Utah County. Click here for additional information.
- Close contact testing: This testing is offered to BYU students and employees who have been in direct close contact with a positive case of COVID-19. Testing is offered at the BYU Student Health Center. Click here for additional information.
- Focused testing: This testing will be directed by BYU’s Unified Command. Individuals selected for focused testing will be provided with additional information.
Isolation/QuarantineIndividuals must adhere to instructions to isolate and quarantine as given to them from the Utah County Health Department or BYU’s Contact Tracing Team.
Isolation is required for those who have been confirmed to have COVID-19. Also, individuals who are symptomatic and awaiting a test result should self-isolate. As general guidance, individuals who know they had COVID-19 or had symptoms and think they had COVID-19, should be aware of CDC recommendations for ending isolation.
Quarantine criteria is dependent on symptoms and vaccination status:
- Adults (18+) who are experiencing symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, should quarantine at home until they can be tested. If the test result is positive, these individuals should follow the isolation guidelines above. If the result is negative, these individuals may leave quarantine.
- Adults (18+) who are not experiencing symptoms BUT are more than 6 months removed from a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine OR more than 2 months removed from a Johnson & Johnson vaccine OR unvaccinated against COVID-19 should quarantine at home for 5 days from the day they were exposed to COVID-19. These individuals may leave quarantine after the 5-day period if they have not developed any symptoms. These individuals should wear a mask for 10 days following the exposure to COVID-19. Additionally, it is recommended that these individuals be tested 5 days after exposure to ensure a negative test result.
- Adults (18+) who are not experiencing symptoms AND have received a booster dose OR a second dose of the Pfizer OR Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR a Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last 2 months do not need to quarantine. These individuals should wear a mask for 10 days following the exposure to COVID-19. Additionally, it is recommended that these individuals be tested 5 days after exposure to ensure a negative test result.