COVID-19 Exposure and Reporting Scenarios

This guidance is for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and individuals in close contact with people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Detailed guidance on each of the following scenarios is in the COVID-19 Exposure and Reporting Procedure.
Students, employees, and authorized visitors should email COVIDreporting@marin.edu to report the following:
- symptoms of COVID-19;
- a positive test for COVID-19; or
- close contact to someone with COVID-19

Include M00#, name, telephone number, email, date(s), and location(s) you visited campus, time of symptom onset, and date of the COVID test.
CLOSE CONTACT
  • Someone who was within six (6) feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or longer
  • Any household member
  • Individuals who have shared a home within 14 days of a person’s COVID-19 diagnosis
  • Intimate partners
  • Caregivers
ISOLATION

Separates those infected with a contagious disease from people who are not infected. COVID-19 positive individuals must isolate.

QUARANTINE

Separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease in case they become infected. Exposed individuals may develop symptoms, while some become infected with a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. Close contacts of COVID-19 positive people must quarantine.


DISCLAIMER: These scenarios represent some of the most common COVID-19 related situations; however, each case is different and may not be exactly the same as your situation. Please contact your instructor or supervisor if you have questions about what to do. 

SCENARIO 1
Student/Employee is sick with mild cold/flu symptoms NOT consistent with COVID-19.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHEN CAN I RETURN TO CAMPUS?
  • Stay home until the illness resolves.
  • Any illness that prevents a student or employee from attending class or working should be communicated to the instructor or supervisor.
  • You may return to campus after being fever-free for at least 24 hours.

 

SCENARIO 2
Individual or public health agency reports positive lab test for COVID-19 AND individual has had direct campus contact within 14 days.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHEN CAN I RETURN TO CAMPUS?
  • If you tested positive and HAD symptoms

  • You may return to campus after 10 days from symptom onset; AND
  • at least 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing meds; AND
  • other symptoms have improved.
  • If you tested positive and had NO symptoms
  • You may return to campus 10 days after the date of the positive COVID-19 test.

 

SCENARIO 3
Asymptomatic individual has a close contact test positive for COVID-19 or is quarantined and has had direct campus contact within 14 days.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHEN CAN I RETURN TO CAMPUS?
  • You may return to campus after being fever-free for at least 24 hours.

 

SCENARIO 4
Individual self-reports a positive lab test for COVID-19, but is outside of Marin County with NO direct campus contact within 14 days.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHEN CAN I RETURN TO CAMPUS?
  • If you tested positive and HAD symptoms

  • You may return to campus after 10 days from symptom onset; AND
  • at least 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing meds; AND
  • other symptoms have improved.
  • If you tested positive and had NO symptoms
  • You may return to campus 10 days after the date of the positive COVID-19 test.

 

SCENARIO 5
Individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but NO test confirmation.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHEN CAN I RETURN TO CAMPUS?
  • Email COVIDreporting@marin.edu
  • Quarantine away from campus for 14 days and contact a healthcare provider for next steps.

  • You may return to campus after 10 days from symptom onset; AND
  • at least 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing meds; AND
  • other symptoms have improved.

 

SCENARIO 6
Student develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while on campus.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHEN CAN STUDENT RETURN TO CAMPUS?
CALL 9-1-1 if symptoms are life threatening.
  • Email COVIDreporting@marin.edu
  • If applicable, document all students in attendance adjourn class, instructing everyone to maintain the student's confidentiality.
  • Lock classroom/office/area and post signage on doors. (Download signage PDF to print.)
  • If the student is capable and can do so safely, they should return to their residence. If unable to transport themselves home, they should contact a designated emergency contact or campus police at (415) 485-9696 for assistance.
  • Student must quarantine away from campus and should contact a healthcare provider for next steps. Uninsured individuals should contact their public health department.
  • If you tested positive and HAD symptoms

  • You may return to campus after 10 days from symptom onset; AND
  • at least 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing meds; AND
  • other symptoms have improved.
  • If you tested positive and had NO symptoms
  • You may return to campus 10 days after the date of the positive COVID-19 test.

 

SCENARIO 7
Employee develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while on campus.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHEN CAN EMPLOYEE RETURN TO CAMPUS?
CALL 9-1-1 if symptoms are life threatening.
  • Email COVIDreporting@marin.edu
  • Lock classroom/office/area and post signage on doors. (Download signage PDF to print.)
  • If the employee is capable and can do so safely, they should return to their residence. If unable to transport themselves home, they should contact a designated emergency contact or campus police at (415) 485-9696 for assistance.
  • Employee must quarantine away from campus and should contact a healthcare provider for next steps.
  • If you tested positive and HAD symptoms

  • You may return to campus after 10 days from symptom onset; AND
  • at least 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing meds; AND
  • other symptoms have improved.
  • If you tested positive and had NO symptoms
  • You may return to campus 10 days after the date of the positive COVID-19 test.

 

SCENARIO 8
College closure — According to the CDPH, College of Marin campuses would be required to close if at least 4% of the student body and staff are diagnosed with COVID-19 within a 14-day period.

HOW WILL I KNOW? WHEN CAN I RETURN TO CAMPUS?
  • All students and employees will be notified through MyCOM Portal/ DL.ALL email, and the closure info will be posted to the marin.edu home page and College social media accounts.
  • Campus reopening information will be sent through email, and the closure info will be posted to the marin.edu home page and College social media accounts.