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.

Updated October 26, 2021

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 a COVID-19 case for 15 minutes or longer in any 24-hour period within or overlapping the high-risk exposure period. High-risk exposure period is defined as the following time period:

  • For cases with COVID-19 symptoms, from two days before they first develop symptoms until it has been 10 days since symptoms first appeared; 24 hours have passed without fever and without the use of fever-reducing medications; and symptoms have improved.
  • For cases who never develop symptoms, from two days before until 10 days after the specimen was collected for their first positive test.
ISOLATION

Separates those infected with a contagious disease from people who are not infected.

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.


Detailed guidance on each of the following scenarios is in the COVID-19 Exposure and Reporting Procedure.

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 without the use of fever-reducing meds for at least 24 hours.

 

SCENARIO 2
Individual tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, 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 after a minimum of 10 days have passed since the date of your first positive COVID-19 test.

 

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

WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHEN CAN I RETURN TO CAMPUS?
  • FULLY VACCINATED individuals do NOT need to quarantine away from campus.
  • The District liaison; in collaboration with county public health agencies, Student Health Services, Human Resources, and other College areas as necessary; will work with individuals who have a medical or religious vaccination exemption on file to determine the potential risk of exposure to other individuals on campus. If quarantining away from campus is warranted, the College will communicate directly with the individuals.

 

SCENARIO 4
Individual tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, 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 after a minimum of 10 days have passed since the date of your first positive COVID-19 test.

 

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

WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHEN CAN I RETURN TO CAMPUS?
  • You may return to campus after at least 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing meds; AND
  • other symptoms have improved.

 

SCENARIO 6
Student develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, 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 should contact a healthcare provider for next steps. Uninsured individuals should contact their public health department.
  • You may return to campus after at least 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing meds; AND
  • other symptoms have improved.
  • 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 after a minimum of 10 days have passed since the date of your first positive COVID-19 test.

 

SCENARIO 7
Employee develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, 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 should contact a healthcare provider for next steps.
  • You may return to campus after at least 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing meds; AND
  • other symptoms have improved.
  • 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 after a minimum of 10 days have passed since the date of your first 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.