COVID-19 Notifications and Quarantine

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If you test positive for COVID-19 or find out that you have been exposed, it can be confusing to know what to do next. 

The COVID-positive person should notify any close contacts. Consider recent social interactions, time spent in the workplace or classroom, or anyone you recently spent time with. Multnomah County and the Centers for Disease Control have resource pages for identifying and talking to close contacts. 

PSU students may contact the Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) at (503) 725-2800 to discuss their positive case or a possible exposure with a nurse. PSU employees should contact their medical provider.

Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Multnomah County Public Health recommend that anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 wear a mask around others for 10 days. Quarantine is no longer required. Get tested at least five full days after your last exposure and test even if you don’t develop symptoms. PSU offers multiple testing options for students and employees.

If you test positive for COVID-19, the CDC indicates that you should stay home and isolate yourself for at least 5 days.

University Housing and Residence Life (UHRL) and childcare centers also have specific quarantine and isolation protocols for students, employees and participants in those programs. Please check with those programs directly for applicable guidance.