Quarantine and Isolation

Last Updated: 8/30/2021

Be advised that if you obtain a positive test result, or are identified as a close contact, RWU personnel will be in touch with you to review these procedures and answer any additional questions you may have.

What if I have a positive COVID-19 test result?

Test TypeNot VaccinatedVaccinated
Rapid
  • Isolate. Residential students may be moved to RWU isolation space at Baypoint or home.   
  • Wear a mask.  
  • Contact primary doctor. 
  • May consider getting a confirmatory PCR test. 
  • Follow guidance from contact tracers. 
same
Individual PCR
  • Isolate. Residential students may be moved to RWU isolation space at Baypoint or home.  
  • Wear a mask.  
  • Contact primary doctor. 
  • Follow guidance from contact tracers. 
same
Pool Testing
  • If no symptoms, use campus testing for confirmatory test. 
  • Follow guidance from contact tracers. 
  • Wear a mask and keep distance from others until negative test received. 
  • Consider seeking test off-site if not available on campus. 

If symptomatic:

  • Students to health services for test or offsite facility. 
  • Follow guidance from contact tracers. 
  • Employees need to test offsite. 
same

Procedures for Close Contacts 

Not VaccinatedVaccinated
  • Begin quarantine period of 7 days. Students will follow contact tracer guidance. Employees follow HR protocol and utilize COVID sick days or other guidance as provided.
  • No quarantine required if no COVID symptoms.  
  • Wear a mask. 
  • If no symptoms, Test ASAP if you haven’t had a recent test, and test again on campus 3-5 days after known contact. The following week, test one additional time at least 48 hours before or after scheduled weekly test.
  • Monitor symptoms for a full 14 days and get tested if any symptoms develop during that time. If symptomatic, students test through health services and employees need to test offsite.