Before entry into COM facilities, please consider your health and risks.
Should You Self-Report?
If you answer YES to any of the following questions, please submit a SELF-REPORT and do NOT enter until you receive additional guidance.
Have you tested positive for COVID-19 during the last ten days?
Have you had close contact (< 6’ for 15+ minutes) with someone who has COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
Do you have any of the following symptoms of possible COVID‐19?
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore Throat
- Congestion or runny nose
If you answered YES to any of these, please complete the SELF REPORT and do NOT come onto campus until you have been contacted and cleared to return.
You will receive guidance on when and how you may return to campus. This guidance is based on vaccine and recent infection status, the timing of symptoms/exposure/test results, and the latest updates from CDC. Because the guidance is complicated and changes often, we urge you to complete the SELF-REPORT and let us walk you through the next steps.
Quarantine and Isolation
You isolate when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don’t have symptoms. You may also be asked to isolate if you have symptoms and are waiting on test results. Isolation includes staying off campus and staying away from others at home.
You quarantine when you might have been exposed to the virus and may or may not have been infected. You may be asked to stay off campus after close contact, depending on if, when, and how you were vaccinated, and whether you recently recovered from COVID-19. While in quarantine, you should avoid others and monitor your health.
COM’s detailed guidelines for self-reports can be viewed here: Self-Report category Guidance. Because this guidance is complicated and changes often, we encourage you to SELF-REPORT, and allow the Human Resources representative or Contact Tracing Coordinator to walk you through the next steps.
We Continue to Encourage
- Vaccination, including boosters.
- Rigorous hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation.
- Maintaining 6 feet of distance from others when possible.
- Using masks/face coverings if you are not vaccinated.