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You might have COVID, now what?

Anyone with a temperature above 100 degrees experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, e.g. fever, cough, or shortness of breath, should not come to work/class on campus, or if on campus, should leave immediately. Call your health care provider and follow instructions.

COVID-19 Exposure Notification Procedure and Flow Charts

If an employee or student tests positive for COVID-19, they cannot return to campus for work or class until the following criteria are met:

  • At least 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • At least 5 days have passed since your last positive test if you are asymptomatic.
  • At least 24 hours have passed since recovery, defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath).


Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms while at work, will be sent home and the workspace will be immediately cleaned. Other employees in the same area will be relocated or sent home.

Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should seek guidance from a physician or other qualified health care provider and should not come to work if the physician/health care provider so directs.

Anyone who does not come to work on campus, or who leaves campus for any of these reasons, must notify their supervisor as soon as possible. The employee must also follow all standard procedures for reporting illness/absence/request for leave.

If the employee is physically able to work, the supervisor will determine whether the employee can work remotely until released to return to work.

An employee who is off work for 5 or more consecutive days due to illness must provide a release to return to work provided by a physician/health care provider.  Please refer to the COVID-19 Information page on the Human Resource website via My.Sinclair for information regarding Workplace Policies related to COVID-19 or email

Last updated January 19, 2022.