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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

January 4, 2024

Donnelly College follows the CDC guidelines regarding positive COVID testing:

If you test positive you should isolate at home for 5 days. Because the first 5 days are the best time to stop spreading the virus, you should stay home and wear a mask around your family. It is possible to continue to test positive after the five days, but if you have no symptoms or the symptoms are improving you can end isolation. Until day 11 you should continue to wear a mask when indoors and around public.

If you test negative on two separate tests that are done 48 hours apart, you can remove the mask before day 10.

COVID positive data is no longer being tracked by the CDC, health departments or Johns Hopkins, only by healthcare reporting. There is no formal reporting being done at Donnelly other than what you would do for any illness or injury. Notify your supervisor if you are an employee or your instructor if you are a student and follow the guidelines above. Send a copy of your positive result to the person you are reporting to for documentation of an excused absence. You do not need to send a copy of the negative result.

August 12, 2022

Dear Community,

In order to keep you safe on campus this year, the following recommendations are set based on the most recent CDC updates. Visit the CDC website here. Please note that healthcare is still exempt and has separate rules about isolation and contact tracing. It should be noted that the healthcare programs will still be required to follow healthcare facility rules.

For the full list of COVID-19 udpates, click here.

  • Anyone who was exposed to COVID-19 should wear a mask for 10 days and get tested after five days, even if they aren’t up to date on coronavirus vaccines—previously, the CDC encouraged unvaccinated people to quarantine at home for five days while vaccinated people could venture outside with a mask for 10 days.
  • The agency said it’s no longer recommending quarantines after exposure to “limit social and economic impacts,” and because more Americans have coronavirus antibodies.
  • People who test positive for the coronavirus are still encouraged to self-isolate at home for at least five days and then wear a mask in public for another five days.
  • The CDC also is no longer encouraging institutions like schools to continually test asymptomatic people for the virus.

Stay safe, Dragons!

Lisa Stoothoff


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Lisa Stoothoff

Chief Operating Officer | Dean of the College

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Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Students -- you can make a tele-health appointment with the Counseling Center via the Donnelly website.

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