You Test Positive for COVID-19

You Live in a Residence Hall

Residential and students with on-campus instruction must report to covid.monitoring@sonoma.edu or (707)-664-COVI (2684) if you:

  • are ill and are getting tested;
  • are waiting on test results;
  • have received a positive COVID-19 test result; 
  • have had close contact with an individual who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19; or
  • have been asked to quarantine or isolate.

You Live Off-Campus

Residential and students with on-campus instruction must report to covid.monitoring@sonoma.edu or (707)-664-COVI (2684) if you:

  • are ill and are getting tested;
  • are waiting on test results; 
  • have received a positive COVID-19 test result;
  • have had close contact with an individual who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19; or 
  • have been asked to quarantine or isolate.

You Are Not On Campus

For students who do not have on-campus classes or activities, the Student Health Center (SHC) can provide guidance and information about local resources including:

  • local COVID testing availability;
  • Sonoma County resources for alternate sites for quarantine or isolation;
  • Establishing care with an off-campus medical provider to augment SHC services; 
  • SHC tele-health services; and 
  • SHC healthcare resources at other CSU campus health centers.

You Are An Employee

If an employee becomes aware that they may have been exposed to COVID and were on campus for any length of time in the prior 14 days:

  • The employee must notify their supervisor. Employees may report directly to Risk Management & Safety Services if they cannot reach their supervisor.
  • Supervisors must notify Risk Management & Safety Services by emailing covid.monitoring@sonoma.edu or by calling the COVID Monitoring Hotline(707)-664-COVI (2648). 
  • Due to HIPAA regulations, the supervisor must abstain from notifying any other employees about the report. Risk Management & Safety will notify employees or students who may have had direct contact with the infected person.
  • Inquiries from other employees about the potential exposure may be referred to covid.monitoring@sonoma.edu.
  • Risk Management and Human Resources will collaborate to assess and guide appropriate campus response for notification and sanitation.
  • On-campus employees may also report such exposures via the daily employee wellness screening.

Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not subject to quarantine when they are exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual. Fully vaccinated is defined as having completed both shots in a two-dose series or completing one dose AND a booster shot, if booster eligible. If you are not eligible for a booster, then you are considered fully vaccinated.

If an employee tests positive for COVID-19:

Under the new public health orders, if you receive a positive rapid COVID-19 test or a positive PCR test, you will isolate in the following ways based upon your symptoms:

  • If you are asymptomatic (no symptoms) with a positive rapid or PCR test, you will need to isolate for five days and produce a negative COVID-19 rapid test taken on or after day five. A rapid antigen test is preferred. If you are unable to produce a negative test on or after day five, you will need to isolate for 10 days.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms that begin to resolve themselves, you will need to isolate for five days and produce a negative COVID-19 rapid test taken on day five. Your isolation would end on day six.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms that remain consistent or worsen, or if the rapid test on day five or later is positive, a 10-day isolation window is required from the onset of symptoms.

The COVID Monitoring Team supports all employees through the isolation process and provides information and necessary documentation for return to work once the isolation period has been completed. Employees may not self-clear or return to on-campus work without such approval from the COVID Monitoring Team.

Employees subject to quarantine orders must quarantine for 10 days from the exposure date. You may be released from quarantine with a negative PCR test taken on day five or later and must be symptom-free. If you are unable to produce a negative test on or after day five, you will need to quarantine for ten days.

Employees who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 are still required to provide a negative PCR test in order to return to campus. Employees should contact covid.monitoring@sonoma.edu to discuss complexities. Sonoma State does not accept negative rapid test results for clearance to return to work in situations such as exposure or reported symptoms.