Spring Semester Plans for Annapolis: Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

Quarantine

The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.

If you were exposed to COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status*:

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.
  • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately.
  • Test on Day 5 to confirm your status.
    • If you test negative you should continue to must wear a well-fitted mask for 5 additional days, including when outside and around others, and should not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.
    • If result is positive, you will need to begin isolation immediately. Please note, a positive test re-starts the count of days for the isolation requirements.

*Individualized assessment about the need to quarantine will be made based upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to, vaccination and booster status, the nature of the contact, clinical presentation, and pre-existing medical conditions. Students may visit the dining hall to pick-up food but will be directed, in most cases, to not attend classes or other events or activities.

Isolation

Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for at least 5 days and away from others
  • Ending isolation if you had symptoms:
    • You must be fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your other symptoms must be improving.
    • You must wear a well-fitted mask for 5 additional days and should not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.
    • Perform a rapid test on Day 5 to confirm a negative result (test will be provided)
    • If result is positive or symptoms persist, isolation will end on Day 10.
  • Ending isolation if you never had symptoms:
    • Perform a rapid test on Day 5 to confirm a negative result (test will be provided)
    • You must wear a well-fitted mask for 5 additional days and should not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.
    • If result is positive, you may end your isolation on Day 10.