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Reporting COVID-19 Positive Tests & Exposures

Employees play a critical role in protecting and ensuring their health and safety in the workplace. The University requires that all employees who test positive or are exposed to COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19 report this information.

Employees Reporting COVID-19 Positive Test

University employees who test positive for COVID-19, must complete the COVID-19 Positive Test Reporting Form, to report their positive tests.

This form must be completed by employees who work on campus or remotely, and by those who are on leave awaiting test results.

Employees Reporting COVID-19 Exposure

University employees who have been in close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 must complete the COVID-19 Exposure Reporting Form to report that they were exposed to COVID-19.


Exposure: Contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in a way that increases the likelihood of getting infected with the virus.

Close Contact: Close contacts are someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

Students/Student Employees Reporting COVID-19 Positives & Exposures

Students who do not feel well for any reason should stay home and complete the Anticipated or Unplanned Absence form.

If you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19, please do the following:

  • isolate at home/stay in your residence,
  • contact your medical provider or call the Student Health Services at (337) 482-1328; and
  • inform your roommates and avoid contact with them.

If you are told to quarantine or isolate because you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are presumed positive because of symptoms and testing, complete the isolation and quarantine form only. (You do not need to complete the Anticipated or Unplanned Absence form.)