SPRING SEMESTER ARRIVAL: What to do if you test positive, travel quarantine information

January 14, 2021

 

Please review this additional guidance on pre-arrival quarantine and isolation.

What to Do If You Test Positive Before Arriving

If you test positive at your current location (including your pre-arrival test) and have symptoms, do not come to UNH until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared AND
  • At least 24 hours have passed since fever went away without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in other symptoms
  • At least 10 days have passed since the date of your positive COVID-19 diagnostic (antigen or PCR) test, assuming you don’t develop symptoms. If you develop symptoms, see above.

If you do NOT have symptoms but have a positive COVID-19 diagnostic (antigen or PCR) test, you must stay at home until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since the date of your positive COVID-19 diagnostic (antigen or PCR) test, assuming you don’t develop symptoms. If you develop symptoms, see above.

Make sure to upload your positive test result to Health & Wellness and confirm your Wildcat Pass is valid before you travel to campus. When 90 days have passed since your positive test or onset of symptoms, go to MUB 213 to pick-up test kits and resume regular testing.

Note clarified travel quarantine guidance below

**All students (including those returning from New England states and those already in the Durham area and continuing in the winter testing program) will need to confirm they followed quarantine guidance in order to have a valid Wildcat Pass.

Students returning to UNH from New England states do not need to quarantine prior to arrival but are asked to limit their contact with others within 10 days of returning to campus to reduce risk of exposure.

Students returning to UNH from outside of New England should self-quarantine at home for seven days and have a negative PCR test (PCR only, not antigen) immediately upon arrival to campus or the greater Durham area. You can do your arrival test at UNH (it is a PCR test).

  • The seven-day “test out” of travel quarantine option applies ONLY to travel-related quarantine and NOT quarantine due to other types of exposure.

If you have received both doses of the vaccine and at least 14 days have passed, you do not need to comply with travel quarantine guidance.

 

Thank you,

 

Peter Degnan, MD

Medical Director, UNH Health & Wellness

 

Paul Dean

Chief of Police/Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Risk Management