This guidance does NOT apply to healthcare personnel in settings covered by AFL 21-08.9.
UCI employees and student workers who test positive for COVID-19 on a laboratory test or home test, and those who are close contacts to cases will follow the instructions below. These instructions are consistent with current California Department of Public Health and Orange County Health Care Agency health officer orders.
Do not wait to be contacted by Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services to begin isolation.
For information on campus testing resources, visit the testing page.
Isolation: separates people infected with a contagious disease from those who are not infected. Isolation is a proven public health intervention fundamental to reducing COVID-19 transmission. Isolation processes are in place to slow the spread of the virus.
Quarantine: restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease in case they become infected.
Exposure: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) defines close contact as:
Employees and student workers will need to be cleared for release to return to work by Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services.
Close Contact Instructions
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.*
*This guidance does not apply to employees in Student Health Services or the Counseling Center. Please contact UCI Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services for guidance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-824-2300.
If you tested off campus at a testing site, or tested positive on a home antigen test, report your case. If you need assistance, contact UCI Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services at 949-824-2300 or email@example.com.