FAQ COVID Questions

Please call 218-726-8155 during regular clinic hours to talk about any concerns you may have; our providers will be able to guide you through screening procedures, symptoms, exposures, testing options and instructions for isolation and quarantine. 

When to call Health Services, or situations in which you may be in communication with our providers:

  • Symptoms of Coronavirus or exposure to COVID patients. 
  • Appointments to get tested for COVID at Health Services and details of where to get tested in the community. 
  • Questions regarding COVID. 
  • Questions about quarantine/isolation in Oakland apartments for students that reside on campus.
  • Information regarding quarantine/isolation release date and notification to housing when students are okayed to go back to their dorm or on-campus apartment. 
  • Daily symptom checks on a case by case basis.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19:

Isolation guidelines updated January 13, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:

When a student tests positive for COVID-19, they will be instructed by Health Services, housing staff, or Public Health Officials to isolate to reduce the risk of infecting others.

Individuals will need to isolate for 5 days from the date symptoms began, have not had a fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications) and their symptoms must be improved before their isolation can end. 

Individuals will need to isolate for 5 days from the date of a positive test for those who are infected with Covid-19, but remain asymptomatic. 

Updated Mask Recommendations

MDH recommends wearing a high-quality mask to help limit COVID-19, including variants like Omicron. Examples of high-quality masks include N95 or KN95 masks, which are very good at blocking droplets.

If you do not have this type of mask, wear a mask with two or more layers of tightly woven fabric. You can also layer a disposable mask under a cloth mask to increase effectiveness. The cloth mask should press the edges of the disposable mask snugly against your face.

Do not wear face coverings made of thinner, loosely woven, or single-layer fabric such as certain types of masks, scarves, neck gaiters, or bandannas. They are not as effective for blocking droplets that come out when speaking, coughing, or sneezing. If you wear a scarf or neck gaiter for warmth, also wear a mask underneath it.