COVID / Coronavirus Information

Guidance for People with COVID-19

Updated Isolation Guidelines: The CDC has updated and simplified its recommendations for individuals with a respiratory virus, including COVID-19. As of 1 March 2024, individuals with symptoms of a respiratory virus should stay home and away from others. You can go back to normal activities when, for at least 24 hours:

  • Your symptoms are getting better overall, and
  • You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medications).

When you go back to your normal activities, take added precaution over the next 5 days by wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and washing your hands.

CDC Guidance for Respiratory Illnesses:

Precautions for People Exposed to COVID-19

If you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, there are steps that you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. Steps include:

  • Watch for symptoms for 10 days.
  • Wear a mask around others indoors for 10 days.
  • Test 5 days after exposure, or sooner if you have symptoms.

COVID-19 Guidance

STC prioritizes the health and safety of our campus communities, people are encouraged to wear masks based on their preference and assessment of personal risk.