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Reporting Infected, Suspected or Exposed-Close Contact Cases

The University requests that any community member who is infected, suspected or exposed-close contact under the below definitions self-report utilizing the COVID-19 Case Report to the Office of Covid-19 Response. Upon receipt of the report, the Office of COVID-19 Response will monitor the Active Case to ensure compliance with the procedures listed below.

If any employee of the University receives a firsthand report from an infected, suspected or exposed-close contact individual the individual should be referred immediately to the Office of COVID-19 verbally and the recipient of the report should complete the COVID-19 Case Report. For further information on the decision-making process for knowledge of a student with a positive test or suspected exposure, see this flow chart.
 

Student Guidelines for Contact with University Buildings

Individual Status As of January 5, 2022
Confirmed Infection by PCR Testing Housing and Residential Education Student
  • Will be confined to isolation in Housing for a period not less than 5 days after positive test or symptom onset and must be:
    • Fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication
    • No symptoms or symptoms are resolving
    • If you have a fever, continue to stay home and isolate. 
    • Return must be confirmed by UW-Green Bay Office of COVID-19 Response at 920-465-5060 or covidresponse@uwgb.edu
    • Continue to wear a mask around others for an additional five days
Non-Residental Student
  • Will be restricted from any campus for a period not less than 5 days after positive test or symptom onset and must be:
    • Fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication
    • No symptoms or symptoms are resolving
    • If you have a fever, continue to stay home and isolate. 
    • Continue to wear a mask around others for an additional five days
Symptomatic Housing and Residential Education Student
  • Referred to UW-Green Bay Wellness Center for test
  • Will be isolated consistent with Housing and Residential Education Isolation Plan
  • pending results and completion of isolation or quarantine plan if needed as determined by the Office of COVID Response. 
  • Return must be confirmed by the Office of COVID Response at 920-465-5060 or covidresponse@uwgb.edu
Non-Residential Student
  • Referred to UW-Green Bay Wellness Center for test
  • ​Student will be restricted from any campus pending results and completion of isolation or quarantine plan if needed as determined by the Office of COVID Response
  • Return must be confirmed by the Office of COVID Response at 920-465-5060 or covidresonse@uwgb.edu
If you were exposed to someone with COVID- 19 
 
If you are considered vaccinated by latest CDC.gov standards: 
Have been boosted
OR  Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
OR  Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months 

Then: 
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days. 
  • Test on day 5 after your exposure. 
  • If you develop symptoms: get another PCR test and move to campus isolation if you are a student or stay home. 
If you are considered non-vaccinated by the latest cdc.gov standards: 
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted
OR Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
OR Are unvaccinated 

Then: 
  • Consult the Office of COVID Response at 920-465-5060 
  • Quarantine in place on campus (option for Housing Students) or stay home for 5 days 
  • Test on day 5 after your exposure. 
  • If you develop symptoms: get another PCR test and move to campus isolation (if Housing student) or stay home. 
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
Institutional Obligations When a community member is restricted from campus as set forth above, facilitation of the following will be made available:

Housing and Residential Education Student
  • The Dean of Students will work with instructors to facilitate remote learning.
  • If the student is too ill to participate in classes, the Dean of Students will work with student and instructor applying the Extended Absence Policy
  • The Office of Housing and Residential Education shall facilitate the required health care and counseling services, meal delivery and other necessary living requirements during the period of isolation.
Non-Residential Student
  • The Dean of Students will work with instructors to facilitate remote learning.
  • If the student is too ill to participate in classes, the Dean of Students will work with student and instructor applying the Extended Absence Policy
Definition Key
Community Member: Student, faculty or staff at any UW-Green Bay Campus.

COVID-19 Incident: The self-disclosure by a community member that they have a confirmed infection, suspected case of COVID-19 or have been exposed to a COVID-19 infected person.

COVID-19 Report: The receipt of information from a community member to a University employee that they may be infected, suspected or exposed.

Infected: A person who has a medically confirmed positive test for COVID-19 Suspected: A person who has a fever and one or more symptoms of COVID-19.

Exposed-Close Contact:
A person who has had close and prolonged contact with a person who has a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.  A person is at risk of infection from exposure if they have close contact (less than six feet) for a period of time exceeding 15 minutes or contact with respiratory secretions (coughed or sneezed on, shared food or drinks, etc.) with a person who:
  • Has a positive laboratory test
  • Is a suspected case with symptoms which existed for greater than 48 hours and a test has been recommended

Additional information regarding risk associated with exposure can be found here