Updated: November 06, 2020 at 10:40AM

Close Contact (Daily Health Check)

  1. Date of last exposure

  2. Antigen test today and moved to quarantine

    Your antigen test was scheduled for today after marking Exposed on your Daily Health Check. The Housing Team will provide transportation to your quarantine space if needed. Review packet for specific information about your temporary housing location.

    You should pack for seven days and can find a list of suggested items to pack below:

    • Clothes
    • Academic materials (books, computer, computer charger)
    • Personal items (toiletries, medications, phone, phone charger)
    • Masks, your digital thermometer, and Tylenol/Ibuprofen if you have it
    • Personal books or other things to do during this time away

    If you have a service animal, you should bring this animal as well as any supplies you need to care for the animal with you to the Housing Desk.

    Contact information

    • UHS: 574-631-7497
    • Care and Concern Team (Quarantine Support): 574-634-1148
    • COVID Hotline: 574-631-HERE (4373)
    • Emergency: 911
    • NDPD (Non-Emergency): 574-631-5555

    A PCR (nasal swab) test will be scheduled for you on the fourth day (at the earliest) after your last exposure. You will be emailed with the date and time of your test.

    If you are a close contact of a presumed positive, you will follow Notre Dame’s quarantine testing protocol unless you are notified differently by the Contact Tracing or Release teams. In these cases, students will be notified of their release when medically appropriate. Unsolicited calls inquiring about date and time of release will cause delays in the efficient processing of your case and the cases of your fellow students.

    • Transportation to test: Walk or drive yourself to the University Testing Center. If needed, please arrange a ride via dispatch by calling 574-631-5555 approximately 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. Please note that rides are subject to availability.
  3. Nasal Swab Test scheduled 4 days* after last exposure

    While in quarantine

    • Expect daily food deliveries between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. This will not apply for student quarantining off-campus.
    • Expect regular phone calls from the Care and Concern team. They will be calling from the number 574-634-1148.
    • If you are concerned about new or worsening medical symptoms you should call University Health Services for a telehealth consultation at 574-631-7497. Our clinicians are committed to ensuring you are scheduled for any additional testing or medical evaluation you may need. All students may call UHS for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

      Symptoms include, but not limited to:

      • fever
      • new shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (not from a chronic or known condition)
      • new loss of taste or smell
      • body aches and chills (not explained by exercise or cold environment)
      • significant cough (not from a chronic or known condition)
      • painful sore throat (not from a chronic or known condition)
      • unexplained fatigue
      • muscle or body aches (not explained by exercise)
      • headache
      • new congestion or runny nose (not from a chronic or known condition)
      • nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
    • Attend classes virtually. If you cannot attend due to medical symptoms, reach out to University Healthy Service for a telehealth appointment.

    4 Days (at the earliest) Since Last Exposure

    • Nasal Swab PCR test at the University Testing Center
      • Transportation to test: Walk or drive yourself to the University Testing Center. If needed, please arrange a ride via dispatch by calling 574-631-5555 approximately 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. Please note that rides are subject to availability.
      • PCR Test results expected in no less than 2 days (subject to volume at the lab).

    While in quarantine and after PCR test

    • Expect Nasal Swab PCR test result. Results will be uploaded into your patient portal and UHS will call you to discuss if your results are positive.
    • Remain in your quarantine space regardless of the result of your PCR test. You must still have a second test at least 7 days after your exposure* before the potential for release.

    *At the earliest

    • Nasal Swab Test Result Negative

      Antigen Test scheduled for 7 days* after last exposure

      You are scheduled for a nasal-swab antigen test at least 7 days after your last exposure and after receiving your previous nasal swab PCR results. You will be emailed with the date and time of your test.

      • Walk, drive, or arrange a ride through NDPD by calling 574-631-5555 approximately 20 - 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.

      7 Days (at the earliest) since last exposure

      • Antigen test at University Testing Center
        • Walk, drive, or arrange a ride through NDPD by calling 574-631-5555 approximately 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.
      • Antigen test results are available in about 30 mins while you wait.
      • If this test is negative, you will be released at the testing center. You are welcome to bring your belongings with you for this test, but will also be allowed to return to your quarantine space to pack. Please know that you will need to return to your quarantine space if you test positive.

      *At the earliest

    • Nasal Swab Test Result Positive

      Moved to isolation for 10 days after postive Nasal Swab Test**

      Start of Isolation Stay

      • Depending on your current quarantine situation, you may be moved to a new temporary housing facility.

      While in Isolation

      • If you are concerned about new or worsening medical symptoms you should call University Health Services for a telehealth consultation at 574-631-7497. Our clinicians are committed to ensuring you are scheduled for any additional testing or medical evaluation you may need. All students may call UHS for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

        Symptoms include, but not limited to:

        • fever
        • new shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (not from a chronic or known condition)
        • new loss of taste or smell
        • body aches and chills (not explained by exercise or cold environment)
        • significant cough (not from a chronic or known condition)
        • painful sore throat (not from a chronic or known condition)
        • unexplained fatigue
        • muscle or body aches (not explained by exercise)
        • headache
        • new congestion or runny nose (not from a chronic or known condition)
        • nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

      Near End of Isolation Stay

      • Expect to be contacted by the CRU Release Team (via phone or email) regarding your evaluation for release, assuming you have not already been referred to UHS. Please be ready to take your temperature in advance of your release conversation.
      • Those who need to remain in isolation will continue to be evaluated by a UHS physician until they are eligible for release.

      **Contacted and evaluated for release from isolation

    • Antigen Test Result Negative

      Contacted and evaluated for release

    • Antigen Test Result Positive

      Moved to isolation for 10 days after postive Antigen Test**

      Start of Isolation Stay

      • Depending on your current quarantine situation, you may be moved to a new temporary housing facility.

      While in Isolation

      • If you are concerned about new or worsening medical symptoms you should call University Health Services for a telehealth consultation at 574-631-7497. Our clinicians are committed to ensuring you are scheduled for any additional testing or medical evaluation you may need. All students may call UHS for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

        Symptoms include, but not limited to:

        • fever
        • new shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (not from a chronic or known condition)
        • new loss of taste or smell
        • body aches and chills (not explained by exercise or cold environment)
        • significant cough (not from a chronic or known condition)
        • painful sore throat (not from a chronic or known condition)
        • unexplained fatigue
        • muscle or body aches (not explained by exercise)
        • headache
        • new congestion or runny nose (not from a chronic or known condition)
        • nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

      Near End of Isolation Stay

      • Expect to be contacted by the CRU Release Team (via phone or email) regarding your evaluation for release, assuming you have not already been referred to UHS. Please be ready to take your temperature in advance of your release conversation.
      • Those who need to remain in isolation will continue to be evaluated by a UHS physician until they are eligible for release.

      **Contacted and evaluated for release from isolation

*At the earliest
**Contacted and evaluated for release from isolation


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