COVID-19 Resources

Quarantining and Isolation Information

COVID-19 Close Contact

If you test positive, please report this to the following:

Upon reporting a positive test, an SMC nurse will contact you within 24 hours. You must self-isolate for a minimum of 5-10 daysPDF File and can return to campus when you are cleared by an SMC nurse.

If you have a close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19, please review LA County Department of Public Health quarantine guidancePDF File and get tested right away, then again at 5 days after exposure. You should quarantinePDF File for 5-10 days if you are not up to date with your vaccine boosters or are unvaccinated. You can end your quarantine on day 6 if you test negative following 5 days of quarantine. If you do not test, you should quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. Exposed persons who were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 within the past 90 days should test using an Antigen test.

For instructors who have a positive student in class:

Please report this to healthcenter@smc.edu. An SMC nurse will reach out to the student and instructor to discuss next steps. The nurse will email all students in the class alerting them that there was a person who tested positive in their class and provide information on testing and quarantine (see above for guidance on close contacts, testing, quarantining and isolation). 

3 or more cases in a building/classroom is considered an outbreak. If an instructor has 2 positive cases in class, the SMC nurse will start talking to them about preparing to go remote should they become aware of a 3rd positive case.