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 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.