If you test positive, please report this to the following:
- For students: email@example.com
- For staff: COVID19HR@smc.edu
Upon reporting a positive test, an SMC nurse will contact you within 24 hours. You must self-isolate for a minimum of 5-10 days and can return to campus when you are cleared by an SMC nurse.
If you are a close contact to someone with COVID-19 and you have no symptoms, you are not required to quarantine, regardless of your vaccination status.
You are required to wear a highly protective mask around others for 10 days, get tested 3-5 days after you were last exposed. Monitor your health for 10 days.
Note: Close contacts previously infected with COVID -19 within the last 90 days should test using an Antigen test.
If symptoms start, stay home and get tested. If your test is positive, isolate immediately.
LA County Quarantine and Isolation Instructions
For instructors who have a positive student in class:
Please report this to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.