If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. Wear a mask through day 10. You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results. Follow instructions provided by the UAH Health Clinics.

When you have COVID-19, isolation is counted in days, as follows:

If you had symptoms:

  • Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive.
  • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started.

If you did not have symptoms:

  • Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result).
  • Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested.
  • If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset.

Those required to relocate for isolation are expected to return to their legal residence for their isolation period.

For those unable to return home, UAH will maintain a limited number of on-campus housing spaces designated for isolation. UAH students who are required to isolate will be required to follow course policies designated for each course during the period isolation.


Regardless of vaccination status, CDC is now recommending that instead of quarantining if you were exposed to COVID-19, you wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 6.