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What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms?

Regardless of vaccination status, you must:

  • Notify Pierce College if you were on any Pierce College site within 48 hours before taking your positive test or the start of your symptoms.
  • Stay home (isolate) for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving (24 hours without a fever and without using fever reducing medicine) after 5 days, you can leave your house (end isolation).

If isolating, please contact your instructor(s)/supervisor right away to make arrangements to continue learning/work during this time. Students should also inform any staff who expect them on campus for an appointment or employment.

If you have questions you can contact the College Exposure Officer, Jose Nieves at jnieves@pierce.ctc.edu.

What do I do if I have been exposed to COVID-19?

You should follow the following protocols if you have had close contact with a person who has been confirmed positive for COVID-19. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more (cumulative time) within a 24-hour period.

You can notify Pierce College of your exposure by submitting the COVID-19 Reporting Form or contacting the College Exposure Officer, Jose Nieves at jnieves@pierce.ctc.edu.

Vaccine Booster Shots

You need a booster shot if you:

  • Received the primary vaccine series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than six months ago.
  • Received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago.

If you are unvaccinated or need a booster shot

If you were in close contact with someone with COVID-19 and are unvaccinated or need a booster shot, you will need to quarantine.

If you have been vaccinated and do not need a booster shot

If you have already gotten a booster shot or are fully vaccinated and do not need a booster shot yet, you do not need to stay home, but you still need to take additional steps.

If you need to quarantine or isolate, please contact your instructor(s)/supervisor right away to make arrangements to continue learning/work during this time. Students should also inform any staff who expect them on campus for an appointment or employment.

If you have questions you can contact the College Exposure Officer, Jose Nieves at jnieves@pierce.ctc.edu.