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COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

Daily Health Assessment
Red Badge Instructions 

Steps to follow when you get a red badge during your health assessment and you’re directed to stay home. Please communicate with your instructor to let them know you have received a red badge and follow the instructions applicable to your situation.


I tested positive for covid-19

  • For your safety and the safety of our campus community, please stay home and complete the Contact Tracing Survey as soon as possible.
  • Students who test positive for covid-19 should isolate for 10 days unless you can provide a negative antigen (rapid-only) test, taken no sooner than day 5 after the first day of symptoms, AND your symptoms are not present or are getting better. If you meet the guidelines above, you may end isolation after day 5. 
  • To calculate your return date to campus after 10 days of quarantine, use the quarantine and isolation calculator. If you still need help calculating your return date to campus, email CovidQuestions@fhda.edu.
  • If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present or are resolving, isolation can end after day 10. 
  • If fever is present, isolation should be continued until you have been without fever for 24 hours. 
  • If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after day 10. 
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings. 

*Antigen preferred  

See Santa Clara Public Health Guidelines. If you have questions email ContactTracing@fhda.edu. 


I was exposed to a covid-positive person

If you are unvaccinated or eligible to receive a booster but have not done so yet:

  • You must isolate for 10 days unless you can provide a negative covid test (taken no sooner than day 5 after the day of exposure to the covid-positive person) AND symptoms are not present.
  • To calculate your return date to campus after 10 days of quarantine, use the quarantine and isolation calculator. If you still need help calculating your return date to campus, email CovidQuestions@fhda.edu.
  • If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present, quarantine can end after day 10.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.
  • If you test positive, follow recommendations for someone who tested positive (see above).
  • If symptoms develop, test and stay home. 

If you are boosted or vaccinated but not booster-eligible:

  • You must isolate for 10 days unless you can provide a negative covid test (taken no sooner than day 5 after the day of exposure to the covid-positive person) AND booster verification 
  • To calculate your return date to campus after 10 days of quarantine, use the quarantine and isolation calculator. If you still need help calculating your return date to campus, email CovidQuestions@fhda.edu.
  • Students who provide booster verification do not need to quarantine, but will be required to submit a covid-negative test (taken no sooner than day 5 after the day of exposure to the covid-positive person). Failure to provide the required test will be considered a violation of the Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines and Behavioral Expectations. 
    • What dates were you exposed to someone with covid? Provide all.
    • What symptoms are you experiencing, if any? Let us know any and all symptoms you had/have and how long they lasted.

I have possible covid-19 symptoms

  • You must isolate for 10 days unless you can provide a negative covid test (can be taken immediately) AND have not had a fever (99.5 F) for 24 hours AND symptoms are improving.  
  • To calculate your return date to campus after 10 days of quarantine, use the quarantine and isolation calculator. If you still need help calculating your return date to campus, email CovidQuestions@fhda.edu.
  • If you have questions or need assistance, please email CovidQuestions@fhda.edu and include your NAME, CWID (student ID), and answers to the following questions (if applicable): 
      • What date did you start having symptoms? 
      • What symptoms are you experiencing? 
      • Have you gotten your booster shot? 
      • Let us know any and all symptoms you had/have and how long they lasted.

Returning to campus before the end of a 10-day quarantine

Once you have taken your test on day 5 or later, please email CovidQuestions@fhda.edu with the following information and request to be cleared. A staff member will email back with your clearance.

Please answer these questions to be cleared. 

  • Have you uploaded your results to PyraMED (like you did with your vaccine card)? We can’t clear you without the results being in PyraMED. 
  • Were you testing due to exposure on campus? 
  • What date did you start having symptoms?
  • What dates were you exposed to someone with covid? Provide all. 
  • What date did you receive a red badge? (if no red badge state no red badge)
 
  • What symptoms are you currently experiencing, if any?  
  • Have you received your booster shot?  

 

 

Foothill Mobile App

Use the Foothill App to for Health Self-Assessments when coming to campus this winter.

Use the Foothill College mobile app. Download from MyPortal.Go to MyPortal > Apps > All Users > Mobile App > Download Foothill College App
Campus Center

Questions?
Please Email Us!

Health Center

covidquestions@fhda.edu


Campus Center, Building 2100 Lower Level Room, 2126

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