It is no longer mandatory to report symptoms, cases or exposures to the HWC and students will now be asked to communicate directly with their professors/instructors regarding any necessary absence(s) following a positive test, as they would with any communicable illness.
Any ATU student or employee can schedule a COVID-19 test by calling 479-968-0329 or
stopping by the Health and Wellness Center, Doc Bryan 119.
If you tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status:
Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate at home (off campus) for at least 5 full days. Wear a well-fitting mask anytime you are around others inside your home. Avoid travel.
If you are symptomatic, you may end isolation after five full days and are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications and your symptoms are improving. After ending isolation, wear a well-fitting mask for 5 more full days anytime you are in public or in close proximity to others in your home.
If you tested positive but did not have symptoms, you may end your isolation after five full days. After ending isolation, wear a well-fitting mask for 5 more full days anytime you are in public or in close proximity to others in your home.
If you got very sick or have a weakened immune system, you should isolate for 10 full days and consult your doctor before ending isolation.
If you'd like to use antigen testing to determine when to stop masking: Persons who have access to antigen tests and who choose to use testing to determine
when they can discontinue masking should wait to take the first test until at least
day 6 and they are without a fever for ≥24 hours without the use of fever-reducing
medication and all other symptoms have improved. Two consecutive test results with ≥ 48 hours between tests must be negative for persons to discontinue masking. If either test result is positive,
persons should continue to wear a mask around others and continue testing every 48
hours until they have two sequential negative results. Those who prefer to use antigen
testing to determine when to stop masking, should be prepared to provide their own
antigen tests. Antigen tests may be requested by visiting https://www.covid.gov/tests.
To view the above information in flowchart format, please visit here.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are either vaccinated or unvaccinated:
Anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 should begin wearing a mask immediately after learning you've been exposed. For 10 days, you should wear a high-quality mask anytime you are around others indoors in your home or in public. Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19. Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure. You should watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if you have any of these symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Even if you don't develop any symptoms, you should be tested on Day 6. You may be tested at the ATU Health and Wellness Center or other testing location, including taking a home antigen test. Continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and wear a well-fitting mask for ten full days anytime you are in public or around others inside your home. If you develop symptoms at any point after testing negative, isolate and get re-tested. At any time that you test positive, follow instructions for isolation.
If you were exposed to COVID-19 and have had a confirmed COVID-19 case in the previous 90 days with a COVID-19 test:
In accordance with the latest CDC guidelines, anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19, has a history of a previous COVID-19 infection in the previous 90 days, and does not have any symptoms of COVID-19 does not need to quarantine at this time. You are encouraged to get tested if symptoms of COVID-19 develop. You should wear a well-fitting mask anytime you are in public or in close proximity to others in your home and watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for ten full days from exposure.
For additional information about COVID-19:
For additional help in determining isolation/quarantine dates (isolation and quarantine
COVID-19 Vaccination Info:
In accordance with Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) guidelines, all Arkansas Tech University students, staff, and faculty are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and booster.
ATU Health and Wellness Center is a vaccination provider and typically has a current supply of Moderna vaccines. Please contact the HWC at 479-968-0329 for more information or to schedule a vaccine appointment if you are an ATU student or employee. Students must be ages 18 or older to receive the Moderna vaccine.
ATU students, staff, and faculty who would like to receive the vaccine off campus
are encouraged to contact local pharmacies and inquire about the availability of appointments.
You can see the list of local pharmacies who are participating in the vaccination