Coronavirus Testing, Exposure, and Symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms attributed to COVID-19 currently include but are not limited to one or more of the following:

  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fever
  • chills
  • muscle pain
  • sore throat
  • a new loss of taste or smell

In addition, other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. See CDC guidelines.

Positive COVID-19 Test

  • Staff and full-time faculty who test positive for COVID-19 must contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible at (302) 327-6527 or humanresources@wilmu.edu.
  • Adjunct faculty members who test positive for COVID-19 should immediately alert the Center for Teaching Excellence at (302) 356-6726 or facultyinformation@wilmu.edu.
  • Students who have test positive for COVID-19 must contact Student Concerns at studentconcerns@wilmu.edu and their instructors.

Per the CDC guidelines, these individuals should contact a medical professional if desired or needed and isolate per University guidelines.

Individuals are unable to return to campus until:

  1. It has been at least ten (10) days from the date symptoms first began and have received a negative test result (test must occur on day seven or later) or
  2. If there are no symptoms, it has been at least ten (10) days from the date of the positive test and have received a negative test result (test must occur on day seven or later).
  3. The self-check health screening is cleared.

The University will notify individuals who may have been exposed to a COVID-19 Positive case.

Exposure/Close Contact

Individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms, excluding individuals who have had COVID-19 within the past three months or who are fully vaccinated and show no symptoms per CDC guidelines, should quarantine per University guidelines, and:

Per the CDC guidelines, these individuals should contact a medical professional if desired or needed.

Exposure/Close Contact with NO SYMPTOMS—Individuals are unable to return to campus until:

  1. It has been at least seven (7) days from the date of exposure and have received a negative test result (test must occur on day five or later),
  2. The self-check health screening is cleared.
  3. NOTE: Individuals who have had COVID-19 within the past three months or who are fully vaccinated and show no symptoms per CDC guidelines ARE NOT required to quarantine.

After ending quarantine, individuals should continue to:

  • Watch for symptoms for 14 days after exposure.
  • If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or health care provider.
  • Socially distance from others, wash your hands, avoid crowds, and take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Individuals WITH SYMPTOMS—Individuals are unable to return to campus until:

  1. It has been at least ten (10) days from the date symptoms first began and have received a negative test result (test must occur day seven or later)
  2. The self-check health screening is cleared.