SMU’s Case Management Protocol

 If you've tested positive for COVID-19, or come into close contact with a known-positive case, please begin the process by filling out the appropriate form:

Students (CCC Form)

Faculty/Staff Reporting Form

A close contact is any person who spends a cumulative 15 minutes or more and is within 6 feet of an infected individual over a 24-hour period. An individual does not necessarily have to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated and boosted.  

Individuals who have come into close contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19:

  • For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.
  • Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.
  • For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure.
  • If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.