Protocols for Positive Cases

Upon notification of a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, the College will focus its response on the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Contact tracing

  • Cleaning/disinfection

  • Isolation and quarantine


To ensure that the College can take the appropriate steps and provide the necessary support and resources to members of the campus community, the College expects that as soon as a member of the campus community becomes aware that they have a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, or that they have been directly exposed to someone with COVID-19, that they (or a designee) complete the College’s COVID-19 Reporting Form.

The information gathered will assist the College with monitoring cases occurring among the campus community and taking necessary actions. Those actions include:

  • A campus contact tracer and case manager will notify DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19.
  • The College will work to notify individuals or groups who were in physical or close contact with confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases and to provide those individuals with public health recommendations that may include isolation, quarantine and/or self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms based on an individual’s vaccination status per CDC guidance.

Contact Tracing

If a member of the campus community reports a positive COVID-19 test, or if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are exhibiting symptoms, a contact tracer will work with the individual to identify and notify close contacts.


As part of the College’s contact tracing process, the College will evaluate specific on-campus locations inhabited by an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 for cleaning and disinfection in accordance with CDC guidance.

Isolation and Quarantine

As part of the College’s Positive Case Protocol, individuals may be required to isolate or quarantine if they test positive for COVID-19, or if they’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Please visit the Isolation & Quarantine Protocols page for more details.