What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

  • Email us at to let us know. Someone from the Dean of Students office will contact you to discuss the details and next steps.

  • The current CDC guidance includes isolation for a minimum of 5 days after the onset of symptoms. We will discuss these dates with you after you let us know about your positive test result.

  • Isolation means that you will stay where you are, not attend classes or meetings in person, not leave to get food or for any other reason.

  • Residential students may need to relocate during their isolation period, depending on their living environment. We will discuss this with you.

  • Students who live on campus may go home for isolation if they live in the area.

  • The current CDC guidance also includes wearing a mask around others for an additional 5 days after being released from isolation. Students who have experienced a fever should remain in isolation until they have been fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours.

How can I be tested for COVID-19?

  • The Student Health Center can provide lab-tested PCR tests for students who are symptomatic. Results are generally available the following day. The Student Health Center is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday and appointments can be scheduled by calling 740-368-3160. 

  • Students concerned about a potential exposure to COVID-19 but are not symptomatic can take an over-the-counter rapid test. Test kits are available for purchase at local pharmacies, and a limited supply is available through the Dean of Students office. 

  • PCR tests are also generally available at local Urgent Care locations.

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster?

  • By appointment at the Student Health Center. Please call 740-368-3160.

  • By appointment through the Delaware Public Health District. Please call 740-368-1700 or schedule an appointment online at

What if I have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

  • The CDC guidance no longer includes a quarantine protocol for close contacts. 

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days after your most recent contact with the infected person.

  • You may go to class and meetings but should wear a mask around others.

  • Monitor your symptoms and be tested if you become symptomatic. Testing 5 days after contact with an infected person is most likely to provide an accurate test result.

Who can I contact with questions or concerns about COVID-19?

Please email us at You’ll receive a response within the same day, and typically within a few hours.

Contact Info


Student Health Center
Stuyvesant Hall
223 W. William St.
Delaware, OH 43015

(Enter by the parking lot, into the courtyard, past the fountain; we’re to the left.)
P 740-368-3160
F 740-368-3166


Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.