What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?

Dedicated nurse case managers from the Protect Purdue Health Center will provide guidance and help coordinate next steps for individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Positive individuals will be required to self-isolate and be on campus or participate in public activity for any reason until they receive medical clearance from the Protect Purdue Health Center. Contact tracers will identify and, when necessary, contact individuals who have been in high-risk close contact with someone who has tested positive. Academic case managers will be assigned to students who test positive to help ensure they don’t fall behind academically.

The case manager will work with the individual through the entire process to ensure a safe return to work or the classroom.

All positive tests are reported to the CDC by the Department of Health or the laboratory processing the test. To protect your personal health information, please do not email or call, or post on social media your test results.