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COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

Daily Health Assessment
Red Badge Instructions 

Steps to follow when you get a red badge during your health assessment and you’re directed to stay home. Please communicate with your instructor to let them know you have received a red badge and follow the instructions applicable to your situation.


I tested positive for covid-19

  • Report your positive test by filling out the COVID reporting form ASAP.

  • Next Steps: 

    1. Isolation period: Your isolation period begins on the day your symptoms started OR the day you tested positive, whichever comes first. The isolation period is 10 whole days. You can use the CDC's isolation calculator here to help you. You may NOT attend any Foothill-related class, event, etc. You are required to stay home.

    2. Returning to campus after 10-day isolation period:

    You may return to campus IF you meet ALL of the following conditions: 

    • Your 10-day isolation period is over, AND 
    • You have been fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours, AND
    • You no longer have ANY of the following symptoms: sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and/or muscle/body aches. 

    Otherwise, stay home until you are feeling much better and fever-free for at least 24 hours. 
     

    1. Returning to campus early:

    You may be eligible to be released from isolation early IF you meet ALL of the following conditions: 

    • You take a rapid antigen test (at-home) and test negative. You can start taking the rapid test on the 5th day after you developed symptoms OR tested positive, whichever is first, AND
    • You have been fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours, AND
    • You no longer have ANY of the following symptoms: sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and/or muscle/body aches. 

    Otherwise, stay home for the full 10-day isolation period. See above for more details. 

See Santa Clara Public Health Guidelines. If you have questions email COVIDQuestions@fhda.edu. 



I was exposed to a covid-positive person

  • SYMPTOMS: If you develop symptoms, stay home and take a test immediately. Do not come to campus unless you test negative 

  • QUARANTINE: No longer required unless you have symptoms.

  • TEST: If you do NOT have symptoms, take a COVID test 3-5 days after being exposed to COVID.

  • REPORT: You are required to report your positive test by filling out the COVID reporting form ASAP. 

  

TESTING LOCATIONS:  

  1. Pick up free rapid antigen tests from the Student Health Center: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm 
  1. Santa Clara County Testing Sites
  1. Rapid Antigen Tests: Can be purchased at local grocery stores and pharmacies. 

If you need your badge cleared, or if you have questions, please email COVIDQuestions@fhda.edu




I have possible covid-19 symptoms

  • SYMPTOMS: If you develop symptoms, stay home and take a COVID test immediately. Do not come to campus unless you test negative AND are feeling better.

  • ISOLATE: Again, you must isolate at home until you test negative.

  • TEST: Take a PCR or antigen test. Test again if you're still feeling ill. Some people may initially test negative for COVID and test positive a few days later.

  • REPORT: You are required to report your positive test by filling out the COVID reporting form ASAP. 

 

If you need your badge cleared, or if you have questions, please email COVIDQuestions@fhda.edu

Foothill Mobile App

Use the Foothill App to for Health Self-Assessments when coming campus this spring.

Use the Foothill College mobile app. Download from MyPortal.Go to MyPortal > Apps > All Users > Mobile App > Download Foothill College App
Campus Center

Questions?
Please Email Us!

Health Center

covidquestions@fhda.edu


Campus Center, Building 2100 Lower Level Room, 2126

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