Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: Management, Communication and Tracking
Mid Michigan College is committed to proactively addressing any cases of COVID-19 that are reported to us. Below, you'll find information about how the College handles positive cases.
Exposure, Self-Quarantine, Reporting, and Attendance Recommendations
If you have other questions about what to do if you've been exposed to COVID, show symptoms and haven't been tested, or if you wonder whether you should self-quarantine, follow the recommendations below.
These are general guidelines in working through possible COVID-19 situations. However, if you have questions that fall outside these parameters or are unusual in nature, contact Tricia Farrell, Director of College Compliance & Ethics, at (989) 386-6622 x394 or email@example.com to work through your situation. By following these guidelines, our hope is to control the impact of COVID-19 on our campuses and maintain safe conditions for those on campus.
Isolation vs Quarantine
- People who have been exposed to the virus and are exhibiting symptoms should ISOLATE (remain apart from others).
- People who have been exposed (close contact*) to the virus, but are not exhibiting symptoms should QUARANTINE (limit contact from others, stay away from others outside of household).
If you are feeling ill
If you are feeling ill and COVID-19 symptoms** exist, do not come to campus. Quarantine and consider getting tested. Remain off campus while awaiting test results.
If you have been in close contact* to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
Submit a COVID-19 Self Report Form, quarantine, and monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the day after exposure. If you show symptoms of the virus** you should immediately isolate and get tested.
Testing after possible exposure
If you are quarantining because you have been exposed (close contact*) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, but you do not have symptoms**, it is recommended you wait at least 5 days from the beginning of quarantine before getting tested. If you have a negative test result, Health Department guidelines still recommend quarantining for the entire time period.
If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results
Complete the COVID Self Report Form and quarantine until you receive results. Exceptions apply in cases of people getting regularly tested for employment reasons: ie. Long-Term Care Facilities' employees who are being tested weekly per the Governor’s Executive Order.
If you test positive for COVID-19
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, submit a COVID-19 Self Report Form, stay home, and Isolate from everyone in your household for 10 days. The 10 day isolation is generally 10 days from when symptoms** first appeared and/or from your positive test result. Individuals within your household or those whom you have been in close contact* will be required to quarantine. If you do not isolate from members of your household, their quarantine period will be extended.
If you have received the COVID-19 vaccination and have been in close contact* with someone who has tested positive for the virus
Fully vaccinated persons who meet the criteria below are no longer required to quarantine following an exposure to COVID-19. Individuals should keep their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card accessible to confirm their exemption from quarantine.
The immune period begins two weeks after vaccination.
- If given a two-dose vaccination series, immunity builds two weeks after the second dose.
- If given a one-dose vaccine, immunity builds two weeks after that dose
Based on the above, you may be exempt from quarantine, provided you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms**.
*Close Contact Definition
Close contact is defined as being within approximately 6 feet of a COVID-19 compromised individual for 15 minutes, including brief encounters in a 24-hour period totaling 15 minutes or more even with a face covering; OR having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g. being coughed on).
Examples of close contact
- Caring for, living with, or visiting someone who has COVID-19
- Being near someone who has COVID-19 in a confined space without wearing a face covering
**COVID -19 Symptoms
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Common symptoms are
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Reporting a COVID-19 Test (Awaiting Results and a Positive Test Result)
If you get tested for COVID-19 because you are exposed to the illness or show symptoms, please complete the COVID-19 Self Report Form. Even if you are still awaiting the results of your test, you should alert the College so that our COVID-19 Care Team can consider the appropriate actions to ensure the wellness and safety of our campus communities.
No identifiable information or details from these forms will be communicated or shared outside of trained College officials. No personal information will be included in any College alerts or communications.
Managing and Communicating About Positive Cases
The form above allows the College to proactively respond to positive cases or those cases pending testing results.
When alerted to a case of an employee or student who tests positive for COVID-19, Mid Michigan College will work with the Central Michigan District Health Department on the case, initiate contact tracing, and send information to those who have had direct interactions with those individuals testing positive while engaged in College-sponsored activities.
You will be contacted only if you are identified through contact tracing as having been in an in-person course with someone testing positive for COVID-19 OR if you have been identified as having close contact with that individual in a College-sponsored function. If you are not identified as falling within one of those categories, you have no special precautions to take and will not be contacted. Mid Michigan College may assign particular operational steps based on the circumstances of each positive case, and those steps will also be communicated to anyone affected by them.
Mid will not send a campus-wide communication each time a positive case occurs. Positive cases will be tracked and updated weekly on this page.
The local public health department may contact an employee's supervisor if further contact tracing of the COVID-19 positive individual is needed; however, the actual test result and all other protected health information will not be disclosed.
Individuals on campus who are not symptomatic, but would like to be tested can find testing sites at the Michigan COVID-19 Test Finder. If you test positive for COVID-19, you should immediately complete the form above.
Returning to Campus After a Positive Diagnosis
In the case of someone with COVID-19 symptoms, individuals may return to campus when these three conditions are met:
- The individual remains fever-free without the use of fever reducers for 24 hours.
- The individual shows improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath).
- It has been at least 10 days since their symptoms first appeared.
At the direction of their supervisor, employees may be required to provide documentation from their health care provider before returning to work.
In the case of non-symptomatic cases:
- It has been ten non-symptomatic days since the date of the positive COVID-19 test (not to be confused with the date of notification).
Confirmed New Cases by Week
To maintain the privacy of our College community, Mid limits the information we share about any positive cases of COVID-19. Weekly updates about new COVID-19 positive cases will be shared throughout the current semester. Case reporting will include our faculty, staff, students, and individuals who were in our facilities or at College-sponsored events during their exposure risk period.
|WEEK OF||CONFIRMED NEW CASES||TOTAL POSITIVE CASES REPORTED (SINCE May 17)|
May 17 - May 23
May 24 - May 30
May 31 - June 6