University of Houston-Victoria


Potential Exposure to Coronavirus

Community exposure that could necessitate self-quarantine includes the following, even for those who previously had COVID-19 and those who have taken a serologic (antibody) test and have antibodies to the COVID-19 virus:

  • You have had “close contact” with a person who is lab confirmed or suspected* to have COVID-19, and with respect to that person:
    • You were within 6 feet for a “prolonged period of time” (currently considered to be at least 15 minutes per CDC operational definition)
    • You provided the person care at home
    • You had direct physical contact (touched, hugged or kissed the person)
    • You shared eating or drinking utensils
    • The person sneezed, coughed or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
  • You have returned from international travel

*“Suspected” means diagnosed by a health care provider and/or exhibiting multiple symptoms consistent with COVID-19 but not yet tested or in receipt of test results

If you have had potential exposure to COVID-19, you should:

If you have returned from international travel, you should: